Who is Travis Tedford?
Travis Tedford is an American actor, perhaps still best known for his role as Spanky in the 1994 film adaptation of “The Little Rascals” – Tedford’s memorable portrayal earned him recognition and acclaim. He has also appeared in other films and television shows during his active career.
Where is Travis Tedford Today?
After his role in the 2010 film “The Final”, Travis Tedford chose to retire from the entertainment industry, and transition to regular life. He resides in Texas and has been working for over thirteen years at the Texas Trust Credit Union. Tedford initially began as a teller and has since earned several promotions, currently holding the position of Member Experience Manager. While his current occupation in marketing and finance may be worlds apart from the glitz and glamor of show business, Tedford has found fulfillment in his new career path.
Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Travis William Tedford was born on 19 August 1988, in Rockwall, Texas, USA, to parents Timmy Bill Tedford and Paula Kay Dixon. Travis hasn’t talked much about his parents, nor said whether he has any siblings.
He completed his education at Athens High School in 2006, and later in 2008, he graduated from Trinity Valley Community College, earning an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts.
Acting Career and Immediate Success with “The Little Rascals”
Travis Tedford’s career took off on a remarkable trajectory with his portrayal of Spanky in the eponymous comedy film, “The Little Rascals”. Starring alongside a talented cast, Tedford shared the screen with Blake Collins as Woim, Blake Ewing as Waldo, Ross Bagley as Buckwheat, Bug Hall as Alfalfa, Zachary Mabry as Porky, Brittany Ashton Holmes as Darla, Sam Saletta as Butch, and Kevin Jamal Woods as Stymie. The film also featured the lovable and mischievous Petey as their faithful companion.
“The Little Rascals” centered around the adventures of a group of neighborhood kids known as the He-Man Woman Haters Club, led by the charismatic Spanky. The film followed their misadventures as they attempted to save their beloved clubhouse from demolition, while supporting their friend Alfalfa in his pursuit of love with Darla. Filled with laughter, heartwarming moments, and nostalgic nods to the original “Our Gang” series, the film captured the essence and spirit of the classic characters.
The chemistry among the young cast members was evident on-screen, creating an enchanting dynamic that resonated with audiences. Tedford’s portrayal of Spanky showcased his innate talent for comedy, and his ability to bring the mischievous yet endearing qualities of the character to life. His infectious charm and comedic timing captivated viewers, and earned him widespread acclaim.
“The Little Rascals” became a resounding success, charming audiences of all ages and delighting fans of the original series with its nostalgic charm. The film’s timeless humor, memorable moments, and heartwarming story resonated with viewers, solidifying its status as a beloved family comedy.
The film served as a launching pad for Tedford’s career, establishing him as a talented young actor with a promising future ahead.
Career After ‘The Rascals’ and Retirement
Travis went on to display his talent in various TV series and films throughout his short yet fruitful career. In the TV series “The Pretender” (1996), he took on the role of Ryan Blake, alongside co-stars Andrea Parker and Michael T. Weiss, contributing to the captivating storyline of Jarod, a genius who assumes different identities while seeking justice.
Continuing his television endeavors, Tedford appeared as Chandler in the crime drama series “Profiler” (1996). This thrilling show followed the life of Dr. Samantha Waters, played by Ally Walker, as she utilized her forensic psychology skills to solve complex criminal cases.
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In the TV series “Smart Guy” (1997), Tedford brought his talents to the character of Chris. Sharing the screen with Tahj Mowry, Essence Atkins, Omar Gooding, John Marshall Jones, and Jason Weaver, Tedford’s character was a major part of the show. The series revolved around the life of T.J. Henderson, played by Mowry, a young prodigy navigating the challenges of high school.
Transitioning into animation, Tedford lent his voice to the film “A Bug’s Life” (1998) as one of the Ant Kids, contributing to the captivating world of insects. Alongside a talented voice cast including Denis Leary, David Foley, Hayden Panettiere and Joe Ranft, Tedford’s voice acting skills brought life to his character.
Tedford’s on-screen presence also extended to family comedies, including his role as Loaf in the film “Slappy and the Stinkers” (1998). Acting alongside Bug Hall, Brittany Ashton Holmes and Zachary Mabry, Tedford’s character played a part in a group of mischievous kids’ plan to rescue a mistreated sea lion named Slappy.
He continued his career into the new millennium fairly successfully, but failed to secure a role as prominent as Spanky. In “A Christmas Tree and a Wedding” (2000), Tedford portrayed Dimitri alongside David Spade. Tedford’s role as Warren in “State of Grace” (2001) allowed him to work with Sean Astin; the TV series followed the lives of two best friends in the early 1960s as they navigated the challenges of adolescence and growing up.
Continuing his TV work, Tedford appeared as Kyle in “One Night, Stan” (2001), starring Jason Marsden. In 2009, Tedford took on the role of David in “Lost and Found”, and in 2010, Tedford made his final on-screen appearance in “The Final” as Andy, sharing the screen with Christopher Redman in this psychological horror film exploring the concept of revenge and the unsettling consequences that unfold.
Despite his efforts to transition into adult roles, Travis Tedford faced the challenge of being typecast, and struggled to make a significant impact in his later acting career. Eventually, he made the decision to leave the industry and pursue other endeavors beyond the glitz and glamour of show business.
According to authoritative sources, Travis Tedford’s net worth is estimated at $500,000, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children
Travis Tedford is a very private person. He hasn’t revealed any information on his personal life. According to sources, he’s currently single.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Travis Tedford has short brown hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), while his weight and other vital statistics are currently unknown, though he has an average figure.