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Tony Lee Dow (born April 13, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, director, and sculptor. He is best known for his role in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver, which ran in primetime from 1957 to 1963.

Dow played Wally Cleaver, the older son of June (played by Barbara Billingsley) and Ward (played by Hugh Beaumont) Cleaver, and the older brother of Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (played by Jerry Mathers). From 1983 to 1989, Dow reprised his role as Wally in a television movie and in The New Leave It to Beaver.

Tony Dow’s management team removes statement star has died

Tony Dow's management team removes statement star has died
Tony Dow’s management team removes statement star has died

After sharing a statement on his verified Facebook account Tuesday morning that Tony Dow, an actor and director best known for his role as older brother Wally Cleaver on “Leave It to Beaver,” had died, Dow’s management team has removed the statement.

According to Judy Twersky, a longtime friend of Dow’s, he was still alive as of 3:30 p.m. ET, when she spoke to Dow’s wife, Lauren Dow. Lauren Dow told Twersky he is still breathing and receiving hospice care. Dow was unclear what happened with the statement from her husband’s management team earlier today, Twersky told CNN.

Dow was thrust into stardom at age 12, when he was cast on the soon-to-be-smash sitcom “Leave It to Beaver.” In the role, Dow helped create the archetype of a suburban nuclear family and became a household name to millions of viewers. The show ran from 1957 to 1963.

In a January interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Dow recalled learning over a hamburger and malt that he was offered the part after auditioning on a whim.” There went my life,” he said.Wally Cleaver, the straight-arrow teenage son, star athlete and Boy Scout, became inextricably tied to Dow, who said he struggled to stand on his own.

Tony Dow Biography, Wiki

Tony Dow was born on 13 April 1945 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. By profession, he is an American actor, film producer, director, and sculptor. Tony wrote an episode of The New Leave It to Beaver.

In 1987, Dow was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as Wally Cleaver. In this article, we bring all the information about his Age, like his Wife’s name, Tony Dow Wiki, his ethnicity, his net worth, and more details you want to know.

Tony Dow’s mother’s name is Muriel Montrose and Her father’s name is John Stevens. Tony Dow’s height is 5.10 (approx) and his weight is 75 kg (approx). he is beautiful eyes and his eye color is Brown and his hair color is Brown.

Tony Dow is an American actor, film producer, director, and sculptor. Tony reprised his role as Wally in a television movie and in The New Leave It to Beaver.

He began his career after he earned the role of Wally Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver in a casting call with almost no acting experience. Tony is best known for his role in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver, which ran in primetime from 1957 to 1963.

Tony Dow Biography Wikipedia
Tony Dow
Real/Full NameTony Dow
Nickname Tony
Profession   American actor, film producer, director, and sculptor
Famous AsAmerican actor, film producer, director, and sculptor
Wife NameLauren Shulkind (m. 1980), Carol Marlow (m. 1969–1980)
Physical Status 
Age (approx)77 Years Old (approx)
Height (approx)In centimeters- 178 cm (approx)
In meters- 1.78 m (approx)
In Feet Inches-5.10 (approx)
Weight (approx)In Kilograms- 75 kg (approx)
In Pounds- 165 lbs (approx)
Eye Colour Brown
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Information
Date of Birth 13 April 1945
Birth PlaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
EthnicityNot Known
NationalityAmerican
School NameNot Known School
College NameNot Known University
QualificationsGraduate
Family Status
Father NameJohn Stevens
Mother NameMuriel Montrose
SiblingsNot Known
ChildrenChristopher Dow
Career 
Source Of IncomeAmerican actor, film producer, director, and sculptor
Appeared AsNot Known
Salary (approx)Not Known

Tony Dow Career

Tony Dow was born Tony Lee Dow on April 13, 1945, in Hollywood, California, USA, to Muriel Virginia Dow and John Stevens Dow, Jr. Before making his acting debut, Dow was a trained diver. He even took part in ‘The AAU Junior Olympic Games’ which is organized annually by the ‘Amateur Athletic Union’ (AAU).

Though he had no previous acting experience, he won the role of Wally Cleaver after attending an audition held by the makers of television sitcom ‘Leave It to Beaver.’ He played Cleaver from 1957 to 1963, appearing in 234 episodes. His performance in the series was appreciated by critics and commoners alike. Subsequently, he became a household name in the United States.

When ‘Leave It to Beaver’ went off-air in 1963, Dow started appearing in other television series, such as ‘Dr. Kildare,’ ‘The Eleventh Hour,’ ‘The Greatest Show on Earth,’ and ‘My Three Sons.’ From 1963 to 1965, he was seen in five episodes of a dramatic TV series titled ‘Mr. Novak.’

From 1965 to 1966, he played Chet in 17 episodes of ‘ABC’ television network’s daytime series ‘Never Too Young.’ His acting career during this period was interrupted as he served in the ‘United States National Guard’ from 1965 to 1968. In 1968, he played Drew Hanford in the popular TV series ‘Lassie.’

He continued playing minor roles in many television series throughout the 1970s. In 1972, he played Johnny in a TV movie titled ‘A Great American Tragedy.’ In 1975, he was seen in another TV movie titled ‘Death Scream.’ In 1981, he played Dr. Russell in Jerry London-directed television movie ‘The Ordeal of Bill Carney.’

In 1983, he reprised his role as Wally Cleaver in Steven Hilliard Stern-directed television film ‘Still the Beaver’ which was a spin-off of the series ‘Leave It to Beaver.’ In the same year, he was also seen in a couple of series, namely ‘Knight Rider’ and ‘Quincy M.E.’ He also played Principal Pete Kinney in Rod Amateau-directed TV movie ‘High School U.S.A.’

In 1983, he reprised his role as Wally Cleaver in ‘The New Leave It to Beaver’ which is a sequel to the original series ‘Leave It to Beaver.’ The sequel was aired from March 19, 1983 to June 4, 1989 and Dow reprised his role from 1983 to 1989, appearing in 101 episodes.

He also directed five episodes of the series. Meanwhile, he appeared in other television series, such as ‘The New Mike Hammer,’ ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ ‘The Love Boat,’ ‘Jesse Hawkes,’ and ‘Charles in Charge.’

Tony Dow started focusing on his directorial career in the early-90s. From 1990 to 1993, he directed five episodes of a sci-fi television series titled ‘Swamp Thing.’ From 1990 to 1997, he directed 12 episodes of the popular sitcom ‘Coach’ which was aired on ‘ABC’ television network. From 1991 to 1992, he directed six episodes of American sitcom ‘Harry and the Hendersons’ which was based on the film of the same name.

In 1995, he produced a television film titled ‘The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space.’ The following year, he bankrolled another TV film titled ‘It Came from Outer Space II.’ From 1997 to 1998, he directed multiple episodes of television series, such as ‘Babylon 5’ and ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show.’

Dow returned to acting in 1998 when he played an important role in Adam Friedman-directed documentary film ‘Playing Patti.’ The following year, he directed an episode titled ‘Field of Fire’ in the popular TV series ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.’

He then directed a couple of episodes of ‘TNT’ network’s series ‘Crusade.’ In 2000, he directed a TV movie documentary titled ‘Child Stars: Their Story.’In 2015, he played Marty in a short film titled ‘Lucky Day.’ In the same year, he was cast to play Max Redford in one of the episodes of ‘Suspense.’ In 2016, he played Fitzhugh in the same series.

In 2018, he made a guest appearance in a TV series titled ‘Find Your Future Reality.’Dow is currently working as a modern-art sculptor. In December 2008, one of his sculptures was displayed at ‘Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts’ in Paris, France. His bronze sculpture displayed in Paris was titled ‘Unarmed Warrior.’

Tony Dow Wife

Dow married Carol Marlow in June 1969 and their marriage ended in 1980. They had one child, born in 1973. In June 1980, Dow married Lauren Shulkind.

Tony Dow FAQ’s

Who is Tony Dow?

Tony Lee Dow (born April 13, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, director, and sculptor. He is best known for his role in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver, which ran in primetime from 1957 to 1963.

How old is Tony Dow?

Tony Dow is currently 77 years old.

Who is Tony Dow’s wife?

Dow married Carol Marlow in June 1969 and their marriage ended in 1980. They had one child, born in 1973. In June 1980, Dow married Lauren Shulkind.

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