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Tommy Bond

Birth Date: September 16, 1926 / Age: 91
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA
Also Credited as: Tommy 'Butch' Bond

Biography: Thomas Ross Bond (born September 16, 1926 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former child actor. He is most notable for appearing in the Our Gang short subjects series: from 1932 to 1934 he appeared as a supporting character, and he returned to Our Gang in 1937 to replace Leonard Kibrick in the bully role. His bully character was named Butch and always competed with Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer for Darla Hood's affections.

Bond also appeared in a number of outside films, including films for fellow Hal Roach Studios comedians Charley Chase and Laurel and Hardy. He also did work as a voice actor, most notably performing the voice of "Owl Jolson" in Tex Avery's 1936 Looney Tunes cartoon, I Love to Singa.

Bond left Our Gang for good in 1940. He continued to appear in films for the rest of the decade, save for a period of service in World War II.

In 1951, he graduated from college and gave up acting to become an assistant director for different local channels in the Los Angeles area. In his later years, Bond has served as a spokesperson for a number of Our Gang related materials.

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Starring/Leading Roles

Little Rascals (1922) ... Tommy (1932-1934)/Butch (1937-1938)

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September 26, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> 'Little Rascals' Actor Thomas Bond Dies

Thomas Ross Bond, who played Butch the bully in the "Our Gang" and "The Little Rascals" serials of the 1930s, has died. He was 79.

Bond died Saturday of complications from heart disease at Northridge Hospital, said his manager, Frank Marks.

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