November 30, 2018
I think we all know Ken Osmond as the trouble-making Eddie Haskell on the classic TV sitcom Leave It to Beaver. And today he is our Where Are They Now featured celebrity. Do you know what Osmond's career was like after child acting? Keep on reading to find out!
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
David Ogden Stiers: He played Major Winchester in the TV series "M*A*S*H", he plays Reverend Purdy in the TV series "The Dead Zone"
Anna Maria Horsford: Played Thelma on the TV series "Amen"
Michael Medved: Movie critic and radio talk show host, former co-host of the PBS movie review program "Sneak Previews"
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Ken Osmond on Celebrity Nooz
June 7, 1943 in Glendale, California, USA
Kenneth Charles Osmond
CLAIM TO FAME:
He is best known for playing everyone's favorite trouble-maker Eddie Haskell on the TV series Leave It to Beaver.
He has been married to his wife Sandy Purdy since 1969. They have two sons, Eric Osmond (born October 8, 1971) and Christian Osmond (born June 12, 1974).
Osmond and his brother Dayton made their film debuts in the Mayflower pilgrim tale Plymouth Adventure (1952) starring Spencer Tracy. Osmond won a few small film roles and appeared on some popular shows including Circus Boy, Annie Oakley, and Lassie.
When he was 14, he landed the role of Eddie Haskell on Leave It to Beaver. After his child acting career, Osmond joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1970, and ended up serving 18 years as an officer. Eventually, he had to retire after being hit by three bullets during a chase with a suspected car thief.
He later reprised his role as Eddie Haskell in 1983 for the CBS made-for-television movie Still the Beaver. The movie was such a hit that it led to the comedy series The New Leave It to Beaver, which ran for four seasons from 1984 to 1989. Osmond played Eddie Haskell, Sr. on the series, and his character's two sons were played by Osmond's real-life sons, Eric and Christian.
Osmond made appearances on television shows like Happy Days, and the television movie High School U.S.A. Osmond continued to reprise his role as Eddie Haskell on shows such as Parker Lewis Can't Lose, and Hi Honey, I'm Home!, and in the 1997 feature film Leave It to Beaver.
Is a member of the American Legion.
Grew a mustache to help secure his anonymity when he was a cop.
Adult film actor John Holmes billed himself under the name Eddie Haskell a few times, leading rumors to start that Osmond had become a porn star. Osmond launched a $25 million law suit, but the court ruled for Holmes saying that the name was protected as a satire.
WHERE IS HE NOW:
After the 'Leave It to Beaver' film, and his bit part in the 2016 indie movie Characterz, it seems that Osmond has retired from acting. Nowadays, he occasionally makes appearances at film festivals, collectors' shows and nostalgia conventions.
1997 Leave It to Beaver...Eddie Haskell Sr.
1992 Hi Honey, I'm Home (TV Series)...Eddie Haskell
- Take My Son Please (1992) ... Eddie Haskell
1991 Dead Women in Lingerie...David
1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)...Eddie Haskell
- Father Knows Less (1991) ... Eddie Haskell
1983-1989 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)...Eddie Haskell
1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series)...Skip
- Business Is Business (1987) ... Skip
1984 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)...Baxter Franklin
1983 Happy Days (TV Series)...Freddie Bascomb
- Vocational Education (1983) ... Freddie Bascomb
1983 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)...Baxter Franklin
1983 Still the Beaver (TV Movie)...Eddie Haskell
1968 With Six You Get Eggroll...Duke (uncredited)
1967 C'mon, Let's Live a Little...The Beard
1955-1967 Lassie (TV Series)...Motorcyclist / Ralph / Delivery Boy
- A Matter of Seconds (1967) ... Motorcyclist
- The Cub Scout (1958) ... Ralph
- The Rival (1955) ... Delivery Boy (uncredited)
1966 The Munsters (TV Series)...John
- Herman's Sorority Caper (1966) ... John
1964 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)...Harold Boggs
- The Genghis Keane Story (1964) ... Harold Boggs
1957-1963 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)...Eddie Haskell
1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)...Tommy Jenkins
- The Mary Ellen Thomas Story (1958) ... Tommy Jenkins
1957 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)...Newspaper Boy
- John Forsythe Show (1957) ... Newspaper Boy
1957 Colt .45 (TV Series)...Tommy
- Gallows at Granite Gap (1957) ... Tommy
1956-1957 Fury (TV Series)...Kenny / Johnny
- Community Chest (1957) ... Kenny
- Search for Joey (1956) ... Johnny (uncredited)
1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)...Charlie Sharp
- Under Seventeen (1957) ... Charlie Sharp
1957 Official Detective (TV Series)...Henry
- The Deserted House (1957) ... Henry (uncredited)
1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)...Joel Marisch
- Thou Shalt Not Kill (1957) ... Joel Marisch
1957 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)...Peter
- The Countess (1957) ... Peter (as Kenneth Osmond)
1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)...Skinny
- Corky's Big Parade (1957) ... Skinny
1956 Everything But the Truth...Oren Cunningham (uncredited)
1956 Annie Oakley (TV Series)...Scotty
- Sugarfoot Sue (1956) ... Scotty
1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove...Tommy Baker - Age 9 (uncredited)
1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)...Henry Raglund
- The Final Tribute (1955) ... Henry Raglund (as Kenneth Osmond)
1953 So Big...Young Eugene (uncredited)
1952 Plymouth Adventure...Child on Mayflower (uncredited)
To see Then & Now pictures of Ken Osmond, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
David Ogden Stiers - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 10/31/1942 Died: 03/03/2018
Anna Maria Horsford - ALIVE
Michael Medved - ALIVE
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Roger Cans [fr], 73, French journalist (Le Monde).
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Alireza Rezae [fa], 48, Iranian writer and comedian.
Harry Leslie Smith, 95, British writer and political commentator, pneumonia.
Boris Aristov [ru], 93, Russian politician.
Mohammed Aziz, 64, Indian playback singer, heart attack.
Jaroslav Blahoš [cs], 88, Czech endocrinologist, Medal of Merit recipient.
Manfred de Graaf [nl], 79, Dutch actor (The Little Ark, Turkish Delight, De Lift).
Johnny Maddox, 91, American pianist and historian.
H. S. Prakash, 67, Indian politician, MLA (1994-1999, 2004-2007, since 2008).
V. K. Rao, 104, Indian civil servant.
Bernardo Bertolucci, 77, Italian film director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor, 1900), Oscar winner (1988), lung cancer.
Umberto Borsò, 95, Italian opera singer.
Luc Deflo [fr], 60, Belgian writer.
Stanislav Gorkovenko, 80, Russian conductor.
Samuel Hadida, 64, Moroccan-born French film distributor and producer (True Romance, Resident Evil, Silent Hill).
Johnny Hart, 90, English football player and manager (Manchester City).
Stephen Hillenburg, 57, American animator and director (SpongeBob SquarePants, Rocko's Modern Life), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Bonita Mabo, 75, Australian educator and indigenous activist.
Iravatham Mahadevan, 88, Indian scholar and civil servant.
Tomás Maldonado, 96, Argentine painter and designer.
Leo Schwarz, 87, German Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Trier (1982-2006).
Sinndar, 21, Irish racehorse.
Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington, 96, British politician and socialite, member of the House of Lords (1980-2017).
Jacques Baudin, 79, Senegalese politician, Foreign Minister (1998-2000).
Randolph L. Braham, 95, Romanian-born American historian and political scientist.
Giuliana Calandra, 82, Italian actress (La calandria, Deep Red, L'affittacamere).
Tony Hanson, 63, American basketball player (Connecticut Huskies) and coach (Tees Valley Mohawks), heart attack.
Viktor Kanevskyi, 82, Ukrainian football player (Dynamo Kyiv, national team) and manager (Dynamo Kharkiv).
Willard Kinzie, 99, Canadian businessman and politician, Mayor of Barrie (1957-1961).
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Abba Kyari, 80, Nigerian Army brigadier, Governor of North-Central State (1967-1974).
Moncef Lazaâr, Tunisian actor and screenwriter.
Larry Matysik, 72, American professional wrestling commentator and author.
Victor Minyailo [uk], 99, Ukrainian writer.
Claude Péloquin, 76, Canadian poet, cancer.
Darren Pitcher, 49, English footballer (Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace).
Yessim Seghizbayev, 81, Kazakhstani actor.
C. K. Jaffer Sharief, 85, Indian politician, Minister of Railways (1991-1995).
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Enrique Bernales Ballesteros, 78, Peruvian politician, Senator (1980-1992), cancer.
David Conville, 89, British actor (The Curse of the Werewolf, The Evil of Frankenstein, The Fourth Protocol).
Gordon Copeland, 75, New Zealand politician, MP (2002-2008).
Lou Cvijanovich, 92, American basketball coach (Santa Clara High School).
Walt Dziedzic, 85, American politician.
Harold Farberman, 89, American conductor.
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Ricky Jay, 72, American stage magician and actor (Tomorrow Never Dies, Magnolia, Deadwood).
Sy Kattelson, 95, American photographer.
Gene Leedy, 90, American architect.
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Fred Quayle, 82, American politician, member of the Virginia Senate (1992-2012).
Vera Ružicková, 90, Czech gymnast, Olympic champion (1948).
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Amanda Swimmer, 97, American Cherokee potter.
Humberto Arango [es], 78, Colombian actor.
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Shawn O'Hara, 60, American politician.
Stan Perron, 96, Australian businessman.
Jean-Loup Rivière [fr], 70, French playwright.
Nicolas Roeg, 90, English film director (Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth) and cinematographer (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum).
George Ty, 86, Filipino banker, founder of Metrobank, pancreatic cancer.
Gerard Unger, 76, Dutch graphic and type designer.
Soslan Andiyev, 66, Russian freestyle wrestler, Olympic champion (1976, 1980).
Len Campbell, 71, Scottish footballer (Dumbarton).
Andrzej Fischer, 66, Polish footballer.
Imrat Khan, 83, Indian sitar player, stroke.
Matti Kuusla [fi], 85, Finnish actor, film director and screenwriter.
Willie Naulls, 84, American basketball player (UCLA, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics).
Baishnab Charan Parida, 77, Indian politician, MP (2010-2016), cancer.
José Luis Pellicena [es], 85, Spanish actor.
Richard Philippe, 28, French racing driver, helicopter crash.
Fahmida Riaz, 72, Indian-born Pakistani poet.
Judith Rodriguez, 82, Australian poet.
Victor Shovkun [uk], 78, Ukrainian translator.
Emmanuel Kwabena Kyeremateng Agyarko, 60, Ghanaian politician, MP (since 2012).
Meena Alexander, 67, Indian-born American writer and scholar.
Mamane Barka, 59, Nigerien musician.
Ray Chavez, 106, American Navy seaman, oldest US military survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Evaristo Marc Chengula, 77, Tanzanian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Mbeya (since 1996).
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Zoe Eroshok [ru], 64, Russian journalist.
Dean Gitter, 83, American entrepreneur and real estate developer.
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Igor Korobov, 62, Russian intelligence officer, Director of the Main Intelligence Directorate (since 2016).
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