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7/9/2009 4:24:00 PM
Actor with Taylorville ties makes fair stop
Tony Oller
Tony Oller

TAYLORVILLE - He's a Texas man, but Taylorville might as well be Tony Oller's second home.

This week while visiting a plethora of aunts, uncles, cousins and, of course, his grandmother, Oller will put his nose for entertaining to use as he serves as guest judge at the Christian County Fair Talent Show.

The son of Taylorville natives Jeff and Mary Anne (Brown) Oller, 18-year-old Tony grew up in Houston, Texas, where he's pursued an acting career since the age of nine.

A professional actor in Houston's The Alley Theater, on commercials and in several independent films, Oller's most prominent roll has been as "Danny" in the Disney Channel comedy short series "As the Bell Rings," a roll he's held for the past two years.

Also a singer/songwriter, Oller performed on the television shows "Star Search" and "Showtime At The Apollo" at the ages of 12 and 13 and has since recorded three songs and music videos that will air during Season 2 of "As the Bell Rings." He just released two new independent songs and music videos he recorded in Norway for the Zoovolution project. His songs "All I Need" and "Live Without You" are available on iTunes with "Follow Your Heart" soon to be released.

While several times each year he visits the glittering L.A. lights, Oller must credit humbler roots for his talent and his success.

Tony Oller is the grandson of Mrs. Rosemary Brown and the late Bill Brown and the late Fred and Mary Lou (Wagner) Oller. He and his Grandpa Brown, who played alto saxophone in the Taylorville Municipal Band, shared a love of music and performing. Tony plays the same instrument.

Oller graduated with honors from public high school this past spring. He plans to move to Los Angeles in the coming months to pursue his entertainment career.

As for the contestants he'll be judging tonight at the Christian County Fair Talent Show, Tony's advice is "Relax, just go for it and have fun."

The Talent Show begins tonight, Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at the Christian County Fairgrounds Grandstand.

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