Where Are They Now - Friday, January 27, 2017
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!
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Jonathan Harris - Played the scheming Dr. Smith on the TV series "Lost in Space"
David Nelson - Son of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, played himself on the TV series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"
Donny Most - Played Ralph Malph on the TV series "Happy Days", he also appeared in a famous Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercial ("Hey, you got chocolate in my peanut butter...")
(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.
WRITE TO JAY NORTH:
290 NE First Ave.
Lake Butler, FL 32054-1202
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--
Jonathan Harris - DEAD (Blood clot)
Born: 11/06/1914 Died: 11/03/2002
David Nelson - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 10/24/1936 Died: 01/11/2011
Donny Most - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Billy Simpson, 87, Northern Irish footballer (Linfield, Rangers).
Ramdas Agarwal, 79, Indian politician.
Mike Connors, 91, American actor (Mannix, The Ten Commandments, War and Remembrance), leukemia.
Tam Dalyell, 84, Scottish politician, MP for West Lothian (1962-1983) and Linlithgow (1983-2005).
Lindy Delapenha, 89, Jamaican football player and sports broadcaster.
Alexander Kadakin, 67, Russian diplomat, Ambassador to India (1999-2004, since 2009), heart failure.
Peter Lynch, 52, Australian mining engineer, plane crash.
Luciano Ravaglia, 94, Italian engineer.
Michael Tönnies, 57, German footballer (MSV Duisburg).
Stephen P. Cohen, 71, Canadian academic, male breast cancer.
Buchi Emecheta, 72, Nigerian novelist (The Bride Price, The Joys of Motherhood, Gwendolen).
Robert Garcia, 84, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1978-1990) and the New York State Legislature (1966-1978, 1983-1990), emphysema-induced infection.
Katja of Sweden, 97, Swedish fashion designer.
Harry Mathews, 86, American author.
Jack Mendelsohn, 90, American cartoonist and screenwriter (Yellow Submarine, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), lung cancer.
Mary Tyler Moore, 80, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People) and philanthropist (JDRF), diabetes and complications from pneumonia.
Jacques Moreau, 83, French politician, MEP (1979-1984).
Siewert Öholm, 77, Swedish journalist and television presenter, liver cancer.
Arturo Pérez de Alejo Rodríguez, 66, Cuban dissident.
Marcel Prud'homme, 82, Canadian politician, MP (1964-1993) and Senator (1993-2009).
Pervaiz Rana, 65, Pakistani film director, heart attack.
Sir Nigel Rodley, 75, British human rights professor and lawyer.
Margaret Wall, Baroness Wall of New Barnet, 75, British trade unionist and peer.
Dan Adamescu (ro), 68, Romanian businessman (Unirea Shopping Center).
Fred André, 75, Dutch football player and manager (Telstar).
Chuck Canfield, 84, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota (1996-2003).
Spyros Evangelatos (el), 77, Greek theater director.
Robert Folsom, 89, American politician, Mayor of Dallas, Texas (1976-1981).
Jean-Olivier Héron (fr), 77, French illustrator.
Martin Nicholas Lohmuller, 97, American Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (1970-1994).
Gil Ray, 60, American drummer (Game Theory, The Loud Family), cancer.
Björn Thelin (sv), 74, Swedish bassist (The Spotnicks).
Butch Trucks, 69, American drummer (The Allman Brothers Band), suicide by gunshot.
Carlos Verdejo, 82, Chilean footballer.
Chuck Weyant, 93, American racecar driver.
Volodymyr Bezkorovainy, 72, Ukrainian vice admiral, Commander of the Navy (1993-1996).
J. S. G. Boggs, 62, American artist.
Bimba Bosé, 41, Italian-born Spanish model, designer, singer and actress, cancer.
Preben Dabelsteen, 91, Danish badminton player.
Earl Foreman, 92, American lawyer and sports executive.
Dmytro Grabovskyy, 31, Ukrainian bicycle racer, heart attack.
Ralph Guglielmi, 83, American football player (Washington Redskins, New York Giants).
Mike Hua (zh), 92, Taiwanese aeronautical engineer (AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo).
Mustafa Imamovic, 76, Bosnian historian.
Gorden Kaye, 75, English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Brazil, Coronation Street), kidney failure.
Erland Kolding Nielsen, 70, Danish academic, Director General of the Royal Library.
Leslie Koo, 62, Taiwanese business executive (Taiwan Cement Corporation), fall.
Boško Krunic, 87, Serbian politician (League of Communists of Yugoslavia), Chairman of the Presidium (1987-1988).
Li Kwan-ha, 79, Hong Kong police officer, Commissioner of the Royal Hong Kong Police (1989-1994), fall.
Manukapua Maniapoto, 81, New Zealand rugby union player (Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Maori).
Lee O'Denat, 43, American internet entrepreneur (WorldStarHipHop), cardiovascular disease.
Johann Ofner, 28, Australian actor and stuntman, shot.
Bernard Redmont, 98, American journalist.
Douglas Reeman, 92, British author.
Ruth Samuelson, 57, American politician, member of the North Carolina General Ass