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Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer (1927–1959)

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer was born on August 7, 1927 in Paris, Illinois, USA as Carl Dean Switzer. He was an actor, known for Pat and Mike (1952), Night 'n' Gales (1937) and The Pinch Singer (1936). He was married to Dian Collingwood. He died on January 21, 1959 in Mission Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Pat and Mike Bus Boy
Night 'n' Gales Alfalfa
General Spanky Alfalfa


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 1958 The Defiant Ones
Angus (as Carl Switzer)
 1957 Motorcycle Gang
Speed (as Carl Switzer)
 1956 Between Heaven and Hell
Savage (uncredited)
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Slave (uncredited)
 1955 Dig That Uranium
Shifty Robertson (uncredited)
 1952-1955 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Mike Moore / Dunc Wright / Timmy Horton / ...
- And Sudden Death (1955) ... Mike Moore (as Alfy Switzer)
- Quick Draw (1955) ... Dunc Wright (as Alfalfa Switzer)
- Dead End Trail (1955) ... Timmy Horton (as Alfalfa Switzer)
- Go for Your Gun (1952) ... Bob, Dale's Nephew (as Alfalfa Switzer)
- Shoot to Kill (1952) ... Elmer Kirby (as Alfalfa Switzer)
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
- The Negative Man (1955) ... Pete (as Carl Switzer)
 1955 Francis in the Navy
Timekeeper (uncredited)
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Unexpected Father (uncredited)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Eight Iron Men (1955) ... Mailer
 1954 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Victor the Delivery Boy
- George Gets Call from Unknown Victor (1954) ... Victor the Delivery Boy (as Carl Switzer)
 1954 Track of the Cat
Joe Sam (as Carl Switzer)
 1954 This Is My Love
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Ensign Keim (as Carl Switzer)
 1953 Flight Nurse
Rifleman (uncredited)
 1953 Island in the Sky
Sonny Hopper (as Carl Switzer)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 The WAC from Walla Walla
Pvt. Cronkheit (uncredited)
 1952 I Dream of Jeanie
Freddie (as Carl Dean Switzer)
 1952 Pat and Mike
Bus Boy (as Carl Switzer)
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Messenger (uncredited)
 1951 Two Dollar Bettor
Chuck Nordlinger (as Carl Switzer)
 1951 Cause for Alarm!
Guy with Tex (uncredited)
 1951 Belle Le Grand
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1950 Redwood Forest Trail
Sidekick Alfie
 1950 House by the River
Walter Herbert (uncredited)
 1949 Alias the Champ
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives
Leo, Second Messenger (uncredited)
 1948 Big Town Scandal
Frankie Snead
 1948 State of the Union
Bellboy (as Carl Switzer)
 1948 On Our Merry Way
Leopold 'Zoot' Wirtz (as Carl Switzer)
 1947 Driftwood
Messenger (uncredited)
 1947 Gas House Kids Go West
Alfalfa (as Carl Switzer)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Freddie Othello (uncredited)
 1946 Gas House Kids
Sammy Levine (as Carl Switzer)
 1946 Courage of Lassie
First Youth
 1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
Delivery Boy (uncredited)
 1945 Man Alive
Ignatius (uncredited)
 1944 Together Again
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1944 The Great Mike
 1944 Going My Way
Herman Langerhanke (uncredited)
 1944 Rosie the Riveter
Buzz Prouty (as Carl Switzer)
 1943 Dixie
Boy in Street (uncredited)
 1943 Shantytown
 1943 The Human Comedy
Auggie (uncredited)
 1942 Johnny Doughboy
Alfalfa (as 'Alfalfa' Switzer)
 1942 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Billy Wiggs
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley
Messenger Boy (as Carl Switzer)
 1942 There's One Born Every Minute
Junior Twine (as Alfalfa Switser)
 1942 Henry and Dizzy
Billy Weeks
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Frederick (uncredited)
 1941 Reg'lar Fellers
Bump Hudson
 1940 Kiddie Kure (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 Goin' Fishin' (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 Barnyard Follies
 1940 Waldo's Last Stand (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 Good Bad Boys (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 I Love You Again
Harkspur Jr.
 1940 Bubbling Troubles (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 The New Pupil (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 All About Hash (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 The Big Premiere (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 Alfalfa's Double (Short)
Alfalfa / Cornelius 'Corny' (as Our Gang)
 1939 Time Out for Lessons (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Dad for a Day (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Captain Spanky's Show Boat (Short)
Alfalfa (uncredited)
 1939 Auto Antics (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Dog Daze (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Joy Scouts (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Cousin Wilbur (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Clown Princes (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Duel Personalities (Short)
Alfalfa (uncredited)
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939
Small Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Tiny Troubles (Short)
Alfalfa Switzer (as Our Gang)
 1939 Alfalfa's Aunt (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Practical Jokers (Short)
Alfalfa (uncredited)
 1938 Football Romeo (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Men in Fright (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Aladdin's Lantern (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Party Fever (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 The Little Ranger (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Hide and Shriek (Short)
Alfalfa, alias X-10 (as Our Gang)
 1938 The Awful Tooth (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Feed 'em and Weep (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Came the Brawn (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Three Men in a Tub (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Bear Facts (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Canned Fishing (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Scandal Street
Bennie Nordskudder
 1937 Our Gang Follies of 1938 (Short)
 1937/I Mail and Female (Short)
Alfalfa / Cousin Amelia (as Our Gang)
 1937 The Pigskin Palooka (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Framing Youth (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Fishy Tales (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Night 'n' Gales (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Wild and Woolly
 1937 Roamin' Holiday (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Pick a Star
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 Three Smart Boys (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Rushin' Ballet (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Hearts Are Thumps (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Glove Taps (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Reunion in Rhythm (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 General Spanky
Alfalfa (as Carl Switzer)
 1936 Spooky Hooky (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Easy to Take
Alfred Bottle (as Carl Switzer)
 1936 Ellis Island
Manuel (uncredited)
 1936 Pay As You Exit (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Two Too Young (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Bored of Education (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Kelly the Second
Boy with Stomach Ache (uncredited)
 1936 Arbor Day (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Second Childhood (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Too Many Parents
Kid Singer
 1936 The Lucky Corner (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Divot Diggers (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 The Pinch Singer (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1935 Our Gang Follies of 1936 (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1935 Life Hesitates at 40 (Short)
Boy at Soda Fountain
 1935 Little Sinner (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1935 Little Papa (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1935 Sprucin' Up (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1935 Teacher's Beau (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1935 Southern Exposure (Short)
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1935 Beginner's Luck (Short)
Arizona Nightengale
 1933 Stage Mother
'Irish Eyes' singer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He also made an appearance in the Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life", opening up the gymnasium floor with the pool underneath, causing George and Mary to fall in.

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Alternate Names:

Alfalfa | Our Gang | Carl SWitzer | Alfalfa Switser | 'Alfalfa' Switzer | Alfalfa Switzer | Alfy Switzer | Carl Dean Switzer | Carl Switzer


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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