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Jay R. Smith (1915–2002)

Jay R. Smith was the second freckled-faced youngster to be featured in producer Hal Roach's successful film series, "Our Gang" (later known on television as "The Little Rascals".) His first "Our Gang" film was _Boys Will be Joys(1925)_ in a small role. Smith was put into the series as a sort-of replacement for Mickey Daniels, the original ... See full bio »

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Known For

Love My Dog
(1927)
Good Cheer
Good Cheer J.R.
(1926)
The Fourth Alarm
The Fourth Alarm Turkey-egg
(1926)
Telling Whoppers
(1926)

Filmography

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 1931 Blood and Thunder (Short)
Kid Tossing Water (uncredited)
 1929 Moan & Groan, Inc. (Short)
Kid with Japanese Handcuffs (uncredited)
 1929 Noisy Noises (Short)
Dental Patient
 1929 Election Day (Short)
Jay R. (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1928 Growing Pains (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1928 Crazy House (Short)
Percy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1928 Fair and Muddy (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1928 Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1928 Edison, Marconi & Co. (Short)
J. Edison Westinghouse Smith (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1928 The Smile Wins (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1928 Rainy Days (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1928 Spook Spoofing (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1928 Playin' Hookey (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Dog Heaven (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Heebee Jeebees (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Chicken Feed (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 The Old Wallop (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Yale vs. Harvard (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Olympic Games (Short)
Spec (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Baby Brother (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 The Glorious Fourth (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Tired Business Men (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Love My Dog (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Ten Years Old (Short)
Jay-R. (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Seeing the World (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Bring Home the Turkey (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Telling Whoppers (Short)
Jay R. (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 War Feathers (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 The Fourth Alarm (Short)
Turkey-egg (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Shivering Spooks (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Thundering Fleas (Short)
Jay
 1926 Uncle Tom's Uncle (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Monkey Business (Short)
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Buried Treasure (Short)
Specks (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Good Cheer (Short)
J.R. (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1925 Better Movies (Short)
Turkey-egg (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1925 Boys Will Be Joys (Short)
Kid
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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Hal Roach's Rascals | J.R. Smith
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(referring to his "Our Gang" acting stint: "None of us took it seriously while it was happening. But looking back, it was a very pleasant time in my life, and as I grow older, it gets more valuable." See more »

Trivia:

Was found in the desert 25 miles north of Las Vegas, NV, stabbed multiple times. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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