Sylvester "Porky" Brockway

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Sylvester "Porky" Brockway is a fictional child character in the long-running American television series Lassie.[1] The character was played by child actor Joey D. Vieira under the stage name "Donald Keeler".[1] The chubby, beanie-wearing Porky is best friends with the show's star human character, eleven-year-old Jeff Miller played by Tommy Rettig. Porky is a farm boy and the son of Matt and Birdie Brockway. He has a basset hound called Pokey who generally accompanies him on various adventures with Jeff and Lassie. Porky debuts in the first-season episode, "Arithmetic", and makes his farewell appearance in the fourth-season episode, "Timmy's Family".[2] Porky, his parents and several other characters were cut from the plot when stars Rettig and Jan Clayton were dropped in 1957 after the death of co-star George Cleveland.[2]


  1. ^ a b Jenkins, Henry. Lassie. Museum of Broadcast Communications. [n.d.].
  2. ^ a b Collins, Ace. Lassie: A Dog's Life. Penguin, 1993.