Where are they now: Neverending Story


I was going to just blog about the actress who played the Childlike Empress but figured I ought to research the three main actors from one of my all time favourite movies, Neverending Story. I'll start with that delicate little girl who played the Childlike Empress... a character I so wanted to be back then.
Tami Stronach

Surprisingly, Tami Stronach hasn't had much of an acting career since appearing in the family movie in 1984, because her parents didn't want to run the risk of her ending up like many child stars do. She did, however, release a single around the same time as the movie, which contained two songs, Fairy Queen and Riding on a Rainbow. Although Tami has since studied acting, she has yet to perform anywhere other than with an experimental theatre group. She is now a member of a well known dance group based in New York (http://www.tamistronach.com/tsd/home/). She's still as beautiful as before isn't she?
Barret Oliver
Bastian Bux was played by the young actor, Barret Oliver, who went on to appear in D.A.R.Y.L, Cocoon and Cocoon: The Return, but that's pretty much it as far as acting is concerned. He later joined the Church of Scientology and got married at 19 (and then divorced). He has since become a printer and photographer, apparently. Sorry but I couldn't find any images of what he looks like now!
Noah Hathaway
I want to cry just looking at this!
Boxey, Battestar Galactica.
Photo credit: Mjr Kool via photopin cc
Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer via photopin cc
Now this is the guy I wanted to date when I was a kid. Wasn't he just totally and utterly gorgeous as Atreyu? Sigh. That was by far his most memorable role... ever, right? Well, did you know that he also starred as Boxey in the original Battlestar Galactica series? No? Me neither. Neverending Story made him into a bit of a star, especially in Europe and he went on to appear in a couple of other movies including Casebusters, To Die, To Sleep, neither of which I've ever heard of (must look them up). He has since become seriously into martial arts and motorcycle racing and apparently appeared at a 2011 screening on Neverending Story in Adelaide, Australia! He's also been on tour with WizardWorld Conventions. Fascinating!


  1. This post just made my day :)

  2. Love this post. Sounds like all of them dropped out of an acting career.

  3. Thanks for stopping by! I loved that movie and I've always been curious!

  4. if you wanna see what Barrett Oliver looks like now here's a link


    it will not be what you think


Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs