Richard Eyer

Richard Eyer
Richard Eyer

Richard Eyer was a popular child actor of the 1950’s. He was born in 1945 in Santa Monica, California. He is remembered for his role as the son of Quaker parents Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire in “Friendly Persuasion” in 1956. He had the title role in the science fiction movie “The Invisible Boy”, was featured in the fine Western, “Ford Dobbs” with Clint Walker and Virginia Mayo and starred in “The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad”. He retired from acting at the age of 21 and became a teacher. He retired from teaching in 2006.

IMDB entry:

Born in Santa Monica, California, in 1945, Richard Eyer was the kid with the clean-cut, all-American look who won a number of “personality contests” and other competitions before he made his film debut in the early 1950s. Mainstream audiences may remember Eyer best as the youngster who runs “afowl” of the nipping goose in director William Wyler‘s Friendly Persuasion (1956), while sci-fi fans will recall that he had star billing and the title role in The Invisible Boy (1957), producer Nicholas Nayfack‘s independently-made follow-up to MGM’s popular Forbidden Planet (1956). Eyer now lives in a small town East of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <>

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