John E. Searl (July 7 1921 – April 29 1991) was an American actor.
|Born||July 7, 1921|
Anaheim, California, U.S.
|Died||April 29, 1991 69) (aged|
Tujunga, California, U.S.
|Other names||Jackie Searle|
His name is sometimes seen as Jackie Searle, and by 1960, he was billed as Jack Searl. As a child actor, he began performing on a local Los Angeles radio station at the age of three.
Notable films in which he appeared include Skippy, High Gear, Peck's Bad Boy, Great Expectations, and Little Lord Fauntleroy. In the 1940s, he had some supporting character roles before disappearing for nearly a decade. In the early 1960s, Searl enjoyed a flurry of activity as a supporting villain on television. For example, he appeared in the Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Traveling Treasure," first aired on CBS on Nov. 4, 1961. In 1962 he appeared (credited as Jack Searl) as Slick - Henchman on the TV western Lawman in the episode titled "The Tarnished Badge."
- Daughters of Desire (1929)
- Paramount on Parade (1930) - Student (The Schoolroom) (uncredited)
- The Sins of the Children (1930) - Nick Higgenson as a Child (uncredited)
- Tom Sawyer (1930) - Sid
- The March of Time (1930) - Himself
- Scandal Sheet (1931) - Little Wilson Boy
- Finn and Hattie (1931) - Sidney
- Skippy (1931) - Sidney
- Daybreak (1931) - August
- Newly Rich (1931) - Tiny Tim
- Huckleberry Finn (1931) - Sid Sawyer
- Sooky (1931) - Sidney Saunders
- The House That Shadows Built (1931, clip of upcoming film Huckleberry Finn) - (archive footage)
- Lovers Courageous (1932) - Willie as a Child
- The Miracle Man (1932) - Boy at Meadville RR Station (uncredited)
- Hearts of Humanity (1932) - Shandy O'Hara
- Little Orphan Annie (1932) - Sponge Throwing Orphan (uncredited)
- Officer Thirteen (1932) - Sammy
- Topaze (1933) - Charlemagne de La Tour-La Tour
- A Lady's Profession (1933) - The Ship's Bad Boy
- High Gear (1933) - Jimmy Evans
- The Return of Casey Jones (1933)
- Dangerous Crossroads (1933) - Detective's Son
- One Year Later (1933) - Clarence
- The Chief (1933) - Little Heinie in Hat Department (uncredited)
- The World Changes (1933) - John - as a Boy (uncredited)
- Alice in Wonderland (1933) - Dormouse
- No Greater Glory (1934) - Gareb
- Strictly Dynamite (1934) - Robin
- Murder on the Blackboard (1934) - Leland Stanford Jones
- She Was a Lady (1934) - Herbie Vane
- Peck's Bad Boy (1934) - Horace Clay
- Great Expectations (1934) - Herbert Pocket , as a child
- A Wicked Woman (1934) - Curtis as a Child
- The Unwelcome Stranger (1935) - Andy 'Gimpy' Campbell - the Orphan
- Ginger (1935) - Hamilton Parker
- Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) - Tom
- Gentle Julia (1936) - Herbert Livingston Atwater
- Two Wise Maids (1937) - Elliot 'Wet Mouth' Braxton
- Wild and Woolly (1937) - Chaunce Ralston
- Little Tough Guy (1938) - Cyril Gerrard
- That Certain Age (1938) - Tony
- Little Tough Guys in Society (1938) - Randolph
- The Angels Wash Their Faces (1939) - Alfred Goonplatz
- My Little Chickadee (1940) - Boy
- Military Academy (1940) - Prentiss Dover
- Golden Hoofs (1941) - Sulky Driver (uncredited)
- Glamour Boy (1941) - Georgie Clemons
- Small Town Deb (1942) - Tim Randall
- Club Havana (1945) - Young Cavendish (uncredited)
- The Fabulous Dorseys (1947) - Joe (uncredited)
- The Bride Goes Wild (1948) - Waiter in Diving Suit (uncredited)
- Hazard (1948) - Public Defender
- Beyond Glory (1948) - Lt. Brown (uncredited)
- Lady at Midnight (1948) - Freddy Forsythe
- The Paleface (1948) - Jasper Martin
- Passport to Pimlico (1949) - Legionnaire (uncredited)
- The Couch (1932) - Belmont (uncredited)
- Shotgun Wedding (1963) - Silas
- A Tiger Walks (1964) - Sheriff's Adviser (uncredited)
- Divorce American Style (1967) - Husband (uncredited)
- Kear, Lynn; Rossman, John (2008). The Complete Kay Francis Career Record: All Film, Stage, Radio and Television Appearances. McFarland. p. 258. ISBN 9780786431984. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
- Thomas, Bob (November 28, 1960). "Kid Actor Makes Good". The Decatur Daily Review. Illinois, Decatur. Associated Press. p. 13. Retrieved July 13, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Successful Life For Jackie Searl". The Leader-Post. November 29, 1960. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
- Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, pp. 98–99.
- Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914-1985. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1988, pp. 210-211.
- Best, Marc. Those Endearing Young Charms: Child Performers of the Screen. South Brunswick and New York: Barnes & Co., 1971, pp. 230–234.
- Willson, Dixie. Little Hollywood Stars. Akron, OH, e New York: Saalfield Pub. Co., 1935.