Jimmy Lydon

Jimmy Lydon


Also Known As
James Lydon
Birth Place
Harrington Park, New Jersey, USA
May 30, 1923


Jimmy Lydon's acting career first began when he was just 16 years old. Lydon began his acting career with roles in such films as "Back Door to Heaven" (1939), the drama "Little Men" (1940) with Kay Francis and the comedy "Henry Aldrich For President" (1941) with Charles Smith. He also appeared in the adventure "Aerial Gunner" (1943) with Richard Arlen, the Charles Smith comedy "Henry...


Jimmy Lydon's acting career first began when he was just 16 years old. Lydon began his acting career with roles in such films as "Back Door to Heaven" (1939), the drama "Little Men" (1940) with Kay Francis and the comedy "Henry Aldrich For President" (1941) with Charles Smith. He also appeared in the adventure "Aerial Gunner" (1943) with Richard Arlen, the Charles Smith comedy "Henry Aldrich Swings It" (1943) and the comedy "The Town Went Wild" (1944) with Freddie Bartholomew. His film career continued throughout the forties and the fifties in productions like the dramatic adaptation "The Time of Your Life" (1948) with James Cagney, "Bad Boy" (1949) and the Dan Dailey comedy "When Willie Comes Marching Home" (1950). He also appeared in the Ingrid Bergman dramatic adaptation "Joan of Arc" (1950). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the Robert Mitchum comedy "The Last Time I Saw Archie" (1961), "Death of a Gunfighter" (1969) and "Scandalous John" (1971) with Brian Keith. He also appeared in "Vigilante Force" (1976). Lydon more recently appeared in "Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion" (NBC, 1977-78).



Cast (Feature Film)

Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (1977)
Vigilante Force (1976)
Tom Cousy
The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe (1976)
Jim Pickett
Vigilante Force (1976)
The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe (1976)
Ellery Queen (1975)
Bonnie's Kids (1972)
Motel manager
Scandalous John (1971)
Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
Luke Mills
The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)
Pvt. Billy Simpson
I Passed for White (1960)
Jay Morgan
The Hypnotic Eye (1960)
Emergency doctor
Chain of Evidence (1957)
Steve Nordstrom, also known as Eddie Thornton
Battle Stations (1956)
"Squawk" Hewitt
The Desperado (1954)
Tom Cameron
Island in the Sky (1953)
Corky of Gasoline Alley (1951)
Skeezix Wallet
Gasoline Alley (1951)
Skeezix Wallet
September Affair (1951)
Johnny Wilson
The Magnificent Yankee (1951)
Oh! Susanna (1951)
Trumpeter Benton
Destination Big House (1950)
Fred Brooks
Tarnished (1950)
Junior Bunker
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
Charles Fettles
Hot Rod (1950)
David Langham, Jr.
An Old-Fashioned Girl (1949)
Tom Shaw
Tucson (1949)
Andy Bryant
Miss Mink of 1949 (1949)
Joe Forrester
Bad Boy (1949)
Ted Hendry
Out of the Storm (1948)
Donald Lewis
The Time of Your Life (1948)
[Dudley Raoul Bostwick] A frantic young man in love
Joan of Arc (1948)
Pierre D'Arc, her younger brother
Life with Father (1947)
Clarence [Day, Jr.]
Sweet Genevieve (1947)
Bill Kennedy
Cynthia (1947)
Ricky Latham
Affairs of Geraldine (1946)
Willy Briggs
Twice Blessed (1945)
Mickey Pringle
Strange Illusion (1945)
Paul Cartwright
My Best Gal (1944)
Johnny McCloud
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944)
Henry Aldrich
Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944)
Henry Aldrich
Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (1944)
Henry Aldrich
The Town Went Wild (1944)
Bob Harrison
When the Lights Go on Again (1944)
Ted Benson
Aerial Gunner (1943)
Sanford "Sandy" Lunt
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943)
Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (1943)
Henry Aldrich
Henry Aldrich Swings It (1943)
Henry Aldrich
Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour (1943)
Henry Aldrich
The Mad Martindales (1942)
[Robert] Bobby [Bruce Turner]
Cadets on Parade (1942)
Joe Novak
Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942)
Henry Aldrich
Henry and Dizzy (1942)
Henry Aldrich
Little Men (1941)
Naval Academy (1941)
Tommy Blake
Henry Aldrich for President (1941)
Henry Aldrich
Bowery Boy (1940)
Sock Dolan
Tom Brown's School Days (1940)
Tom Brown
Back Door to Heaven (1939)
Frankie Rogers, as a boy
Two Thoroughbreds (1939)
David [Carey]
The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair (1939)
Bud Middleton

Producer (Feature Film)

The Learning Tree (1969)
Associate Producer
Chubasco (1968)
Executive Assistant prod

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Brainstorm (1965)
Dial Supervisor
My Blood Runs Cold (1965)
Assistant to the prod

Cast (Short)

The Road to Victory (1944)
Home Early (1939)

Life Events


Movie Clip

Countdown (1968) -- (Movie Clip) Roger, Houston, Apollo 3 Opening scene from director Robert Altman’s first feature, Robert Duvall, James Caan and Michael Murphy the crew of an Apollo spacecraft, when they get an irritating order from Houston, in Countdown, 1968, from a novel by Henry Searls.
Countdown (1968) -- (Movie Clip) An Emergency Backup To Apollo James Caan as scientist-astronaut Lee, joining Barbara Baxley, wife of his Apollo crew chief Chiz (Robert Duvall), who explains to him and colleague Rick (Michael Murphy) about what happened in training that day, and an emergency mission, in director Robert Altman’s first feature, Countdown, 1968.
Countdown (1968) -- (Movie Clip) The Man In The Moon Is A Girl Shot at director Robert Altman’s home, from his first feature, Robert Ridgely the singing guest, Ted Knight a NASA administrator, James Caan as Lee, the astronaut host, Robert Duvall as Chiz, whom he’s been chosen to replace for a solo moon mission, with early-Altman overlapping dialogue, in Countdown, 1968.
Hot Rod (1950) -- (Movie Clip) This Hot Rod Is A Murderer After a prologue on virtuous, legitimate, professional hot-rod driving, narration introduces the principals watching a race, James Lydon as Dave with pal Swifty (Gil Stratton Jr.), Gloria Winters as Janie, who’s more excited about driver Jack (Tommy Bond), early in Monogram’s modest Hot Rod. 1950.
Hot Rod (1950) -- (Movie Clip) What A Show-Off! Confirming here that our cast is past high school age, Jimmy (James Lydon) with Swifty (Gil Stratton Jr.) until he gets a chance to invite Janie (Gloria Winters) to ride in his new jalopy, bought to support his new newspaper delivery job, in Monogram’s Hot Rod. 1950.
Countdown (1968) -- (Movie Clip) He Thinks He Can Fly Robert Duvall is astronaut and Air Force man Chiz, supervising the low-oxygen moon-landing simulation for his civilian colleague Lee (James Caan), who was chosen to replace him for the emergency solo mission, Steve Inhat suggesting mercy, Robert Altman directing, in Countdown, 1968.
Life With Father (1947) -- (Movie Cilp) When We Get To Heaven The scene introducing 1880's New Yorker Clarence Day (William Powell), with wife Vinnie (Irene Dunne), sons Clarence, Harlan, Whitney and John (Jimmy Lydon, Derek Scott, Johnny Calkins, Martin Milner), and maid Annie (Heather Wilde), in Life With Father, 1947, directed by Michael Curtiz.
Tom Brown's School Days (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Story Of Rugby Prologue, then East (Freddie Bartholomew) joins Tom (Jimmy Lydon), and they together join a flashback regarding their beloved schoolmaster Dr. Arnold (Cedric Hardwicke), also his wife (Josephine Hutchinson), in the 1940 RKO version of Tom Brown's School Days.
Tom Brown's School Days (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Shabby, Isn't It? New boy Tom (Jimmy Lydon) arrives at Rugby School, met by East (Freddie Bartholomew) and pals (Charles Smith, Dick Chandlee) and chef Sally (Polly Moran), then getting in trouble with "Old Grimey" (Barlowe Borland), in Tom Brown's School Days, 1940.
Tom Brown's School Days (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Tossed In A Blanket New boy Tom (Jimmy Lydon), about to undergo hazing, friend East (Freddie Bartholomew) advising, when headmaster Dr. Arnold (Cedric Hardwicke) interrupts, finishing with a stern talk with head boy Brook (Hughie Green), in Tom Brown's School Days, 1940, from the Thomas Hughes novel.
Life With Father -- (Movie Clip) Do You Ever Do Duets? Vinnie (Irene Dunne) greets cousin Cora (ZaSuPitts) and friend Mary (Elizabeth Taylor), then introduces sons John (Martin Milner) and Clarence Jr. (James Lydon), in Life With Father, 1947.