Matthew 'Stymie' Beard

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Matthew Beard Jr. was an American child actor, most famous for portraying the character of Stymie in the Our Gang short films from 1930-35. The role was so high profile that he adopted the name Stymie Beard, credited with this for some later roles, such as his 1978 appearance in The Buddy Holly Story. He was a native of Los Angeles, California.

Matthew Beard Jr. was an American child actor, most famous for portraying the character of Stymie in the Our Gang short films from 1930-35. The role was so high profile that he adopted the name Stymie Beard, credited with this for some later roles, such as his 1978 appearance in The Buddy Holly Story. He was a native of Los Angeles, California.

Birth Name

Matthew Beard Jr.

Born

Thursday, 01 January 1925

Died

Thursday, 08 January 1981

Actor Filmography

E! Mysteries & Scandals Himself (archive footage) 1998
E! True Hollywood Story Stymie (archive footage) 1996
Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse Himself / Stymie (archive footage) (as Stymie Beard) 1984
The Sophisticated Gents Mickey Mouse 1981
East of Eden Cotton Eye 1981
Sanford Himself (archive footage), Himself 1980
Palmerstown, U.S.A. (as Stymie Beard) 1980
Pray TV Willie Washington, Usher 1980
Backstairs at the White House Luke Henry 1979
Diff'rent Strokes The Man 1978
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

E! Mysteries & Scandals Himself (archive footage) 1998
E! True Hollywood Story Stymie (archive footage) 1996
Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse Himself / Stymie (archive footage) (as Stymie Beard) 1984
The Sophisticated Gents Mickey Mouse 1981
East of Eden Cotton Eye 1981
Sanford Himself (archive footage), Himself 1980
Palmerstown, U.S.A. (as Stymie Beard) 1980
Pray TV Willie Washington, Usher 1980
Backstairs at the White House Luke Henry 1979
Diff'rent Strokes The Man 1978
The Buddy Holly Story Luther (as Stymie Beard) 1978
Disco 9000 Harold Jackson 1976
Starsky and Hutch Duke 1975
The Jeffersons Small Businessman #1 1975
Huckleberry Finn Jeremiah 1975
Truck Turner Jail Guard (as Stymie Beard) 1974
It's Good to Be Alive Stymie (as Stymie Beard) 1974
Good Times Monty, Mr. Edwards 1974
Hawkins Gus 1973
Maude Stymie 1972
Emergency! Bar Owner 1972
Sanford and Son Otis Littlejohn 1972
The Burning Cross Shoeshiner (extra) 1947
Dead Reckoning Bellboy (uncredited) 1947
Fallen Angel Shoeshine Boy 1945
Stormy Weather Stagehand (uncredited) 1943
Belle Starr Young Jake 1941
The Return of Frank James Mose (as Stymie Beard) 1940
Swanee River Negro Boy 1940
Broken Strings Dickey Morley (as Stymie Beard) 1940
Way Down South Gumbo (as Stymie Beard) 1939
The Great Man Votes Davy's Friend 1939
Kentucky Black Child 1938
The Beloved Brat Pinkie White (as Stymie Beard) 1938
Jezebel Ti Bat (as Stymie Beard) 1938
Slave Ship Black Boy on Pier 1937
A Day at Santa Anita Eclipse (uncredited) 1937
Penrod And Sam Buzz 1937
Reunion in Rhythm Stymie (as Our Gang) 1937
Rainbow on the River Lilybell Jones (uncredited) 1936
Camp Meetin' Church Boy 1936
Grand Jury Marshmallow 1936
The Prisoner of Shark Island Child 1936
Captain Blood Governor's attendant 1935
The Littlest Rebel Black Boy (uncredited) 1935
Teacher's Beau Stymie (as Our Gang) 1935
Beginner's Luck Stymie (as Our Gang) 1935
Anniversary Trouble Stymie (as Our Gang) 1935
Shrimps for a Day Stymie (as Our Gang) 1934
Mama's Little Pirate Stymie 1934
Washee Ironee Stymie (as Our Gang) 1934
Mike Fright Stymie (as Our Gang) 1934
Honky Donkey Stymie (as Our Gang) 1934
The First Round-Up Stymie (as Our Gang) 1934
For Pete's Sake! Stymie (as Our Gang) 1934
Hi'-Neighbor! Stymie (as Our Gang) 1934
The Cracked Ice Man Boy who says, 'Three's a crowd' (uncredited) 1934
Wild Poses Stymie 1933
Bedtime Worries Stymie 1933
Mush and Milk Stymie (as Our Gang) 1933
The Kid from Borneo Stymie (as Our Gang) 1933
Forgotten Babies Stymie (as Our Gang) 1933
Fish Hooky Stymie (as Our Gang) 1933
A Lad an' a Lamp Stymie (as Our Gang) 1932
Birthday Blues Stymie (as Our Gang) 1932
Free Wheeling Stymie / Breezy 1932
Hook and Ladder Stymie 1932
The Pooch Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1932
Choo-Choo! Stymie 1932
Spanky Stymie / Uncle Tom 1932
Free Eats Stymie 1932
Readin' and Writin' Stymie 1932
Dogs Is Dogs Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931
Shiver My Timbers Stymie 1931
Big Ears Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931
Fly My Kite Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931
Bargain Day Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931
The Stolen Jools Stymie (as Stymie) 1931
Little Daddy Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931
Love Business Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931
Helping Grandma Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931
School's Out Hercules (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1930
Teacher's Pet Hercules (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1930
Hallelujah Child (uncredited) 1929
Show Boat Child 1929
Hearts in Dixie Child 1929
My Best Girl Child 1927
The Little Rascals Hercules 1922
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