Matthew 'Stymie' Beard

Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
1925 - 1981

Matthew 'Stymie' Beard  American Actor


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American Actor Matthew 'Stymie' Beard was born Matthew Beard Jr. on 2nd January, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA and passed away on 7th Jan 1981 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 56. He is most remembered for Our Gang comedies. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Matthew 'Stymie' Beard is a member of the following lists: Our Gang, American television actors and American child actors.


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First Name Matthew
Middle Name 'Stymie'
Last Name Beard
Full Name at Birth Matthew Beard Jr.
Alternative Name Junior, Stymie
Age 56 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd January, 1925
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, USA
Died 7th January, 1981
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death pneumonia
Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Bald
Distinctive Feature Derby hat
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, child actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Our Gang comedies
Year(s) Active 1927–1981

Matthew Beard Jr. (January 1, 1925 – January 8, 1981) was an American child actor, most famous for portraying the character of Stymie in the Our Gang short films from 1930-35. The role was so high profile that he adopted the name Stymie Beard, credited with this for some later roles, such as his 1978 appearance in The Buddy Holly Story. He was a native of Los Angeles, California.

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East of Eden1981Cotton EyeTV Show
The Sophisticated Gents1981Mickey MouseTV Show
Pray TV1980Willie Washington, UsherTV Movie
Palmerstown, U.S.A.1980TV Show
Backstairs at the White House1979Luke HenryTV Show
The Little Rascals' Christmas Special1979Butcher (voice, as Stymie Beard)TV Movie
The Buddy Holly Story1978Luther (as Stymie Beard)Movie
Diff'rent Strokes1978The ManTV Show
Disco 90001976Harold Jackson (as Stymie Beard)Movie
Huckleberry Finn1975JeremiahTV Movie
Starsky and Hutch1975DukeTV Show
The Jeffersons1975Small Businessman #1TV Show
Truck Turner1974Jail Guard (as Stymie Beard)Movie
Good Times1974Monty, Mr. Edwards, Party GuestTV Show
It's Good to Be Alive1974Stymie (as Stymie Beard)TV Movie
The First Woman President1974TV Movie
Hawkins1973GusTV Show
Emergency!1972Bar OwnerTV Show
Maude1972StymieTV Show
Sanford and Son1972Otis LittlejohnTV Show
The Vanquished1953Dr. Colfax's Stableboy (uncredited)Movie
Dead Reckoning1947Bellboy (uncredited)Movie
The Burning Cross1947Shoe Shine Boy (uncredited)Movie
Fallen Angel1945Shoeshine Boy (uncredited)Movie
The Bridge of San Luis Rey1944Pancho (uncredited)Movie
Stormy Weather1943Stagehand (uncredited)Movie
Belle Starr1941Young Jake (uncredited)Movie
The Return of Frank James1940Mose (as Stymie Beard)Movie
Broken Strings1940Dickey Morley (as Stymie Beard)Movie
Swanee River1939Negro Boy (uncredited)Movie
The Great Man Votes1939Davy's Friend (uncredited)Movie
Way Down South1939Gumbo (as Stymie Beard)Movie
Outside These Walls1939Penny (uncredited)Movie
Jezebel1938Ti Bat (as Stymie Beard)Movie
Kentucky1938Black Child (uncredited)Movie
The Beloved Brat1938Pinkie White (as Stymie Beard)Movie
Two-Gun Man from Harlem1938Jimmy Thompson (as Stymie Beard)Movie
Slave Ship1937Black Boy on Pier (uncredited)Movie
Penrod and Sam1937Buzz (uncredited)Movie
Reunion in Rhythm1937Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
A Day at Santa Anita1937Eclipse (uncredited)Short Film
The Prisoner of Shark Island1936Boy Seeking Dr. Mudd (uncredited)Movie
Rainbow on the River1936Lilybell Jones (uncredited)Movie
Grand Jury1936Marshmallow (uncredited)Movie
Camp Meetin'1936Church BoyShort Film
Captain Blood1935Governor's Attendant (uncredited)Movie
The Littlest Rebel1935Black Boy (uncredited)Movie
Beginner's Luck1935Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Teacher's Beau1935Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Anniversary Trouble1935Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Kid Millions1934Little Boy in Ice Cream Number (uncredited)Movie
For Pete's Sake!1934Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Hi'-Neighbor!1934Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Honky Donkey1934Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Mama's Little Pirate1934Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Mike Fright1934Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Shrimps for a Day1934Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Washee Ironee1934Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
The Cracked Iceman1934Boy who says, 'Three's a crowd' (uncredited)Short Film
The First Round-Up1934Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Four Parts1934Boy Looking for Lost Penny (uncredited)Short Film
The Kid from Borneo1933Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Wild Poses1933Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Fish Hooky1933Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Mush and Milk1933Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Bedtime Worries1933Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Forgotten Babies1933Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Choo-Choo!1932Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
Free Eats1932Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
Spanky1932Stymie, Topsy (as Hal Roach's Rascals), Uncle TomShort Film
A Lad an' a Lamp1932Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Birthday Blues1932Stymie (as Our Gang)Short Film
Free Wheeling1932StymieShort Film
Hook and Ladder1932Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
Readin' and Writin'1932Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
The Pooch1932Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
The Stolen Jools1931Stymie (as Stymie)Short Film
Dogs Is Dogs1931Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
Helping Grandma1931Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
Love Business1931Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
Shiver My Timbers1931Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
Bargain Day1931Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
Big Ears1931Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
Fly My Kite1931Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
Little Daddy1931Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
School's Out1930Hercules (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
Teacher's Pet1930Hercules (as Hal Roach's Rascals)Short Film
Mamba1930Native Boy (uncredited)Movie
Hallelujah!1929Child (uncredited)Movie
Show Boat1929Child (uncredited)Movie
Hearts in Dixie1929Child (uncredited)Movie
My Best Girl1927Child (uncredited)Movie
Uncle Tom's Cabin1927Child (uncredited)Movie
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