Johnny Sheffield

American actor (1931-2010)

Johnny Sheffield (April 11, 1931–October 15, 2010) was an American child actor. He won the part of Boy in the 1939 movie Tarzan Finds a Son! after beating out more than 300 other children. He co-starred with Johnny Weissmuller in seven more Tarzan movies. He also played Bomba, the Jungle Boy in 12 movies between 1949 and 1955. He retired from acting after the twelfth and last Bomba movie. He went on to get a business degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He worked in contracting and real estate. He died of a heart attack after falling off a ladder while pruning a palm tree. He was married and had two sons and a daughter.[1]

Johnny Sheffield
John Matthew Sheffield Cassan

(1931-04-11)April 11, 1931
DiedOctober 15, 2010
Resting placeCremated
Years active1939–1955
SpousePatricia Sheffield (1959–2010, his death)
Parent(s)Reginald Sheffield
Louise van Loon

List of movies

Year Title Role
1939 Tarzan Finds a Son! Boy
Babes in Arms Bobs
1940 Lucky Cisco Kid Tommy Lawrence
Knute Rockne, All American Knute Rockne (at age 7)
Little Orvie Orvie Stone
1941 Tarzan's Secret Treasure Boy
Million Dollar Baby Alvie Grayson
1942 Tarzan's New York Adventure Boy
1943 Tarzan Triumphs Boy
Tarzan's Desert Mystery Boy
1945 Roughly Speaking Frankie (at age 9)
Tarzan and the Amazons Boy
1946 Tarzan and the Leopard Woman Boy
1947 Tarzan and the Huntress Boy
1949 Bomba, the Jungle Boy Bomba
Bomba on Panther Island Bomba
1950 The Lost Volcano Bomba
Bomba and the Hidden City Bomba
1951 The Lion Hunters Bomba
Bomba and the Elephant Stampede Bomba
1952 African Treasure Bomba
Bomba and the Jungle Girl Bomba
1953 Safari Drums Bomba
1954 Killer Leopard Bomba
The Golden Idol Bomba
1955 Lord of the Jungle Bomba



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