Where Are They Now - Friday, June 8, 2018
Reader Marcia B. wanted to know what Dennis the Menace, I mean Jay North, has been doing lately.
Former child actor Jay North made a name for himself when he played the role of troublemaker Dennis Mitchell on the television series Dennis the Menace.
Not much was heard from him after the show was over. What has he been up to all these years? Find out here!
Classic choice, Marcia!
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Justin Hayward: Lead singer of the British rock band The Moody Blues, "Nights in White Satin", "Tuesday Afternoon", "Question"
Mason Williams: Composer, guitarist, and singer, most famous for his instrumental hit "Classical Gas"
Mac Davis: Singer and actor, hit songs include "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me" and "It's Hard to Be Humble", hosted his own TV musical variety show called "The Mac Davis Show", appeared in the movie "North Dallas Forty"
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Jay North on Celebrity Nooz
August 3, 1951, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
CLAIM TO FAME:
He is best known for his lead role in the CBS sitcom Dennis the Menace.
North is currently married to Cindy Hackney. They have been married since 1993 and they have three children together. He was previously married to Kathleen Brucher (1973-1974) and Rosetia (1991-1992).
North was chosen for the role of Dennis the Menace out of a crowd of around 500 hopefuls by creator Hank Ketcham himself. He played the role for the entire run of the series, which was from 1959 to 1963. Following the show, North appeared in the 1966 movie Maya and in the television adaptation of the film the next year. In the 1970s, he was the voice of the teenage Bamm-Bamm Rubble in the Flintstones spin-off cartoon series The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show.
Is a member of the Masonic lodge in Lake Butler, Florida.
Is still friends with his "Dennis the Menace" (1959) co-star Jeannie Russell, who played Margaret on the show.
Became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while he was serving in the Navy.
WHERE IS HE NOW:
North left acting in the late 1970s and joined the Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1979. For many years, he worked as a prison guard in Florida, and now works as a corrections officer in Florida. He is also involved with the child-actor advocacy group, A Minor Consideration, as a counselor. The group was founded by Paul Petersen, formerly of The Donna Reed Show.
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star...Jay North
1985 Wild Wind...Captain Schofield
1980 Scout's Honor (TV movie)...Grogan's Dad
1977 Fred Flintstone and Friends (TV series) (voice)
1974 The Teacher...Sean Roberts
1973 Lassie (TV series)...Jim
A Joyous Sound: Part 3
1972 The Flintstone Comedy Hour (TV series)...Bamm-Bamm Rubble (1972) (voice)
1972 Lassie: Joyous Sound (TV movie)
1971 The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (TV series)...Bamm-Bamm Rubble
1969 Here Comes the Grump (TV series)...Terry Dexter (1969-1971) (voice)
1969 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (TV series)...Prince Turhan
1968 Arabian Knights (TV series)...Prince Turhan (voice)
1967 Maya (TV series)...Terry Bowen
1966 Jericho (TV series)
Eric the Redhead (1966)
1966 My Three Sons (TV series)...Dave Welch Jr. / Jeff
Good Guys Finish Last
Whatever Happened to Baby Chip?
1966 Maya...Terry Bowen
1966 The Lucy Show (TV series)...Wendell Mooney
Lucy the Robot
1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV series)...Bartlett Warshowsky
The Deadly Toys Affair
1965 Zebra in the Kitchen...Chris Carlyle
1964 Wagon Train (TV series)...Tom Blake
Those Who Stay Behind
1959-1963 Dennis the Menace (TV series)...Dennis Mitchell / Dennis
1963 General Hospital (TV series)...Al Barker
1960-1961 The Red Skelton Hour (TV series)...Dennis 'the Menace' Mitchell / Rich Little Boy
Jay North Adopts Freddie the Freeloader or Freddie's Benefactor
1960 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV series)
Ghosts, Goblins & Kids (1960)
1960 The Donna Reed Show (TV series)...Dennis Mitchell
1959 The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (TV series)...Cooper
The Hiding Place
1959 The Big Operator...Timmy Gibson
1959 The Miracle of the Hills...Davey Leonard
1959 Sugarfoot (TV series)...Bobby
The Giant Killer
1959 Rescue 8 (TV series)...Jimmy Mason
1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV series)...Timmy Wilson
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV series)...Laddie Stone
Eight Cent Reward
To see Then & Now pictures of Jay North, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Justin Hayward - ALIVE
Mason Williams - ALIVE
Mac Davis - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Pierre Carniti, 81, Italian union trader and politician, senator (1992-1994).
A. J. Holloway, 79, American politician, Mayor of Biloxi, Mississippi (1993-2015).
Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, 34, Australian drug smuggler (Bali Nine), cancer.
Kate Spade, 55, American fashion designer (Kate Spade New York), suicide by hanging.
Seán Calleary, 86, Irish politician, TD (1973-1992).
Dwight Clark, 61, American football player (San Francisco 49ers), Super Bowl champion (1981, 1984), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Jeffrey Coy, 66, American politician, member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1983-2004).
Walter Eich, 93, Swiss footballer (Young Boys, national team).
Eunice Lam (zh), 75, Hong Kong writer.
J. B. Munro, 81, New Zealand politician and disability advocate, MP for Invercargill (1972-1975).
C. M. Newton, 88, American Hall of Fame basketball player, coach (Alabama Crimson Tide, Vanderbilt Commodores) and administrator (Kentucky Wildcats).
Marc Ogeret, 86, French singer.
Harold Poynton, 82, English rugby league footballer.
Ahmed Said, 93, Egyptian radio broadcaster.
Gilbert Trausch, 86, Luxembourgian historian.
Abhimanyu Unnuth (fr), 80, Mauritian writer.
Gareth Cyril Williams, 76, Welsh footballer (Cardiff City, Bolton Wanderers, Bury).
Carlos Eduardo Zimmermann, 65, Brazilian plastics artist.
Mustapha Akanbi, 85, Nigerian jurist, head of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission.
Doug Altman, 69, British statistician.
Alessandra Appiano (it), 59, Italian writer and journalist, suicide.
Robert Brylewski, 57, Polish singer-songwriter (Armia, Brygada Kryzys, Izrael).
Frank Carlucci, 87, American politician, Secretary of Defense (1987-1989), National Security Advisor (1986-1987), complications from Parkinson's disease.
Robert Forhan, 82, Canadian Olympic ice hockey player (1960) and politician, Mayor of Newmarket, Ontario (1971-1978).
Clarence Fountain, 88, American gospel musician (The Blind Boys of Alabama), diabetes.
Jan Hladík (cs), 91, Czech textile artist, printmaker and painter.
Jerry Hopkins, 82, American journalist (Rolling Stone) and biographer (Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison).
Kent McCray, 89, American television producer (Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza).
Leonid Nevedomsky (ru), 78, Soviet and Russian actor (The Blue Bird, Monologue, Deadly Force), People's Artist of Russia.
Miguel Obando y Bravo, 92, Nicaraguan Roman Catholic cardinal, Archbishop of Managua (1970-2005), heart attack.
Mario Toros, 95, Italian politician, Deputy (1958-1972) and Senator (1972-1987).
Georg von Tiesenhausen, 104, German-American rocket scientist.
Mary Baumgartner, 87, American baseball player (AAGPBL).
Joe Berinson, 86, Australian politician, MHR for Perth (1969-1975), MLC (1980-1993), Attorney-General of Western Australia (1983-1993).
Paul D. Boyer, 99, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (1997).
Sir Desmond de Silva, 78, British lawyer.
André Desvages, 74, French racing cyclist.
Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt, 89, Austrian ethologist.
Luis Farinello (es), 81, Argentine Roman Catholic priest, cardiac arrest.
Vida Ghahremani, 82, Iranian actress and producer.
Hilmar Hoffmann, 92, German film and culture academic.
Bruce Kison, 68, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels) and coach (Kansas City Royals), cancer.
Álvaro Lapuerta, 90, Spanish politician and prosecutor, member of Francoist Courts (1967-1977) and Deputy (1977-2004), complications from dementia.
Roger A. Madigan, 88, American politician, member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1977-1984) and Senate (1985-2008).
Fernando Mazariegos (es), 79-80, Guatemalan inventor, cardiac arrest.
Seán McSweeney (fr), 82, Irish painter.
Nick Meglin, 82, American magazine editor (Mad), heart attack.
Malcolm Morley, 86, English painter.
Tony Morphett, 80, Australian screenwriter (Blue Heelers, Water Rats), heart attack.
Consolata Mwakikuti, 21, Tanzanian conjoined twin, heart disease.
Maria Mwakikuti, 21, Tanzanian conjoined twin, heart disease.
John Ritchie, 70, Scottish football player and manager (Brechin City).
Irving Sandler, 92, American art critic, cancer.
C. C. Torbert Jr., 88, American jurist, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court (1977-1989).
Bernard E. Trainor, 89, American journalist and Marine Corps general.
Emil Wolf, 95, Czech-born American physicist.
Poldy Bird, 76, Argentine writer.
Jean-Claude Boulard, 75, French politician, Mayor of Le Mans (since 2001), Senator (2014-2017), and Deputy (1988-1993, 1997-2002).
Eddy Clearwater, 83, American blues singer and guitarist, heart failure.
Giovanni Di Veroli, 85, Italian footballer.
Bernard Gantner (fr), 89, French painter.
Giancarlo Ghirardi, 82, Italian physicist, heart attack.
Jill Ker Conway, 83, Australian-American author, President of Smith College (1975-1985).
Khalsom Abdullah, 82, Malaysian Johor royal family member.
Maria Martika (el), 86, Greek actress.
Andrew Massey, 72, British-born American conductor, cancer.
Razan al-Najar, 21, Palestinian nurse, shot.
John Julius Norwich, 88, British historian, travel writer and television personality.
Alejandro Peñaranda, 24, Colombian footballer, shot.
William Edward Phipps, 96, American actor (Cinderella, The War of the Worlds, Five), complications from lung cancer.
Kostas Polychroniou, 81, Greek football player and manager (Olympiacos F.C., national team).
Lutz Pyritz (de), 60, German horse racing trainer and jockey.
Rockin' Rebel, 52, American professional wrestler (ECW, MEWF, CZW), suicide by gunshot.
Sinan Sakic, 61, Serbian turbo-folk singer.
René Séjourné, 88, French Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Saint-Flour (1990-2006).