Who is Robert Oliveri?
Robert Dane Oliveri was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 28 April 1978 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s a former actor, who had appeared in 11 movies and TV series prior to disappearing from the film industry, while he’s probably still remembered for his debut film appearance portrayal of Nick Szalinski in the popular 1989 family adventure comedy movie “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”. It was directed by Joe Johnston, starred Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer and Marcia Strassman, and follows a father who has accidentally shrunk his two children and their two friends to insect size; the movie won three awards, including a BAFTA for Best Special Visual Effects, while it was nominated for 10 other awards.
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Early life and education
Robert was raised in Los Angeles alongside his siblings Allie, Nick and Tim Meegan, Erick and Christopher Oliveri, by their mother Pattie Meegan, and their father about whom nothing’s known, apparently because Robert respects his privacy.
He became interested in acting at the age of five, mostly because he was used to watching movies and TV series with his family nearly every day. His parents soon began taking him to auditions, and he was nine when he made his debut TV series appearance, with his portrayal of Paul Bard in the 1987 episode “Supermom’s Daughter” of the adventure comedy “ABC Afterschool Specials”.
Robert studied at a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1996 enrolled at Oglethorpe University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2000.
Roles in TV series
In 1989, Robert played Mike Carlson in the episode “The Playhouse” of the hit mystery fantasy horror “Friday the 13th: The Series”, created by Frank Mancuso Jr. and Larry B. Williams, and which starred Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins and John D. LeMay. It follows two owners of antique stores who have to retrieve cursed antiques; the series won four of the 22 awards for which it was nominated, including two Primetime Emmy nominations.
Robert played Young Nelson in the 1989 episode “Ask Me Again” of the romantic comedy drama “American Playhouse”, and he portrayed Roy Barton in the 1990 episode “Mr. Swlabr” of the fantasy comedy drama “Monsters”.
He appeared in only one other TV series: the 1991 episode “Ralph S. Mouse” of the short adventure “ABC Weekend Specials”, which starred Willie Tyler, Frank Welker and Hal Smith, and is an adaption of literature for children. The series won 12 of the 42 awards for which it was nominated.
Roles in movies
Robert played Danny in the 1989 comedy “Let’s Get Mom”, and then portrayed Kevin in the critically acclaimed 1990 romantic fantasy drama “Edward Scissorhands”.
It was written and directed by Tim Burton, starred Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Dianne Wiest, and follows the life of an artificial man, who has scissors for hands, and who has just been introduced to the townsfolk for the first time; the movie won nine of the 34 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Make-up.
Robert appeared in only three other movies: the 1990 comedy “The Flockens”, the 1992 adventure family comedy “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid” and the 1994 short science fiction comedy “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience”.
In 1989, he was featured in the documentary film “The Making of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”, and also in the 1992 short documentary video “Honey I Blew Up the Kid: The Making of ‘Honey I Blew Up the Kid’”.
Awards and nominations
He was nominated for two Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Awards, in 1991 and 1993, for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” and “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid”, respectively.
Robert was also nominated for a 1993 Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture, for “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid”.
Where is he now?
Robert has been staying away from the media’s attention since he retired from acting in 1994, however, many of his fans have apparently seen him in Florida. According to them, the former child actor is today living there, and has a wife and children.
It’s believed by some that Robert is working as a psychologist, while others believe that he’s a software developer; none of his has been confirmed, so Robert’s current profession remains undisclosed.
Love life and wife
Robert hasn’t given any interviews since 1994, nor has he appeared at any red carpet events, however, because numerous people claim to have seen Robert in Florida, it’s believed that he’s today a married man.
Robert and his wife apparently exchanged vows sometime in the 2000s, and were introduced by a mutual friend at college; it was love at first sight for Robert, who then asked their mutual friend to help out.
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He has been seen walking together with his wife and their son and daughter, and even though no concrete evidence has been provided to support these claims, many people on the internet also claime to have seen them.
As of February 2022, Robert appears to be married, and has two children.
Hobbies and other interests
Robert enjoys playing sports in his spare time, and is said to play tennis from time to time with his friends and colleagues.
He’s a lover of animals, with dogs and cats being his favorites, and apparently volunteers at an animal shelter close to his home.
Robert is physically quite active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, while he also enjoys going hiking and cycling.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Johnny Depp, the late Robin Williams and Natalie Portman, while a couple of his favorite movies include the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Patch Adams” and “Leon: The Professional”.
Age, height and net worth
Robert’s age is 43. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.85m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of February 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $500,000.