Matthew 'Stymie' Beard

Jan 1, 1925


The son of a Los Angeles minister, three-year-old Matthew Beard won out of 350 kids to replace Allen "Farina" Hoskins as the resident black child in Hal Roach's Our Gang comedies. Nicknamed Hercules in his first two-reeler, Teacher's Pet (1930), Beard was thereafter known as Stymie because of his innocent offscreen habit of confounding his elders.… More


Matthew 'Stymie' Beard Videos

The Buddy Holly Story
2 minutes 29 seconds
2 minutes 55 seconds
Truck Turner
2 minutes 28 seconds
Dead Reckoning
2 minutes 37 seconds
School's Out
1 minutes 57 seconds

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