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      Tony Dow

      Tony Dow

      Highest Rated: 82% The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

      Lowest Rated: 76% Back to the Beach (1987)

      Birthday: Apr 13, 1945

      Birthplace: Hollywood, California, USA

      At the age of 12, Tony Actor landed the role of Wally Cleaver in the classic family sitcom "Leave It to Beaver." When the show came to a close in 1963 he had brief roles on a number of series, including the comedy "My Three Sons" and the teacher drama "Mr. Novak." In 1965 Dow entered the National Guard, halting his acting career for several years. He quickly returned to acting once he was back, and throughout the 1970s worked in construction while studying journalism and film. Sporadic acting roles continued throughout this period, including a teaming with Beaver himself, Jerry Mathers, for dinner theater, until he reprised his role as an adult Wally Cleaver on the 1980s hit "The New Leave It to Beaver." Dow managed to direct five episodes of the show, which led to further work behind the camera as he directed episodes of the sitcom "Coach," the sci-fi series "Babylon 5" and the short-lived "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show." Since giving up acting in the late 1990s Dow became a respected abstract sculptor, working with bronze and wood, before falling back into contracting and construction work, building luxury condominiums. Tony Dow died on July 27, 2022 in Topanga, CA at the age of 77.

      Highest rated movies

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      The Kentucky Fried Movie
      Back to the Beach poster
      Back to the Beach

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stu's Show Self - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Day Marty (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space Producer - 1995
      76% 63% Back to the Beach Judge 1 (Character) $12.2M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Still the Beaver Wally Cleaver (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ordeal of Bill Carney Dr. Russell (Character) - 1981
      82% 66% The Kentucky Fried Movie Wally (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Great American Tragedy Johnny (Character) - 1972

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 88% Crusade Director 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Director 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 94% Babylon 5 Director 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Director 1990-1991 1997
      No Score Yet 0% Charles in Charge Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New Leave It to Beaver Wally Cleaver (Character) 1984-1989
      No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      81% No Score Yet Square Pegs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Frank Parks (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Marvin (Character) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Drew Hanford (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet 100% Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Character) 1957-1963