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Robert Winkler (I) (1927–1989)


Born in Chicago on February 12, 1927, Robert "Bobby" Winckler (often credited as "Winkler"), was one of the most prolific child actors of the 1930s and 1940s. Charles Chaplin's wife, Mildred Harris, got Robert into show business with a letter of introduction to producer Hal Roach. Between the ages of six and eighteen, Bobby worked with most of the... See full bio »

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Known For

Daredevils of the Red Circle
Daredevils of the Red Circle Sammy Townley [Chs. 1, 11]
(1939)
Lucky Devils
Lucky Devils Mopey
(1941)
Mail and Female
Mail and Female Our Gang Member
(1937)

Filmography

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 1984 Tekkaman the Space Knight (TV Series)
Dr. Richardson / Emperor Devoral
 1949 Criss Cross
Clark (uncredited)
 1948 Beyond Glory
West Point Candidate (uncredited)
 1947 Prairie Express
Dave Porter
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Copyboy (uncredited)
 1944 Nothing But Trouble
Busby (uncredited)
 1944 An American Romance
Thomas Jefferson Dangos - Age 14 (uncredited)
 1944 Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout
2nd Scout (uncredited)
 1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1943 True to Life
Radio Sonny (uncredited)
 1943 The Iron Major
Frank Cavanaugh as a Boy (uncredited)
 1943 The Good Fellows
Western Union Boy (uncredited)
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Mail Room Boy Sorting Letters (uncredited)
 1942 Northwest Rangers
Boy Carrying Bags (uncredited)
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Kid Playing Football (uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Murphy (uncredited)
 1942 Take a Letter, Darling
Proprietor's Son (uncredited)
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Jimmie (uncredited)
 1942 Born to Sing
Crawfish (uncredited)
 1941 Pacific Blackout
Kid at Bomb (uncredited)
 1941 Sullivan's Travels
Bud
 1941 Public Enemies
Newsboy
 1941 Last of the Duanes
Young Boy (uncredited)
 1941 International Squadron
Boy (uncredited)
 1941 Bad Men of Missouri
Willie Younger
 1941 West Point Widow
Fresh Kid (uncredited)
 1941 The Wagons Roll at Night
Boy (uncredited)
 1941 Men of Boys Town
Smaller Homeless Boy (uncredited)
 1941 Pals of the Pecos
Tim Burke
 1941 Father's Son
Boy (uncredited)
 1941 The Lone Rider Rides On
Tom Cameron, as a Boy (as Bobby Winkler)
 1941 Lucky Devils
Mopey
 1940 The Wildcat of Tucson
Bobby (uncredited)
 1940 Keeping Company
Urchin with Compact (uncredited)
 1940 Life with Henry
Freckle-Faced Boy (uncredited)
 1940 The Quarterback
Boy with Bill (uncredited)
 1940 Cherokee Strip
Barrett Kid (uncredited)
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Tommy (uncredited)
 1940 City for Conquest
Mush (uncredited)
 1940 Gun Code
Jerry Garrett
 1940 Barnyard Babies (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Waterloo Bridge
Boy Delivering Flowers (uncredited)
 1940 Edison, the Man
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1940 Forty Little Mothers
Boy (uncredited)
 1940 Riders of Pasco Basin
Tommy Scott
 1939 At the Circus
Young Boy (uncredited)
 1939 The Arizona Kid
Young Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Babes in Arms
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1939 These Glamour Girls
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation
Boy on Ship (uncredited)
 1939 Maisie
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1939 Daredevils of the Red Circle
Sammy Townley [Chs. 1, 11]
 1939 Captain Fury
Young Settler Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Blue Montana Skies
Wilbur Potter
 1939 While America Sleeps (Short)
Bill Miller
 1939 Weather Wizards (Short)
Morgans' Son (uncredited)
 1939 The Arizona Wildcat
Townsboy (uncredited)
 1938 Newsboys' Home
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1938 The Strange Case of Dr. Meade
Young Boy (uncredited)
 1938 I Am a Criminal
Young Boy (uncredited)
 1938 Football Romeo (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1938 Five of a Kind
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1938 Buried Treasure (Short)
Various (uncredited)
 1938 Boys Town
Boy (uncredited)
 1938 The Gladiator
Young Boy (uncredited)
 1938 What a Lion! (Short)
Hans (speaking) (voice, uncredited)
 1938 City Streets
Young Boy (uncredited)
 1938 A Day at the Beach (Short)
Various (uncredited)
 1938 Professor Beware
Young Boy (uncredited)
 1938 The Feud Maker
Crippled Boy (uncredited)
 1938 The Foolish Bunny (Short) (voice)
 1938 King of the Newsboys
Mary's Brother (uncredited)
 1938 A Slight Case of Murder
Orphan (uncredited)
 1938 The Horse on the Merry-Go-Round (Short) (voice)
 1937 Our Gang Follies of 1938 (Short)
Boy Carrying Sign in Beginning (uncredited)
 1937/I Mail and Female (Short)
Our Gang Member
 1937 The Pigskin Palooka (Short)
Spectator (uncredited)
 1937 I Wanna Be a Sailor (Short)
Peter Parrot (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Dangerous Holiday
Mickey (uncredited)
 1937 The Man in Blue
Young Boy (uncredited)
 1937 Pick a Star
Willie (uncredited)
 1937 Nobody's Baby
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1937 Hearts Are Thumps (Short)
Student
 1937 Glove Taps (Short)
Kid
 1936 General Spanky (uncredited)
 1936 Pay As You Exit (Short)
Audience Member
 1936 Lady Luck
Young Boy (uncredited)
 1931 Touchdown!
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1931 Sidewalks of New York
Little Boy (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Appeared on "Al Jolson's Lifebouy Show". See more »


Alternate Names:

Bobby Winkler
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The actors I worked with in those days were all very nice, very talented people.

Trivia:

Got into show business using a letter of introduction from Charles Chaplin's wife, Mildred Harris. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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