Before They Were Stars: 10-Year Old Giovanni Ribisi on “Highway to Heaven”

When he was only ten years old, Giovanni Ribisi made his acting debut on the Michael Landon show, Highway to Heaven. He played a young cancer patient on this two-part episode about a summer camp for children with cancer, which fans have claimed is one of the most tear-jerking pieces of television ever produced. Giovanni was billed under the name “Vonni Ribisi” and you can see him in this clip as the kid in the blue hat.

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