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Tommy 'Butch' Bond ACTOR


Tommy 'Butch' Bond was born on September 16th, 1926 in Dallas, Texas with the birth name Thomas Ross Bond.  He was discovered when he was only five years old walking the streets of Dallas with his mother by Hal Roach.  He was asked to travel to Hollywood to audition and it was worth the long car ride as he was chosen and cast in the short, "Spanky" (1932).  He remained working on the "Our Gang" series for two years.
When his contract ended in 1934 he found more work on the film, "Washee Ironee" and then got a number of more roles in unbilled and minor roles.  When he was working on another small film a couple years later, Hal Roach took notice of him again and cast him in, "Glove Taps" (1937).  As he began to become a teenage boy roles were much harder to come by and he took whatever he could get in the industry.  

Some of his later work was on, "Man From Frisco" (1944), "The Beautiful Cheat" (1945), "Big Town Scandal" (1948), "Superman" (1948) and "Atom Man vs. Superman" (1950).  As film roles were really not coming to him, he turned his efforts towards television.  He also decided to pursue a college degree from Los Angeles City College and earned a degree in the theater arts from Cal State Los Angeles. 
Staying in the entertainment industry he was hired at KTTV-TV in Los Angeles and worked as a stage manager and assistant director at KFSN-TV in Fresno for about twenty years.  Tommy did make one return to television in 1970 to co host the, "Little Rascals Theater" Ttelevision series.   
He finally retired in 1991 and was able to avoid the troubled life that many child actors suffered from coming out of the era of the 50's.  Butch passed away at the age of seventy nine on September 24th, 2005 in Northridge, California from heart disease.  He was survived by his only wife, Polly Bond whom he married in 1953 and had one son, Thomas R. Bond II who is a producer and President/CEO of the family corporation, the American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. 


2004 Bob's Night Out
1971 The Love Machine 
1951 Bedtime for Bonzo 
1951 Call Me Mister 
1950 Hot Rod 
1950 Atom Man vs. Superman 
1949 Battleground 
1949 Tokyo Joe 
1949 Any Number Can Play 
1949 The Lucky Stiff 
1948 Superman 
1948 Big Town Scandal 
1947 Gas House Kids in Hollywood 
1947 Gas House Kids Go West 
1945 The Beautiful Cheat 
1945 Twice Blessed 
1944 Man from Frisco 
1943 This Land Is Mine 
1941 A Quiet Fourth 
1941 New York Town 
1941 Adventure in Washington 
1940 A Little Bit of Heaven 
1940 Five Little Peppers in Trouble 
1940 Out West with the Peppers 
1940 Bubbling Troubles 
1940 Five Little Peppers at Home 
1939 Let's Talk Turkey
1939 Fast and Furious 
1939 Static in the Attic 
1939 Captain Spanky's Show Boat 
1939 Five Little Peppers and How They Grew 
1939 Auto Antics 
1939 Dog Daze 
1939 Now It Can Be Sold
1939 Cousin Wilbur 
1939 Happily Buried 
1939 Duel Personalities 
1938 Practical Jokers 
1938 Football Romeo 
1938 Party Fever 
1938 Block-Heads
1938 The Little Ranger
1938 City Streets 
1938 The Magician's Daughter 
1938 Came the Brawn 
1937 Rosalie 
1937 I Wanna Be a Sailor
1937 Framing Youth 
1937 Fishy Tales 
1937 Hideaway
1937 Married Before Breakfast 
1937 Rushin' Ballet 
1937 Glove Taps 
1937 Champagne Waltz 
1937 Knee Action
1936 Don't Look Now
1936 Libeled Lady 
1936 I Love to Singa 
1936 Mister Smarty
1936 The Final Hour
1936 Page Miss Glory 
1936 Counterfeit 
1936 Silly Billies 
1936 The Phantom Ship 
1936 The Return of Jimmy Valentine
1936 Next Time We Love 
1936 Unrelated Relations
1935 The Calling of Dan Matthews 
1935 Hollywood Capers
1935 Oh, My Nerves
1935 Gobs of Trouble
1935 Alimony Aches
1935 The Marriage Bargain 
1934 Kid Millions
1934 You Said a Hatful! 
1934 Washee Ironee 
1934 Mike Fright
1934 Honky Donkey 
1934 I'll Take Vanilla 
1934 The First Round-Up 
1934 For Pete's Sake! 
1934 Hi' Neighbor! 
1934 The Cracked Iceman
1933 The Mystery Squadron
1933 Wild Poses 
1933 Beauty and the Bus
1933 Bedtime Worries 
1933 Mush and Milk 
1933 The Kid from Borneo 
1933 Forgotten Babies 
1932 Spanky      

Matinee Classics - Our Gang / Little Rascals Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Tommy 'Butch' Bond and George 'Spanky' McFarland
Matinee Classics - Our Gang / Little Rascals George 'Spanky' McFarland, Tommy 'Butch' Bond, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard and others
Matinee Classics - Our Gang / Little Rascals Darla Hood, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Tommy 'Butch' Bond, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas
Matinee Classics - Our Gang / Little Rascals - Dog Daze starring Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Eugene 'Porky' Lee , Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas, Darla Hood, and Tommy 'Butch' Bond
Matinee Classics - Our Gang / Little Rascals - The First Roundup starring Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Tommy 'Butch' Bond, and Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas
Matinee Classics - Our Gang / Little Rascals - The First Roundup starring Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Tommy 'Butch' Bond, and Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas
Matinee Classics - Our Gang / Little Rascals - The First Roundup starring Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Tommy 'Butch' Bond, and Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas
Matinee Classics - Our Gang / Little Rascals - Hi-Neighbor! starring Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Tommy 'Butch' Bond and Scotty Beckett
Matinee Classics - Our Gang / Little Rascals - The Kid From Borneo starring George 'Spanky' McFarland, Dickie Moore, Matthew ' Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Tommy 'Butch' Bond, and Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins
Matinee Classics - Our Gang / Little Rascals -Wild Poses starring Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, George 'Spanky' McFarland and Tommy 'Butch' Bond

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