‘Flight of the Navigator’ child actor charged after ‘robbing bank in wig’

Deleriyes Joe Cramer played Joey Cramer in the 1986 movie

Deleriyes Joe Cramer, best known for his role in ’80s film Flight of the Navigator, has been charged with robbing a bank in Canada.

The former child star (now 42), who played Joey Cramer in the 1986 movie, was arrested last week (April 28) in Gibsons, British Columbia. The robbery is said to have taken place in nearby Sechelt. The suspect is said to have fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash.

According to local reports, Cramer is accused of wearing a “shoulder-length wig” as a disguise in the alleged robbery.


Constable Harrison Mohr of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said: “Despite the fact that a disguise was used during the robbery, the suspect was quickly identified by some of our officers, who had recently dealt with him on an unrelated matter.”

Cramer is due to appear at North Vancouver Provincial Court on May 10.

As well as Flight of the Navigator, Cramer also appeared alongisde Daryl Hannah in 1986’s The Clan of the Cave Bear and Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons in 1984’s Runaway. His last credited acting role was in the 1987 TV movie Stone Fox.