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Johnny Duncan (I) (1923–2016)

Johnny Duncan at the time of writing is in his mid-80's and in good health, living with his wife Susan, and enjoying life not far from where his life began. He started out on a small farm near Kansas City in 1923. As a child growing up during the Great Depression, Johnny danced up a storm in local towns, and with the money he saved he was able to ... See full bio »

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Batman and Robin Robin / Dick Grayson
Mr. Muggs Rides Again Squeegie Robinson
Youth Aflame Jitterbugger


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 1960 Spartacus
Beheaded Man (uncredited)
 1959 Plan 9 from Outer Space
Second Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)
 1959 Juke Box Rhythm
Party Guest / Dancer (uncredited)
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Eddie James
- Cycle of Terror (1957) ... Eddie James (as John Duncan)
 1956 Rock Around the Clock
Prom Dancer (uncredited)
 1956 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Mickey Doan / Mail Rider
- West of the Law (1956) ... Mickey Doan (as John B. Duncan)
- The Epidemic (1956) ... Mail Rider (as John B. Duncan)
 1955 Running Wild
Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited)
 1954 The Caine Mutiny
Sailor (uncredited)
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
- Step Child (1954) ... Bob (as John Duncan)
 1954 Highway Dragnet
Marine (uncredited)
 1953 The Flaming Urge
Ralph Jarvis
 1953 The Wild One
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1953 Miss Sadie Thompson
Marine (uncredited)
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
- To Any Soldier (1953)
 1953 All Ashore
Dancer (uncredited)
 1953 So You Want to Be a Musician (Short)
Jitterbugger (uncredited)
 1952 Off Limits
Soldier in Fatigues (uncredited)
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis
Western Union Boy (uncredited)
 1952 With a Song in My Heart
Soldier (uncredited)
 1951 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
- The Big Game (1951) ... (as Johnnie Duncan)
 1951 The Big Night
Motorcycle Boy (uncredited)
 1951 David and Bathsheba
Jessie's Third Son (uncredited)
 1951 He Ran All the Way
Boy at Pool (uncredited)
 1951 The Harlem Globetrotters
Attendant (uncredited)
 1951 Bedtime for Bonzo
Paperboy (uncredited)
 1950 Walk Softly, Stranger
Office Messenger (uncredited)
 1950 Summer Stock
Stock Company Member (uncredited)
 1950 A Wonderful Life (Short)
College Boy at Party (uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Soldier (uncredited)
 1949 Whirlpool
Soldier (uncredited)
 1949 The Woman on Pier 13
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1949 Take One False Step
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1949 Batman and Robin
Robin / Dick Grayson (as John Duncan)
 1949 City Across the River
Student in Shop Class (uncredited)
 1949 Fighting Fools
Fighter in Gym (uncredited)
 1948 Street Corner
Hal (as John Duncan)
 1948 Good Sam
Jitterbug (uncredited)
 1947 It Had to Be You
John (scenes deleted)
 1947 Sport of Kings
Jockey (uncredited)
 1947 Mr. District Attorney
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1947 Beat the Band
Jitterbug (uncredited)
 1947 Trail to San Antone
Ted Malloy (as John Duncan)
 1947 Johnny O'Clock
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Hotel Bellhop (uncredited)
 1946 Inside Job
Messenger (uncredited)
 1946 The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1946 Cinderella Jones
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1946 From This Day Forward
Young Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1946 Gay Blades
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1945 Come Out Fighting
Gilbert Mitchell
 1945 Mr. Muggs Rides Again
Squeegie Robinson
 1945 Twice Blessed
Teenager (uncredited)
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight
Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited)
 1945 Salty O'Rourke
Ralph (uncredited)
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Jitterbugger (uncredited)
 1944 Heavenly Days
Teenager Blowing Noisemaker (uncredited)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Call Boy (uncredited)
 1944 Youth Aflame
 1944 Delinquent Daughters
Rocky Webster
 1944 A Fig Leaf for Eve
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1944 Ghost Catchers
Jitterbug (uncredited)
 1944 Million Dollar Kid
Roy Cortland (as Johnnie Duncan)
 1943 The Gang's All Here
Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited)
 1943 Jive Junction
 1943 Where Are Your Children?
Jitterbug dancer (uncredited)
 1943 Campus Rhythm
Freshie, a Freshman
 1943 The Mystery of the 13th Guest
Harold Morgan (as John Duncan)
 1943 Swing Fever
Dancer, USO Sailor (uncredited)
 1943 Teen Age
Dan Murray
 1943 The Unknown Guest
Teenager at Carnival (uncredited)
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Sailor (uncredited)
 1943 Clancy Street Boys
Cherry Streeter (uncredited)
 1942 Junior Army
Cadet (uncredited)
 1942 Call of the Canyon
Jitterbug (uncredited)
 1939 The Arizona Wildcat
Townsboy (uncredited)

Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

John B. Duncan | Johnnie Duncan | John Duncan


5' 4¼" (1.63 m)

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So I had this fight with Kirk Douglas [as Spartacus], a sword fight, and he cuts my head off. And when he cuts my head off, this [fake] blood and stuff squirts out like the veins in my neck. And, my God, they had to cut it, it was so gruesome. It squirted all over Douglas, all over the other actors around and everything, and today it would have been great ... But in those days, they said, "Oh, my... See more »


Was the second actor to play the Batman's sidekick, Robin, the Boy Wonder, AKA: Dick Grayson.

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