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Where Are They Now - Friday, May 18, 2018

Hello fans,

A reader that goes by the name of Bruce would like to know what's going on with The Beav, Jerry Mathers! Excellent choice, Mr. Bruce!

Whatever happened to Jerry Mathers, the actor who played Beaver Cleaver on the classic TV sitcom Leave it to Beaver?

He was just a kid when he played the role of Beaver, but he is all grown up now! Find out what he's been up to recently...

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Yves Montand: French actor with a long, well-respected career, appeared in "Grand Prix", "Z", "Jean de Florette" and many other movies

Michele Lee: Starred in the TV series "Knots Landing", also appeared in "The Love Bug" and other movies

William Bendix: Starred as Chester Riley in the radio series, TV series and movie "The Life of Riley", known for his signature line "What a revoltin' development THIS is!", appeared in the movies "Lifeboat" and "The Glass Key"

(Answer at the bottom)


Jerry Mathers

Learn More About Jerry Mathers on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: June 2, 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA

BIRTH NAME: Gerald P. Mathers

NICKNAME: The Beav, The Beaver

CLAIM TO FAME: He is best known for his role as Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver in the series Leave It to Beaver (1957-1963).

FAMILY LIFE: Married to his first wife Diana Platt from September of 1974 to December of 1982. He has three children with his second wife Rhonda: Noah (b. 1978), Mercedes (1982) and Gretchen (1985). He has been married to Teresa Modnick since 2011.

INFO: His acting career began at the age of 2 when he appeared in a commercial for PET Milk. Some of his early films include This is My Love (1954), Men of the Fighting Lady (1954), The Seven Little Foys (1955) and The Trouble with Harry (1955).

He won the role of Beaver Cleaver in 1957 when he told the show's producers he'd rather be at his Cub Scout meeting than auditioning for the part. He became well-known for his role as the younger son of June and Ward Cleaver (played by Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont), and the brother of Wally Cleaver (played by Tony Dow).

When Mathers entered his teenage years, he left acting to focus on high school. He later returned to star in a handful of other films such as Playing Patti (1998) and Better Luck Tomorrow (2002).

TRIVIA: Graduated from Notre Dame High School, in Sherman Oaks, California, in 1967.

Attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a BA degree in philosophy in 1973.

His younger brother Jimmy Mathers was also a television actor who had spots on Bewitched, The Munsters, My Three Sons and Adam-12.

In the late 1990s, he owned and operated a sideline catering company in Santa Clarita, California called, "Cleaver's Catering."

Was the first child actor ever to make a deal to get a percentage of the merchandising revenue from a television show.

Played in a rock band called Beaver and the Trappers.

Earned his BA in Philosophy and worked in banking and real estate in 1970s.

was a member of the Air National Guard (1966-69).

WHERE IS HE NOW: Most recently did an interview entitled 'Jerry Mathers aka Beaver and the Spaz'. And in the Fall of 2017 'Leave it to Beaver' celebrated its 60th Anniversary.


2015 Lucky Day (Short)...Ted

2015 Dad Dudes (TV Series)...William
- Pilot (2015) ... William

2014/I The Hitchhiker (Short)...Hitchhiker

2011 Diabetic Nerve Pain (TV Movie)...Spokesperson-Himself

2008 Will to Power...Mr. Simpson

2006 The War at Home (TV Series)...Principal
- Back to School (2006) ... Principal

2005 Angels with Angles...Tobacconist #1

2002 Better Luck Tomorrow...Biology Teacher

1999 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)...Mr. Lustig
- Trash TV: Part 1

1999 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)...Lucas Zimmerman
- Friends

1998 Playing Patti

1994 The Other Man...Sergeant Dun

1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)...Theodore Musso
- Jerry: Portrait of a Video Junkie

1990 Down the Drain...Policeman (desk)

1983-1989 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)...Theodore Cleaver
All 101 episodes

1987 Back to the Beach...Judge #2

1987 The Love Boat (TV Series)...Beaver Cleaver
- Who Killed Maxwell Thorn?

1984 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)...Mr. Sirota

1983 Still the Beaver (TV Movie)...Theodore Cleaver

1981 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite (TV Movie)...Deputy Henry Thomas Watts

1978 Flying High (TV Series)...Chuck Wallace
- Fear of Cheesecake

1975 Holmes and Walston (TV Movie)
Darrel Walston

1970 My Three Sons (TV Series)...Joe Lawrie
- Love Thy Neighbor

1968 Lassie (TV Series)...Ken Hines
- Lassie and the 4-H Boys

1968 Batman (TV Series)...Pop, the Stage Doorman
- The Great Escape

1966 Insight (TV Series)
- The Boy and the Bomb (1966)

1957-1963 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)...Theodore Cleaver
All 235 episodes

1958 The Deep Six...Steve Innes (uncredited)

1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- It's a Small World (1957)

1957 The Shadow on the Window...Petey Atlas

1956 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
- Strange World

1956 Bigger Than Life...Freddie (uncredited)

1956 That Certain Feeling...Norman Taylor

1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)...Peter at 5
- It's a Most Unusual Day

1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Santa Is No Saint

1955 The Trouble with Harry...Arnie Rogers

1955 The Seven Little Foys...Bryan Lincoln Foy - Age 5 (uncredited)

1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)...Tommy
- Into the Night

1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)...Little Boy
- The Great McGinty

1954 This Is My Love...David Myer

1954 Men of the Fighting Lady...Richard Dodson (uncredited)

1953 I Love Lucy (TV Series)...Dream Little Ricky
- Ricky's Old Girlfriend

1952 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)...Trick Or Treating Child
- Halloween Party

1952 Son of Paleface...Child at Finale (uncredited)

To see Then & Now pictures of Jerry Mathers, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Yves Montand - DEAD (Heart Attack)
Born: 10/13/1921 Died: 11/09/1991

Michele Lee - ALIVE
Born: 06/24/1942

William Bendix - DEAD (Pneumonia)
Born: 01/14/1906 Died: 12/14/1964



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