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Jerry Mathers Net Worth

Jerry Mathers Net Worth is
$3 Million

Jerry Mathers Biography

Gerald Patrick Mathers was born on 2 June 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa USA. He became known as a child actor in the TV situational comedy “Leave it to Beaver” and after that had many other successful roles on television, films and theatre stage.

So how rich is Jerry Mathers? Sources estimate Jerry’s current net worth to be $7 million, which wealth he has accumulated mostly by working as a film and television actor for more than 50 years.

Jerry Mathers Net Worth $7 Million

Jerry Mathers’s career began when he was only two years old, when he appeared in an ad for a department store, and soon after that appeared in a PET Milk commercial. A few years later, in 1954, Jerry made his first movie appearance in “This is My Love”, and a year later Jerry appeared in the Technicolor film “The Seven Little Foys” and a black comedy film “The Trouble with Harry”. In 1957, Jerry managed to land one of the main roles in the popular sitcom “Leave it to Beaver” in which he played the character of Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver for six years. The show has gained worldwide success and therefore raised Jerry’s popularity. In 1957, Jerry appeared in a drama film “The Shadow on the Window”, and a year after that in the World War II drama film “The Deep Six”.

However, the sudden fame seemed to be too much for the young Jerry to handle, and he chose to step away from his acting career and concentrate on his education, and Jerry also decided to join the Air Force Reserve in which he served for a few years. At about that time, Jerry appeared in an episode of the 1960s TV series “Batman”, and an episode of the adventure TV series “Lassie” in 1968.

Jerry Mathers graduated from the University of California with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1973. A few years later, he decided to finally return to full-time acting by appearing in the theatre play “Boeing, Boeing” in 1978, and in the same year appeared in an episode of the American comedy series “Flying High”. Over the next few years he has starred in a few movies and television shows but still the more significant roles which increased Jerry’s net worth were those related to his past in “Leave it to Beaver”. He starred in a reunion movie which was made in honor of the popular show and was titled “Still the Beaver” in 1983. On the same year, CBS released the sequel TV series “The New Leave it to Beaver”, in which Jerry starred for six years.

Jerry made his debut on Broadway stage in 2007 when he appeared as Wilbur Turnblad in the popular award-winning musical “Hairspray”, a role which might have also raised his net worth.

In his personal life, Jerry Mathers is currently married to Teresa Modnick. Previously, Jerry had been married to Diana Platt, then to Rhonda Gehring with whom he has three children: son Noah and two daughters – Mercedes and Gretchen.

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Quick Facts

Full NameJerry Mathers
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJune 2, 1948
Place Of BirthSioux City, Iowa, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
ProfessionTelevision actor
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley
NationalityAmerican
SpouseTeresa Modnick (m. 2011), Rhonda Mathers (m. 1977–1997), Diana Piatt (m. 1974–1981)
ChildrenNoah Mathers, Gretchen Mathers, Mercedes Mathers
ParentsNorman Mathers, Marilyn Mathers
SiblingsJim Mathers, Susie Mathers
NicknamesGerald P. Mathers , Gerald Patrick "Jerry" Mathers , Jerry Mather , The Beav , Gerald Patrick Mathers , Mathers, Jerry
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/thejerrymathers
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/thejerrymathers
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Mathers
MoviesThis Is My Love, The Trouble with Harry, That Certain Feeling, Back to the Beach, Down the Drain, Sexual Malice, Better Luck Tomorrow, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, The Hitchhiker, Lucky Day
TV ShowsThe New Leave It to Beaver, Leave It to Beaver, NBC Matinee Theater


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He has played the same character (Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver) on three different series: Leave It to Beaver (1957), The Love Boat (1977) and The New Leave It to Beaver (1983).
2Before landing his iconic role on "Leave It To Beaver", Mathers had a small, uncredited role as Little Ricky Ricardo (in a dream sequence) on "I Love Lucy".
3Revealed that he had a wonderful working relationship with Barbara Billingsley on Leave It to Beaver (1957).
4His acting mentor was the late Barbara Billingsley.
5Best known by the public for his starring role as the title character on Leave It to Beaver (1957).
6In the late 1990s Jerry owned and operated a sideline catering company in Santa Clarita, California. It was called "Cleaver's Catering" with Jerry using his "Beaver" photo. He was sued by the studio that produced the show. The court, however, ruled the studio did not own the image of Jerry's face. Concerning the company name, Jerry proved he also butchered meat for his company using cleavers.
7Won his most famous role as the Beaver by admitting he'd rather be at his Cub Scout meeting than auditioning for the show. The producers chose him because they wanted a boy with a "real boy" attitude.
8Served in the military after he grew up. Was mistakenly reported as killed in the Vietnam War when a similarly-named soldier was reported dead.
9Is Diabetic.
10No relation to Marshall Mathers who is better known as Eminem.
11Father of Noah Mathers, Mercedes Mathers and Gretchen Mathers.
12Spokesman for National Psoriasis Foundation.
13Earned his BA in Philosophy. Worked in banking and real estate in 1970s.
14Served in Air Force National Guard during Vietnam War.
15Played in a rock band called Beaver and the Trappers.
16Older brother of Jimmy Mathers and former child actress Susie Mathers.
17Forever embraced as the cute young star of Leave It to Beaver (1957), he later toured with his TV brother, Tony Dow, in the 1980s stage productions of "Boeing, Boeing" and "So Long, Stanley".
18B.A. from U.C. Berkeley. [1974]


Quotes

#Quote
1[Of Barbara Billingsley]: Well, you know, Barbara was very much on manners, so she taught me a lot of manners. I was always a rambunctious little boy, and so when we go places [a lot of times], she would walk [of course, as a lady] very slowly, and I would sometimes try to dash ahead of her, and she would always grab me by the little hairs right there in the back of my neck, and she would say, 'Ladies first!' And I would always say, 'OK, oh, but I wanted to make sure nobody was going to hurt you, you know?' No, no! She said, 'Ladies first!', and she pulled me back. She had a way of teaching manners that stuck with you.
2[on his on- and off-screen relationship with Barbara Billingsley, who played June Cleaver]: Barbara Billingsley, who was my TV mom June, is as nice in person as she appeared on the show.
3[on the death of Barbara Billingsley]: I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend and lifetime mentor Barbara Billingsley. She will live in the hearts of her fans as a wonderful actress and be remembered by her friends as a gracious lady. She will be deeply missed by all of her family, friends, fans and most especially by me.
4Our generation is the first to have grown up with TV. I'm one of the first kids that they watched grow up on television.
5[About being a TV star, all the while prior to being a son to his real-life family]: I had a very special family life. My mother and father made sure when we were home, we were part of the family, not a TV star. And the other thing: my father was fully employed while I was doing the series.
6[When he auditioned for Leave It to Beaver (1957) at age 8]: All the original Leave It to Beavers were from real-life, so that things that really did happen to boys, say, in the 1920s, '30s, that really happened in the '50s can go on forever.
7I have several computer companies. One of them I have a program for wide-format printing. I have a beauty program. So I have several different programs that I own for printing.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985Special AwardYoung Artist AwardsFormer Child Star AwardLeave It to Beaver (1957)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lucky Day2015/IShortTed
Dad Dudes2015TV SeriesWilliam
The Hitchhiker2014/IShortHitchhiker
Diabetic Nerve Pain2011TV MovieSpokesperson-Himself
Will to Power2008Mr. Simpson
The War at Home2006TV SeriesPrincipal
Angels with Angles2005Mr. Cohiba
Better Luck Tomorrow2002Biology Teacher
Diagnosis Murder1999TV SeriesMr. Lustig
Vengeance Unlimited1999TV SeriesLucas Zimmerman
Playing Patti1998
The Other Man1994Sergeant Dun
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1991TV SeriesTheodore Musso
Down the Drain1990Policeman (desk)
The New Leave It to Beaver1983-1989TV SeriesTheodore Cleaver
Back to the Beach1987Judge #2
The Love Boat1987TV SeriesBeaver Cleaver
High School U.S.A.1984TV MovieMr. Sirota
Still the Beaver1983TV MovieTheodore Cleaver
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite1981TV MovieDeputy Henry Thomas Watts
Flying High1978TV SeriesChuck Wallace
Holmes and Walston1975TV MovieDarrel Walston
My Three Sons1970TV SeriesJoe Lawrie
Lassie1968TV SeriesKen Hines
Batman1968TV SeriesPop, the Stage Doorman
Leave It to Beaver1957-1963TV SeriesTheodore Cleaver
Insight1963TV Series
The Deep Six1958Steve Innes (uncredited)
Studio 571957TV Series
The Shadow on the Window1957Petey Atlas
Warner Brothers Presents1956TV Series
Bigger Than Life1956Freddie (uncredited)
That Certain Feeling1956Norman Taylor
Screen Directors Playhouse1956TV SeriesPeter at 5
Matinee Theatre1955TV Series
The Trouble with Harry1955Arnie Rogers
The Seven Little Foys1955Bryan Lincoln Foy - Age 5 (uncredited)
General Electric Theater1955TV SeriesTommy
Lux Video Theatre1955TV SeriesLittle Boy
This Is My Love1954David Myer
Men of the Fighting Lady1954Richard Dodson (uncredited)
I Love Lucy1953TV SeriesDream Little Ricky
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1952TV SeriesTrick Or Treating Child
Son of Paleface1952Child at Finale (uncredited)

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The New Leave It to Beaver1988-1989TV Series 4 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leave It to Beaver1958-1961TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brown Bread Sandwiches1989special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teens Wanna Know2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Actor, Leave It To Beaver / Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2013TV MovieHimself
81st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2012TV MovieHimself
Shooting Gallery2012TV SeriesHimself
America in Primetime2011TV Series documentaryHimself / Beaver Cleaver, Leave it to Beaver
Modern TV Dads: Father Doesn't Know Best2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Mother Goose Parade2008TV Movie documentary
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Whatever Happened To?2007TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Getting Around: Alternatives for Seniors Who No Longer Drive2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host / Narrator
Identity2006TV SeriesHimself - Stranger #8
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector2006Himself
Illeanarama2005TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2000-2005TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialJohn Rowland (segment "Desperate Classic Housewives")
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHimself
TV Land Presents Blast from the Past2001Video Game documentaryHimself
I've Got a Secret2001TV SeriesHimself
Child Stars: Their Story2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest Appearance
Conrad Bloom1998TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHimself
TV's All Time Favorites1995TV MovieHimself
Phenom1994TV SeriesHimself
Married with Children1991TV SeriesHimself
The New Leave It to Beaver1987TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual Cable ACE Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Hour Magazine1984TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1984TV SeriesHimself
Hardcastle and McCormick1984TV SeriesHimself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1983TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHimself
Lily for President?1982TV Special
Saturday Night Live1980TV SeriesHimself
Today1980TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1960TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Show1960TV SeriesHimself
The George Gobel Show1958TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The O'Reilly Factor2008-2014TV SeriesBeaver Cleaver Theodore Cleaver
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryTheodore 'Beaver' Cleaver
Married with Children1995TV SeriesHimself
Boy Meets World1994TV SeriesTheodore Cleaver
Quantum Leap1989TV SeriesTheodore Cleaver
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