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Buster Slaven (1922–2009)

Buster Slaven was born on October 30, 1922 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Matthew Bradley Slaven. He was an actor, known for Song of the Sierras (1946), Ridin' Down the Trail (1947) and Tornado Range (1948). He was married to Betty (Conklin) Jackson. He died on June 27, 2009 in Walnut Creek, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Song of the Sierras Reginal G. Snood
Ridin' Down the Trail Henchman Silton
Tornado Range Jebby Sawyer
Trail to Mexico The Texas Kid


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 1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me
Sidekick (uncredited)
 1951 Halls of Montezuma
Marine (uncredited)
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Ira Hinshaw
- Double Jeopardy (1950) ... Ira Hinshaw (as Brad Slaven)
 1948 A Southern Yankee
Confederate Soldier (uncredited)
 1948 Tornado Range
Jebby Sawyer (as Brad Slaven)
 1947 Cheyenne Takes Over
Bailey (as Brad Slaven)
 1947 Return of the Lash
Tom Grant (as Brad Slaven)
 1947 Ridin' Down the Trail
Henchman Silton (as Matthew B. Slaven)
 1947 Stage to Mesa City
Bob Watson (as Brad Slaven)
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Sailor (uncredited)
 1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Enquiries at Sproule's (uncredited)
 1947 Border Feud
Jim Condon (as Brad Slaven)
 1947 Range Beyond the Blue
Kirk Mason (as Brad Slavin)
 1947 Law of the Lash
Sam - the Grocery Salesman (uncredited)
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Enola Gay Assistant Gunner (uncredited)
 1947 Rainbow Over the Rockies
Henchman Turner (uncredited)
 1947 I'll Be Yours
Stranger (uncredited)
 1947 Calendar Girl
Masher (uncredited)
 1946 Song of the Sierras
Reginal G. Snood (as Brad Slavin)
 1946 Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
Freshman (uncredited)
 1946 Trail to Mexico
The Texas Kid (as Brad Slaven)
 1946 Cluny Brown
English Boy on Bike (uncredited)
 1946 Moon Over Montana
Phil Barkley (as Brad Slaven)
 1941 Unholy Partners
Newsboy (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Down in San Diego
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1941 Let's Make Music
High School Band Member (uncredited)
 1940 City for Conquest
Sidney - Pupil (uncredited)
 1940 Pride and Prejudice
Beck's Assistant (uncredited)
 1940 Young Tom Edison
Boy at Tree (uncredited)
 1940 My Little Chickadee
Schoolboy (uncredited)
 1939 They Asked for It
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1938 The Mad Miss Manton
Messenger Boy with Telegrams (uncredited)
 1938 Prairie Moon
Mortimer Larkin (uncredited)
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
Second Newsboy (uncredited)
 1938 Juvenile Court
Joe (uncredited)
 1938 Professor Beware
Western Union Boy (uncredited)
 1938 One Wild Night
Copy Boy (uncredited)
 1938 Bringing Up Baby
Peabody's Caddy (uncredited)
 1938 Scandal Street
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1938 Love Is a Headache
Mike's Friend (uncredited)
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Jockey Hoot Meyer (uncredited)
 1937 A Damsel in Distress
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1937 Hot Water
Red (uncredited)
 1937 Super-Sleuth
Newsboy #3 (uncredited)
 1937 Angel's Holiday
Copy Boy (uncredited)
 1937 Maytime
Maypole Singer (uncredited)
 1937 Sea Devils
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1937 Two Wise Maids
Schoolboy (uncredited)
 1936 Reunion
Boy (uncredited)
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
 1936 M'Liss
Extra as Student (uncredited)
 1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1936 Let's Sing Again
Orphan washing dishes (uncredited)
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy
Fighting Boy (uncredited)
 1935 Ah Wilderness!
Boy with Fireworks (uncredited)
 1935 This Is the Life
Tommy - Boy at Picnic (uncredited)
 1933 Roman Scandals
Shantytown Boy (uncredited)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Farmer's Son (uncredited)
 1933 The Last Trail
Freckle-Faced Kid (uncredited)
 1933 Murders in the Zoo
Little Boy at the Zoo (uncredited)
 1933/I Topaze
Student (uncredited)
 1932 Lawyer Man
Silent Boy Walking at End (uncredited)
 1932 Sky Bride
Boy at Springdale Fair (uncredited)
 1930 Night Work
Orphan (uncredited)
 1930 America or Bust (Short)
Arold Emingway
 1930 Shivering Shakespeare (Short)
Shepherd / Guard (uncredited)
 1929 Sunnyside Up
Little boy (uncredited)
 1929 Dynamite
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1929 The Virginian
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1929 Is Everybody Happy?
Ted Todd as a Boy (uncredited)
 1929 This Is Heaven
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1929 The Valiant
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1929 The Dummy
Little Boy (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Brad Slaven | Matthew B. Slaven | Matthew Slaven | Brad Slavin | Buster Slavin

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Enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on April 11, 1942; earned a commission as Second Lieutenant and was shot down and captured by the Germans in 1944, spending the remainder of World War II in a prison camp.

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