50 people in 50 days: Former child actor disappears
Jason Pilcher appeared in movies such as "The Fan" and "Varsity Blues" before he went missing.
March 22nd, 2011
09:10 PM ET

50 people in 50 days: Former child actor disappears

Editor's note: Nancy Grace's new show on HLN, "Nancy Grace: America's Missing," is dedicated to finding 50 people in 50 days. As part of the effort, which relies heavily on audience participation, CNN.com's news blog This Just In will feature the stories of the missing.

This is the 47th case, and it will be shown Tuesday at 9 p.m. on HLN.

Former child actor Joseph "Joe" Pichler was 18 when he disappeared from his hometown of Bremerton, Washington, more than five years ago.

Friends last saw him in the early morning of January 5, 2006, in Pichler's apartment, where he had been playing cards. After several people were unable to reach him in the coming days, they reported him missing. His vehicle subsequently was found abandoned behind a Bremerton restaurant four days after he was last seen, according to his family.

His family still doesn’t know what happened to him.

Pichler worked as a child actor in local commercials before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-90s. He appeared in movies such as "The Fan," "Varsity Blues" and "Children on Their Birthdays" before moving back to Bremerton, where he graduated high school. He looked forward to moving back to California to resume acting, his family said.

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soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. No Hope for Nancy

    You know who's missing? Nancy Grace's dignity –

    Did she ever apologize to the Duke Lacross players for all-but-executing them during the 1-year buildup to the dismissal of charges? Did she ever apologize to them AFTER the charges had been dropped and her hateful words, (at one point she compared believing in reasonable doubt for the players to living in Nazi Germany) were still being aired?

    - This woman didn't even come on the air the day the charges were dropped... instead opting to sub in a replacement host on her show.

    - Sorry... No Nancy in my house.

    April 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jonathan

    I can't believe Nancy Grace still has a show. She's completely unlikeable.

    April 17, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dee Fourj

    Is it Joseph...or "Jason", as the capiton reads. S-L-O-P-P-Y.

    April 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. pierce

    Nancy Grace is the antiMother Teresa.
    Nancy snarls at the camera while thinking how much extra money a grisly show brings in.
    In a lot of ways, she has in her what we hate of killers and other lowlifes - greed.

    April 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Shadow

    "Jason Pilcher appeared in movies such as "The Fan" and "Varsity Blues" before he went missing."(Located under his picture.)
    If people are going to look for him..wouldn't it be good to have his name correct? Editor? Editor? Is there an editor in the room?

    April 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jeff

    bat guano is fertilizer for marijuana- food for thought at least. also, on the grammar tip the part that reads "where he graduated high school" should read "where he was graduated from high school". 🙂

    April 19, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Charlotte

    Sarah is her name. Justin is his.

    April 20, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. ron

    @cb....It was worth reading all these comments to get to yours. Funny.

    April 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
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