American actor best known for his work as Tommy and Butch on Our Gang. He also played Jimmy Olsen in the 1948 screen adaptation of Superman.
He was scouted by Hal Roach Studios when he was five and traveled from Dallas to Los Angeles to be seen.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then returned to acting.
He and his son, Thomas Bond II (Butch Jr.), worked together at his production company, the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
He appeared in several of the Gas House Kids films, which starred Emory Parnell.