Jack Davis (actor)

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Jack Davis
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Davis in The Champeen (1923)
Born John H. Davis
(1914-04-05)April 5, 1914
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died November 3, 1992(1992-11-03) (aged 78)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Other names Jackie Davis
Occupation Actor
Years active 1922-1990
Spouse(s) Josephine Davis

John H. "Jack" Davis (April 5, 1914 – November 3, 1992) was an American child actor, notable for appearing in Hal Roach's Our Gang series. His sister Mildred Davis also acted; she appeared in Roach comedian Harold Lloyd's films as his leading lady. When Lloyd and Mildred were married in 1923, Lloyd pulled Jack out of Our Gang and enrolled him in military school.[1]


Davis first appeared in the first Our Gang short, Young Sherlocks. He was known as the little tough boy and was a rival (usually with Mickey) for Mary Kornman's affections. In other shorts he was a just a member of the gang instead of a bully. He stopped his career for a while when Harold Lloyd and his older sister, Mildred Davis, got married, and Lloyd put him into military school. Davis left the series in the 1923 Our Gang short Derby Day, appearing in 19 shorts in the series total. He later became a successful physician in the Los Angeles area.[1] He also made occasional movie and television appearances in bit roles until 1990, his last being a bailiff in the film Side Out. He is the grandfather of American actress Carrie Mitchum and actor Bently Mitchum, and the great-grandfather to Grace Van Dien and Wyatt Mitchum Cardone.


Davis died in 1992 in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 78.


  1. ^ a b Maltin, Leonard and Bann, Richard W. (1977, rev. 1992). The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang, p. 269. New York: Crown Publishing/Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0-517-58325-9

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