Johnny Downs (1913–1994)

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Johnny Downs was born on October 10, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as John Morey Downs. He was an actor, known for The Mad Monster (1942), Sing Another Chorus (1941) and Twilight on the Prairie (1944). He was married to June Ellen Draper. He died on June 6, 1994 in Coronado, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Mad Monster Tom Gregory
Sing Another Chorus Andy Peyton
Coronado Johnny Marvin


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 1953 Here Come the Girls
Bob (uncredited)
 1953 The Caddy
Shipping Clerk (uncredited)
 1953 Cruisin' Down the River
Young Jack
 1953 Column South
Lt. Posick
 1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island
Marine (uncredited)
 1953 Call Me Madam
Cameraman (uncredited)
 1952 Sky King (TV Series)
Jeff Bradford
- The Porcelain Lion (1952) ... Jeff Bradford
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- The Slide Rule Blonde (1952) ... Fred
 1951-1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Fair Exchange (1952)
 1950 Hills of Oklahoma
Square Dance Caller
 1949 Square Dance Jubilee
Johnny Downs
 1949 Manhattan Showcase (TV Series)
Co-host (1949)
 1948 Captain Billy's Mississippi Music Hall (TV Series)
Regular (1948)
 1948 Around the Town (TV Series)
Co-host (1948)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Master of Ceremonies
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
 1945 Forever Yours
 1944 Trocadero
Johnny Edwards
 1944 What a Man!
Henry M. Burrows
 1943 Harvest Melody
Tommy Nelson
 1943 Campus Rhythm
'Scoop' Davis
 1943 Adventures of the Flying Cadets
Cadet Danny Collins
 1942 Behind the Eight Ball
 1942 Kiss and Wake Up (Short)
 1942 The Mad Monster
Tom Gregory
 1942 The Gay Nineties (Short)
 1942 Groom and Bored (Short)
Jimmy Warren
 1942 Freckles Comes Home
'Freckles' Winslow
 1942 Gay Nineties (Short)
 1941 All-American Co-Ed
Bob Sheppard / Bobbie DeWolfe
 1941 Moonlight in Hawaii
Pete Fleming
 1941 Sing Another Chorus
Andy Peyton
 1941 Redhead
Ted Brown
 1941 Adam Had Four Sons
David Stoddard (older)
 1941 Honeymoon for Three
Chester T. Farrington III
 1940 Slightly Tempted
Jimmy Duncan
 1940 Melody and Moonlight
Danny O'Brian
 1940 Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot
 1940 I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
Robert Lee 'Bob' Gunther
 1939 A Child Is Born
Johnny Norton
 1939 Laugh It Off
Stephen 'Steve' Hannis
 1939 Parents on Trial
Don Martin
 1939 Hawaiian Nights
Ted Hartley
 1939 Bad Boy
John Fraser
 1939 First Offenders
Fred Gray
 1938 Once Over Lightly (Short)
Bob Bradley
 1938 Swing, Sister, Swing
Johnny Bennett
 1938 Hold That Co-ed
 1938 It's in the Stars (Short)
Dorothy's Boyfriend
 1938 Hunted Men
Frank Martin
 1938 Algiers
 1937 Thrill of a Lifetime
 1937 Blonde Trouble
Fred Stevens
 1937 Turn Off the Moon
Terry Keith
 1937 Clarence
 1936 College Holiday
Johnny Jones
 1936 Pigskin Parade
Chip Carson
 1936 The Arizona Raiders
Lonesome Alonzo Q. Mulhall
 1936 The First Baby
Johnny Ellis
 1936 Everybody's Old Man
Tommy Sampson
 1935 Coronado
Johnny Marvin
 1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (Short)
Singer / Tap Dancer (uncredited)
 1935 The Virginia Judge
Bob Stuart
 1935 College Scandal
Paul Gedney
 1935 So Red the Rose
Wounded Yankee Corporal
 1934 March of the Wooden Soldiers
Little Boy Blue (uncredited)
 1934 Nifty Nurses (Short)
Dr. Allenby
 1933 Strange Case of Hennessy (Short)
Newlywed Husband
 1933 The No Man (Short)
 1931 The High School Hoofer (Short)
High School Student
 1928 The Trail of '98
Mother's Boy (as John Down)
 1928 The Crowd
John - Age 12 (uncredited)
 1927 The Valley of the Giants
Bryce, as a Boy (uncredited)
 1927 Chicken Feed (Short)
Prof. Presto Misterio
 1927 Jesse James
Jesse James as a boy (uncredited)
 1927 Outlaws of Red River
Tom Morley (prologue) (as Jimmy Downs)
 1927 Seeing the World (Short)
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1927 Bring Home the Turkey (Short)
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Telling Whoppers (Short)
Toughey Thompson (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 War Feathers (Short)
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 The Fourth Alarm (Short)
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Shivering Spooks (Short)
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Thundering Fleas (Short)
 1926 Uncle Tom's Uncle (Short)
Johnny / 'Marks the Lawyer' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Baby Clothes (Short)
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Monkey Business (Short)
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Buried Treasure (Short)
Johnnie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1926 Good Cheer (Short)
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1925 One Wild Ride (Short)
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1925 Should Sailors Marry? (Short)
Verbena's Son (uncredited)
 1925 Better Movies (Short)
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1925 Your Own Back Yard (Short)
John Downs (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1925 Boys Will Be Joys (Short)
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1925 Official Officers (Short)
Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1925 Ask Grandma (Short)
Johnnie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1925 Shootin' Injuns (Short)
Johnnie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1925 Red Pepper (Short)
Boy with Ice Cream Cone (uncredited)
 1925 The Love Bug (Short)
 1925 Dog Days (Short)
Rich Kid
 1925 Wildcat Willie (Short)
 1925 Circus Fever (Short)
 1923 The Champeen (Short) (unconfirmed)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Ragged Army. Drama. Written by Beulah Marie Dix [final Broadway credit] and Bertram Millhauser. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Directed by Crosby Gaige. Selwyn Theatre: 26 Feb 1934- Feb 1934 (closing date unknown/2 performances). Cast: Alice Ann Baker, Lee Baker (as "Henry Stockwell"), Mathilde Baring, Richard Bartel (as "... See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Down | Jimmy Downs | Our Gang | Hal Roach's Rascals


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Hosted his own local childrens TV series, "The Johnny Downs Show" in San Diego, California during the early 1950s. Set against the backdrop of an airport hanger and playing a former WWII pilot, "Johnny Jet" entertained and informed his studio audiences and his viewers in between reruns of "The Little Rascals" film comedies. See more »

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