Oliver Robins

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Oliver Robins
Born (1971-07-22) July 22, 1971 (age 51)
Occupation(s)Writer, director, actor
Years active1982–present
Known forRobbie Freeling in Poltergeist

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


Robins's first film roles were in the 1982 CBS TV movie Million Dollar Infield as Aaron Miller and the 1982 ABC TV-movie Don't Go to Sleep as Kevin.[1][2] He is best known for his portrayal of Robbie Freeling in the 1982 feature film Poltergeist and its 1986 sequel Poltergeist II: The Other Side. His other feature film role was in the 1982 comedy Airplane II: The Sequel as Jimmy Wilson.

He made one television guest appearance 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 became the only surviving Poltergeist child actor, as well as the longest-lived.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1982 Poltergeist Robbie Freeling
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel Jimmy Wilson
1984 Terror in the Aisles Robbie Freeling Documentary
1986 Poltergeist II: The Other Side
2008 Man Overboard Customer Also director and producer
2014 Killer Legends Robbie Freeling Documentary
2019 Celebrity Crush Jonathan Blaklee Also writer and director
2022 The Rideshare Killer Billy Smith


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Million Dollar Infield Aaron Miller Television film
1982 Don't Go to Sleep Kevin
1986 The Twilight Zone Toby Michaels Episode: "Monsters!"
2017 Spielberg Television film


  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (2010-04-26). The Baseball Filmography, 1915 through 2001, 2d ed. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-4497-7.
  2. ^ Reyes, Amanda (2017-04-05). Are You In The House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999. SCB Distributors. ISBN 978-1-909394-45-2.
  3. ^ "'Celebrity Crush': Film Review". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2019-10-15.

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