Sonny Bupp

born: 10 January 1928
New York City, New York,
United States of America
died: 01 November 2007
Henderson, Nevada,
United States of America
(age 79)

American child actor, the brother of Tommy Bupp. He was the highest paid male child extra in 1937. He was cast by Orson Welles as Welles' son in Citizen Kane (1941) because of the striking resemblance between the two. At the end of WWII, he served as a corporal in the US Army Signal Corps until 1949. After his military service, he went to work for Ford Motor Co. in Detroit eventually becoming an executive and serving a tour in Australia with them.
He is interred at Southern NV Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nevada.
Real name: Moyer MacClaren Bupp
Height: 5'9"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography;
plus all films with Our Gang.


Our Gang Follies Of 1936

Men In Fright

Acknowledgements: (well researched, documented bio by Chuck Anderson) (bio) (1930 Census, Oakland CA) (Fold3 Draft Card:adult height:real name: birth info)
Jim Jarvis (research and information)

This page was last updated on: 23 January 2019