Tony Dow

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Actor • Producer • Director • Sculptor

Birth Date: April 13, 1945

Death Date: July 27, 2022

Birth Place: Hollywood, California

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.

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Living Well With Carmel

Guest
Show
2016

Lucky Day

Actor
Marty
Movie
2015

Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

Guest
Show
2007

The Only Fools and Horses Story

Self
Show
2002

Crusade

Director
Show
1999

Beyond Belief: Fact or FictionStream

Guest Star
Series
1997

The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space

Producer
Movie
1995

Babylon 5Stream

Director
Series
1994

Diagnosis MurderStream

Guest Star
Series
1993

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStream

Director
Series
1993
91%

CoachStream

Director
Series
1989

Back to the Beach

Actor
Judge 1
Movie
1987

Charles in ChargeStream

Guest Star
Preston
Series
1984

Murder, She WroteStream

Guest Star
Gordon Rogers
Series
1984

Mike Hammer

Guest Star
Series
1984

Still the Beaver

Actor
Wally Cleaver
Movie
1983

Still the Beaver

Actor
Wally Cleaver
Movie
1983

Square PegsStream

Guest Star
Series
1982

Knight RiderStream

Guest Star
Series
1982

The Ordeal of Bill Carney

Actor
Dr. Russell
Movie
1981

CBS News Sunday Morning

Guest
News
1979

The Kentucky Fried MovieStream

Actor
Wally
Movie
1977
82%

A Great American Tragedy

Actor
Johnny
Movie
1972

Lassie in Handford's Point

Actor
Drew Handford
Movie
1970

Love, American Style

Actor
Marvin
Series
1969

Mod Squad

Guest Star
Frank Parks
Series
1968

Mr. Novak

Guest Star
Show
1963

Lassie Collection

Actor
Drew Hanford
Show
1963

Dr. Kildare

Guest Star
Series
1961

My Three SonsStream

Guest Star
Series
1960

Leave It To Beaver: The Lost Episode

Actor
Show
1960

Leave It to BeaverStream

Actor
Series
1957

Lassie

Guest Star
Drew Hanford
Series
1954

Today

Guest
News
1952

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