Jerry Mathers is an American actor with a net worth of around $4 million as of 2023. He is best known for his childhood role in 1957 as Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver on the TV sitcom “Leave It to Beaver”, which aired in 1963.
Jerry Mathers biography
|Real name||Gerald Patrick Mathers|
|Date Of Birth||2nd June 1948|
|Place Of Birth||Sioux City|
|Profession||American actor and singer|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Jerry Mathers’s early life
on June 2, 1948, Jerry Mathers was born in Sioux City, Iowa, USA. His parents were high school principals and a housewife. Jerry was the second of four children in his family. When he was just two years old, the family moved to California, where Jerry grew up.
Jerry Mathers attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams. He also enjoyed acting and was involved in school plays. A talent scout noticed his talent and suggested he audition for a role in a television commercial.
Jerry’s first television role was in a commercial for PET Milk. He appeared in several other commercials before landing the role of Beaver Cleaver in the popular television series “Leave It to Beaver” in 1957.
Jerry Mathers career
Jerry Mathers is best known for his role as Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver in the television series “Leave It to Beaver,” which aired from 1957 to 1963. The show followed the adventures of the Cleaver family, with Jerry’s character often getting into mischief and learning valuable life lessons along the way.
After “Leave It to Beaver” ended, Jerry continued to act in television and film. He appeared in several television shows, including “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” and “Murder, She Wrote.” He also had roles in films such as “The Trouble with Harry” and “Better Luck Tomorrow.”
In addition to acting, Jerry Mathers has worked behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. He has produced and directed television shows, including episodes of “The New Leave It to Beaver” and “Sonic the Hedgehog.”
Jerry has remained connected to his “Leave It to Beaver” roots throughout his career. He has made numerous public appearances and has been involved in several “Leave It to Beaver” reunion projects. He also wrote a book in 1998 called “And Jerry Mathers as ‘The Beaver’: Memoirs of a Child Star.”
Jerry Mathers’s personal life
Jerry Mathers has been married three times. He married his first wife, Diana Platt, in 1974, and they had one child together before divorcing in 1981. He married his second wife, Rhonda Gehring, in 1987, but they divorced in 1991. Jerry married his current wife, Teresa Modnick, in 2011.
Jerry is also a cancer survivor. In 1997, he was diagnosed with stage 1 Hodgkin’s lymphoma and underwent six months of chemotherapy. He has since been an advocate for cancer awareness and has spoken publicly about his experience with the disease.
Jerry enjoys playing golf and attending classic car shows in his spare time. He is also involved in several charitable organizations, including the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.