David Oliver (1962 – 1992) was an American film, television, and stage actor. He is known for appearing in A Year in the Life (1987), A Year in the Life (1986) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
Early life and Career
Oliver was born on January 31, 1962, in Concord, California. He was one of eight children born to to Pat and William Oliver in Concord.
He began his acting career when he was twenty, when he appeared in "Abra-Cadaver" episode of Tucker's Witch, in 1982. In 1983, he appeared in television series, Go. In the years 1983-1985, he played the character of Perry Hutchins on the daytime television soap opera Another World.
In 1986 he played the role of Sam Gardner in the miniseries A Year in the Life. The miniseries then became a regular series in the fall of 1987 on NBC for one season. American actress Sarah Jessica Parker played Oliver's wife character in both the miniseries and regular series.
He also appeared in several stage roles including the San Diego Civic Light Opera's productions of The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Li'l Abner.
Oliver was one of the founding members of Young Artists United. Shortly before his death, he had a role in the play Elegies staged at the Canon Theater in Beverly Hills.
David dated American actor, Terrence (Terry) Houlihan. They met in an acting class they were both attending.
Oliver died of AIDS on November 12, 1992, at his Los Angeles. He was survived by his parents, stepfather, seven siblings, and his partner, Terry Houlihan. His memorial service was held on November 18 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.