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Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Robert E. Hutchins was born March 29th, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington. He was born to James Hutchins and Olga Hutchins (nee Roe). Robert was a very outgoing boy with a charming personality, because friends persuaded James and Olga to go to a Hollywood photographer and get his picture taken. The photographer was impressed by Robert's intelligence, and asked to take a few feet of film of him. The results were so good that the film ended up in the projection room at Hal Roach Studios. Hal Roach decided the boy would be a good addition to his "Our Gang" short films, and signed him to a five year contract. On his first day at the studio, Robert didn't have an identity for his part in the movies, and he was running around so much that he began to wheeze. Such led to the coining of the 'Wheezer' name, one he carried for the rest of his time in Our Gang. Robert played the perky, tag-along little brother that was always anxious to be part of the mischief that the gang was getting into. He played such a part in both the silent films and the talkies.

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Mar 29, 1925 In Tacoma, Washington, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Baby Brother 1927-06-26
Latest Project:
Movie It's Showtime 1976-03-31
Known For
Poster of Saturday's Lesson
Movie It's Showtime 1976-03-31
Movie Mush and Milk Wheezer 1933-05-27
Movie The Pooch Wheezer 1932-06-13
Movie Choo-Choo! Wheezer 1932-05-07
Movie Spanky Wheezer/Marks the Lawyer 1932-03-25
Movie Readin' and Writin' Wheezer 1932-02-01
Movie Shiver My Timbers Wheezer 1931-10-09
Movie Bargain Day Wheezer 1931-05-01
Movie Love Business Wheezer Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931-04-13
Movie The Stolen Jools Wheezer 1931-04-04
Movie Little Daddy Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931-03-27
Movie Helping Grandma Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931-01-02
Movie Bear Shooters Wheezer 1930-05-16
Movie Shivering Shakespeare Wheezer 1930-01-25
Movie The First Seven Years Wheezer 1930-03-01
Movie When The Wind Blows Wheezer 1930-04-05
Movie A Tough Winter Wheezer 1930-06-20
Movie Pups Is Pups Wheezer 1930-08-30
Movie Teacher's Pet Wheezer 1930-10-10
Movie School's Out Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1930-11-21
Movie Election Day Wheezer 1929-01-12
Movie Noisy Noises Wheezer 1929-02-09
Movie Small Talk Wheezer 1929-05-18
Movie Railroadin' Wheezer 1929-06-15
Movie Lazy Days Wheezer 1929-08-24
Movie Boxing Gloves Wheezer 1929-09-09
Movie Cat, Dog & Co. Wheezer 1929-09-14
Movie Bouncing Babies Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1929-10-11
Movie Saturday's Lesson Wheezer 1929-11-09
Movie Moan & Groan, Inc. Wheezer 1929-12-07
Movie The Ol' Gray Hoss Wheezer 1928-10-19
Movie School Begins 1928-09-16
Movie Spook Spoofing 1928-01-14
Movie Olympic Games Wheezer 1927-09-11
Movie Baby Brother Horatio 1927-06-26