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Johnny Eck (John Eckhardt Jr.)

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Biography

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Johnny Eck was born John Echkardt, twenty minutes after his twin brother Robert. The boys entered the sideshow circuit at the age of 12, where John was billed as "Johnny Eck, The Half-boy." Johnny went on to play a role in Tod Browning's Freaks (1932) before returning with his brother to Baltimore, where he became a screen painter. Johnny died January 5, 1991, at the age of 79, in the house where he was born. Read more...

Actor

Character: Half Boy

Freaks 1932

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Character: Bird Creature

Tarzan the Ape Man 1932

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Character: Gooney-Bird

Tarzan Escapes 1936

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