What The Kid From “The Never Ending Story” Looks Like Today

Barret Spencer Oliver (born August 24, 1973) is an American photographer and former child actor. He is known for his role as Bastian Balthazar Bux in the film adaptation of Michael Ende’s novel The NeverEnding Story, followed by roles in D.A.R.Y.L., Cocoon and Cocoon: The Return.

Oliver had minor roles in television and film, until starring as Bastian in the 1984 movie The NeverEnding Story. Subsequently, he was cast as the lead in Tim Burton’s short film Frankenweenie and as the android ‘Daryl’ in the 1985 film D.A.R.Y.L., a part for which he won a Saturn Award.

His last role in a feature film was Willie Saravian in Paul Bartel’s 1989 ensemble comedy Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills.

Later Oliver became a printer and photographer, specializing in nineteenth century processes such as collodion and Woodburytype. His work has been displayed in museum and gallery exhibitions and used in films. In 2007, his book A History of the Woodburytype was published by Carl Mautz Publishing.



Watch Barret Oliver in a clip from Never Ending Story:


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