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Jackie Searl (1921–1991)

A fairly well-known child actor who never made it to the ranks of a Jackie Cooper or Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Searl nevertheless gained a film following in the 1930s. A bratty counterpart to Jane Withers, the blond, freckled, clean-cut Jackie was born in Anaheim, California in 1921 and started on L.A. radio in "The Children's Hour" at the age of... See full bio »

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Known For

Great Expectations Herbert Pocket , as a child
Lovers Courageous Willie as a Child
Newly Rich Tiny Tim


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 1968-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Lanky Man / Harrison
- The Lady and the Mountain Lion (1969) ... Lanky Man
- The Passing of a King (1968) ... Harrison (as Jack Searle)
 1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
- Trail's End (1969) ... Monk (as Jack Searl)
 1962-1969 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Hale / Floyd
- Goldtown (1969) ... Hale (as Jack Searl)
- Call Me Dodie (1962) ... Floyd (as Jack Searl)
 1967-1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Carter / Storekeeper / Clerk
- The Last Hundred Miles (1969) ... Carter
- The Kinsman (1968) ... Storekeeper
- The Price of Revenge (1967) ... Clerk
 1968 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
Cat Burglar
- Dark Memory (1968) ... Cat Burglar (as Jack Searl)
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Gibson Grant
- The Name of This Game Is Acquittal (1968) ... Gibson Grant (as Jack Searl)
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
- The Deputy (1967) ... Jack (as Jack Searl)
 1967 Divorce American Style
Husband (uncredited)
 1967 Love on a Rooftop (TV Series)
- Stork on a Rooftop (1967) ... Man (as Jack Searl)
 1964-1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
The Fugitive / Murdock
- Lucy and Art Linkletter (1966) ... The Fugitive (as Jack Searl)
- Lucy Makes a Pinch (1964) ... Murdock (as Jack Searl)
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
Station Agent
- The Golden Trail (1965) ... Station Agent (uncredited)
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
The Pilot
- The Night of a Thousand Eyes (1965) ... The Pilot (as Jack Searl)
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Jack Hull
- Modern Merchandising (1965) ... Jack Hull (as Jack Searle)
 1965 The Cara Williams Show (TV Series)
- Much Glue About Nothing (1965) ... Henden (as Jack Searl)
 1964 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Clerk #1
- The Case of the Marine Bandit (1964) ... Clerk #1 (as Jack Searle)
 1964 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
- What Elephant? (1964) ... Alexander (as Jack Searl)
 1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Jed Motley
- Blood Brother-in-Law (1964) ... Jed Motley (as Jack Searl)
 1964 A Tiger Walks
Sheriff's Adviser (uncredited)
 1963 Shotgun Wedding
 1963 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Sgt Flynn
- The Happy Sleepwalker (1963) ... Sgt Flynn (as Jack Searle)
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
- The Myra Marshall Story (1963) ... Manny (as Jack Searl)
 1961-1963 Lassie (TV Series)
Mr. Wyatt / Mac
- Jeeper (1963) ... Mr. Wyatt (as Jack Searl)
- The White-faced Bull (1961) ... Mac (as Jack Searl)
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Harry Dixon
- A Little Knowledge Is Fatal (1963) ... Harry Dixon
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Nicky Long
- A Home Away from Home (1963) ... Nicky Long (as Jack Searl)
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Mr. Burns
- A Tough Act to Follow (1963) ... Mr. Burns (as Jack Searl)
 1961-1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk / Hollis
- Incident of the Pale Rider (1963) ... Hotel Clerk (as Jack Searl)
- Incident of the Running Man (1961) ... Hollis (as Jack Searl)
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
- Seven Days on Rough Street (1963) ... (as Jack Searl)
 1961-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Ollie Benson / Leon Ulrich
- The Case of the Prankish Professor (1963) ... Ollie Benson (as Jack Searl)
- The Case of the Travelling Treasure (1961) ... Leon Ulrich (as Jack Searl)
 1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
- The Case of the Gossipy Maid (1962) ... Phil
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Cal Soper
- The Daring Durandos (1962) ... Cal Soper (as Jack Searl)
 1961-1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Snowball / Spaulding
- The Last Letter (1962) ... Snowball (as Jack Searl)
- Manitoba Manhunt (1961) ... Spaulding (as Jack Searl)
 1962 The Couch
Belmont (uncredited)
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
- The Tarnished Badge (1962) ... Slick (as Jack Searl)
 1961 Target: The Corruptors! (TV Series)
- Silent Partner (1961) ... (as Jack Searl)
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
- The Very Hard Sell (1961) ... Anton (as Jack Searl)
 1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
- Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (1961) ... (as Jack Searl, credit only)
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
- Frightened Doll (1961) ... Roscoe (as Jack Searl)
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
- The Mescalero Curse (1961) ... Tom (as Jack Searl)
 1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Wilbur Smiley Drake
- Substitute Gun (1961) ... Wilbur Smiley Drake
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
- Road of the Dead (1961) ... Dorcas (as Jack Searl)
 1961 The Tom Ewell Show (TV Series)
Vince Martell
- The Middle Child (1961) ... Vince Martell (as Jack Searl)
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Mr. O'Brien
- A Time to Die (1960) ... Mr. O'Brien (as Jack Searl)
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
- The Quota (1960) ... Trooper (as Jack Searl)
 1949 Outpost in Morocco
Legionnaire (uncredited)
 1948 The Paleface
Jasper Martin (as Jack Searl)
 1948 Lady at Midnight
Freddy Forsythe (as Jack Searle)
 1948 Beyond Glory
Lt. Brown (uncredited)
 1948 Hazard
Public Defender
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Waiter in Diving Suit (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys
Joe (uncredited)
 1945 Club Havana
Young Cavendish (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1942 Small Town Deb
Tim Randall
 1941 Glamour Boy
Georgie Clemons
 1941 Golden Hoofs
Sulky Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Military Academy
Prentiss Dover
 1940 My Little Chickadee
Boy (as Jack Searl)
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
Alfred Goonplatz (as Jack Searl)
 1938 That Certain Age
Tony (as Jack Searl)
 1938 Little Tough Guy
Cyril Gerrard
 1937 Wild and Woolly
Chaunce Ralston
 1937 Two Wise Maids
Elliot 'Wet Mouth' Braxton
 1936 Gentle Julia
Herbert Livingston Atwater
 1935 Ginger
Hamilton Parker
 1935 The Unwelcome Stranger
Andy 'Gimpy' Campbell - the Orphan
 1934 A Wicked Woman
Curtis as a Child (as Jackie Searle)
 1934 Great Expectations
Herbert Pocket , as a child
 1934 Peck's Bad Boy
Horace Clay
 1934 She Was a Lady
Herbie Vane
 1934 Murder on the Blackboard
Leland Stanford Jones
 1934 Strictly Dynamite
Robin Figg (as Jackie Searle)
 1934 No Greater Glory
 1933 Alice in Wonderland
 1933 The World Changes
John - as a Boy (uncredited)
 1933 The Chief
Little Heinie in Hat Department (uncredited)
 1933 One Year Later
 1933 Dangerous Crossroads
Jackie - Detective's Son (as Jackie Searle)
 1933 The Return of Casey Jones
Jimmy Martin - as a Boy
 1933 High Gear
Jimmy Evans
 1933 A Lady's Profession
The Ship's Bad Boy
 1933/I Topaze
Charlemagne de La Tour-La Tour
 1932 Officer Thirteen
Sammy (as Jackie Searle)
 1932 Little Orphan Annie
Sponge Throwing Orphan (uncredited)
 1932 Hearts of Humanity
Shandy O'Hara
 1932 The Miracle Man
Boy at Meadville RR Station (uncredited)
 1932 Lovers Courageous
Willie as a Child
 1931 Sooky
Sidney Saunders
 1931 Huckleberry Finn
Sid Sawyer
 1931 Newly Rich
Tiny Tim
 1931 Daybreak
August (as Jackie Searle)
 1931 Skippy
 1931 Finn and Hattie
 1931 Scandal Sheet
Little Wilson Boy
 1930 Tom Sawyer
Sidney Sawyer
 1930 The Sins of the Children
Nick Higgenson as a Child (uncredited)
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Student (The Schoolroom) (uncredited)
 1929 Uncle's Visit (Short)
Cecil-School Student (uncredited)
 1929 Tomato Omelette (Short)
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Alternate Names:

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Nearly a decade after having played Sid Sawyer in Tom Sawyer (1930) and Huckleberry Finn (1931), he appeared in Military Academy (1940) with David Holt who had played Sid Sawyer in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938). See more »


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