Wyatt Oleff is an American actor best known for his roles as the younger counterpart of Chris Pratt’s character in the Marvel superhero film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and Stanley Uris in the supernatural horror film ‘It’. He reprised his role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ and is also scheduled to appear in ‘It: Chapter Two’. On television, he portrayed Young Rumpelstiltskin on the successful ABC series ‘Once Upon a Time’ and has appeared in guest roles on several other series, including ‘Animal Practice,’ ‘Suburgatory,’ ‘Shake It Up!,’ and ‘Scorpion’. He also appeared in a few television movies, including “Middle Age Rage” and “The History of Us.” He views Alex Hirsch and Seth Green as role models and finds inspiration in Joseph Gordon-Levitt. His eponymous YouTube channel, where he primarily uploads skits, has 181k subscribers. His co-stars appear frequently in his YouTube videos.
Wyatt’s Achieve Stardom
Wyatt Oleff began discussing his passion for acting with his parents when he was only five years old. According to him, he is unsure what inspired him to become an actor back then, but even as a young child, he was intrigued by the aspect of telling stories and assuming various roles. After his family moved to Los Angeles when he was seven, pursuing acting became simpler for him.
Soon after, he landed his first acting role in a Coldwell Banker commercial, where he acquired a new perspective on the audition process that has helped him in subsequent auditions. Subsequently, he began appearing in small roles on television, and in 2013, at the age of 10, he earned the guest-starring role of Young Rumplestiltskin on the ABC series ‘Once Upon a Time’, for which he was required to speak with a Scottish accent. While he and his mother initially considered declining the opportunity due to his lack of confidence, he eventually mastered the accent within a week with the assistance of a dialect coach.
After several years working in television, he made his film debut in 2014 with the romantic comedy “Someone Marry Barry.” In the same year, he was cast as young Peter Quill, the younger counterpart of Chris Pratt’s character in the film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. He subsequently reprised the role in the 2017 sequel and also portrayed Stanley Uris in ‘It’. Also a YouTuber, he joined the platform in July 2013 but did not begin uploading routines until May 2017.
Disputes and Scandals
In October 2017, Wyatt Oleff and internet personality, model, and makeup artist James Charles engaged in a Twitter dispute. In September, Charles deemed ‘It’ to be “terrible” after only five minutes of viewing, stating that it was very predictable and did not frighten him. Charles was attacked on Twitter by admirers of the film and Oleff’s co-star Finn Wolfhard, after which he acknowledged that the film was well-made, but he wasn’t as frightened as he had anticipated.
After Charles posted a video on how to apply the makeup of the film’s antagonist, Pennywise the Clown, a month later, Oleff called him an opportunist for exploiting the film for profit after publicly denigrating it. Charles responded that he will not repent for creating a tutorial that his followers requested. As Oleff attempted to pass off his remark as a “joke,” Charles retorted, “This is not a joke, and moviegoers will shred you again.” Shane Dawson’s humorous tweet inquiring if the two could become friends led to the eventual resolution of their feud.
Wyatt Jess Oleff was born on July 13, 2003, in Chicago, Illinois, to Doug and Jennifer Oleff. His parents’ names are Doug and Jennifer Oleff. Eli is his older sibling, and he has two sisters. His parents are the founders of CHALK Preschools, which they established in Bloomington, Illinois in May 2005 after a positive preschool experience for their child.
Wyatt spent the first seven years of his existence in Chicago before his family relocated to Los Angeles, California so that his parents could expand their business. Since then, they have opened four new preschool locations in Southern California, while Wyatt has pursued an acting career. He owns a small dog named RoRo. He is an ardent video game enthusiast who sometimes neglects his schoolwork to play video games.
Estimated Net Worth
American actor Wyatt Oleff has a net worth of $1 million. He is most well-known for his role in the television series I Am Not Okay With This.