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Spec O'Donnell (1911–1986)

Spec O'Donnell was born on April 9, 1911 in Fresno, California, USA as Walter O'Donnell. He was an actor, known for Pass the Gravy (1928), Sparrows (1926) and Little Annie Rooney (1925). He died on October 14, 1986 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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 1978 Convoy
18 Wheel Eddie
 1962 Ride the High Country
Pianist (uncredited)
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Baker
- Hammerlock (1961) ... Baker (uncredited)
 1961 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
A Mayberry Councilman / Council Member
- Mayberry Goes Bankrupt (1961) ... A Mayberry Councilman
- The Horse Trader (1961) ... Council Member
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Film Shoot Onlooker
- The Silent Partner (1955) ... Film Shoot Onlooker (uncredited)
 1954 The Adventures of Falcon (TV Series)
Messenger
- The Reckoning (1954) ... Messenger
 1953 So Big
Bidder at Auction (uncredited)
 1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal
Candy Seller (uncredited)
 1952 Pat and Mike
Hicks' Caddy (uncredited)
 1951 Hollywood Story (uncredited)
 1951 The Great Caruso
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1951 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Pvt. Cashman
- Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration (1951) ... Pvt. Cashman (as 'Spec' O'Donnell)
 1950 The Admiral Was a Lady
Fight Fan / Bettor (uncredited)
 1950 The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
Drugstone Messenger (uncredited)
 1949 The Story of Seabiscuit
Freckled Dice Game Participant (uncredited)
 1948 The Strange Mrs. Crane
Messenger (uncredited)
 1947 The Michigan Kid
Farm Boy (uncredited)
 1947 Calendar Girl
Tough (uncredited)
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (uncredited)
 1946 Cross My Heart
Pedestrian (uncredited)
 1946 So You Want to Keep Your Hair (Short)
Man Getting Lemon Pie Shampoo (uncredited)
 1946 Deadline for Murder
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1946 Do You Love Me
Singing Western Union Boy (uncredited)
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall
Usher (uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Arena Callboy (uncredited)
 1945 Guest Wife
Messenger (uncredited)
 1945 Honeymoon Ahead
Boy with Umbrella (uncredited)
 1944 Double Exposure
Messenger (uncredited)
 1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
Young Man in Line (uncredited)
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Theater Usher (uncredited)
 1943 Girl Crazy
Fiddler (uncredited)
 1943 Never a Dull Moment
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1943 Crazy House
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It
Autograph Seeker (scenes deleted)
 1943 Hers to Hold
William Morley (uncredited)
 1943 Gals, Incorporated
Zeke (uncredited)
 1943 All by Myself
Messenger (uncredited)
 1943 Sarong Girl
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1943 Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1943 It Ain't Hay
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1943 Wolf in Thief's Clothing (Short)
 1942 Stand by for Action
Jason (uncredited)
 1942 The Glass Key
Campaign Headquarters Usher (uncredited)
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1942 Moonlight Masquerade
Messenger (uncredited)
 1942 Gallant Lady
Ben Walker
 1942 Syncopation
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1942 Always in My Heart
Ice-Cream Vendor (uncredited)
 1942 The Male Animal
Gagged Student (uncredited)
 1941 Cadet Girl
Western Union Messenger (scenes deleted)
 1941 Marry the Bo$$'$ Daughter
Boy at Pinball Machine (uncredited)
 1941 Man at Large
Office Boy Finding Body (uncredited)
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade
Western Union Boy (scenes deleted)
 1941 Dressed to Kill
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1941 Puddin' Head
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1941 Love Crazy
Anniversary Singer (uncredited)
 1941 Ride, Kelly, Ride
Kalinski
 1941 Back Street
Telegraph Boy (uncredited)
 1941 Ridin' on a Rainbow
Messenger (uncredited)
 1940 Second Chorus
Disappointed Fan at Stage Door (uncredited)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Inquisitive Youth in Pool Room (uncredited)
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Call Boy (uncredited)
 1938 Freshman Year
Rogers (uncredited)
 1938 Four's a Crowd
Pokadot (uncredited)
 1938 When Were You Born
Boy with Crenshaw (uncredited)
 1938 Held for Ransom
Delivery Boy (uncredited)
 1938 Men Are Such Fools
Elevator-Rider (uncredited)
 1938 Little Miss Thoroughbred
Talisman's Jockey (uncredited)
 1938 Gold Diggers in Paris
First Newsboy (scenes deleted)
 1938 The Devil's Party
Kid (uncredited)
 1938 Walking Down Broadway
Messenger (uncredited)
 1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery
Studio Mailboy (uncredited)
 1938 Daredevil Drivers
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1938 Blondes at Work
1st Newsboy (uncredited)
 1938 Change of Heart
Caddy (uncredited)
 1938 Swing Your Lady
Boy in Overalls (uncredited)
 1938 Here's Flash Casey
Billy (uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel
Youth in Lobby (uncredited)
 1937 You're Only Young Once
Drowsy (uncredited)
 1937 Night Club Scandal
Copy Boy (uncredited)
 1937 Alcatraz Island
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1937 Carnival Queen
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1937 Love Is on the Air
Pinky
 1937 Life Begins in College
Ugly Student (uncredited)
 1937 Varsity Show
Student (uncredited)
 1937 Confession
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1937 Blonde Trouble
Fred's Friend
 1937 Exclusive
Phone Boy (uncredited)
 1937 Public Wedding
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1937 Angel's Holiday
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1937 Melody for Two
Page (uncredited)
 1937 God's Country and the Woman
Office Worker (uncredited)
 1936 College Holiday
Lafayette (as Speck O'Donnell)
 1936 King of Hockey
Clapping Fan (uncredited)
 1936 The Captain's Kid
Bumpkin (scenes deleted)
 1936 Rose Bowl
Undergraduate (uncredited)
 1936 Cain and Mabel
Autograph Hound (uncredited)
 1936 Old Hutch
Jalopy Driver (uncredited)
 1936 Earthworm Tractors
Telegram Boy (uncredited)
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1936 San Francisco
Man Praying (uncredited)
 1936 The Golden Arrow
2nd Bellboy (uncredited)
 1936 The Walking Dead
Copy Boy (uncredited)
 1936 Man Hunt
George (uncredited)
 1936 Freshman Love
Eddie
 1935 Miss Pacific Fleet
Messenger (uncredited)
 1935 Stars Over Broadway
Boy Hanging Sign - 'At Your Service, Madame' Number (uncredited)
 1935 Kentucky Blue Streak
Bellhop O'Donnell
 1935 Princess O'Hara
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1935 Circumstantial Evidence
Sydney (uncredited)
 1934 Broadway Bill
Higgins Flunkey (uncredited)
 1934 One Night of Love
Call Boy (uncredited)
 1934 Friends of Mr. Sweeney
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1934 The Hell Cat
Copy Boy (uncredited)
 1934 Hell Bent for Love
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1934 Harold Teen
Jones (uncredited)
 1934 David Harum
Tim (uncredited)
 1934 An Old Gypsy Custom (Short)
 1933 Hold Your Temper (Short)
 1933 Girl Without a Room
Post Office Boy (uncredited)
 1933 Frozen Assets (Short)
 1933 Fits in a Fiddle (Short)
Bellhop
 1933 Mickey's Touchdown (Short)
Referee
 1933 His Weak Moment (Short)
 1933 Baby Face
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1933 Lilly Turner
Delivery Boy (uncredited)
 1933 So This Is Africa
Johnny (uncredited)
 1933 The Constant Woman
Messenger (uncredited)
 1933 Parole Girl
Magazine Subscription Salesman (uncredited)
 1932 Hypnotized
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1932 The Secrets of Wu Sin
Copy Boy (uncredited)
 1932 The Death Kiss
Pete (uncredited)
 1932 Red Haired Alibi
Tommy (uncredited)
 1932 The Big Broadcast
Office Boy
 1932 The All-American (uncredited)
 1932 Exposure
Inky
 1932 Hello Trouble
Cowhand Joey
 1932 Young America
Bull Butler (uncredited)
 1932 Billboard Girl (Short)
Student (uncredited)
 1932 The Knockout (Short)
Ringside Spectator (uncredited)
 1932 Hotel Continental
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1932 Forbidden
Spec (uncredited)
 1931 One More Chance (Short)
Tough Kid (uncredited)
 1931 Who's Who in the Zoo (Short)
Herbie - Son
 1931 The Mystery Train
Caddy
 1931 Sweepstakes
Jockey (uncredited)
 1931 Blondes Prefer Bonds (Short)
 1931 In Conference (Short)
Junior -MacIntosh's Nephew
 1931 The Itching Hour (Short)
The Concentrated Spinach Baby
 1931 Blood and Thunder (Short)
Rudy (uncredited)
 1931 A Poor Fish (Short)
Fred - Fishing Boy
 1930 Hold the Baby (Short)
 1930 Traffic Tangle (Short)
 1930/I Big Money
Elevator Boy
 1930 A Fall to Arms (Short)
 1930 Two Plus Fours (Short)
Spec
 1930 Rich Uncles (Short)
 1930 Show Girl in Hollywood
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1930 Cash and Marry (Short)
 1930 The Grand Parade
Call Boy
 1929 Dance Hall
Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
 1929 In the Headlines
Johnny
 1929 The Sophomore
Joe's Nephew
 1929 Movie Night (Short)
Mrs. Chase's Brother
 1929 A Pair of Tights (Short)
The Kid
 1928 Do Gentlemen Snore? (Short)
 1928 Danger Street
Sammy
 1928 Hot News
Spec
 1928 Vamping Venus
Western Union Boy / Mercury
 1928 Blow by Blow (Short)
 1928 Dumb Daddies (Short)
The Son
 1928 Pass the Gravy (Short)
Ignatz
 1927 Fighting Fathers (Short)
 1927 Should Second Husbands Come First? (Short)
The Widow's Younger Son
 1927 Call of the Cuckoo (Short)
Love's Greatest Mistake
 1927 We're All Gamblers
Spec
 1927 Don't Tell Everything (Short)
Asher Ginsberg alias The Maid
 1927 Special Delivery
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1927 Casey at the Bat
Spec
 1927 Why Girls Say No (Short)
Maxie Whisselberg
 1926 Old Ironsides
Cabin Boy (uncredited)
 1926 Private Izzy Murphy
The Monohan Kid
 1926 Hard Boiled
Eddie Blix (as Walter 'Spec' O'Donnell)
 1926 Don Key (Son of Burro) (Short)
Office Boy
 1926 Sparrows
Ambrose (as 'Spec' O'Donnell)
 1926 Dizzy Daddies (Short)
The Office Boy
 1925 Webs of Steel (uncredited)
 1925 Little Annie Rooney
Abie
 1925 The Price of Success
Jimmy Moran
 1925 The Devil's Cargo
Jimmy
 1924 Don't Fall (Short)
Spec
 1924 Speed Boys (Short)
Spec
 1924 Sweet Dreams (Short)
Spec - Wanda's Brother
 1924 Alice Gets in Dutch (Short)
 1924 Here He Comes! (Short)
 1924 The Foolish Virgin
Little Boy
 1924 Alice the Peacemaker (Short)
Freckle-Faced Newsboy
 1924 Paging Money (Short)
 1924 Alice and the Dog Catcher (Short)
 1924 Alice's Fishy Story (Short)
 1924 Delivering the Goods (Short)
Spec
 1924 Trailing Trouble (Short)
 1924 Happy Days (Short)
 1924 The Racing Kid (Short)
 1924 Alice's Spooky Adventure (Short)
 1924 Alice's Day at Sea (Short)
 1923 The Darling of New York
Willie (as Walter 'Spec' O'Donnell)
 1923 The Country Kid
Joe Applegate
 1923 Barefoot Boy
 1923 Little Johnny Jones
Freckle faced Little Boy
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Alternate Names:

'Spec' O'Donnell | Speck O'Donnell | Walter 'Spec' O'Donnell | Walter 'Speck' O'Donnell
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Got the nickname 'Spec' because of he was literally covered in freckles. Appeared as adolescent spoiled brats in silent comedy. During the talkies, he graduated to gangling bellboys, gas station attendants, newsboys and students.

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