Jerry Mathers

As the freckle-faced, ball cap-wearing title character on the blueprint for family sitcoms for decades to come, "Leave it to Beaver" (CBS, ABC, 1957-63), actor Jerry Mathers was forever identified with the ideal of the ... Read more »
Born: 06/02/1948 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

The Von Trapp Children 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Angels With Angels 2005 (Movie)

Tobacconist (Actor)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Better Luck Tomorrow 2003 (Movie)

Biology Teacher (Actor)

Conrad Bloom 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Vengeance Unlimited 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's All-Time Favorites 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Host

Phenom 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Mom Knows Best 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1975 - 1976, 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1975 - 1976, 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Down the Drain 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

The New Leave It to Beaver 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Back to the Beach 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lifetime Salutes Mom 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting the Last Laugh 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

High School, U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Still the Beaver 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1975 - 1976 (Tv Show)

Actor

Leave It to Beaver 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Bigger Than Life 1956 (Movie)

Freddie (Actor)

That Certain Feeling 1956 (Movie)

Norman Taylor (Actor)

The Seven Little Foys 1955 (Movie)

Brynie at Age 5 (Actor)

The Trouble With Harry 1955 (Movie)

Arnie Rogers (Actor)

Child Stars: Their Story (TV Show)

Actor

Still the Beaver (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As the freckle-faced, ball cap-wearing title character on the blueprint for family sitcoms for decades to come, "Leave it to Beaver" (CBS, ABC, 1957-63), actor Jerry Mathers was forever identified with the ideal of the 1950s American family. It was a time in entertainment history that Mathers would eventually come to grips with - even embrace - after a period of moving away from the indelible, clean-cut image. "Leave it to Beaver" ran for six seasons, making Mathers and his alter-ego a permanent fixture in pop-culture, even before the phrase had come into existence. After the show ended, he would attempt to establish his own identity in a number of ways, including a stint in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War - leading to a persistent rumor of his being killed in action, despite the fact that he had never left the U.S. Eventually, an add-mixture of American nostalgia and his need to make a living would bring Mathers back to the Cleaver household with "Still the Beaver" (Disney Channel, 1984-85) and "The New Leave it to Beaver" (Disney Channel, 1986-89). The middle-aged Mathers settled into a sporadic career comprised of appearances as an interviewee on retrospectives like "Child Stars: Their Story" (A&E, 2000), or the odd dramatic turn in films such as "Better Luck Tomorrow" (2002). However, the staple of Mathers' body of work would continue to be cameo appearances as himself in family-friendly entertainment like "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector" (2006), proving the child actor exemplified a beloved time in American history.

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