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Jerry Mathers Biography

Birth Name:
Gerald Patrick Mathers
Birth Place:
Sioux City, Iowa, United States

Fast Facts

  • Appeared in a television commercial for PET milk at age 2
  • Was given the part of "The Beaver" in Leave It to Beaver after he told producers that he would rather be at his Cub Scout meeting than auditioning
  • Left television at the conclusion of Leave It to Beaver in 1963 to focus on school
  • Reunited with a few members of the original cast to star in the New Leave It to Beaver series in the 1980s
  • Lost 55 pounds after being diagnosed with diabetes


  • Gretchen Mathers -- Daughter
  • Mercy Mathers -- Daughter
  • Rhonda Mathers -- Ex-wife
  • Teresa Modnick -- Fiancée
  • Noah Mathers -- Son