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Jerry Mathers

Highest Rated:   92% Bigger Than Life (1956)
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Child actor Jerry Mathers began picking up modeling work at the age of two. His first TV appearance was on Ed Wynn's variety show in 1950. Among Mather's larger film roles were the son of Shirley MacLaine in Hitchcock's The Trouble With Harry (1955) and the son of Bob Hopeand Eva Marie Saint in That Certain Feeling (1955). In 1956, Mathers was cast as all-American kid Theodore "Beaver" Clever in It's a Small World, an unsold pilot film that showed up on the syndicated anthology Studio 57. One year later, a heavily revamped and recast It's a Small World re-emerged as the weekly sitcom Leave It to Beaver, with Mathers in the title role. He starred in 234 episodes of Beaver from 1957 through 1963, literally growing up before the eyes of the nation. Unable to sustain his acting career into his teen years, Mathers quit show business for nearly a decade, attending UCLA, selling real estate, and denying rumors that he'd been killed in Vietnam. In 1983, Mathers starred in the "retro" made-for-TV film Still the Beaver, which evolved into a moderately successful weekly cable series, The New Leave It to Beaver (1985-89), Essentially, Mathers played himself: a middle-aged divorced father, wondering just what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. Jerry Mathers' professional life in the 1990s has been a maelstrom of personal appearances, TV guest shots, and punchline bits on Jay Leno's Tonight Show.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Hitchhiker
  • Actor
2014
5% Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
  • Himself
$15.7M 2006
81% Better Luck Tomorrow
  • Biology Teacher
$3.7M 2002
No Score Yet Child Stars: Their Story
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Sexual Malice
  • Sgt. Dan
1994
No Score Yet Down the Drain
  • Desk Sergeant
1989
71% Back to the Beach
  • Judge #2
1987
No Score Yet Still the Beaver
  • Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver
1983
No Score Yet The Deep Six
  • Steve
1958
92% Bigger Than Life
  • Freddie
1956
90% The Trouble with Harry
  • Arnie Rogers, Harry's Son
1955
No Score Yet The Seven Little Foys
  • Brynie at Age 5
1955
No Score Yet Men of the Fighting Lady (Panther Squadron)
  • Dodson's Son
1954

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