Frankie Darro (1917–1976)

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Born into a show-business family - his parents were circus aerialists - Frankie Darro appeared in his first film at age six. Due to his small size and youthful appearance, he played teenagers well into his 20s. Always a physical performer, Darro often did his own stunts, many times out of necessity - his small stature made it difficult to find ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Gang's All Here Frankie O'Malley
On the Spot Frankie 'Doc' Kelly
Tough to Handle Mike Sanford
Tough Kid 'Skipper' Murphy


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 1975 Fugitive Lovers
Lester the Drunk
 1974 The Girl on the Late, Late Show (TV Movie)
Studio Guard
 1969 Hook, Line and Sinker
Delivery Man (uncredited)
 1955-1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Silent Spot / Actor / the Clown / ...
- Love Is a Funny Thing (1968) ... the Clown / Willie's Drunken Friend
- The Love Bug'll Getcha If You Don't Use DDT (1968) ... Maw Kaddiddlehopper
- How Stupid of Cupid (1965) ... Maw Kadiddlehopper (in drag)
- The Unteachables (1965) ... Grandma (in drag) / Silent Spot
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
- Find a Sonnett, Kill a Sonnett (1967) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
- A Death Worse Than Fate (1966) ... Newsman
- Zelda the Great (1966) ... Newsman
 1965 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Delivery Boy
- Cousin Itt's Problem (1965) ... Delivery Boy
 1958-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Messenger / Elevator Operator
- The Case of the Ruinous Road (1964) ... Messenger
- The Case of the Terrified Typist (1958) ... Elevator Operator
 1964 The Disorderly Orderly
Board Member (uncredited)
 1964 The Carpetbaggers
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Self Stagehand
- The Peter Lorre/Joanie Sommers Show (1963) ... Self Stagehand (uncredited)
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
Elevator Operator
- Mr. Second Chance (1962) ... Elevator Operator
 1962 Mister Ed (TV Series)
- Ed, the Pilgrim (1962) ... Henry (as Frank Darro)
 1960-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Boots / Little Dandy Dorf
- Ten O'Clock Tiger (1962) ... Boots
- I Can Take Care of Myself (1960) ... Little Dandy Dorf
 1962 The Hathaways (TV Series)
 1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series)
- The Big Baffle (1961)
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Fred aka Sonny
- Death Runs Wild (1960) ... Fred aka Sonny
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
- Big Squeeze (1960) ... Jockey
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
News Vendor
- The Unhired Assassin: Part 1 (1960) ... News Vendor
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Edward 'Snapper' Garrison
- Garrison Finish (1959) ... Edward 'Snapper' Garrison
 1959 Operation Petticoat
Pharmacist Mate Dooley
 1958 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Billy Arnet
- The Jockey (1958) ... Billy Arnet
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
- The Grady Gremlin Case (1958) ... Grady
 1958 The Perfect Furlough
Soldier in Hospital in Cast (uncredited)
 1958 December Bride (TV Series)
Sonny Williams
- The Ed Wynn Show (1958) ... Sonny Williams
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
- The Last Laugh (1958) ... Mickey
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Ken Jackson
- Little Man with a Big Gun (1957) ... Ken Jackson
 1956 Judge Roy Bean (TV Series)
Cass Tolan / Hugh Lonagan aka Cross Draw Kid
- The Refugee (1956) ... Cass Tolan
- The Cross Draw Kid (1956) ... Hugh Lonagan aka Cross Draw Kid
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
 1956 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
First Caddy
- Jeannie the Caddy (1956) ... First Caddy
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Slave (uncredited)
 1956 Forbidden Planet
Robby the Robot (uncredited)
 1955 The Johnny Carson Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1955) ... Pilot
 1954-1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Jake South / Johnny Hatton / Brown
- Cornered (1955) ... Jake South
- The Big Race (1954) ... Johnny Hatton
- Badge of Honor (1954) ... Brown (as Frank Darrow)
 1954 I Married Joan (TV Series)
- Big Louie's Parole (1954) ... Shorty
 1954 Living It Up
Bellboy Captain (uncredited)
 1954 The Lawless Rider
Jim Bascom
 1954 Racing Blood
Ben, a Jockey
 1953 Siren of Bagdad
Man in Camp After Raid (uncredited)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1952 Pat and Mike
Caddy (uncredited)
 1952 The Sellout
Little Jake (uncredited)
 1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Clint Slocum
- The Slocum Family (1951) ... Clint Slocum
 1951 Westward the Women
Jean's Awaiting Groom (uncredited)
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Cadet (uncredited)
 1951 Pride of Maryland
Steve Loomis
 1950 Wyoming Mail
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1950 The Next Voice You Hear...
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1950 Riding High
Jockey Williams
 1949 Sons of New Mexico
Gig Jackson
 1949 Hold That Baby!
Bananas Stewart
 1949 Fighting Fools
Johnny Higgins
 1948 Trouble Makers
Ben Feathers
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1948 Heart of Virginia
Jimmy Easter
 1948 Angels' Alley
 1948 Smart Politics
Roy Donne
 1947 That's My Man
 1947 Sarge Goes to College
Roy Donne
 1947 Vacation Days
Roy Donne
 1946 High School Hero
Roy Donne
 1946 Chick Carter, Detective
Creeper (uncredited)
 1946 Freddie Steps Out
Roy Donne
 1946/I Junior Prom
Roy Donne
 1944 Take It or Leave It
Radio Listener
 1941 Tuxedo Junction
Jack 'Sock' Anderson
 1941 Let's Go Collegiate
Frankie Monahan
 1941 The Gang's All Here
Frankie O'Malley
 1941 You're Out of Luck
Frankie O'Reilly
 1940 Up in the Air
Frankie Ryan
 1940 Laughing at Danger
Frankie Kelly
 1940 On the Spot
Frankie 'Doc' Kelly
 1940 Pinocchio
Lampwick (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Chasing Trouble
Jimmy O'Brien
 1939 Irish Luck
Buzzy O'Brien
 1939 Boys' Reformatory
Tommy Ryan
 1938 Tough Kid
'Skipper' Murphy
 1938 Wanted by the Police
Danny Murphy
 1938 Juvenile Court
 1938 The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Jerry, aka Little Brave Heart
 1938 Reformatory
Louie Miller
 1937 Young Dynamite
Freddie Shields
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
'Dink' Reid
 1937 Saratoga
Dixie Gordon
 1937 Anything for a Thrill
Dan Mallory
 1937 A Day at the Races
Morgan's Jockey (uncredited)
 1937 Tough to Handle
Mike Sanford
 1937 Headline Crasher
James 'Jimmy' Forbush Tallant, Jr.
 1937 The Devil Diamond
Lee aka Kid Harris
 1936 Racing Blood
Frankie Reynolds
 1936 Born to Fight
'Babyface' Madison
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Race Track
'Tip' Collins
 1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
Spike Salisbury (uncredited)
 1936 Black Gold
Clifford 'Fishtail' O'Reilly
 1935 The Payoff
 1935 3 Kids and a Queen
 1935 Valley of Wanted Men
Slivers Sanderson
 1935 Men of Action
Johnny Morgan
 1935 Stranded
James 'Jimmy' Rivers
 1935 The Unwelcome Stranger
Charlie Anderson
 1935 The Phantom Empire
Frankie Baxter
 1935 Red Hot Tires
 1934 Little Men
 1934 Broadway Bill
Ted Williams
 1934/I Burn 'Em Up Barnes
Bobbie Riley
 1934 The Merry Frinks
Norman Frink
 1934 No Greater Glory
Feri Ats
 1933/I The Big Race
 1933/II The Big Race
 1933 The Wolf Dog
Frank Courtney
 1933 Wild Boys of the Road
Eddie Smith
 1933 Tugboat Annie
Alec - as a Child
 1933 Laughing at Life
 1933 The Mayor of Hell
 1932 The Devil Horse
Frankie Graham - The Wild Boy
 1932 Three on a Match
Bobby (uncredited)
 1932 Amateur Daddy
Pete Smith
 1931 The Cheyenne Cyclone
'Orphan' McGuire
 1931 Way Back Home
 1931 The Lightning Warrior
Jimmy Carter
 1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Larry Claudet - as a Boy (uncredited)
 1931 The Mad Genius
Fedor as a Boy
 1931 The Vanishing Legion
Jimmie Williams
 1931 The Public Enemy
Matt as a Boy (uncredited)
 1929 Blaze o' Glory
Jean Williams
 1929 The Pride of Pawnee
Jerry Wilson
 1929 The Rainbow Man
Billy Ryan
 1929 Idaho Red
 1929 Gun Law
Buster Brown
 1928 Tyrant of Red Gulch
 1928 The Avenging Rider
Frankie Sheridan
 1928 The Circus Kid
 1928 Terror Mountain
Buddy Roberts
 1928 Phantom of the Range
Spuds O'Brien
 1928 When the Law Rides
Frankie Ross
 1928 The Texas Tornado
Buddy Martin
 1927 Little Mickey Grogan
Mickey Grogan (as Frankie Darrow)
 1927 The Desert Pirate
Jimmy Rand
 1927 The Flying U Ranch
Chip Jr
 1927 Judgment of the Hills
Tad Dennison
 1927 Tom's Gang
 1927 Cyclone of the Range
Frankie Butler
 1927 Long Pants
Young Harry Shelby (uncredited)
 1927 Moulders of Men
Sandy Barry
 1927 Lightning Lariats
Alexis, King of Roxenburg
 1927 Her Father Said No
Matt Doe
 1926 Flesh and the Devil
Boy Who Dances with Hertha (uncredited)
 1926 Red Hot Hoofs
Frankie Buckley
 1926 Out of the West
Frankie O'Connor
 1926 Tom and His Pals
Frankie Smith
 1926 The Carnival Girl
Nanette's Brother
 1926 The Cowboy Cop
 1926 Hearts and Spangles
 1926 The Masquerade Bandit
Tim Marble
 1926 Wild to Go
Frankie Blake (as Frankie Darrow)
 1926 Kiki
 1926 The Arizona Streak
 1926 Memory Lane
 1926 The Thrill Hunter
Boy Prince (as Frankie Darrow)
 1926 Born to Battle
 1926 Mike
 1925 The Cowboy Musketeer
Billy Gordon
 1925 The Midnight Flyer
Young Davey
 1925 The Phantom Express
'Daddles' Lane - Nora's Brother
 1925 The Wyoming Wildcat
Barnie Finn
 1925 Wandering Footsteps
 1925 Let's Go, Gallagher
Little Joey
 1925 Fighting the Flames
 1925 Confessions of a Queen
Prince Zara
 1925 Her Husband's Secret
Young Elliot Owen
 1925 The Fearless Lover
Frankie (as Frankie Darrow)
 1925 Women and Gold
Dan Barclay Jr. (as Frankie Darrow)
 1924 So Big
Dirk DeJong (child)
 1924 Roaring Rails
Little Bill
 1924 Racing for Life
Jimmy Danton
 1924 The Signal Tower
Sonny Taylor
 1924 Half-a-Dollar Bill
Half-a-Dollar Bill
 1924 Judgment of the Storm
Heath Twin
Show Show Stunts (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Frank Darro | Frankie Darrow | Frank Darrow


5' 3" (1.6 m)


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During World War II he joined the US Navy, serving three years as a corpsman/pharmacist mate.


A distinct, husky voice

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