HERALD

SLIMMED DOWN, LEAN AND MEAN

Friday, March 24, 1995
Section: ENTERTAINMENT
Page: C5

Herald wire reports

Don't call Jerry O'Connell ``the fat kid.''

O'Connell doesn't mind being remembered for his role as one of the four boys in the 1986 film, ``Stand by Me.'' He just doesn't want to be remembered for his roll.

``Sometimes I'll get people who come and stop me on the street or in the subway, `Excuse me, weren't you the fat kid in ``Stand by Me?''' a taller, thinner O'Connell says. ``I'll go, `No, no, I was the husky kid.'''

O'Connell now stars in Fox Television's new science-fiction series ``Sliders,'' about a grad student who discovers a portal that sends people sliding through parallel universes and worlds.

``I always read a lot of (Ray) Bradbury and I'm a big fan of `The X-Files,''' O'Connell said. ``I'm just a big science fiction fan. I have my 3-D glasses somewhere here.''


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