David Durand (actor)

David Durand (July 27, 1920 – July 25, 1998) was an American juvenile actor.

David Durand
David Parker Grey

(1920-07-27)July 27, 1920
DiedJuly 25, 1998(1998-07-25) (aged 77)


Durand appeared in the silent film Tropic Madness (1928) when age 8, of which a complete version is considered lost. However, one reel (14 minutes) was discovered in 2022 and is now available on YouTube on the Rainscratch channel.[1] Durand also appeared in the films Get Your Man, Tropic Madness, Innocents of Paris, Song of Love, Ladies Love Brutes, The Jazz Cinderella, Bad Sister, The Spy, Rich Man's Folly, Probation, Forbidden Company, Silver Dollar, The Great Jasper, Son of the Border, The Life of Jimmy Dolan, Jennie Gerhardt, Cradle Song, As the Earth Turns, Viva Villa!, Hat, Coat, and Glove, Wednesday's Child, Little Men, The Band Plays On, Wells Fargo, Scouts to the Rescue, Off the Record, Streets of New York, Boys' Reformatory, Golden Gloves, The Tulsa Kid, Harmon of Michigan, Kid Dynamite, Keep 'Em Slugging, Mr. Muggs Steps Out, and Million Dollar Kid, among others.[2]

Durand's final film as an actor was Follow the Leader in 1944, after which he worked behind the scenes in the movie business.

Personal lifeEdit

Durand served in the United States Army during World War II. He died on July 25, 1998, in Bridgeview, Illinois at age 77.[3] His daughter, Judi Durand, is a voice artist on numerous motion pictures and video games.


  1. ^ Tropic Madness (recovered sequence) [1].
  2. ^ Hans J. Wollstein. "David Durand". AllMovie. Retrieved 2019-03-30.
  3. ^ "David Durand, 77; Child Actor in 1920s, '30s". Latimes.com. 1998-07-29. Retrieved 2019-03-30.

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