Oliver Robins

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Oliver Robins
Born (1971-07-22) July 22, 1971 (age 47)
Occupation Writer, director, actor
Years active 1982–2008
Known for Robbie Freeling in Poltergeist

Oliver Robins (born July 22, 1971) is an American writer, director and former child actor.

His first film roles were in the 1982 TV movie Million Dollar Infield, and in the 1982 ABC TV movie Don't Go to Sleep as Kevin. He is best known for his role as Robbie Freeling in the 1982 movie Poltergeist and in its 1986 sequel Poltergeist II: The Other Side. Oliver's other feature film role was in the 1982 comedy Airplane II: The Sequel.

He has made only one guest appearance on television, in the 1986 Twilight Zone episode "Monsters!".

Robins left the acting business after 1986. As an adult, he returned to show business as a writer and director. In 2000, he wrote and directed his first film, Dumped, which was released directly to video, and also wrote and directed Roomies in 2004. He wrote the 1999 movie Eating L.A.. Following the deaths of Dominique Dunne and Heather O'Rourke, Robins is the only surviving Poltergeist child actor, as well as the longest lived.


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