Bobby Jordan


Bobby Jordan

Biography

Starting out as a child actor, Bobby Jordan's career took off when he was 14 years old. Jordan kickstarted his acting career in various films such as the dramatic adaptation "Dead End" (1937) with Sylvia Sidney, "Angels With Dirty Faces" (1938) with James Cagney and the comedy adaptation "A Slight Case of Murder" (1938) with Edward G Robinson. He also appeared in the Humphrey Bogart d...

Biography

Starting out as a child actor, Bobby Jordan's career took off when he was 14 years old. Jordan kickstarted his acting career in various films such as the dramatic adaptation "Dead End" (1937) with Sylvia Sidney, "Angels With Dirty Faces" (1938) with James Cagney and the comedy adaptation "A Slight Case of Murder" (1938) with Edward G Robinson. He also appeared in the Humphrey Bogart drama "Crime School" (1938), the John Garfield crime flick "They Made Me a Criminal" (1939) and the John Garfield drama "Dust Be My Destiny" (1939). He continued to act in productions like "That Gang of Mine" (1940), "You're Not So Tough" (1940) and "Boys of the City" (1940). He also appeared in "Give Us Wings" (1940) with Billy Halop. During the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in "Let's Get Tough" (1942), "Keep 'Em Slugging" (1943) and the comedic adventure "Kid Dynamite" (1943) with Leo Gorcey. He also appeared in the Leo Gorcey comedy "Clancy Street Boys" (1943) and "In Fast Company" (1946). Most recently, Jordan worked on the Jennifer Lawrence smash hit action film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" (2015).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

News Hounds (1947)
Bobby
Hard Boiled Mahoney (1947)
Bobby
Bowery Buckaroos (1947)
Bobby
The Beginning or the End (1947)
Orderly
Bowery Bombshell (1946)
Bobby
Mr. Hex (1946)
Bobby
Spook Busters (1946)
Bobby
Live Wires (1946)
Bobby
In Fast Company (1946)
Bobby
Bowery Champs (1944)
Bobby Jordan
Destroyer (1943)
Sobbing sailor
Keep 'Em Slugging (1943)
Tommy Banning
Ghosts on the Loose (1943)
Danny
Kid Dynamite (1943)
Danny
Clancy Street Boys (1943)
Danny
Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943)
Mr. Wise Guy (1942)
Danny Collins
'Neath Brooklyn Bridge (1942)
Danny
Let's Get Tough! (1942)
Danny
Smart Alecks (1942)
Danny [Stevens]
Junior Army (1942)
Cowboy
Flying Wild (1941)
Danny [Graham]
Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941)
Danny [Breslin]
Spooks Run Wild (1941)
Danny
You're Not So Tough (1940)
Rap
Military Academy (1940)
Dick Hill
Give Us Wings (1940)
Rap
Pride of the Bowery (1940)
Danny
That Gang of Mine (1940)
Danny
Boys of the City (1940)
Danny
Young Tom Edison (1940)
Joe Dingle
The Angels Wash Their Faces (1939)
Bernie
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
Angel
Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
Jimmy
Hell's Kitchen (1939)
Joey [Richards]
On Dress Parade (1939)
Cadet Ronny Morgan
Off the Record (1939)
Mickey Fallon
A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
Douglas Fairbanks Rosenbloom
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Swing
My Bill (1938)
Reginald Colbrook
Reformatory (1938)
Pinkey Leonard
Crime School (1938)
Squirt
Dead End (1937)
Angel
Kid Millions (1934)
Tourist

Stunts (Feature Film)

Allegiant (2016)
Stunts
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)
Stunts
Taken 3 (2015)
Stunts

Cast (Short)

Swingtime in the Movies (1938)
Himself

Life Events

Photo Collections

Crime School - Movie Posters
Here are a few original release American movie posters for Warner Bros' Crime School (1938), starring Humphrey Bogart and The Dead End Kids.

Videos

Movie Clip

Live Wires (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Overgrown Kid The first scene with Leo Gorcey reincarnated as "Slip Mahoney," in the first official "Bowery Boys" movie, who gets into trouble then joins his angered sister (Pamela Blake) and old Dead End and East Side Kids mates (Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Billy Benedict), in Live Wires, 1946.
Live Wires (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Pierce's Peerless In perhaps an archetypal scene for the newly re-named Bowery Boys, Slip (Leo Gorcey) with mates (Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Billy Benedict) and sister (Pamela Blake), tries his new sales pitch on a wary customer (BIlly Christy), early in Live Wires, 1946.
Slight Case Of Murder, A (1938) -- (Movie Clip) Douglas Fairbanks Rosenbloom Ex-bootlegger turned legit-but-broke brewer Marko (Edward G. Robinson) visiting his "alma-mater" orphanage, Margaret Hamilton in charge, collecting his annual summer adopt-ee, (Bobby Jordan), in A Slight Case Of Murder, 1938, from the Damon Runyon and Howard Lindsay play.
Dead End (1937) -- (Movie Clip) The Mark Of The Squealer The gang (Billy Halop, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey, Gabriel Dell) showing off for Baby Face (Humphrey Bogart), would-be architect Dave (Joel McCrea) panics as well-to-do Kay (Wendy Barrie) tries to visit, with director William Wyler’s famous cockroach shot, in Dead End, 1937.
Dead End (1937) -- (Movie Clip) I'm Frightened Of Being Poor With “Dead End” kids (Billy Halop, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan) and gangster Baby Face (Humphrey Bogart) nearby, aspiring architect Dave (Joel McCrea) visits with his more affluent otherwise-committed girlfriend Kay (Wendy Barrie), in Samuel Goldwyn’s urban drama Dead End, 1937.
Dead End (1937) -- (Movie Clip) I Can Do My Own Fighting Tommy (Billy Halop) leads future “Bowery Boys” (Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell) recruiting Milton (Bernard Punsly), until his sister Drina (Sylvia Sidney) intervenes, gangster Baby Face (Humphrey Bogart) and her under-employed architect pal Dave (Joel McCrea) observing, early in Dead End, 1937.
Dead End (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Every Street In New York Opening from producer Samuel Goldwyn, director William Wyler and Lillian Hellman’s screenplay from Sidney Kingsley’s play, the socially conscious Dead End, 1937, and the first screen appearance by Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan and Gabriel Dell, who would become “Dead End Kids” and “Bowery Boys.”
Angels With Dirty Faces -- (Movie Clip) According To Rules! Rocky (James Cagney) steps in as referee when Father Jerry (Pat O'Brien) is having trouble instructing the kids (Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey et al) in basketball in Angels With Dirrty Faces, 1938.

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