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Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer (1927–1959)


Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer was born on August 7, 1927 in Paris, Illinois, USA as Carl Dean Switzer. He was an actor, known for The Defiant Ones (1958), The Big Premiere (1940) and Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937). He was married to Dian Collingwood. He died on January 21, 1959 in Mission Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1958 The Defiant Ones
Angus (as Carl Switzer)
 1957 Motorcycle Gang
Speed (as Carl Switzer)
 1956 Between Heaven and Hell
Savage (uncredited)
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Slave (uncredited)
 1955 Dig That Uranium
Shifty Robertson (uncredited)
 1952-1955 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Mike Moore / Dunc Wright / Timmy Horton / ...
- And Sudden Death (1955) ... Mike Moore (as Alfy Switzer)
- Quick Draw (1955) ... Dunc Wright (as Alfalfa Switzer)
- Dead End Trail (1955) ... Timmy Horton (as Alfalfa Switzer)
- Go for Your Gun (1952) ... Bob, Dale's Nephew (as Alfalfa Switzer)
- Shoot to Kill (1952) ... Elmer Kirby
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Pete
- The Negative Man (1955) ... Pete
 1955 Francis in the Navy
Timekeeper (uncredited)
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Unexpected Father (uncredited)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mailer
- Eight Iron Men (1955) ... Mailer
 1954 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Victor the Delivery Boy
- George Gets Call from Unknown Victor (1954) ... Victor the Delivery Boy (as Carl Switzer)
 1954 Track of the Cat
Joe Sam (as Carl Switzer)
 1954 This Is My Love
Customer
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Ensign Keim (as Carl Switzer)
 1953 Flight Nurse
Rifleman (uncredited)
 1953 Island in the Sky
Sonny Hopper (as Carl Switzer)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 The WAC from Walla Walla
Pvt. Cronkheit (uncredited)
 1952 I Dream of Jeanie
Freddie (as Carl Dean Switzer)
 1952 Pat and Mike
Busboy (as Carl Switzer)
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Messenger (uncredited)
 1951 Two Dollar Bettor
Chuck Nordlinger (as Carl Switzer)
 1951 Cause for Alarm!
Guy with Tex (uncredited)
 1951 Belle Le Grand
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1950 Redwood Forest Trail
Sidekick Alfie
 1950 House by the River
Walter Herbert (uncredited)
 1949 Alias the Champ
Newsboy
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives
Leo, Second Messenger (uncredited)
 1948 Big Town Scandal
Frankie Snead
 1948 State of the Union
Bellboy (as Carl Switzer)
 1948 On Our Merry Way
Leopold 'Zoot' Wirtz (as Carl Switzer)
 1947 Driftwood
Messenger (uncredited)
 1947 Gas House Kids Go West
Alfalfa (as Carl Switzer)
 1946 Gas House Kids
Sammy Levine (as Carl Switzer)
 1946 Courage of Lassie
First Youth
 1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
Delivery Boy (uncredited)
 1945 Man Alive
Ignatius (uncredited)
 1944 Together Again
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1944 The Great Mike
Speck
 1944 Going My Way
Herman Langerhanke (uncredited)
 1944 Rosie the Riveter
Buzz Prouty (as Carl Switzer)
 1943 Dixie
Boy in Street (uncredited)
 1943 Shantytown
'Bindy'
 1943 The Human Comedy
Auggie (uncredited)
 1942 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Billy Wiggs
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley
Messenger Boy (as Carl Switzer)
 1942 There's One Born Every Minute
Junior Twine (as Alfalfa Switser)
 1942 Henry and Dizzy
Billy Weeks
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Frederick (uncredited)
 1941 Reg'lar Fellers
Bump Hudson
 1940 Kiddie Kure (Short)
Alfalfa
 1940 Goin' Fishin' (Short)
Alfalfa
 1940 Waldo's Last Stand (Short)
Alfalfa
 1940 Good Bad Boys (Short)
Alfalfa
 1940 I Love You Again
Harkspur Jr.
 1940 Bubbling Troubles (Short)
Alfalfa
 1940 The New Pupil (Short)
Alfalfa
 1940 All About Hash (Short)
Alfalfa
 1940 The Big Premiere (Short)
Alfalfa
 1940 Alfalfa's Double (Short)
Alfalfa / Cornelius 'Corny'
 1939 Time Out for Lessons (Short)
Alfalfa
 1939 Dad for a Day (Short)
Alfalfa (uncredited)
 1939 Auto Antics (Short)
Alfalfa
 1939 Dog Daze (Short)
Alfalfa (uncredited)
 1939 Joy Scouts (Short)
Alfalfa
 1939 Cousin Wilbur (Short)
Alfalfa
 1939 Clown Princes (Short)
Alfalfa
 1939 Duel Personalities (Short)
Alfalfa
 1939 Alfalfa's Aunt (Short)
Alfalfa
 1938 Practical Jokers (Short)
Alfalfa
 1938 Football Romeo (Short)
Alfalfa
 1938 Men in Fright (Short)
Alfalfa
 1938 Aladdin's Lantern (Short)
Alfalfa
 1938 Party Fever (Short)
Alfalfa (uncredited)
 1938 The Little Ranger (Short)
Alfalfa
 1938 The Awful Tooth (Short)
Alfalfa
 1938 Feed 'em and Weep (Short)
Alfalfa
 1938 Came the Brawn (Short)
Alfalfa
 1938 Three Men in a Tub (Short)
Alfalfa
 1938 Bear Facts (Short)
Alfalfa
 1938 Canned Fishing (Short)
Alfalfa
 1938 Scandal Street
Bennie Nordskudder
 1937/I Mail and Female (Short)
Alfalfa / Cousin Amelia
 1937 The Pigskin Palooka (Short)
Alfalfa
 1937 Framing Youth (Short)
Alfalfa
 1937 Fishy Tales (Short)
Alfalfa
 1937 Night 'n' Gales (Short)
Alfalfa
 1937 Wild and Woolly
Zero
 1937 Roamin' Holiday (Short)
Alfalfa
 1937 Pick a Star
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 Three Smart Boys (Short)
Alfalfa
 1937 Rushin' Ballet (Short)
Alfalfa
 1937 Hearts Are Thumps (Short)
Alfalfa
 1937 Glove Taps (Short)
Alfalfa
 1937 Reunion in Rhythm (Short)
Alfalfa
 1936 General Spanky
Alfalfa (as Carl Switzer)
 1936 Spooky Hooky (Short)
Alfalfa
 1936 Easy to Take
Alfred Bottle (as Carl Switzer)
 1936 Ellis Island
Manuel (uncredited)
 1936 Pay As You Exit (Short)
Alfalfa
 1936 Two Too Young (Short)
Alfalfa
 1936 Kelly the Second
Boy with Stomach Ache (uncredited)
 1936 Bored of Education (Short)
Alfalfa
 1936 Arbor Day (Short)
Alfalfa
 1936 Second Childhood (Short)
Alfalfa
 1936 Too Many Parents
Kid Singer
 1936 The Lucky Corner (Short)
Alfalfa
 1936 Divot Diggers (Short)
Alfalfa
 1936 The Pinch Singer (Short)
Alfalfa
 1935 Life Hesitates at 40 (Short)
Boy at Soda Fountain
 1935 Little Sinner (Short)
Alfalfa
 1935 Little Papa (Short)
Alfalfa
 1935 Sprucin' Up (Short)
Alfalfa
 1935 Teacher's Beau (Short)
Alfalfa
 1935 Southern Exposure (Short)
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He also made an appearance in the Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life", opening up the gymnasium floor with the pool underneath, causing George and Mary to fall in.


Alternate Names:

Carl SWitzer | Alfalfa Switser | Alfalfa Switzer | Alfy Switzer | Carl Dean Switzer | Carl Switzer

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

In White Christmas (1954), the photo that Vera-Ellen shows to Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye of her brother Bennie is actually a photo of Switzer. See more »

Trademark:

Artificially straightened cowlick See more »

Nickname:

Alfie See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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