Frankie Darro

Highest Rated: 100% Pinocchio (1940)
Lowest Rated: 29% The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Birthday: Dec 22, 1917
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of circus performers, the diminutive Frankie Darro began appearing in films as a juvenile player in 1924; he co-starred with western star Tom Tyler in several silent oaters at FBO in the mid-1920s, and was cast in leading roles in Little Mickey Grogan (1927) and The Circus Kid (1928). During the 1930s, Darro showed up in innumerable bit and supporting roles, often playing juvenile delinquents; he carried over this particular characterization into his voiceover stint as Lampwick in the 1940 animated Disney feature Pinocchio. He was given star billing at such minor-league studios as Ambassador and Monogram, co-starring with black comedian Mantan Moreland at the latter studio in an enjoyable series of action programmers, often cast as a jockey because of his stature. In the late 1940s, Darro was a frequent stunt double for such pint-sized actors as Leo Gorcey. Frankie Darro was compelled to accept bit roles into the 1960s; he was also featured in several Red Skelton Shows of the period, often dressed as an old woman for a peculiar comic effect.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Signal Tower Actor 2013
No Score Yet Men with Steel Faces Actor 2011
No Score Yet Treasures of Black Cinema Actor 2005
29% The Carpetbaggers Bellboy 1964
85% Operation Petticoat Dooley 1959
No Score Yet The Perfect Furlough (Strictly for Pleasure) Man in cast 1958
97% The Ten Commandments Slave 1956
98% Forbidden Planet Robby the Robot 1956
No Score Yet Living It Up Bellboy Captain 1954
No Score Yet Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody) Actor 1953
90% Pat and Mike Caddy 1952
No Score Yet The Sellout Little Jake 1952
No Score Yet Across the Wide Missouri Cadet 1951
No Score Yet Westward the Women Actor 1951
No Score Yet Wyoming Mail Rufe 1950
No Score Yet Riding High Jockey Williams 1950
No Score Yet A Life of Her Own Bellboy 1950
No Score Yet That's My Man Jockey 1947
No Score Yet Junior G-Men of the Air Jack 1942
No Score Yet Dead End Kids Actor 1942
No Score Yet Let's Go Collegiate Frankie Monahan 1941
No Score Yet The Gang's All Here Frankie O'Malley 1941
No Score Yet You're Out of Luck Frankie 1941
100% Pinocchio Lampwick 1940
No Score Yet Chasing Trouble Frankie 'Cupid' O'Brien 1940
No Score Yet Up in the Air Frankie Ryan 1940
No Score Yet Boys' Reformatory Tommy Ryan 1939
No Score Yet Tough Kid Actor 1939
No Score Yet Irish Luck Buzzy O'Brien 1939
No Score Yet Thoroughbreds Don't Cry Dink Reid 1937
No Score Yet Saratoga Dixie Gordon 1937
No Score Yet Anything for a Thrill Dan Mallory 1937
100% A Day at the Races Morgan's Jockey 1937
No Score Yet Headline Crasher Jimmy Tallant 1937
No Score Yet The Devil Diamond Lee aka Kid Harris 1937
No Score Yet Tough to Handle Mike Sanford 1937
No Score Yet Racing Blood Frankie Reynolds 1936
No Score Yet Born to Fight 'Babyface' Madison 1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Race Track `Tip' Collins 1936
No Score Yet The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Spike Salsbury 1936
No Score Yet Black Gold Clifford "Fishtail" O'Riley 1936
No Score Yet Valley of Wanted Men Slivers Sanderson 1935
No Score Yet Stranded Jimmy Rivers 1935
No Score Yet The Phantom Empire Frankie Baxter 1935
No Score Yet Little Men Dan 1935
No Score Yet Broadway Bill Ted Williams 1934
No Score Yet Burn 'Em Up Barnes Bobbie 1934
No Score Yet No Greater Glory Feri Ats 1934
88% Wild Boys of the Road (Dangerous Days) Eddie Smith 1933
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Alec as a Boy 1933
No Score Yet Laughing at Life Chango 1933
No Score Yet The Mayor of Hell Jimmy Smith 1933
No Score Yet Wolf Dog Frank Courtney 1933
No Score Yet The Devil Horse The Wild Boy 1932
No Score Yet Three on a Match Bobby 1932
No Score Yet The Devil Horse Actor 1932
No Score Yet Way Back Home Robbie Turner 1931
No Score Yet The Mad Genius Fedor as a Boy 1931
No Score Yet The Lightning Warrior Jimmy Carter 1931
No Score Yet The Sin of Madelon Claudet Larry at Age 12 1931
No Score Yet Vanishing Legion Billy Williams 1931
100% The Public Enemy Matt as a Boy 1931
No Score Yet Long Pants Harry. as a Small Boy 1927
No Score Yet Kiki Pierre 1926
No Score Yet Memory Lane Urchin 1926
No Score Yet Roaring Rails Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Little Dandy Boots
  • 1962
  • 1960

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