Johnny Sheffield

Birthday: Apr 11, 1931
Birthplace: Not Available
Child star Johnny Sheffield was the son of British actor Reginald Sheffield, himself a former juvenile performer (he played the title role in the 1913 cinemazation of David Copperfield). A wan, sickly infant, Johnny's health and physical stamina was beefed up by a strict exercise regimen supervised by his father. At age 7, Johnny co-starred in the original Broadway production of On Borrowed Time. This brought the young actor to the attention of the MGM casting department, which was looking for a suitably athletic child to play Boy in the studio's Tarzan pictures. Beginning with 1939's Tarzan Finds a Son, Sheffield played Boy in eight "Tarzan" programmers, remaining with the series when it shifted its base of operations from MGM to RKO. After a brief period of unemployment, the 17-year-old Sheffield was cast as the lead in Monogram's Bomba the Jungle Boy series, which endured for three years and twelve low-budget pictures. Sheffield decided to retire from acting in 1955. He sank his film earnings into real estate -- growing quite wealthy in the process -- and enrolled as a pre-med student at UCLA. When last heard from, Sheffield was living in happy retirement, overseeing his numerous real estate holdings. Johnny Sheffield's film credits should not be confused with those of British character actor John Sheffield.

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No Score Yet Lord of the Jungle Bomba 1955
No Score Yet Killer Leopard Bomba 1954
No Score Yet Bomba and the Jungle Girl Bomba 1952
No Score Yet African Treasure Bomba 1952
No Score Yet That Forsyte Woman Actor 1949
No Score Yet Bomba, the Jungle Boy Bomba 1949
No Score Yet The Sun Comes Up Music Lover 1949
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Huntress Boy 1947
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Leopard Woman Boy 1946
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Amazons Boy 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking Frankie Age 9 1945
No Score Yet Tarzan's Desert Mystery Boy 1944
No Score Yet Tarzan Triumphs Boy 1943
100% Tarzan's New York Adventure Boy 1942
No Score Yet Tarzan's Secret Treasure Boy 1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby Alvie Grayson 1941
83% Knute Rockne---All American Knute: age 7 1940
100% Babes in Arms Bobs 1939
No Score Yet Tarzan Finds a Son! Boy 1939


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