Frankie Darro

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 70
Frankie Darro was an American actor and later in his career a stuntman. He began his career as a child actor in silent films, progressed to lead roles and co-starring roles in adventure, western, dramatic, and comedy films, and later became a character actor and voice-over artist. He is perhaps best known for his role as Lampwick, the unlucky boy... read more

Frankie Darro was an American actor and later in his career a stuntman. He began his career as a child actor in silent films, progressed to lead roles and co-starring roles in adventure, western, dramatic, and comedy films, and later became a character actor and voice-over artist. He is perhaps best known for his role as Lampwick, the unlucky boy who turns into a donkey in Walt Disney's second animated feature, Pinocchio (1940). In early credits, his last name was spelled Darrow.

Birth Name

Frank Johnson

Born

Saturday, 22 December 1917

Died

Saturday, 25 December 1976

Actor Filmography

Brother Can You Spare a Dime (archive footage) 1975
The Girl on the Late, Late Show Studio Guard 1974
Hook, Line and Sinker Delivery Man 1969
The Movie Orgy Self (archival footage) 1968
The Guns of Will Sonnett Bartender 1967
Batman Newsman 1966
The Disorderly Orderly Board Member 1964
The Addams Family Delivery Boy 1964
The Carpetbaggers Bellhop 1964
Hollywood and the Stars Stubby (clip from Juvenile Court (1938)) 1963
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Actor Filmography

Brother Can You Spare a Dime (archive footage) 1975
The Girl on the Late, Late Show Studio Guard 1974
Hook, Line and Sinker Delivery Man 1969
The Movie Orgy Self (archival footage) 1968
The Guns of Will Sonnett Bartender 1967
Batman Newsman 1966
The Disorderly Orderly Board Member 1964
The Addams Family Delivery Boy 1964
The Carpetbaggers Bellhop 1964
Hollywood and the Stars Stubby (clip from Juvenile Court (1938)) 1963
Going My Way Elevator Operator 1962
The Bob Newhart Show Self 1961
Mister Ed Henry 1961
Checkmate Fred aka Sonny 1960
Operation Petticoat Pharmacist Mate Dooley / Dooley 1959
Mr. Lucky Jockey 1959
The Untouchables News Vendor 1959
The Perfect Furlough Soldier in Hospital in Cast 1958
Bat Masterson Edward 'Snapper' Garrison 1958
Peter Gunn Billy Arnet 1958
Perry Mason Elevator Operator, Messenger 1957
Have Gun - Will Travel Mickey 1957
The Ten Commandments Slave 1956
The Sheriff of Cochise Ken Jackson 1956
Hey, Jeannie! First Caddy 1956
Forbidden Planet Robby the Robot 1956
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Boots, Little Dandy Dorf 1955
MGM Parade Robby the Robot 1955
Judge Roy Bean Cass Tolan, Hugh Lonagan aka Cross Draw Kid 1955
The Johnny Carson Show Pilot 1953
December Bride Sonny Williams 1954
The Lineup Grady 1954
Living It Up Bellboy Captain 1954
The Lawless Rider Jim Bascom 1954
Public Defender Brown, Jake South, Johnny Hatton 1954
Racing Blood Ben, a Jockey 1954
Siren of Bagdad Man in Camp After Raid 1953
I Married Joan Shorty 1952
Pat and Mike Caddy 1952
The Sellout Little Jake 1952
Westward the Women Jean's Awaiting Groom 1951
Across the Wide Missouri Cadet 1951
The Red Skelton Hour Dental Patient / Silent Spot, Grandma (in drag) / Silent Spot, Little Old Lady / in drag, Maw Kadiddlehopper (in drag), Mobster, Park Caretaker / Silent Spot, Shrimpy, Silent Spot, Whistler's Mother / Silent Spot, Wife (in drag) / Silent Spot 1951
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Clint Slocum 1951
The Jack Benny Program Self Stagehand 1950
Wyoming Mail Rufe 1950
A Life of Her Own Bellboy 1950
The Next Voice You Hear... Newsboy 1950
Riding High Jockey Williams 1950
Sons of New Mexico Gig Jackson 1949
Hold That Baby! Bananas Stewart 1949
Fighting Fools Johnny Higgins 1949
Trouble Makers Ben Feathers 1948
The Babe Ruth Story Newsboy 1948
Heart of Virginia Jimmy Easter 1948
Angels' Alley Jimmy / Chuck 1948
Smart Politics Roy Donne 1948
That's My Man Jockey 1947
Sarge Goes to College Roy Donne 1947
Vacation Days Roy Donne 1947
High School Hero Roy Donne 1946
Chick Carter, Detective Creeper 1946
Freddie Steps Out Roy Donne 1946
Junior Prom Roy Donne 1946
Take It or Leave It Radio Listener 1944
Junior G-Men of the Air Jack 1942
Tuxedo Junction Jack 'Sock' Anderson 1941
Let's Go Collegiate Frankie Monahan 1941
The Gang's All Here Frankie O'Malley 1941
You're Out of Luck Frankie O'Reilly 1941
Up in the Air Frankie Ryan 1940
Laughing at Danger Frankie Kelly 1940
On the Spot Frankie 'Doc' Kelly 1940
Men with Steel Faces Frankie Baxter 1940
Pinocchio Lampwick 1940
Chasing Trouble Jimmy O'Brien 1940
Irish Luck Buzzy O'Brien 1939
Boys' Reformatory Tommy Ryan 1939
Tough Kid 'Skipper' Murphy 1938
Wanted by the Police Danny Murphy 1938
Juvenile Court Stubby 1938
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Jerry, aka Little Brave Heart / Jerry 1938
Reformatory Louie Miller 1938
Young Dynamite Freddie Shields 1937
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry 'Dink' Reid / "Dink" Reid 1937
Saratoga Dixie Gordon 1937
Anything for a Thrill Dan Mallory 1937
A Day at the Races Morgan's Jockey 1937
Tough to Handle Mike Sanford 1937
Headline Crasher James 'Jimmy' Forbush Tallant, Jr. 1937
The Devil Diamond Lee / Lee aka Kid Harris 1937
Mind Your Own Business Bob 1936
Racing Blood Frankie Reynolds 1936
Born to Fight 'Babyface' Madison 1936
Charlie Chan at the Race Track 'Tip' Collins / 'Tip' Collins, Jockey 1936
Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs Himself / Self 1936
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Spike Salisbury 1936
Black Gold Clifford 'Fishtail' O'Reilly 1936
The Payoff Jimmy / Jimmy Moore 1935
3 Kids and a Queen Blackie 1935
Valley of Wanted Men Slivers Sanderson 1935
Men of Action Johnny Morgan 1935
Stranded James 'Jimmy' Rivers 1935
The Unwelcome Stranger Charlie Anderson 1935
The Phantom Empire Frankie Baxter 1935
Red Hot Tires Johnny 1935
Little Men Dan 1934
Broadway Bill Ted Williams 1934
Burn 'Em Up Barnes Bobbie Riley 1934
The Merry Frinks Norman Frink 1934
No Greater Glory Feri Ats 1934
Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 Self 1934
The Big Race Knobby 1933
Wild Boys of the Road Eddie Smith 1933
The Wolf Dog Frank Courtney 1933
Tugboat Annie Alec, as a Child / Alec - as a Child 1933
Laughing at Life Chango 1933
The Mayor of Hell Jimmy / James 'Jimmie' Smith 1933
The Devil Horse Frankie Graham - The Wild Boy 1932
Three on a Match Bobby 1932
Hollywood on Parade No. A-3 Self 1932
Amateur Daddy Pete Smith 1932
The Lightning Warrior Jimmy Carter 1931
Way Back Home Robbie 1931
The Mad Genius Fedor as a Boy 1931
The Sin of Madelon Claudet Larry Claudet - as a Boy 1931
The Vanishing Legion Jimmie Williams 1931
The Public Enemy Matt as a Boy 1931
The Rainbow Man Billy Ryan 1929
Gun Law Buster Brown 1929
Tyrant of Red Gulch 'Tip' 1928
The Circus Kid Buddy 1928
The Texas Tornado Buddy Martin 1928
Cyclone of the Range Frankie Butler 1927
Long Pants Young Harry Shelby 1927
Flesh and the Devil Boy Who Dances with Hertha 1926
Out of the West Frankie O'Connor 1926
Tom and His Pals Frankie Smith 1926
The Phantom Express 'Daddles' Lane - Nora's Brother 1926
Kiki Pierre 1926
Memory Lane Urchin 1926
The Cowboy Musketeer Billy Gordon 1925
Confessions of a Queen Prince Zara 1925
Roaring Rails Little Bill 1924
The Signal Tower Sonny Tolliver / Sonny Taylor 1924
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