Jackie Searl

Highest Rated: 100% The Paleface (1948)
Birthday: Jul 7, 1921
Birthplace: Not Available
Juvenile actor Jackie Searl began performing on local Los Angeles radio at the age of 3. Jackie came to film prominence in the early-talkie era, nearly always playing a nasty, phlegmatic brat, none more nasty or phlegmatic than Sidney Sawyer in 1930's Tom Sawyer and 1931's Huckleberry Finn. In response to overwhelming demand from his fans, Searl was teamed with his female counterpart, hoydenish young Jane Withers, in three mid-1930s films. However, the anticipated sparks never flew on screen, possibly because Searl and Withers, both pleasant and well-behaved in real life, got along too well offscreen. Even at the height of his popularity, Searl (and his family) never pocketed more than $4000 a year; thus, he sought out other forms of employment after serving in World War II. He made a brief comeback as a film character actor in 1948 before disappearing for nearly a decade into the "civilian" world. In the early 1960s, Jack Searl (Jackie no more), his trademarked weaselly facial features augmented by a stubbly chin and bald dome, enjoyed a flurry of activity as a supporting villain on TV westerns, cop shows and situation comedies.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% The Paleface Jasper Martin 1948
No Score Yet Lady at Midnight Freddy Forsythe 1948
No Score Yet The Fabulous Dorseys Joe 1947
91% My Little Chickadee Schoolboy 1940
No Score Yet That Certain Age Tony 1938
No Score Yet Little Tough Guy Cyril Gerrard 1938
83% Little Lord Fauntleroy The Claimant 1936
No Score Yet No Greater Glory Gereb 1934
No Score Yet Great Expectations Young Herbert 1934
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy Horace Clay 1934
No Score Yet Return of Casey Jones Actor 1934
No Score Yet Strictly Dynamite Robin 1934
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland Dormouse 1933
No Score Yet The World Changes Young John 1933
No Score Yet High Gear Jimmy 1933
No Score Yet Topaze Charlemagne de Latour-Latour 1933
No Score Yet Hearts of Humanity Actor 1933
No Score Yet One Year Later Clarence 1933
No Score Yet Officer 13 Sammy 1933
No Score Yet Daybreak August 1931
100% Skippy Sidney 1931
No Score Yet Scandal Sheet Little Wilson Boy 1931
No Score Yet Tom Sawyer Sid 1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade Guest Star 1930

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Harrison
  • 1968

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