Bobby Jordan

Lowest Rated: 48% We Are Marshall (2006)
Birthday: Apr 1, 1923
Birthplace: Not Available
Juvenile actor Bobby Jordan worked in radio, industrial films and as a child model before making his Broadway bow at age seven. He attended New York's Professional Children's School, making an excellent impression along with several of his classmates in Sidney Kingsley's 1935 play Dead End. This assignment took Jordan to Hollywood, along with fellow "Dead End Kids" Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Billy Halop, Gabriel Dell and Bernard Punsley. Though he most often appeared on screen with his Dead End companions, Jordan occasionally took a meaty solo supporting role, such as "Douglas Fairbanks Rosenbloom" in the 1938 gangster farce A Slight Case of Murder. Jordan went along for the ride when the Dead End Kids became the East Side Kids at Monogram studios in the early 1940s; in these cheap but endearing films, Jordan usually played the character who got into deep trouble, obliging Gorcey, Hall and the rest of the ever-aging "Kids" to bail him out. He left the East Side aggregation for military service in 1943, returning to the fold in 1946, by which time the group had reinvented himself as the Bowery Boys. Unhappy that his career as a leading man had never truly gained any momentum, Jordan left films in the late 1940s, taking on several odd jobs, ranging from bartender to oil-field worker; he re-emerged on screen as Robert Jordan for a bit in the 1956 western This Man is Armed. The rest of Jordan's life was blighted with marital problems, drunkenness, and continual run-ins with the law. Bobby Jordan died of cirrhosis of the liver at age 42.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
48% We Are Marshall Baseball Runner $43.6M 2006
No Score Yet Spook Busters Bobby 1946
No Score Yet Adventures of the Flying Cadets Jinx Roberts 1943
No Score Yet Destroyer Sobbing Sailor 1943
No Score Yet Ghosts on the Loose Danny 1943
No Score Yet Clancy Street Boys Danny 1943
No Score Yet Kid Dynamite Danny Lyons 1943
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Clancy Street Boys Actor 1943
No Score Yet 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge Danny Lyons 1942
No Score Yet Smart Alecks Danny Stevens 1942
No Score Yet Let's Get Tough Danny Connors 1942
No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Danny Collins 1942
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Mr. Wise Guy Actor 1942
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Let's Get Tough Actor 1942
No Score Yet Spooks Run Wild Danny 1941
No Score Yet Sea Raiders Actor 1941
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Pride of the Bowery Actor 1941
No Score Yet Pride of the Bowery Danny 1941
No Score Yet Bowery Blitzkrieg Danny Breslin 1941
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Flying Wild Actor 1941
No Score Yet Flying Wild Danny Dolan 1941
No Score Yet That Gang of Mine Danny Dolan 1940
No Score Yet Young Tom Edison Joe Dingle 1940
No Score Yet East Side Kids - That Gang of Mine Actor 1940
No Score Yet Boys of the City Danny Dolan 1940
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny Jimmy 1939
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen Joey Richards 1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal Angel 1939
No Score Yet My Bill Reginald Colbrook 1938
No Score Yet Crime School Squirt 1938
No Score Yet A Slight Case of Murder Douglas Fairbanks Rosenbloom 1938
100% Angels with Dirty Faces Swing 1938
89% Dead End Angel 1937
No Score Yet Kid Millions Tourist 1934

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Thug #2
  • 1961

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