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Johnny Eck (1911–1991)

Johnny Eck was born John Echkardt, twenty minutes after his twin brother Robert. The boys entered the sideshow circuit at the age of 12, where John was billed as "Johnny Eck, The Half-boy." Johnny went on to play a role in Tod Browning's Freaks (1932) before returning with his brother to Baltimore, where he became a screen painter. Johnny died ... See full bio »

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Known For

Freaks Half Boy
1932

Filmography

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 1941 Tarzan's Secret Treasure
Bird (uncredited)
 1936 Tarzan Escapes
Gooney-Bird (uncredited)
 1932 Tarzan the Ape Man
Bird Creature (uncredited)
 1932 Freaks
Half Boy
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  Schlitzie: One of Us (Documentary) (filming)
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 1999 Freaks Uncensored! (Documentary)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

With his normal identical twin brother, Robert, performed in 1937 magic show's sawing-in-half routine. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Height:

1' 5" (0.43 m)
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Personal Quote:

If I want to see freaks, I can just look out the window. See more »

Trivia:

climbed the stairs to the top of the Washington Monument, on his hands. See more »

Trademark:

His classic pose of balancing himself upright with one arm

Nickname:

The Half-Man See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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