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Oliver James Davis
is an American
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The term child actor or child actress is generally applied to a child acting in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began his or her acting career as a child; to avoid confusion, the latter is also called a former child actor...
. He is perhaps best known for originating the role of Alex, the son of Nurse Samantha Taggart
Samantha "Sam" Taggart is a fictional character on the NBC prime time drama ER. She is played by actress Linda Cardellini. Linda Cardellini's addition into the main cast opening credits was in the 5th episode of season 10.- Precursor :...
, on ER
ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994 to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television...
. More recently, Davis portrayed the older son on Rodney
Rodney is an American television sitcom that was shown on ABC from September 21, 2004, to June 6, 2006. Ric Swartzlander was the creator and executive producer of the comedy series...
Davis, born in Los Angeles, California
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, has also appeared in commercials for the Sylvan Learning Center. He lives with his parents and his older sister Morgan who is also an actress.
A TV Guide
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column published online on January 20, 2006 noted that Davis lost the role of Alex in ER
because the show's producers were tired of having to work around his Rodney
schedule. Davis was replaced by Dominic Janes
Dominic Janes is an American actor....
Oliver attends Santa Barbara High School in Southern California.
- Flags of our Fathers (2006), "Young James Bradley"
- Lucky Number Slevin (2006), "Henry"
- The Uniform Motion of Folly (2006), "Fletcher"
- The Great Malones (2006), "Danny Malone" (1 episode)
- Rodney (2004–2006), "Jack Hamilton"
- ER (2003–2005), "Alex Taggart"
- The Almost Guys (2004), "Buddy Murphy"