Jackie Condon


This filmography was made in collaboration with Matthew Lydick.


full name: John Michael Condon
nickname: Jackie
born Mar. 24, 1918, in Los Angeles, CA
died Oct. 13, 1977, in Inglewood, CA, of colon cancer


Special note: As explained on Lord Heath's excellent website, the usual date given for Jackie's birth is Mar. 25, 1918, but his death records both in California and with the Social Security Administration, as well as his military records, place it one day earlier.


1919

Jackie reportedly started his film career at the age of 21 days, but I've yet to find any reference to an actual title. His earliest known credit was during 1919, sometime after his first birthday. Not listed below is the Jan. 1920 Mary Pickford film "Pollyanna," which would have been shot in the latter part of 1919. There's a baby in the film that looks like it could be Jackie, but it's too difficult to be sure.

Jinx (role: orphan)
Dec. 13, 1919 - Goldwyn - 5 reels - Mabel Normand feature
©Sep. 19, 1919.

1920

Italian Love (bit part: child)
July 1920 - Bull's Eye/Reelcraft - 2 reels - Billy West series
A Convict's Happy Bride (role: son)
Sep. 1920 - Reelcraft - 2 reels - Alice Howell & Phil Dunham feature
Rock-A-Bye Baby aka Rock-A-By Baby (undetermined role)
Sep. 19, 1920 - Roach/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. H-43 - Rolin series with Snub Pollard
Filmed the week of June 10, 1920, and also July 12 to 22, 1920. ©Aug. 28, 1920.

1921

Little Lord Fauntleroy (bit part: child sitting on curb)
Sep. 15, 1921 - Pickford/UA - 10 reels - Mary Pickford feature
©Nov. 29, 1921.
At Your Service (undetermined role)
Nov. 9, 1921 - Hall Room Boys/Federated Film Exchanges - 1 reel - The Hall Room Boys series
Featuring Sidney Smith and Gilbert Wells.

1922

On Feb. 28th, Jackie was signed to a long-term contract with Hal Roach Studios. His initial salary was $40 a week. During periods in which no filming went on, he would go without pay. On Aug. 8th, while working in Palms on "The Big Show," Jackie fractured his arm.

Penrod (undetermined role)
Feb. 20, 1922 - Neilan/First National - 8 reels - Wesley Barry feature
Filmed Oct. 1921. ©Jan. 30, 1922.
Friday The 13th (undetermined role)
July 2, 1922 - Roach/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. C-43 - Hal Roach series with Paul Parrott
Filmed Mar. 25 to Apr. 3, 1922, with retakes Apr. 8, 1922. ©May 29, 1922.
4. One Terrible Day (supporting role)
Sep. 10, 1922 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-4 - Our Gang series
Filmed May 22 to June 10, 1922. ©Oct. 9, 1922.
2. Fire Fighters (featured role: Roosevelt Pershing Smith aka Roosie)
Oct. 8, 1922 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-2 - Our Gang series
Filmed Feb. 27 to Apr. 1, 1922. ©Oct. 9, 1922.
The Golf Bug (undetermined role)
Oct. 29, 1922 - Roach/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. C-59 - Hal Roach series with Paul Parrott
Filmed July 11 to 17, 1922, with retakes July 24, and Aug. 1, 1922. ©Nov. 11, 1922. Reissued June 13, 1926.
1. Our Gang (small part: Roosevelt Pershing Smith)
Nov. 5, 1922 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-1 - Our Gang series
Filmed Jan. 3 to 17, 1922, with retakes Jan. 18 to 19, and Feb. 2 to 17, 1922. ©Oct. 11, 1922.
Dr. Jack (bit part: Sonny's pal)
Nov. 26, 1922 - Roach/Pathé - 5 reels - prod. L-16 - Harold Lloyd feature
Also listed for Dec. 19, 1922. Filmed Mar. 20 to July 10, 1922. ©Oct. 9, 1922.
3. Young Sherlocks (featured role: Jackie aka Mickey)
Nov. 26, 1922 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-3 - Our Gang series
Filmed Apr. 3 to 8, and Apr. 24 to May 20, 1922. ©Nov. 11, 1922.
6. Saturday Morning (supporting role)
Dec. 3, 1922 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-6 - Our Gang series
Filmed July 8 to 25, 1922. ©Nov. 11, 1922.
5. A Quiet Street (featured role)
Dec. 31, 1922 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-5 - Our Gang series
Filmed June 13 to July 1, and July 26 to 27, 1922. ©Nov. 11, 1922.
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 16 (presumed appearance)
Dec. 31, 1922 - C. B. C. Film Sales Corp. - 1 reel - Screen Snapshots series
©Dec. 8, 1922. Director Robert F. McGowan and the Our Gang cast are listed for this film, but cast members are not specified.

1923

For the week ending Sep. 15th of this year, Jackie's salary was increased to $60 a week.

9. The Champeen! (supporting role: Jackie)
Jan. 28, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-9 - Our Gang series
Filmed late August/September 1922. ©Dec. 16, 1922.
8. The Cobbler (featured role)
Feb. 18, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-8 - Our Gang series
Filmed late August, and perhaps September, 1922. ©Feb. 26, 1923.
7. The Big Show! (featured role)
Feb. 25, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-7 - Our Gang series
Filmed July 28 to Aug. 15, 1922, with added scenes Sep. 11 to 16, and Sep. 20 to 28, 1922, and retakes Jan. 10 to 11, 1923. ©Feb. 26, 1923.
11. A Pleasant Journey (supporting role)
Mar. 18, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-11 - Our Gang series
Also listed for Mar. 25, 1923. Filmed Oct. 22 to 27, and Nov. 2 to 16, 1922. ©Feb. 26, 1923.
10. Boys To Board (featured role)
Apr. 8, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-10 - Our Gang series
Filmed Oct. 2 to Nov. 2, 1922. ©Mar. 30, 1923.
12. Giants Vs. Yanks (featured role: Squealer)
May 13, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-12 - Our Gang series
Filmed Nov. 20 to Dec. 19, 1922, and Feb. 15, 1923. ©Apr. 27, 1923.
13. Back Stage (supporting role: Jackie)
June 3, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-13 - Our Gang series
Filmed Dec. 15, 1922, to Jan. 9, 1923. ©June 6, 1923.
14. Dogs Of War! (supporting role: Jackie)
July 1, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-14 - Our Gang series
Premiered June 10, 1923. Filmed Jan. 12 to Feb. 10, 1923, with retakes Feb. 20 to 23, and Apr. 11, 1923. ©July 19, 1923.
15. Lodge Night (supporting role: Jackie)
July 29, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-15 - Our Gang series
Filmed Feb. 12 to Mar. 3, 1923. ©Aug. 2, 1923.
18. July Days (supporting role)
Aug. 26, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-18 - Our Gang series
Filmed Mar. 11, Apr. 12 to May 2, and May 31, 1923. ©Aug. 2, 1923.
20. No Noise (supporting role: Jackie)
Sep. 23, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-20 - Our Gang series
Filmed June 1 to 20, 1923. ©Sep. 24, 1923.
Jus Passin' Through aka Jes Passin' Through (role: boy at rally)
Oct. 14, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. R-1 - Will Rogers series
Filmed June 11 to 23, and July 2 to 7, 1923, with retakes July 18, 1923. ©Dec. 14, 1923.
17. Stage Fright (supporting role)
Oct. 21, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-17 - Our Gang series
Filmed Mar. 17 to Apr. 11, 1923, with retakes June 21 to July 2, 1923. ©Nov. 9, 1923.
21. Derby Day (supporting role: Jackie)
Nov. 18, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-21 - Our Gang series
Filmed July 18 to Aug. 13, 1923. ©Nov. 9, 1923.
19. Sunday Calm (supporting role)
Dec. 16, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-19 - Our Gang series
Filmed May 4 to 29, 1923, with retakes July 2 to 14, and Oct. 2, 1923. ©Dec. 24, 1923.

1924

22. Tire Trouble (supporting role: Jackie)
Jan. 13, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-22 - Our Gang series
Filmed Aug. 14 to Sep. 4, 1923. ©Dec. 24, 1923.
23. Big Business (supporting role: Jackie)
Feb. 10, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-23 - Our Gang series
Filmed Sep. 11 to 21, 1923. ©Jan. 26, 1924.
24. The Buccaneers (supporting role: Jack)
Mar. 9, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-24 - Our Gang series
Filmed Sep. 28 to Oct. 24, and Oct. 28, 1923. ©Feb. 20, 1924.
25. Seein' Things (supporting role)
Apr. 6, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-25 - Our Gang series
Filmed Oct. 25 to Nov. 7, and Dec. 19, 1923, and Jan. 7, 1924. ©May 12, 1924.
Girl Shy (bit part: boy having pants sewn)
Apr. 20, 1924 - Lloyd/Pathé - 8 reels - Harold Lloyd feature
©Mar. 12, 1924. Jackie appears with fellow gangster Joe Cobb.
26. Commencement Day (supporting role)
May 4, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-26 - Our Gang series
Filmed Nov. 9 to Dec. 6, 1923, Jan. 7 to 11, and Jan. 26, 1924. ©May 12, 1924.
Going To Congress (undetermined role)
May 25, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. R-11 - Will Rogers series
Filmed Jan. 19 to 30, 1924. ©May 12, 1924.
28. Cradle Robbers (supporting role)
June 1, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-28 - Our Gang series
Filmed Jan. 28 to Feb. 9, 1924. ©May 12, 1924.
Rupert Of Hee Haw (bit part: one of the great throng)
June 8, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. L-11 - Stan Laurel series
Also listed for June 24, 1924. Filmed Dec. 20 to 26, 1923, and Jan. 2 to 12, 1924. ©May 12, 1924.
29. Jubilo, Jr. (supporting role)
June 29, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-29 - Our Gang series
Also listed for July 29, 1924. Filmed Feb. 25 to Mar. 8, 1924. ©June 5, 1924.
27. It's A Bear (supporting role: Jackie)
July 27, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-27 - Our Gang series
Filmed Dec. 10 to 26, 1923, Jan. 2 to 7, Jan. 12, and Mar. 7 to 12, 1924. ©June 30, 1924.
The Battling Orioles (small part: one of the neighborhood boys)
Aug. 24, 1924 - Roach/Associated/Pathé - 5 reels - prod. T-2 - Glenn Tryon feature
Also listed for Oct. 6, 1924. Filmed Feb. 18 to May 20, 1924, with retakes June 16 to 20, 1924. There was also an unspecified Glenn Tryon feature for which retakes were shot from May 22 to June 17, 1924, but it isn't clear whether it was this one or "The White Sheep" or some other film. ©Sep. 25, 1924.
30. High Society (featured role: Percy aka Percival)
Aug. 24, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-30 - Our Gang series
Filmed Mar. 24 to Apr. 5, 1924. ©May 29, 1924.
31. The Sun Down Limited (supporting role: Jackie)
Sep. 21, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-31 - Our Gang series
Filmed Apr. 21 to May 1, 1924. ©Aug. 2, 1924.
32. Every Man For Himself (supporting role: Jackie Condon)
Oct. 19, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-32 - Our Gang series
Filmed June 2 to 12, 1924. ©Oct. 2, 1924.
16. Fast Company (supporting role)
Nov. 16, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-16 - Our Gang series
Filmed Mar. 5 to 15, 1923, with retakes June 13 to 21, 1924. ©Oct. 2, 1924. Jackie's last name in this film is "McChicken."
Deaf, Dumb And Daffy (undetermined role)
Nov. 30, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. F-18 - The Spat Family series
Filmed July 21 to 23, 1924. ©Dec. 3, 1924.
33. The Mysterious Mystery! (featured role: Little Adelbert Wallingford)
Dec. 14, 1924 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-33 - Our Gang series
Filmed June 30 to July 19, 1924, with retakes Sep. 9 and 12, 1924, and added scenes Sep. 13 and 15, 1924. ©Dec. 11, 1924.

1925

For the week ending Sep. 26th, Jackie's salary was raised to $75 a week.

34. The Big Town (supporting role: Jackie)
Jan. 11, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-34 - Our Gang series
Filmed Sep. 22 to Oct. 2, 1924. ©Dec. 9, 1924.
35. Circus Fever (supporting role)
Feb. 8, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-35 - Our Gang series
Filmed Oct. 20 to 25, and Nov. 1 to 4, 1924. ©Jan. 19, 1925.
36. Dog Days (supporting role)
Mar. 8, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-36 - Our Gang series
Filmed Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, and Nov. 17 to 24, 1924. ©Mar. 5, 1925.
37. The Love Bug (supporting role)
Apr. 5, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-37 - Our Gang series
Filmed Dec. 15 to 31, 1924, and possibly early Jan. 1925. ©Apr. 2, 1925.
39. Shootin' Injuns (supporting role: Jackie)
May 3, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-39 - Our Gang series
Filmed Jan. 19 to Feb. 5, 1925. ©Apr. 2, 1925.
38. Ask Grandma (supporting role)
May 31, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-38 - Our Gang series
Probably filmed in early Jan. 1925. ©Apr. 2, 1925.
Twinkle, Twinkle (appearance)
June 14, 1925 - Pathé - 1 reel - Grantland Rice Sportlight
© May 8, 1925. Featuring the Our Gang kids.
40. Official Officers (supporting role)
June 28, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-40 - Our Gang series
Premiered June 10, 1925. Filmed Feb. 16 to 27, 1925. ©May 18, 1925.
42. Boys Will Be Joys (supporting role)
July 26, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-42 - Our Gang series
Filmed Apr. 13 to 24, 1925. ©July 6, 1925.
Tame Men And Wild Women (undetermined role)
Aug. 16, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. E-8 - Arthur Stone series
Filmed July 22 to 31, 1924, with retakes Sep. 2 to 4, Oct. 9 to 10, 1924, and Jan. 3 to 9, 1925. ©June 23, 1925.
41. Mary, Queen of Tots (supporting role)
Aug. 23, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-41 - Our Gang series
Filmed Mar. 16 to Apr. 1, 1925. ©June 11, 1925.
44. Your Own Back Yard (supporting role)
Sep. 27, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-2 - Our Gang series
Filmed June 30 to July 16, and July 20 to 29, 1925. ©Aug. 28, 1925.
43. Better Movies (featured role)
Nov. 1, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-1 - Our Gang series
Filmed May 27 to June 16, 1925. Originally production A-43. ©Aug. 20, 1925.
'Our Gang' At Home (appearance)
Nov. 8, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 1/3 reel - Pathé Review series
Our Gang segment filmed Mar. 1 to 14, 1925. ©Oct. 8, 1925. This short film was included in the Pathé Review, a weekly release typically consisting of three segments. This particular release was no. 45 for the year 1925, and Our Gang are featured in the middle segment. The other two segments have no relation to the Roach studios. The first is an episode of "American Wild Flowers" called "The Thistle," and is in color. The final segment is called "Forest Food Supplies."
45. One Wild Ride (supporting role: Jackie)
Dec. 6, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-3 - Our Gang series
Filmed July 30 to Aug. 4, 1925. ©Nov. 6, 1925.

1926

Jackie's contract was renewed on May 27th of this year and then again on Aug. 2nd. For the week ending Aug. 7th, his salary was increased to $100 a week. The November 20th issue of Motion Picture News carried this item: "Jackie Condon, the oldest member of Our Gang in point of service, though he is but eight years old, has been re-signed by Hal Roach after the completion of his initial five-year contract. He will continue to work under Robert McGowan's direction in company with Farina, Joe Cobb, Johnny Downs, Jay R. Smith and Scooty Lowry, besides the two newcomers, Janie, Farina's sister, and Vermicelli."

46. Good Cheer (supporting role)
Jan. 10, 1926 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-4 - Our Gang series
Filmed Sep. 3 to 18, 1925. ©Jan. 23, 1926.
47. Buried Treasure (supporting role)
Feb. 14, 1926 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-5 - Our Gang series
Filmed Oct. 1 to 19, 1925. ©Jan. 23, 1926.
48. Monkey Business (supporting role)
Mar. 21, 1926 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-6 - Our Gang series
Filmed Oct. 30 to Nov. 18, 1925. ©Feb. 6, 1926.
49. Baby Clothes (supporting role)
Apr. 25, 1926 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-7 - Our Gang series
Filmed Dec. 7 to 20, 1925, with retakes Jan. 11, 1926. ©Mar. 15, 1926.
50. Uncle Tom's Uncle (supporting role)
May 30, 1926 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-8 - Our Gang series
Filmed Jan. 12 to Feb. 3, 1926. ©Apr. 28, 1926.
51. Thundering Fleas (supporting role)
July 4, 1926 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-9 - Our Gang series
Also listed for July 28, 1926. Filmed Mar. 8 to 25, 1926. ©May 26, 1926.
52. Shivering Spooks (supporting role)
Aug. 8, 1926 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-10 - Our Gang series
Premiered July 4, 1926. Filmed Apr. 7 to 28, 1926. ©July 26, 1926.
53. The Fourth Alarm! (supporting role)
Sep. 12, 1926 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-11 - Our Gang series
Filmed May 24 to June 14, 1926. ©Sep. 17, 1926.
54. War Feathers (supporting role)
Nov. 21, 1926 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-12 - Our Gang series
Filmed Aug. 5 to Sep. 4, 1926. ©Dec. 13, 1926.
56. Telling Whoppers (supporting role: Jackie)
Dec. 19, 1926 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-14 - Our Gang series
Also listed for Dec. 29, 1926. Filmed Sep. 10 to 18, 1926. ©Nov. 11, 1926.
45 Minutes From Hollywood (appearance)
Dec. 26, 1926 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. H-3 - Glenn Tryon series
Also featuring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Theda Bara and Our Gang. Filmed Oct. 27 to Nov. 8, 1925, with added scenes Nov. 16, 1925, and retakes Mar. 27, and Apr. 5 and 6, 1926. ©Dec. 13, 1926. A clip from "Thundering Fleas" is briefly seen in this film.

1927

57. Bring Home The Turkey (supporting role)
Jan. 16, 1927 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-15 - Our Gang series
Filmed Sep. 29 to Oct. 15, 1926. ©Jan. 14, 1927.
55. Seeing The World (supporting role)
Feb. 13, 1927 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-13 - Our Gang series
Filmed Oct. 29 to Nov. 15, 1926. European footage shot July and Aug. 1926. ©Jan. 14, 1927.
58. Ten Years Old (featured role: Jackie)
Mar. 13, 1927 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-16 - Our Gang series
Filmed Nov. 24 to Dec. 14, 1926. ©Feb. 14, 1927.
59. Love My Dog (supporting role)
Apr. 10, 1927 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-17 - Our Gang series
Also listed for Apr. 17, 1927. Filmed Dec. 21, 1926, to Jan. 4, 1927. ©Apr. 11, 1927.
60. Tired Business Men (supporting role: Jackie)
May 22, 1927 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-18 - Our Gang series
Also listed for May 15, 1927, and May 21, 1927. Filmed Jan. 18 to Feb. 3, 1927. ©Apr. 11, 1927.
61. Baby Brother (supporting role)
June 26, 1927 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-19 - Our Gang series
Filmed Feb. 17 to Mar. 14, 1927. ©May 18, 1927.
64. The Glorious Fourth (supporting role)
July 31, 1927 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-22 - Our Gang series
Also listed for June 26, 1927, and July 30, 1927. Filmed May 10 to 21, 1927. ©July 22, 1927.
63. Olympic Games (supporting role)
Sep. 11, 1927 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-21 - Our Gang series
Also listed for Sep. 10, 1927. Filmed Apr. 22 to May 6, 1927. ©July 8, 1927.
67. Yale Vs. Harvard (supporting role: Jackie)
Sep. 24, 1927 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-1 - Our Gang series
Filmed June 13 to 24, 1927. ©Aug. 17, 1927.
68. The Old Wallop (featured role: Jackie)
Oct. 22, 1927 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-2 - Our Gang series
Filmed Aug. 8 to 20, 1927. ©Oct. 22, 1927.
62. Chicken Feed (supporting role)
Nov. 6, 1927 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-20 - Our Gang series
Filmed Mar. 28 to Apr. 15, 1927. ©June 9, 1927.
69. Heebee Jeebees (featured role)
Nov. 19, 1927 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-3 - Our Gang series
Also listed for Nov. 29, 1927. Filmed Aug. 29 to Sep. 13, and Sep. 30, 1927. ©Nov. 1, 1927.
70. Dog Heaven (supporting role)
Dec. 17, 1927 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-4 - Our Gang series
Filmed Sep. 15 to Oct. 13, 1927, with retakes Nov. 1, 1927. ©Nov. 26, 1929.

1928

Jackie's Our Gang contract came to an end in late March of this year, though he did return briefly in mid-summer to make one last Our Gang film, "Election Day." In The Standard casting directory of July 1928, it gives Jackie the nickname "Tousle Head," and explains that all three Condon children (the other two being Geraldine and Billy), had worked in the Our Gang series.

65. Playin' Hookey (supporting role)
Jan. 1, 1928 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-24 - Our Gang series
Filmed June 27 to 29, and Aug. 1 to 6, 1927. ©Feb. 6, 1928.
71. Spook-Spoofing (supporting role)
Jan. 14, 1928 - Roach/MGM - 3 reels - prod. G-5 - Our Gang series
Filmed Oct. 11 to 27, 1927. ©Jan. 14, 1928.
72. Rainy Days (supporting role)
Feb. 11, 1928 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-6 - Our Gang series
Filmed Nov. 4 to Dec. 28, 1927. ©Feb. 11, 1928, and Sep. 4, 1929.
66. The Smile Wins (supporting role)
Feb. 26, 1928 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. K-23 - Our Gang series
Filmed May 24 to June 7, 1927. ©Sep. 2, 1927.
73. Edison, Marconi & Co. (supporting role)
Mar. 10, 1928 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-7 - Our Gang series
Also listed for Mar. 9, 1928. Filmed Dec. 16 to 22, and Dec. 28, 1927. ©Mar. 10, 1928.
74. Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (supporting role)
Apr. 7, 1928 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-8 - Our Gang series
Filmed Dec. 21, 1927, to Jan. 9, 1928. ©Apr. 7, 1928. Released with a synchronized soundtrack.
75. Fair And Muddy (featured role)
May 5, 1928 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-9 - Our Gang series
Filmed Jan. 16 to Feb. 8, 1928. ©May 5, 1928.
76. Crazy House (supporting role)
June 2, 1928 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-10 - Our Gang series
Filmed Feb. 10 to 24, 1928. ©May 16, 1928.
77. Growing Pains (supporting role)
Sep. 22, 1928 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-11 - Our Gang series
Filmed Feb. 27 to Mar. 15, 1928. ©Sep. 22, 1928.

1929

81. Election Day (supporting role)
Jan. 12, 1929 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-15 - Our Gang series
Filmed July 19 to Aug. 4, 1928, with retakes Aug. 22 to 24, 1928. ©Dec. 10, 1928.

1931

It was in November of this year that Jackie is last seen in a casting directory, as far as I can tell. He doesn't seem to have gotten any roles since leaving Our Gang.


1934

A news item from Jan. 8th of this year mentions a 20th anniversary party for Hal Roach Studios, which was to include Jackie on its guest list. In a press release dated July 11th, in which Sam Cohn of the Roach studio tells of the whereabouts of former Our Gang members, it explains that Jackie was currently living with his aunt in Hollywood and going to school, and that he hadn't made any films since leaving Our Gang.


1936

A Hal Roach Studios press release from this year, regarding the whereabouts of former Our Gang members, states that Jackie was currently attending Hollywood High School, and occasionally appeared in school plays. In May, Jackie attended a tribute to the late Will Rogers that was being held by a couple of local breakfast clubs. On July 18th, the Our Gang series celebrated its 15th anniversary at the Roach studio, and Jackie was among the former members who took part in the festivities. Several published photographs came out of this event, the caption for one explaining that Jackie was still in school during this period.

Fox Movietone News (appearance)
1936 - Fox - 1 reel -- newsreel
Our Gang's 15th anniversary is featured in a Hollywood Spotlight segment with Jimmie Fidler.

1937

A Hal Roach Studios press release from this year, regarding the whereabouts of former Our Gang members, states that Jackie had graduated from Hollywood High School and was currently doing radio work.


1953

As revealed on the "You Asked For It" episode listed below, Jackie was attempting a comeback during this period. His filmography, however, remains barren from this point on. He spent the majority of his remaining years working as an accountant at Rockwell International, which also employed fellow Gangster Joe Cobb.

You Asked For It episode (appearance)
Jul. 27, 1953 - ABC - 30 min. - TV episode
Hosted by Art Baker. Featuring a reunion of the silent-era Our Gang kids, along with Bob McGowan, Fern Carter and Art Lloyd.

1955

Jackie took part in an Our Gang reunion for TV Guide, which was the subject of an article in the May 14th to 20th issue, complete with photos.


1984

Our Gang: Inside The Clubhouse (archival)
1984 - Lang/Camellia City Telecasters - 93 mins. - TV documentary
Includes footage from "The Champeen!" "The Big Show," "The Sun Down Limited" and "Thundering Fleas."

1994

The Our Gang Story (archival)
1994 - Film Shows/GoodTimes - 120 min. - video documentary
Includes footage from "Fire Fighters," "The Champeen!" "Giants Vs. Yanks," "Dogs Of War!" "The Sun Down Limited," "Monkey Business" and "Shivering Spooks."

2002

E! True Hollywood Story episode: Curse Of The Little Rascals (archival)
Nov. 24, 2002 - E! Entertainment Television - 60 min. - TV documentary

Jackie Condon's payroll history

The following is a list of most of Jackie's history at the Roach studio, with the amounts he was making from week to week. The dates given are Saturdays, the last day of each week at the studio. The only exceptions would be Saturdays that were also holidays, in which case the Friday date is used for those weeks.

Special note: Production A9 (The Champeen!), Production A38 (Ask Grandma), and Production K3 (One Wild Ride) are missing from this list. It appears that in each case, they started off as the previous production, which then got divided into two films.

The earliest information in my files comes from Aug. 1920, so if Jackie worked at the Roach studio prior to that, it's missing from this list. It was in November 1920 that we first encounter him.

After this, there's a gap in the information between March and September of 1921, with Jackie's next known involvement being with the first film starring Hal Roach's Rascals.

For the next five weeks, Jackie doesn't appear in the ledgers, but on Feb. 28th, he became a contract player, the second (after Ernie Morrison), to be signed for the Our Gang series.

Production A3 seems to have run into problems, since it stopped shooting for two weeks. Jackie didn't earn any money during the interim.

The studio was closed for three weeks in August 1924. Jackie wasn't paid during the interim.

For the weeks ending Aug. 22nd and 29th, the studio was closed and Jackie didn't receive any salary.

There were no ledger sheets for the week ending Jan. 2nd, due to the studio being closed, but Jackie was still paid his $75.

For four weeks during July, the studio was closed for summer vacation and Jackie didn't receive his salary, though he did receive an extra $75 the week before the hiatus.

The payroll ledger for 1927 has gone missing, so we've got a year-long gap on this list. There are, however, payroll summaries that have survived, which verify that Jackie made his $100 a week throughout 1927. By the time 1928 arrived, the Kid Co. had become the Gang Co.

After this, Jackie's contract expired and he left the Our Gang series. However, he did come back for one day 5 months later.


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