kids in westerns. 80+ pictures of kids.by road-traveled | created - 08 Sep 2016 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
Western credits to 20 years old. Actors born 1900 - 1956. A few of the many kids in westerns.
Actor | Critic's Choice
Ricky Kelman, best known as a child actor, was born July 6, 1949 in Hollywood, California, USA as Rickey William Kelman. His parents were William Crawford Kelman and Thelma Louise Winegar. A brother, also a child actor, Terry Kelman, was born on November 9, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA. A ...
14 westerns, 58-62. 9-13 years old.
Tad, Invisible Enemy (1958). 1958. 9 years old.
2. Gary Grimes
Actor | Summer of '42
5 westerns, 1967-1974.
1. The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972). 1972. 17 years old.
Actress | The Search for Bridey Murphy
Eilene Janssen was born on May 25, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mary Eilene Janssen. She is an actress, known for The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956), The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955) and Tales of Wells Fargo (1957). She was previously married to George Ellis Moore, Thomas Alexander ...
4. Bobby Larson
Actor | Riders of the Northland
Bobby Larson was born on March 27, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Boyce Larson. He was an actor, known for Riders of the Northland (1942), Blondie's Holiday (1947) and Five Little Peppers in Trouble (1940). He died on May 1, 2002 in Logan, Utah, USA.
9 westerns, 1939-1950.
7. Leather Burners (1943). 1943. 13 years old.
Actress | Black Moon
Cora Sue Collins was born April 19, 1927, in Beckley, West Virginia. She was a beautiful child actress who was in very much demand during the '30s. Her first film, at the age of five, was The Strange Case of Clara Deane (1932). She appeared in small roles throughout the early part of the decade. ...
The Mysterious Rider (1933). 1933. 6 years old.
6. Danny Reulos
Actor | Forgive Us Our Trespasses
The Cowboy Kid (1912). 1912,
Actress | Jinx
Although her younger sister Mary Ann is more famous, having been a popular early member of the Our Gang (1922) comedy shorts, that may not have been true in Hawaii. In the mid-1930's, Peaches met and married Hawaiian-born 'Tony Guerrero'. It is unclear as to whether Peaches went to Honolulu as a ...
3 westerns, 20-22. 7-9 years old.
#1 credit, Lahoma, Lahoma (1920). 1920. 7 years old.
1913 -2002, 88.
8. Dennis Ross
Actor | Because of You
6 westerns, 51-53.
The Brown Pony (1953). 1953. #3 credit.
9. Don Stewart
Actor | American Ninja
Don Stewart was born to George and Marian Stewart on November 14, 1935. He spent his youth in Nebraska with his older brother, George, and his younger brother and sister, Jack and Marilyn. He then moved to New York and began studying opera. He worked on and off Broadway, and even understudied for ...
Actress | These Three
When just a few month old, Carmencita Johnson started appearing in the "Our Gang" shorts. As a child she appeared in some of the better known silent features such as The Way of All Flesh (1927), The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926), and The Wind (1928). She worked in many films in the 30's, and in ...
Cora's child, The Wind (1928). 1928. 5 years old.
1923 - 2000, 77.
11. Robert Winkler
Actor | Sullivan's Travels
Born in Chicago on February 12, 1927, Robert "Bobby" Winckler (often credited as "Winkler"), was one of the most prolific child actors of the 1930s and 1940s. Charles Chaplin's wife, Mildred Harris, got Robert into show business with a letter of introduction to producer Hal Roach. Between the ages ...
15 westerns, 1938-1947. 11-20 years old.
10. Blue Montana Skies (1939). 1939. 12 years old.
Actor | American Graffiti
Manuel Padilla Jr. was born on July 13, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Manuel A. Padilla Jr. He was an actor, known for American Graffiti (1973), Scarface (1983) and Tarzan (1966). He died on January 29, 2008 in Pomona, California.
18 westerns, 63-71. 8-16 years old.
Pepe, El Hombre Bravo (1965). 1965. 10 years old.
1955 - 2008, 52.
13. Sugar Dawn
Actress | Riding the Sunset Trail
Sugar Dawn was born on November 14, 1931 in San Francisco, California, USA as Mervelyn Sugar Steinberg. She is an actress, known for Riding the Sunset Trail (1941), Wanderers of the West (1941) and Pals of the Silver Sage (1940). She was previously married to Loren Tower.
14. Bill Burrud
Actor | 3 Kids and a Queen
Bill Burrud was born on January 12, 1925 in Hollywood, California, USA as William James Burrud. He was an actor and producer, known for 3 Kids and a Queen (1935), Safari to Adventure (1969) and Devil's Squadron (1936). He died on July 12, 1990 in Sunset Beach, California.
15. Bobby Nelson
Actor | Custer's Last Stand
Bobby Nelson was born on January 17, 1922 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Robert John Nelson. He was an actor, known for Custer's Last Stand (1936), Oliver Twist (1933) and Roaring Ranch (1930). He died on December 5, 1974 in Los Angeles, California.
16. Lindy Wade
Actor | All That Money Can Buy
Warren Lindle Wade. Nickname "Lindy" derived from his middle name.
A good friend of both Spanky and Alfalfa of Our Gang comedy series. His family and Alfalfa's took the kids to Hollywood from their Midwest hometown and Lindy started out doing extra work on the Our Gang set.
Concerns about World War ...
Danny Palmer, Land of the Open Range (1942). 1942. 8 years old.
17. Monty O'Grady
Actor | Sparrows
Child actor and bit player Monty O'Grady was born John Montgomery O'Grady on March 6, 1916 in Los Angeles, California. O'Grady began his film career in the silent movie era of the mid-1920's as a child actor who's probably best known as a member of the early Our Gang group. Upon reaching adulthood ...
2 westerns, 1926.
Bobbie, The Baited Trap (1926). 1926.
1916 - 2000, 84.
Actor | The Indian Fighter
Michael Winkelman was born on June 27, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Michael Lew Winkelman. He was an actor, known for The Indian Fighter (1955), The Real McCoys (1957) and Mike Hammer (1958). He was married to Diana M. Bustillos. He died on July 27, 1999 in Los Angeles.
7 westerns, 55-57. 9-11 years old.
Chip Truett, The Prince of Buffalo Gap (1957). 1957. 11 years old.
1946 - 1999, 53.
19. Don Marion
Actor | Percy
Born in the film capital of the world near the end of World War I, he made his film debut under the name John Henry Jr. in a Valentine's Day film short. During the 1920s he was considered to be one of the most popular film stars of the decade, alongside Mickey Rooney, Peggy Montgomery, and the many...
The Golden Princess (1925). 1925. 8 years old.
1917 - 2012, 94.
20. Jack Morgan
Actor | Uncle Bim's Gifts
Jack Morgan was born on July 7, 1916 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for Uncle Bim's Gifts (1923), Chester's Donkey Party (1925) and Min's Home on the Cliff (1926). He died on July 25, 1981 in Brea, California, USA.
21. Josephine Adair
Actress | More to Be Pitied Than Scorned
Josephine Adair was born on November 30, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for More to Be Pitied Than Scorned (1922), Only a Shop Girl (1922) and Children of Dust (1923). She died in 1997 in Iowa, USA.
The Trail of '98 (1928). 1928, 12 years old
1916 - 1997, 80.
22. Tommy Kelly
Actor | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tommy Kelly was born on April 6, 1925 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Francis Kelly. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938) and Irene (1940). He was married to Susie Burch. He died on January 26, 2016 in Greensboro, ...
The Fabulous Texan (1947). 1947. 22.
1925 - 2016, 90.
23. Judson Melford
Actor | The Touch of a Child's Hand
Judson Melford born Judson Calkins Le Roy in New York in 1900, handsome young lad who appeared in westerns and dramas for the Kalem Film Company with his step-father George Melford in several films between 1910 and 1913, his first of which was 'The Touch of a Child' in 1910 and perhaps his best ...
3 westerns, 11-12. 11-12 years old.
Little Bobby Newcomb, On the Warpath (1911). 1911.
1900 - 1978, 77.
Actress | Broncho Billy and the Sheriff's Kid
Eugenia Clinchard was born on July 5, 1904 in Alameda, California, USA as Eugenia Margaret Clinchard. She was an actress, known for Broncho Billy and the Sheriff's Kid (1913), A Frontier Doctor (1911) and The Crazy Prospector (1913). She was married to Robert R. Horton and Walter George Pearch. She...
10 westerns, 11-14. 7-10 years old.
A Frontier Doctor (1911). 1911. 7 years old.
1904 - 1989, 84.
25. Arlene Gray
Actress | Strange Bargain
Arlene Gray was born on November 4, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Strange Bargain (1949), Fantastic Studios, Inc. (1949) and Addition and Subtraction (1946). She has been married to John Jardine since June 2, 1956. They have four children.
Heaven Only Knows (1947). 1947. 9 years old.
26. Betsy King Ross
Actress | The Phantom Empire
Her father, J. King Ross was a superb horse trainer, a dapper gentleman who was with numerous traveling circuses and shows. Betsy was born on 14 March 1921 (not 1922 which is the date most often given for her birth). She appeared in a few motion pictures but when she was about 13 she decided she ...
3 westerns, 1933-1935.
3. Smoke Lightning (1933). 1933. 11 years old.
27. Brad Morrow
Actor | The Adventures of Spin and Marty
He got his show business start at the age of two in 1944 in the Broadway play "A Member of the Wedding". His performance caught the eye of MGM, which brought him to Hollywood in 1946. He appeared in several feature films for MGM over the next five years. His formal education was squeezed in between...
37 westerns, 50-64. 8-22 years old.
A Quiet Day in Dodge City (1956). 1936. 14 years old. #2 credit.
1942 - 1997, 55.
28. Rex Downing
Actor | Wuthering Heights
3 westerns, 35-38. 10-13 years old.
Young Don, Black Bandit (1938). 1938.13 years old.
29. Jimmy Hunt
Actor | Pitfall
Jimmy Hunt was born on December 4, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA as James Walter Hunt. He is an actor, known for Pitfall (1948), Invaders from Mars (1953) and Sorry, Wrong Number (1948). He has been married to Roswitha Theresia Jager since January 26, 1963. They have three children.
3 westerns, 50-53. 11-14 years old.
Robbie, Saddle Tramp (1950). 1950. 11 years old.
Actress | Sorrowful Jones
Mary Jane Saunders was born on October 12, 1943 in Pasadena, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Sorrowful Jones (1949), A Woman of Distinction (1950) and I Spy (1965). She has been married to Jay Johnstone since November 25, 1967. They have one child.
22 westerns, 56-66. 13-23 years old.
The Bold Raven Rodeo (1956), 1956. 13 years old.
Actor | Leave It to Beaver
Robert 'Rusty' Stevens was born on November 25, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, known for Leave It to Beaver (1957), Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958) and The New Leave It to Beaver (1983). He is married to Theresa Marinelli. They have one child.
6 westerns, 58-63. 10-15 years old.
Hostages to Fortune (1963). 1963. 15 years old.
32. Michael Chapin
Actor | Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas
Michael Chapin was born on July 25, 1936 in Hollywood, California, USA as Michael Edward Chapin. He is an actor, known for Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas (1951), Strange Bargain (1949) and Arizona Manhunt (1951). He was previously married to Carolyn Joyce Martin.
12 westerns, 46-52. 10-16 years old.
#1 credit, Arizona Manhunt (1951). 1951. 15 years old.
33. Carl R. Botefuhr
Actor | The Devil Horse
Carl R. Botefuhr was born on November 12, 1925 in Oklahoma, USA as Carl Russell Botefuhr. He was an actor, known for The Devil Horse (1932) and Hawaii Five-O (1968). He was married to Kyoko Yosimura and Autumn Russell. He died on May 1, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Little Frankie, The Devil Horse (1932). 1932. 7 years old.
1925 - 1996, 70.
34. Jon Provost
Actor | Lassie
Forever associated with a heroic TV collie whom he frequently had his arms lovingly wrapped around, blond tyke Jon Provost actually was a veteran performer by the time he won the role of "Timmy Martin" at age seven in the series Lassie (1954). L.A. born and bred, Jon was just three years old when ...
So Big (1953). 1953. 2 years old.
35. Bill Cody Jr.
Actor | Frontier Days
Bill Cody Jr. was born on April 18, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA as William Joseph Cody Jr. He was an actor, known for Frontier Days (1934), Scouts to the Rescue (1939) and Romance of the Rockies (1937). He was married to Elizabeth Sidford MacGregor. He died on August 11, 1989 in Studio ...
13 westerns, 1934-1942.
2, The Reckless Buckaroo (1935). 1935. 10 years old.
36. Tommy Rettig
Actor | The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
Tommy was a successful child actor in 1954 when he was chosen out of a field of 500 to play Jeff Miller in the TV series Lassie (1954). He was with the show for four years, after which Lassie acquired a whole new family.
Rettig, the only child of Elias Rettig, a Lockheed aircraft-parts inspector, ...
16 westerns, 1953-1962.
4. River of No Return (1954). 1954. 13 years old.
37. Tommy Bupp
Actor | Piccadilly Jim
Tommy Bupp was born on February 10, 1924 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Edmond Thomas Bupp. He was an actor, known for Piccadilly Jim (1936), It's a Gift (1934) and Arizona Days (1937). He died on December 24, 1983 in Santa Ana, California, USA.
13 westerns, 34-42. 10-18 years old.
High, Wide and Handsome (1937). 1937. 13 years old.
1924 - 1983, 59.
38. Tommy Ivo
Actor | Margie
28 westerns, 46-55. 10-19 years old.
Ronnie Parks, Trail to Laredo (1948). 1948. 12 years old.
39. Stanley Fafara
Actor | Leave It to Beaver
In 1957, seven-year-old Stanley Fafara's mother took him to an open casting call for a new television series about a suburban family entitled "Leave It To Beaver." He had been working in commercials and television westerns since the age of four, and was somewhat of an old hand at auditions. He ...
40. Billy Chapin
Actor | The Night of the Hunter
Billy Chapin was born on December 28, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA as William McClellan Chapin. He was an actor, known for The Night of the Hunter (1955), Tobor the Great (1954) and Violent Saturday (1955). He died on December 2, 2016 in the USA.
41. Jackie Condon
Actor | Jinx
Jackie Condon was born on March 25, 1918 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Michael Condon. He was an actor, known for Jinx (1919), Good Cheer (1926) and A Pleasant Journey (1923). He was married to Shirley. He died on October 13, 1977 in Inglewood, California.
War Feathers (1926). 1926.
1918 - 1977, 59.
42. Gina Gillespie
Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Gina Gillespie was born on September 20, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gina Gail Gillespie. She is an actress, known for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958) and Law of the Plainsman (1959). She has been married to James D. MacDonald since May 5, 1973.
43. Lee Aaker
Actor | Hondo
As Rusty, the boy whose parents were killed by Indians and who was subsequently adopted by a cavalry unit at Fort Apache on the popular adventure The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954), tyke actor Lee Aaker left a lasting mark in the early days of television, but he had in fact appeared in several ...
44. Georgie Stone
Actor | Just Pals
Georgie Stone was born on September 3, 1909 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Just Pals (1920), Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1918) and Cheerful Givers (1917). He died on April 25, 2010 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
45. Phillip Alford
Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird
Phillip Alford was born on September 11, 1948 in Gadsden, Alabama, USA as Phillip Michael Alford. He is an actor, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Shenandoah (1965) and The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962).
5 westerns, 1964-1965, 15 - 16 years old.
Bristle Face: Part 1 (1964). 1964. 16 years old.
46. Mary Kornman
Actress | College Humor
Born in Idaho in 1915, perky blonde Mary Kornman's acting career began at age five. She made her "name" as the cute, spunky little girl in the 1920s' "Our Gang" shorts, and was often paired with Mickey Daniels. The two returned to the screen as a pair again several years after leaving the "Rascals"...
Actor | His Private Secretary
Mickey Rentschler was born on October 6, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Milton Rentschler. He was an actor, known for His Private Secretary (1933), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) and Branded a Coward (1935). He died on June 27, 1969 in Long Beach, California, USA.
4 westerns, 34-42. 11-19 years old.
Bud Larkin, The Brand of Hate (1934). 1934. 11 years old.
1923 - 1969, 45.
48. Donald Mayo
Actor | The Contender
Donald Mayo was born on October 23, 1935 in Bellflower, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Contender (1944), Valley of Vengeance (1944) and Queen of Broadway (1942). He died on November 29, 1992 in Alhambra, California.
Valley of Vengeance (1944), 1944. 9 years old.
1935 - 1992, 57.
Actress | Aloma of the South Seas
50. Sonny Bupp
Actor | Citizen Kane
Moyer Bupp was born in New York City, New York. Al Jolson was the hottest item on stage and Moyer's father nicknamed him "Sonny" after one of Jolson's songs. It was the height of the Great Depression and on the chance of a better job Sonny's parents loaded the children (all five of them) into the ...
5 westerns, 35-42. 7-14 years old.
Renegade Trail (1939). 1939. 11 years old.
1928 - 2007, 79.
51. Dannie Mac Grant
Actor | Boxing Gloves
Dannie Mac Grant was born on November 21, 1918 in Cochise, Arizona, USA as Daniel M. Grant. He was an actor, known for Boxing Gloves (1929), Cavalcade (1933) and The Big Trail (1930). He died on August 21, 2006 in Napa, California, USA.
4 westerns, 1929-1932, 11 - 14 years old.
Not Exactly Gentlemen (1931). 1931, 13 years old.
52. Wally Albright
Actor | Roll Along, Cowboy
Wally Albright was born on September 3, 1925 in Burbank, California, USA as Walton Algernon Albright. He was an actor, known for Roll Along, Cowboy (1937), Thunder (1929) and What Price Vengeance (1937). He died on August 7, 1999 in Sacramento, California.
8 westerns, 1932-1939, 7 - 14 years old.
Smoky (1933). 1933. 8 years old.
Actor | General Spanky
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas was born on March 12, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA as William Thomas Jr. He was an actor, known for General Spanky (1936), Ye Olde Minstrels (1941) and Night 'n' Gales (1937). He died on October 10, 1980 in Los Angeles.
11. Colorado Pioneers (1945). 1945. 14 years old.
54. Tommy Ryan
Actor | Orphans of the Street
Tommy Ryan was born on March 18, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Philip MacMahon. He was an actor, known for Orphans of the Street (1938), Should Husbands Work? (1939) and Grandpa Goes to Town (1940). He died on March 25, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Prairie Moon (1938). 1938. 15 years old.
1923 - 2003, 80.
55. Elmo Billings
Editor | Silver City
Elmo Billings was born on June 24, 1912 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Elmo G. Ludwick. He was an actor and editor, known for Silver City (1951), Terry and the Pirates (1952) and Fire Fighters (1922). He died on February 6, 1964 in Los Angeles, California.
Kit Mason, Tumbling River (1927). 1927. 15 years old.
1912 - 1964, 51.
56. Teddy Rooney
Actor | Shirley Temple's Storybook
Teddy Rooney was born on April 12, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ted Michael Rooney. He is known for his work on Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), General Electric Theater (1953) and The Ransom of Red Chief (1959). He was married to Carol A. Enright. He died on July 2, 2016 in Southern ...
57. Zoe Rae
Actress | Danger Within
Zoe Rae was born on July 13, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Zoë Rae Palmiter Bech. She was an actress, known for Danger Within (1918), The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin (1918) and Gloriana (1916). She was married to Ronald Foster Barlow. She died on May 20, 2006 in Newberg, Oregon, USA.
5 westerns, 1915-1919.
2. Packer Jim's Guardianship (1915). 1915. 5 years old.
58. Helen Parrish
Actress | Three Smart Girls Grow Up
The daughter of stage and bit film actress Laura Parrish, she started in movies at the ripe old age of four, playing Babe Ruth's daughter in the silent Babe Comes Home (1927). She also was featured in "Our Gang" comedy shorts and sometimes played the lead character as a child opposite some of the ...
5 westerns, 30-42. 7-19 years old.
Honey Girl Cameron, The Big Trail (1930). 1930
1923 - 1959, 35.
59. Marcia Mae Jones
Actress | The Little Princess
Marcia Mae Jones was born on August 1, 1924, to an acting family. Her mother, Freda Jones, was an actress, and all three of her siblings - Margaret Jones, Macon Jones, and Marvin Jones - were child actors. But Marcia Mae had the most successful career, and she was the only one of her siblings to ...
Smile, Brother, Smile (1927). 1927. 3 years old.
1924 - 2007, 83.
60. Edith Fellows
Actress | And So They Were Married
Edith Fellows was born on May 20, 1923, in Boston, Massachusetts. When she was a year old, she and her father and grandmother moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. As a toddler, Edith was pigeon-toed and had trouble walking, and one doctor suggested that dance lessons might cure this condition. At ...
6 westerns, 1931-1942. 8-19 years old.
5. The Rider of Death Valley (1932). 1932. 9 years old.
61. Gladys Egan
Actress | The Adventures of Dollie
Gladys Egan was born on May 24, 1900 in Manhattan, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Adventures of Dollie (1908), An Awful Moment (1908) and After Many Years (1908). She was married to John Edward Jacoby. She died on March 8, 1985 in Lemon Grove, California, USA.
3 westerns, 09-11. 9-11 years old.
The Heart of an Outlaw (1909). 1909. 9 years old.
1900 - 1985, 84.
Actress | Little Orphan Annie
Baby Lillian Wade was born on July 7, 1907 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Mary Lillian Wade. She was an actress, known for Little Orphan Annie (1918), When Lillian Was Little Red Riding Hood (1913) and The Lipton Cup: Introducing Sir Thomas Lipton (1913). She died on May 5, 1990 in Los Angeles, ...
4 westerns, 1912-1916. 5 years old to 9 years old.
The Yaqui Cur (1913). 1913. 6 years old.
63. Ronnie Cosby
Actor | Boulder Dam
Ronnie Cosby was born on December 22, 1927 in Alhambra, California, USA as Ronald Lee Cosbey. He was an actor, known for Boulder Dam (1936), Little Men (1934) and Telephone Operator (1937). He died on February 13, 2010 in Huntington Beach, California.
3 westerns, 35-37. 8-10 years old.
Wells Fargo (1937). 1937. 10 years old.
1927 - 2010, 82.
64. Charlene Wyatt
Actress | Under the Big Top
Molly Rand, Borderland (1937). 1937. 7 years old.
3 westerns, 36-40. 6-10 years old.
65. Judy Nugent
Actress | Annette
Judy Nugent was born on August 22, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Judy Ann Nugent. She is known for her work on Annette (1958), Matinee Theatre (1955) and The Girl Most Likely (1957). She was previously married to Buck Taylor.
9 westerns, 52-59. 12-19 years old.
Triple Cross (1953). 1953. 13 years old.
Actor | Rio Grande
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Claude was the son of a railroad accountant. With no intentions of becoming a screen actor at the time, 12-year-old Claude Jarman, Jr. was discovered during an MGM nationwide talent search for their upcoming film, The Yearling (1946), and won the coveted role of Jody ...
6 westerns, 1949-1952, 15-18 years old.
3. Roughshod (1949). 1949. 15 years old.
67. Sammy McKim
Actor | The Painted Stallion
Sammy McKim was the second of a family of five child actors of the 1930s and 1940s, but the first to get into the movies and pave the way for the rest of the McKim siblings. Sammy and his older brother, David McKim, were born in Vancouver, Canada. The family moved to Seattle, Washington, when they ...
20 westerns, 1935-1942, 11-18 years old.
7. Hit the Saddle (1937). 1937. 13 years old.
1924-2004, 79. Canada. USA.
68. Andy Shuford
Actor | Ghost City
Andy Shuford was born on December 16, 1917 in Helena, Arkansas, USA as William Andrew Shuford. He was an actor, known for Ghost City (1932), Law of the North (1932) and Noisy Noises (1929). He died on May 19, 1995 in Monteagle, Tennessee, USA.
12 westerns, 1930-1932, 13 - 15 years old.
The Big Trail (1930). 1930. 13 years old.
Actress | The Squaw Man
'Baby' Carmen De Rue was born on February 6, 1908 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA. She was an actress, known for The Squaw Man (1914), Cheerful Givers (1917) and Brewster's Millions (1914). She was married to Fred Vincent Schrott. She died on September 28, 1986 in North Hollywood, California, USA.
70. Joe Strauch Jr.
Actor | Under Fiesta Stars
Joe Strauch Jr. was born on May 18, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Joseph George Strauch. He was an actor, known for Under Fiesta Stars (1941), Call of the Canyon (1942) and Home in Wyomin' (1942). He died on May 31, 1986 in Palo Alto, California, USA.
6 westerns, 1941-1944, 11 - 14 years old.
8. Bells of Capistrano (1942). 1942. 12 years old.
71. Thelma Salter
Actress | The Wasted Years
Thelma Salter was born on January 15, 1908 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Wasted Years (1916), Huckleberry Finn (1920) and In Slumberland (1917). She was married to Edward Kaufman. She died on November 17, 1953 in Hollywood, California.
7 westerns, 1913-1918.
5. Bad Buck of Santa Ynez (1915). 1915. 7 years old.
72. Jeri Weil
Actress | Leave It to Beaver
Linda Hutchins, The Fastest Gun Alive (1956). 1956.
73. Wendy Winkelman
Actress | The Dennis O'Keefe Show
Wendy Winkelman was born on June 6, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Wendy Nevada Winkelman. She is an actress, known for The Dennis O'Keefe Show (1959), Leave It to Beaver (1957) and Suspicion (1957).
11 westerns, 57-61. 9-13 years old.
Patty, The Bribe (1957). 1957. 9 years old.
63 total credits, 55-66. 7-18 years old.
74. Lucille Ricksen
Actress | The Judgment of the Storm
Lucille Ricksen was born Ingeborg Erickson on August 22, 1910, in Chicago, Illinois. She worked a child model and made her film debut at the age of five. Her parents separated and her mother took her to Hollywood in 1920. Ten year old Lucille was offered a contract with Samuel Goldwyn and starred ...
5 westerns, 1922-1923.
4. The Showdown (1923). 1923. 13 years old.
75. Billy Booth
Actor | Dennis the Menace
Billy Booth was born on November 7, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as William Allen Booth. He was an actor, known for Dennis the Menace (1959), The Detectives (1959) and Assignment: Underwater (1960). He died on December 31, 2006 in San Luis Obispo, California.
6 westerns, 60-61. 11-12 years old.
The Rawhiders (1960). 1960. 11 years old.
1949 - 2006, 57.
76. Charles Herbert
Actor | 13 Ghosts
Charles Herbert was a mildly popular 1950s child actor with a trademark sulky puss and thick, furrowed eyebrows, who was known for playing inquisitive kids besieged by alien beings, including a robot, as well as by a human fly and several house-haunting ghosts. He racked up over 20 films, 50 TV ...
19 westerns, 57-63. 9-15 years old.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). 1957. 9 years old.
1948 - 2015, 66.
77. Tim Hovey
Actor | Man Afraid
Tim Hovey was born on June 19, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Timothy James Hovey. He was an actor, known for Man Afraid (1957), The Private War of Major Benson (1955) and Queen Bee (1955). He was married to Helen G Cassimos. He died on September 9, 1989 in Watsonville, California.
4 westerns, 57-58.
Cimarron Holiday (1958), 1958. 13 years old.
78. Mickey Kuhn
Actor | A Streetcar Named Desire
One of Hollywood's staple child actors during the 30s and 40s, Mickey Kuhn played alongside many a top Hollywood star from Leslie Howard and Conrad Nagel's son to playing Dick Tracy's ward. Once he reached the "awkward teens" stage, however, he found himself primarily unemployed or in unbilled ...
79. Bobby Connelly
Actor | Humoresque
Bobby Connelly was born on April 4, 1909 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Robert Joseph Connelly. He was an actor, known for Humoresque (1920), The Faith of Sonny Jim (1915) and Sonny Jim and the Valentine (1915). He died on July 5, 1922 in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York.
1909 - 1922, 13
Beyond the Law (1918). 1918. 9 years old.
80. Benny Bartlett
Actor | Loose in London
Bennie Bartlett was not only an actor but also an accomplished musician. In fact, he was such a child prodigy on the piano that, at eight years of age, he appeared in an RKO musical, Millions in the Air (1935), playing the piano. The next year he appeared in a short for Paramount, performing a ...
3 westerns, 36-43. 12-19 years old.
Code of the Outlaw (1942). 1942. 18 years old.
1924 - 1999, 75.
81. Richard Eyer
Actor | The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Born in Santa Monica, California, in 1945, Richard Eyer was the kid with the clean-cut, all-American look who won a number of "personality contests" and other competitions before he made his film debut in the early 1950s. Mainstream audiences may remember Eyer best as the youngster who runs "afowl"...
82. Billy Butts
Actor | Are These Our Children
A tow-headed, delicate-looking child actor of the 1920s, Billy Butts (born William Charles Allen Butts) enjoyed some popularity as a young sidekick of western stars Fred Thomson and Rex Bell. He later took over from Jack Morgan in the popular "Gumps" two-reel comedies, but his waif-like qualities ...
83. Billy Mauch
Actor | The Prince and the Pauper
Billy Mauch was born on July 6, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois, USA as William John Mauch. He is known for his work on The Prince and the Pauper (1937), Roseanna McCoy (1949) and Penrod and His Twin Brother (1938). He was married to Marjorie Barnewolt. He died on September 29, 2006 in Palatine, Illinois.
Sons of the Plains (1938). 1938. 17 years old.
1921 - 2006, 85.
84. Delmar Watson
Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Delmar Watson was born on July 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as David Delmar Watson. He is known for his work on Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Heidi (1937) and Clipped Wings (1937). He was married to Antoinette. He died on October 26, 2008 in Glendale, California.
11 westerns, 30-41. 4-15 years old.
Wesley Oakley, Annie Oakley (1935). 1935. 9 years old.
1926 - 2008, 82.
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
Robert J. Anderson was born on March 6, 1933 in Hollywood, California, USA as Robert James Anderson. He was a production manager and actor, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Passenger 57 (1992) and Demolition Man (1993). He was married to Victoria Wandrey and Dorothy Ann Cochrane. He died on ...
4 westerns, 45-53. 12-20 years old.
The Fabulous Texan (1947). 1947.
1933 - 2008, 75.
86. Magda Foy
Actress | Falling Leaves
Magda Foy was born on July 13, 1905 in Manhattan, New York, USA as Magdelena Patricia Foy. She was an actress, known for Falling Leaves (1912), Man's Woman (1917) and A Child's Sacrifice (1910). She was married to Arthur J. Edwards. She died on February 2, 2000 in Port Jefferson, New York.
87. Danny Mummert
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
Danny Mummert was born on February 20, 1934 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Dan Easton Mummert. He was an actor, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939) and Blondie Goes to College (1942). He was married to Linda Louise Earl Moreno, Mae Louise Horwitz Helms, Helene L Harnett ...
7 westerns, 41-54.
Thunder Over the Prairie (1941). 1941. 7 years old.
1934 - 1974, 40.
88. Patsy Parsons
Actress | Yankee Doodle Dandy
Patsy Parsons was born on June 9, 1931 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954) and The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942). She was married to Solon Soteras and William Powell Jr. She died on October 26, 2006 in ...
Miller's daughter, Billy the Kid Returns (1938). 1938. 7 years old.
1931 - 2006, 75.
89. Michael Flatley
Actor | 87th Precinct
Michael Flatley was born on November 16, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for 87th Precinct (1961), Pete and Gladys (1960) and The Virginian (1962). He died on January 8, 2017 in New Springfield, Ohio, USA.
6 westerns, 62-66. 10-14 years old.
The Levy-McGowan Story (1962). 1962. 10 years old.
90. Lisa Gerritsen
Actress | Airport
Lisa Gerritsen's acting career spanned the years of 1968 to around 1977. She was introduced to acting in a local summer parks department production, when she was eight. Soon afterward, she began pursuing a professional career. Encouraged by her mother and grandfather, veteran screenwriter True ...
14 westerns, 68-73. 12-14 years old.
Cassie O'Casey, Cassie (1971). 1971.
born 1957 -
120 credits, 68-76. 11-19 years old.
91. Dennis Holmes
Actor | Laramie
72 westerns, 58-64. 8 years old to 14 years old.
The Sometime Gambler (1963). 1963. 13 years old.
Actress | Beethoven
Maxine Elliott Hicks' parents were George W. & Margaret Hicks. They are listed in the 1910 Colorado census and then show up in 1920, 1930 and 1940 census records in California. On George W. Hicks' death certificate is shows his mother's maiden name as Joslyn. Maxine was married several times, one ...
93. Buster Slaven
Actor | Song of the Sierras
Buster Slaven was born on October 30, 1922 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Matthew Bradley Slaven. He was an actor, known for Song of the Sierras (1946), Ridin' Down the Trail (1947) and Tornado Range (1948). He was married to Betty (Conklin) Jackson. He died on June 27, 2009 in Walnut Creek, ...
Actor | The Hot Angel
Mason Alan Dinehart was born on April 30, 1936 in Hollywood, California, USA as Mason Alan Dinehart III. He is an actor, known for The Hot Angel (1958), The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955) and Roadracers (1959). He has been married to Mirande Gazal since 1982. They have four children. He was ...
95. George Ernest
Actor | Borrowing Trouble
George Ernest was born on November 20, 1921 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA as George Ruud Hjorth. He was an actor, known for The Jones Family in Borrowing Trouble (1937), Off to the Races (1937) and The Jones Family in Hollywood (1939). He died on June 25, 2009 in Whittier, California, USA.
96. Michael D. Moore
Assistant_director | The War of the Worlds
Michael D. Moore was born on October 14, 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Michael Sheffield. He was an assistant director and actor, known for The War of the Worlds (1953), Willow (1988) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). He was married to Esther McNeill and Laurie Abdo. He died on ...
5 westerns, 20-27. 6-13 years old.
Evans' Grandchild, Out of the Dust (1920). 1920. 6 years old.
1914 - 2013, 98.
35 westerns, 20-81.
97. Darby Hinton
Actor | Daniel Boone
Darby Hinton was born in Santa Monica California August 19th, 1957 to actor Ed Hinton, from Wilmington NC, and his school teacher wife, Marilynn Hinton from Chicago. The Hinton name goes back through early American history even crossing through Daniel Boone's family tree, while Marilynn's parents ...
68 westerns, 64-67.
Israel Boone, My Brother's Keeper (1964). 1964.
125 westerns, to 2017+
98. Sherry Jackson
Actress | The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
Gorgeous, chestnut-maned Sherry Jackson began her promising career as a pleasant-looking child actress. She and brother Robert were the stepchildren of television writer/director/actor Montgomery Pittman, who died of cancer in 1962. There's a rumor that Idaho-born Sherry was discovered by a talent ...
30 westerns, 50-62. 8-20 years old.
Covered Wagon Raid (1950). 1950. 8 years old.
40 total westerns, 50-75.
99. Patty McCormack
Actress | The Master
As a testament to her passion and talent, former 1950s pig-tailed moppet star Patty McCormack has remained a consistent presence on film and TV for over five decades. While the lovely and talented blond suffered her share of hard knocks in adjusting to an adult career, she did not fade away into ...
7 westerns, 58-63. 13-18 years old.
The Mary Ellen Thomas Story (1958). 1958, 13 years old. First western, first movie 1951.
100. Kurt Russell
Actor | The Hateful Eight
Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child on television series, including a lead role on the Western ...
55 westerns, 63-70. 12-19 years old.
83 total westerns +, 63-15.
The Day of the Taboo Man (1963). 1963. 12 years old.