Our Gang personnel

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This page is a listing of the significant cast and crew for Hal Roach's Our Gang short subjects series, which ran in movie theatres from 1922 to 1944.

Our Gang kids (and pets)[edit]

Our Gang's lineup changed frequently; as kids left the series or outgrew their roles, new kids were recruited to join the cast. Some of the cast additions were direct changings-of-the-guard, and those are annotated accordingly. The groupings are not meant to represent a cast lineup for a particular Our Gang short from the period it represents, but rather a more general listing of the main members of the cast during the period.

Early silents period: 1922–1926[edit]

1926–1929[edit]

Late silents period

1929–1931[edit]

Early sound period

1931–1933[edit]

Early transitional period

1934–1935[edit]

Mid-transitional period

1935[edit]

Late transitional period

1936–1939[edit]

Late Roach/Early MGM period

1939–1942[edit]

Transitional MGM period

1942–1944[edit]

Late MGM period

Other notable Our Gang kids[edit]

Other recurring Our Gang members[edit]

  • John Hatton (1922)
  • Anna Mae Bilson (1922)
  • Richard Billings (1922-1923)
  • Elmo Billings (1922-1925)
  • George "Freckles" Ward (1922-1923)
  • Kenneth Johnson (1922)
  • Betsy Ann "Mable" Hisle (1922)
  • Gabe Saienz (1922-1926)
  • Walter Wilkinson (1922-1924)
  • Winston and Weston Doty (1922)
  • Dorothy Morrison (1923-1925)
  • Doris "Imogene" Oelze (1923, 1927)
  • Ivadell Carter (1923-1925)
  • Peggy Ahern (1923-1927)
  • Lassie Lou Ahern (1923-1926)
  • Julia Brown (1923)
  • Leona Levin (1923)
  • Dick Henchen (1924)
  • "Powder-Puff" (actor unidentified) (1924)
  • David Durand (1925-1926)
  • Jackie "Husky" Hanes (1925-1926)
  • Nancy McKee (1926)
  • Billy Naylor (1926)
  • Peggy Eames (1926-1927)
  • Johnny Aber (1927-1928)
  • Andy Shuford (1927-1929)
  • Jimsy Boudwin (1927)
  • Bret "Buck" Black (1927)
  • Bobby Mallon (1927-1932)
  • Davey Monahan (1927)
  • Richard "Coolidge" Smith and Robert "Tunney" Smith (1927)
  • Paul Toien (1927-1928)
  • Jack Hanlon (1927)
  • Annette De Kirby (1927)
  • Bobby Dean (1928)
  • Donnie "Beezer" Smith (1928-1929)
  • Jimmy Farren (1928)
  • Warren "Rupert" Mills (1929)
  • Gordon Thorpe (1929-1930)
  • George Dunning (1929)
  • Fletcher "Rusty" Tolbert (1930)
  • Jerry McGowan (1930)
  • Edith Fellows (1930-1933)
  • Jack McHugh (1930)
  • Georgie Billings (1930-1933)
  • Douglas Greer (1930-1932)
  • Warner and Wolfgang Weidler (1930)
  • Allen Tong (1930)
  • Artye Folz (1930, 1932)
  • Dickie Jackson (1931-1933)
  • George Ernest (1931)
  • Jackie Williams (1931)
  • Charles "Chic" Sale, Jr. (1931)
  • Carlena Beard (1931-1932)
  • Harold "Bouncy" Wertz (1932)
  • Marcia Mae Jones (1932-1933)
  • Bobby De War (1932-1933)
  • Henry Hanna (1932-1933)
  • David Holt (1933)
  • Tommy McFarland (1933-1943)
  • Dickie Hutchins (1933)
  • Bill Farnum (1933)
  • Olga Therkow (1933)
  • Tommy Bupp (1934)
  • Marvin "Bubbles" Strin (1934-1937)
  • Donald Proffitt (1934-1937)
  • Edmund Corthell (1934)
  • Barbara Goodrich (1934-1937)
  • Cullen Johnson (1934, 1937)
  • Billy Lee Wolfstone (1934-1935)
  • Jackie Wilson (1934)
  • Billy Lee (1934)
  • Leona McDowell (1934-1935)
  • Joy Wurgaft (1934-1935)
  • Laura June Williams (1934-1938)
  • Dickie Jones (1934-1937)
  • Gene Reynolds (1934)
  • Joe Levine (1934-1939)
  • Jackie White (1934-1935)
  • Harry Lowe, Jr. (1934)
  • Marilyn Bourne (1934)
  • Gilbert Hullett (1934)
  • Paul Rodriguez (1934)
  • Gordon Evans (1934)
  • Harry Harvey, Jr. (1934-1935)
  • Eileen Bernstein (1934-1935)
  • Merrill Strong (1935-1936)
  • Cecilia Murray (1935)
  • The Cabin Kids (1935)
  • The Meglin Kiddies (1935)
  • Bonnie Lynn (1935)
  • Fred "Slicker" Walburn (1935, 1940-1942)
  • Rex Downing (1935-1937)
  • Peggy Lynch (1935-1938)
  • Robert "Spike" Lentz (1935)
  • Dickie De Nuet (1935-1937)
  • Paul Hilton (1935-1939)
  • The Brian Sisters (1935)
  • The Bud Murray Dancers (1935-1942)
  • Gloria Brown (1936-1939)
  • Billy Minderhout (1936-1938)
  • Betsy "Effie" Gay (1936-1938)
  • Joe "Tubby" Straunch, Jr. (1936-1941)
  • Flaette Roberts (1936)
  • Georgie Jean LaRue (1937)
  • Yoshi Nistu (1937)
  • Yoko Kawachichi (1937)
  • Delmar Watson (1937)
  • Vincent "Boxcar" Graeff (1937-1944)
  • Hugh Chapman (1937-1940)
  • Dorothy "Jackie" Horner (1937-1943)
  • Philip MacMahon (later known as Tommy Ryan) (1937)
  • Cordell "Big Shot" Hickman (1937, 1944)
  • Clifford "Richard" Severn, Jr. (1937)
  • James Gubitosi (1939-1943)
  • Freddie Chapman (1939-1943)
  • Clyde Willson (1939-1940)
  • Valerie "Marilyn" Lee (1939-1944)
  • Giovanna Gubitosi (later known as Joan Blake) (1940-1943)
  • Edward "Lee Wong" Soo Hoo (1941-1942)
  • Bobby "Gerald" Browning (1941, 1944)
  • "Big Shot" (actor unknown) (1941-1943)
  • Harvard Peck (1941)
  • Leon Tyler (1941-1942)
  • Clyde "Fatty" Demback (1942)
  • Tommy "Spud" Tucker (1942-1943)
  • Frank Lester Ward (1942-1944)
  • Dickie Hall (1943-1944)
  • Marlene Kinghorn (1943)
  • Marlene Mains (1943)
  • David Polonsky (1943)

Recurring adult actors[edit]

Many of the regular adult actors in Our Gang also frequently appeared in other Hal Roach comedies, including the Charley Chase and Laurel and Hardy series:

Other notable adult actors[edit]

Directors[edit]

Hal Roach Studio

MGM

Cinemaphotographers[edit]

Film Editors[edit]

Recording Engineers/Sound[edit]

Key writers[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Surviving cast members[edit]

As of June 2018, the following Our Gang kids are believed to be alive. Note that for several of the people listed below, information is insufficient:

  • Robert Blake (born 1933)
  • Shirley Coates (born 1927)
  • Patsy Currier (born 1930)
  • Dix Davis (born 1926)
  • Clyde "Fatty" Dembeck (born 1934)
  • Barry "Ken" Downing (born 1931)
  • Diane Elizabeth East (born 1925)
  • Betsy Gay (born 1929)
  • Doris Oelze (born 1921)
  • Dickie "Happy" Hall (born 1934)
  • Darryl Hickman (born 1931)
  • Dwayne Hickman (born 1934)
  • Jackie Horner (born 1933)
  • Payne Johnson (born 1930)
  • Laura June Kenny (born 1931)
  • Sidney Kibrick (born 1928)
  • Mildred Kornman (born 1925)
  • Georgie Jean LaRue (born 1928)
  • Valerie Lee (born 1931)
  • Peggy Lynch (born 1929)
  • Billy Mindy (born 1931)
  • Priscilla Montgomery (born 1929)
  • Gene Reynolds (born 1923)
  • Annie Ross (born 1930)
  • Betta St. John (born 1929)
  • Jo-Jo La Savio (born 1932)
  • Donnie "Beezer" Smith (born 1924)
  • Leon Tyler (born 1932)
  • Clyde Willson (born 1935)