Who is Preston Oliver?
In the world of showbiz, where fame and stardom often take center stage, there are some fresh faces that shine brightly, even in their early years. One such promising talent is Preston Oliver, a young actor who has been capturing hearts and making waves in the entertainment industry.
According to critics, Preston Oliver’s story serves as an inspiration for young aspiring actors. His journey from local theater productions to a lead role in a Disney series is testament to what hard work, passion and dedication can achieve. He proves that age is no barrier when it comes to pursuing one’s dreams. Let us tell you more about this young, aspiring actor.
Early life, family, and education
Born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 2 February 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, Preston holds American nationality and comes from a family of Caucasian descent. He was raised by his parents, ut about whom nothing is known, alongside his brother, Jordan.
His journey into the world of acting began at a young age when he started performing in school plays and local theater productions. Preston auditioned secretly for the role of Pirate in his elementary school play “Peter Pan”, not telling his parents about his aspirations. However, bitten by the acting bug, he decided to share his wish to become an actor, and his parents supported him. They enrolled Preston into acting classes, and soon he was connected with a talent agent who helped him with his auditions.
When it comes to his education, Preston is still a high school student. Balancing schoolwork with his acting career can be challenging, but he seems to be doing it well. His commitment to education seemingly demonstrates his maturity and determination to excel in both academic and professional pursuits.
Preston made his first television series appearance playing Riley Boyd in two episodes of the popular series “Chicago Fire” in 2019. He followed with his role as Kevin’s Son in two episodes of the series “This Is Us”, starring Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and Mandy Moore, which had 291 award nominations and 66 wins, including four Primetime Emmys.
I had the best time filming Roswell New Mexico. @michaelvlamis thanks for stopping by & hanging with us on set & @dylanschombing & @ava_wagenman you guys were awesome. I hope we meet up again one day. @cwroswellnm #roswellnewmexico #michaelvlamis pic.twitter.com/VizfrTBeZp
— Preston Oliver (@Preston_Oliver) April 16, 2020
In the following year, Preston guest-starred as Young Michael in an episode of the critically acclaimed series “Roswell, New Mexico”, set in the small town of Roswell, New Mexico, which has become synonymous with conspiracy theories and alleged Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) sightings. The story revolves around Liz Ortecho (played by Jeanine Mason), who returns to her hometown after a decade-long absence. Liz, now a biomedical researcher, discovers a shocking secret: her high school crush, Max Evans (played by Nathan Dean Parsons), his sister, Isobel (Lily Cowles), and their joint friend, Michael (Michael Vlamis), are aliens with otherworldly abilities. The show was nominated for the Academy of Science-Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films/Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Television Series.
Preston’s big break came when he landed the lead role in the popular Disney Channel series, “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” in 2021.
What is he doing now?
Preston was cast to play Griffin Campbell in “Secrets of Sulphur Springs”, a captivating family-oriented television series that combines mystery, adventure and supernatural elements. Premiering in January 2021 on Disney Channel, this show quickly captured the hearts of viewers with its intriguing storyline and relatable characters.
The series is set in the fictional town of Sulphur Springs, Louisiana, known for its creepy and unsettling history. The story follows 12-year-old Griffin Campbell and his family, who move into the historic Tremont Hotel, supposedly haunted by a girl known as Savannah Dillon (played by Elle Graham). Griffin soon discovers a secret portal in the hotel’s basement, that allows him to travel back in time to the 1990s.
Griffin and his newfound friend, Harper (played by Kyliegh Curran), navigate the mysteries of the past. Throughout the series, the young duo embarks on thrilling adventures to uncover long-buried secrets, solve mysteries, and untangle the complex history of Sulphur Springs.
Currently, fans of the series can enjoy its third season. Although Disney hasn’t confirmed, there have been some rumors about the fourth season of the show.
Interesting facts about Preston Oliver
In his spare time, he loves playing video games and basketball. He’s been playing basketball since he was 12 years old, and thinks that he’s very good at the sport.
Preston is into traveling, mostly with his family. His favorite travel destination is New York City; his dream is to visit Italy.
He is an animal lover.
TikTok videos related to his name have gained over 30 million views.
When it comes to acting, Preston’s idol is Adam Sandler. Preston said that he’s one of his favorite people of all time, and if he could choose who to meet, Adam would be the first person. He would also like to meet Chris Pratt and Michael Jordan.
His favorite movies are “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, and “Whiplash”.
When it comes to TV series, one of his favorites is “Breaking Bad”.
Preston’s wish is to act in movies in the future.
When it comes to food, Preston loves sushi the most.
He used to work at a Chick-fil-A restaurant.
Preston would like to have two superpowers – the ability to fly, and to teleport.
Age, height, and net worth
Preston is 17 years old. With an army of followers (over 100,000 on Instagram), it seems that he’s a rising star in the world of young actors. According to critics, his natural talent, dedication and ability to connect with audiences make him a standout performer. It seems that his fans can expect great things from this young talent in the years to come.
Preston has blonde hair and hazel eyes, but what most of his fans notice is his height – he’s 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall.
When it comes to his net worth, according to sources as of October 2023, Preston has a net worth estimated at over $300,000.