Jack Davis


This filmography was made in collaboration with Matthew Lydick.


name: John H. Davis
nicknames: Jack or Jackie
born Apr. 5, 1914, in Los Angeles, CA
died Nov. 3, 1992, in Santa Monica, CA, of respiratory failure


Special note: IMDb lists dozens of people named Jack Davis, and on the page for the Our Gang member, there are scores of films listed from over the decades. This filmography will omit pretty much everything subsequent to Jack's final Our Gang film, since everything I've read about him indicates that his acting career ended in 1924.


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.
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.
3. Young Sherlocks (small part)
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 (featured role: Waldemar)
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

9. The Champeen! (featured role: Tuffy aka 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: Jack)
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 (supporting 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)
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: Jack)
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! (featured role: Jack)
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: Jack)
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: Jack)
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: Jack)
Sep. 23, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-20 - Our Gang series
Filmed June 1 to 20, 1923. ©Sep. 24, 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: Jack)
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

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."

1925

The Family Entrance (extra)
Feb. 15, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. D-79 - Hal Roach series with Charley Chase
Filmed Nov. 10 to 13, 1924. ©Dec. 26, 1924.
41. Mary, Queen of Tots (bit part)
Aug. 23, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-41 - Our Gang series
Filmed Mar. 16 to Apr. 1, 1925. ©June 11, 1925. Jack, hidden under a suit of armor, appears briefly in footage left over from "July Days."
The Bouncer (extra)
Aug. 2, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. D-51 - Hal Roach series with Earl Mohan
Also listed for Aug. 30, 1925. Filmed Jan. 16 to 21, 1924. ©Aug. 28, 1925. Also featuring Billy Engle. This may have actually been released as part of the "Fite" series.
Solid Ivory (extra)
Oct. 11, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. D-53 - Fite series with Earl Mohan
Also listed for Oct. 25, 1925. Filmed Feb. 14 to 23, 1924, with retakes Mar. 28 to Apr. 1, 1924. ©Oct. 8, 1925. The series title might have been phased out by this time, as "Hunky Dory" and "Kelly" also pop up in relation to Mohan. Also featuring Billy Engle.

1936


1937


1943


1959

Take A Good Look episode (appearance)
Oct. 22, 1959 - Mansfield-Arnell/ABC - 30 min. - TV episode
Hosted by Ernie Kovacs. Jack appeared along with Jean Darling, Jay R. Smith, Sherwood Bailey, Johnny Downs and Farina Hoskins.

1980


1984

Our Gang: Inside The Clubhouse (archival)
May 8, 1984 - Lang/Camellia City Telecasters - 93 mins. - TV documentary
Includes footage from "The Champeen!" and "The Big Show."

1989

American Masters episode: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (archival)
Nov. 17, 1989 - Thames/WNET-TV - 105 min. - TV documentary
Jack appears in some home movie footage of Lloyd and his family, which seems to have been shot within a few years of his departure from Our Gang.

1994

The Our Gang Story (archival)
1994 - Film Shows/GoodTimes - 120 min. - video documentary
Includes footage from "The Champeen!" "Giants Vs. Yanks" and "Dogs Of War!"

2002

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

Jack Davis' payroll history

The following is a list of Jack'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!) is missing from this list. It appears that it started off as one of the previous productions, which then got divided into two films.

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

After this, Jack retired from film making, but with one Our Gang production left unfinished, he would eventually return to complete it. However, there is somebody named Jack Davis that also did extra work at the studio on three occasions, all during 1924.

After this, about a month passed before Jack returned to the studio.

After this, four months passed before Jack returned to the studio, this time to complete the long-unfinished Our Gang film.

After this, it would be nearly five months before Jack (or somebody with the same name) returned to the Roach studio for one last bit of extra work.


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