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Clay O'Brien


Born Clay O'Brien Cooper on May 6, 1961, and best-known as the pint- sized "Hardy Fimps" in the western coming-of-age film, The Cowboys (1972); Clay O'Brien became a favorite with John Wayne, who appreciated a real cowboy when he met one. Remaining pint-sized for several years, Clay could be found in pleasant but typical Disneyesque fare ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Cowboys Hardy Fimps - Cowboy
(1972)
(1973)
The Magical World of Disney Shoie / Sterling Melborne
(1974-1976)
The Apple Dumpling Gang Bobby Bradley
(1975)

Filmography

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 1974-1976 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Shoie / Sterling Melborne
- Hog Wild: Part 2 (1974) ... Sterling Melborne
- Hog Wild: Part 1 (1974) ... Sterling Melborne
 1976 The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper (TV Movie)
Shoie
 1975 Mackintosh and T.J.
T.J.
 1975 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Henry Henderson
- The Spring Dance (1975) ... Henry Henderson
 1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang
Bobby Bradley
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series)
Weedy
- Requiem for a Lost Son (1974) ... Weedy
- The Indian Givers (1974) ... Weedy
- The Trap (1974) ... Weedy
- The Remounts (1974) ... Weedy
- The Ordeal (1974) ... Weedy
 1974 Hog Wild (TV Movie)
Sterling Melborne
 1973 Alvin the Magnificent (TV Movie)
 1972-1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Tuttle Kincaid / Caleb Cunningham
- The Widow and the Rogue (1973) ... Caleb Cunningham
- The River: Part 2 (1972) ... Tuttle Kincaid
- The River: Part 1 (1972) ... Tuttle Kincaid
 1973 Cahill U.S. Marshal
Billy Joe
 1973 One Little Indian
Mark
 1972 Climb an Angry Mountain (TV Movie)
Michael Cooper
 1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Peter Graham
- Please Don't Send Flowers (1972) ... Peter Graham
 1972 The Cowboys
Hardy Fimps - Cowboy
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Personal Details

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Beth O'Brien  (2 children)

Children:

O'Brien, Bailey | See more »
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Trivia:

The five movies he acted in all belong to the Western genre. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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