The following list of guest appearances and TV shows  was compiled from a number of sources.  If any information listed here is incorrect, or if you can fill in any of the blanks, please let me know!

Guest and T.V. Show Appearances are listed below,
but you can jump right to the Silents or the Talkies!

Shows listed in light green are things I have on tape.  If you have something I don't already have or see something you've been looking for, let me know and we can work out a trade (shows listed here are NOT for sale!!!!).



1932

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Notes

Hollywood on Parade

Louis Lewyn Productions

June 5, 1932

Himself

Frankie gives Baby Peggy her (and his) first screen kiss in a segment set in a school room.

Hollywood on Parade
No. A-3

Louis Lewyn Productions

October 21, 1932

Messenger

Frankie appears as a messenger running in and out between scenes.  He changes the placards during a puppet show featuring
     marionettes of various celebrities and also asks for autographs from some of the stars.

1933

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Notes

Hollywood on Parade

Louis Lewyn Productions

Aug. 18, 1933

Messenger

Frankie gets to be a messenger for a day as he heads up this segment of the long-running series.  Frankie is seen returning an elephant to the zoo, delivering flowers for Cary Grant, and getting autographs at a film premiere for a little boy.

1936

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Notes

Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs

MGM

August 6, 1936

Himself

Frankie leads the band and welcomes the 
     winners of the Lucky Star National Dance Contest as Frankie Darro and the Dude Ranchers at the beginning of this short which features Hollywood celebrities relaxing in Palm Springs, California.  In color.

1938

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Notes

Screen Snapshots
Series 18, No 4

Columbia Pictures

December 15, 1938

Himself

Frankie plays on Mickey Rooney's MGM football team along with Bobby Breen.



1951

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

The Slocum Family

Dec. 30, 1951

Clint Slocum

Education and Brawn

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1952

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Allen Young Show

Season 3,
Episode 23

Feb. 7, 1952

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1953

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The General Electric Theatre

Winners Never Lose

Mar. 15, 1953

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1954

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Public Defender

Badge of Honor

May 6, 1954

Brown

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billed as Darrow

Public Defender

The Big Race

Sept. 20, 1954

Johnny Hatton

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with Stanley Clements

I Married Joan

Big Louie's Parole

Dec. 15, 1954

Shorty

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1955

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Public Defender

Cornered

Mar. 24, 1955

Jake South

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with Charles Bronson and Stanley Clements

1956

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Judge Roy Bean

The Cross Draw Kid

Jul. 1, 1956

Hugh Lonagan

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Hey, Jeannie!

Jeannie the Caddy

Nov. 10, 1956

1st Caddy

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Judge Roy Bean

The Refugee

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Cass

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1958

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Have Gun, Will Travel

The Last Laugh

Jan. 25, 1958

Mickey

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This episode is now available to view at cbs.com

December Bride

The Ed Wynn Show

Mar. 10, 1958

Sonny Williams

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Perry Mason

The Case of the Terrified Typist

Jun. 21, 1958

Barney the Elevator Operator

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This episode is available to view on AOL's In2TV

The Lineup

The Gremlin Grady Case

Dec. 12, 1958

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Peter Gunn

The Jockey

Dec. 15, 1958

Billy Arnet

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1959

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen

Chauffer Disguise

Feb. 20, 1959

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Bat Masterson

Garrison Finish

Dec. 10, 1959

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1960

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Untouchables

The Unhired Assassin

Feb. 25, 1960

News Vendor

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Mr. Lucky

Big Squeeze

Mar. 12, 1960

Jockey

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents

I Can Take Care Of Myself

May 15, 1960

"Little Dandy" Dorf

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Checkmate

Death Runs Wild

Sept. 17, 1960

Fred

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1961

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Case of the Dangerous Robin

The Big Baffle

Apr. 24, 1961

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1962

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Hathaways

Charlie Goes To The Races

Mar. 9, 1962

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Ten O'Clock Tiger

Apr. 3, 1962

Boots Murphy

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The Bob Newhart Show

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Apr. 25, 1962

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According to the UCLA library website, Frankie appeared on this episode of Bob's early variety show.

Mr. Ed

Ed, The Pilgrim

Nov. 22, 1962

Henry the Delivery Man

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Going My Way

Mr. Second Chance

Nov. 28, 1962

Elevator Operator

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1963

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Red Skelton Show

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Sep. 24, 1963

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According to the UCLA library website, Frankie appeared on this episode and appeared in the Silent Spot in a sketch on a construction site on a high rise steel job

1964

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Perry Mason

The Case of the Ruinous Road

Dec. 31, 1964

Messenger

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1965

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Addams Family

Cousin Itt's Problem

Oct. 22, 1965

Delivery Boy

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This episode is currently available to watch online at hulu.com

1966

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Batman

Zelda the Great

Feb. 9, 1966

Newsman

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Batman

A Death Worse than Fate

Feb. 10, 1966

Newsman

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The Smothers
Brothers Show

How to Succeed in Business and Be Really Trying

April 1, 1966

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1974

TV Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Girl on the Late, Late Show

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Apr. 1, 1974

Studio Guard

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Made for TV movie


Frankie also appeared in an episode of the series Manhunt, but we
do not have the specific date or episode title for this appearance.




Frankie appeared as a semi-regular on The Red Skelton Show, often playing a Little Old Lady who was consequently thrown around and subjected to various outrageous pratfalls that would stun the audience.  In one episode of the series, famed actor / stuntman David Sharpe is seen playing a similar role.  This may have been after Frankie had left the series.


1939

Radio Show

Episode

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Lux Radio Theatre

Angel's With Dirty Faces

May 22, 1939

Soapy

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A radio version of the Dead End Kids with none of the original Dead End Kids appearing.  This would be Frankie's only performance as an actual Dead Ender!

Lux Radio Theatre

Pinocchio

Dec 25, 1939

Lampwick

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Frankie  revises his role in this classic movie.  Because it was Disney's policy not  to reveal the cast of his animated films at that time there was no studio  audience in the studio when this performance was recorded.