Johnny Downs


Actor

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953)
Marine
Column South (1953)
Lt. Posick
Cruisin' Down the River (1953)
Young Thad
Here Come the Girls (1953)
Bob
Call Me Madam (1953)
Cameraman
The Caddy (1953)
Shipping clerk
Hills of Oklahoma (1950)
Square dance caller
Square Dance Jubilee (1949)
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)
Master of ceremonies
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
Dancer
Forever Yours (1945)
Ricky
Twilight on the Prairie (1944)
Bucky [Williams]
What a Man! (1944)
Henry M. Burrows
Trocadero (1944)
Johnny Edwards
Campus Rhythm (1943)
Scoop Davis
Harvest Melody (1943)
Tommy
Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943)
The Mad Monster (1942)
Tom Gregory
Freckles Comes Home (1942)
Freckles Winslow
Behind the Eight Ball (1942)
Danny
Moonlight in Hawaii (1941)
Pete [Fleming]
Sing Another Chorus (1941)
Andy Peyton
Redhead (1941)
Ted Brown
All-American Co-Ed (1941)
Bob Sheppard [also known as Bobbie DeWolfe]
Adam Had Four Sons (1941)
David [Stoddard]
Honeymoon for Three (1941)
Chester T. Farrington III
I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby (1940)
Bob Gunther
Slightly Tempted (1940)
Jimmy Duncan
Melody and Moonlight (1940)
Danny O'Brien
Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot (1940)
Johnny Cassidy
A Child Is Born (1940)
Johnny Norton
First Offenders (1939)
Fred Gray
Laugh It Off (1939)
Stephen Hannis
Bad Boy (1939)
John Fraser
Hawaiian Nights (1939)
Ted Hartley
Parents on Trial (1939)
Don Martin
Swing Sister Swing (1938)
Johnny [Bennett]
Thrill of a Lifetime (1938)
Stanley
Hunted Men (1938)
Frank Martin
Hold That Co-Ed (1938)
Dink
Algiers (1938)
Pierrot
Clarence (1937)
Bobbie [Wheeler]
Turn Off the Moon (1937)
Terry Keith
Blonde Trouble (1937)
Fred Stevens
Everybody's Old Man (1936)
Tommy Sampson
The First Baby (1936)
Johnny Ellis
The Arizona Raiders (1936)
Lonesome Alonzo Mulhall
Pigskin Parade (1936)
Chip Carson
College Holiday (1936)
Johnny Jones
The Virginia Judge (1935)
Bob Stuart
Coronado (1935)
Johnny Marvin
College Scandal (1935)
Paul Gedney
So Red the Rose (1935)
Yankee boy
Babes in Toyland (1934)
Little Boy Blue

Cast (Short)

It's in the Stars (1938)
Once Over Lightly (1938)
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)
Uncle Tom's Uncle (1926)
Buried Treasure (1926)
Good Cheer (1926)
The Fourth Alarm! (1926)
Monkey Business (1926)
Thundering Fleas (1926)
Forty-Five Minutes From Hollywood (1926)
Shivering Spooks (1926)
One Wild Ride (1925)
Official Officers (1925)
Boys Will Be Joys (1925)
Shootin' Injuns (1925)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Pigskin Parade (1936) - Y'all Stop For Melons? Judy Garland’s first scene in her first feature, collegians Johnny Downs and Betty Grable on a failed recruiting trip with the coach’s wife (Patsy Kelly) when they discover Judy and her redneck melon-heaving brother Stu Erwin, in Twentieth Century-Fox’s Pigskin Parade 1936.
Pigskin Parade (1936) - We Want The Balboa The football team dance, Dixie Dunbar with Stu Erwin, all the Yacht Club Boys, Betty Grable and Johnny Downs, Patsy Kelly and Jack Haley, and finally Judy Garland, loaned from MGM to Fox, for her first song in her first feature, by Lew Pollack and Sidney D. Mitchell, in Pigskin Parade, 1936.
Pigskin Parade (1936) - Texas Tornado Sending the Texas State team off for the game with Yale, with Jack Haley — later the Tin Man in The Wizard Of Oz — as the preening coach, and Judy Garland as the hillbilly quarterback’s little sister, with her second song in the feature, in Pigskin Parade, 1936.
College Holiday (1936) - Rhyme For Love Bouncy number, composed by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger, staged by Leroy Prinz, for Eleanore Whitney and Johnny Downs, who are among the college kids recruited by Jack Benny for what they think is a dance competition, early in Paramount's College Holiday, 1936.
All-American Co-ed (1941) - Out Of The Silence Bob (Johnny Downs), who's infiltrated the womens' college in drag, making an escape while outside Virginia (radio star Frances Langford) leads the girls in the Academy Award-nominated song by Lloyd B. Norlin, in the outrageous Hal Roach short-feature, All-American Co-ed, 1941.
All-American Co-ed (1941) - Open, Chap With A Chip Opening credits and song by Walter G. Samuels and Charles Newman, men in drag, led by Johnny Downs as "Bob," a.k.a. "Bobbie," in the 49-minute Hal Roach "streamlined feature," All-American Co-ed, 1941, also starring Frances Langford and directed by the veteran choreographer LeRoy Prinz.
Adam Had Four Sons - He Didn't Even Kiss Me Governess Emilie (Ingrid Bergman) is reunited with Adam Stoddard (Warner Baxter) and sons (Robert Shaw, Charles Lind) when their brother David (Johnny Downs) arrives with new wife Hester (Susan Hayward), in Adam Had Four Sons, 1941.

Family

Mary Downs
Daughter
Claudia Downs
Daughter
Molly Downs
Daughter
Maureen Downs
Daughter
John Downs
Son

Companions

June Downs
Wife

Bibliography