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Rusty Hamer (1947–1990)

A deadpan, freckle-faced, curly-haired child actor of the late 50s, Rusty Hamer entered films at age 5 and became a precocious TV celebrity the very next year, trading quips with top comedian Danny Thomas as his lippy, obnoxious son, on the hit sitcom, Make Room for Daddy (1953), in 1953. Playing 'second banana' to the star was no easy task, but ... See full bio »

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Known For

Make Room for Daddy
Make Room for Daddy Rusty Williams
(1953-1964)
Dance with Me, Henry
(1956)
Make Room for Granddaddy
Make Room for Granddaddy Rusty Williams
(1970-1971)
Danny Thomas Reunion Special
(1965)

Filmography

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 1969 Green Acres (TV Series)
Alfred Newton
- Oliver's Schoolgirl Crush (1969) ... Alfred Newton
 1961 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Guest Drummer
- Episode #10.12 (1961) ... Guest Drummer
 1956 Dance with Me, Henry
Duffer
 1954 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Rusty
- Entertainment on Wheels (1954) ... Rusty
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Dickie
- Vote of Confidence (1954) ... Dickie
 1953 Fort Ti
Jed's Nephew (uncredited)
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
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 1955-1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (performer - 10 episodes)
- The Trumpet Player (1961) ... (performer: "My Blue Heaven" (uncredited), "Ach Du Lieber Augustin")
- The Rum Cake (1961) ... (performer: "(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey" - uncredited)
- Danny and the Dentist (1960) ... (performer: "I Whistle A Happy Tune" - uncredited)
- Kathy Crashes TV (1959) ... (performer: "My Mother Never Let's Me Cross The Street" - uncredited)
- Rusty, the Weight-Lifter (1959) ... (performer: "High Hopes" - uncredited)
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 1962 Here's Hollywood (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #2.250 (1962) ... Himself
 1959 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series)
Himself - Actor
 1958 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.3 (1958) ... Himself
 1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #10.34 (1958) ... Himself
 1954 The Jimmy Durante Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.2 (1954) ... Himself
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Personal Quote:

My life as a child bore no resemblance to what I believed was normal -- i.e., the way people lived on television, a medium I mistook for my window on reality. Even on TV, though, peer models were scarce, which is why I ended up identifying with a kid I didn't even like.

Trivia:

Younger brother of John Hamer. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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