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Jerry Mathers

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“Leave it to Beaver” actor. I do appearances. Speak on TV past & present, Diabetes prevention/management(diet/exercise), Seniors, Alzheimer's; Classic Movie Fan. Contact @EmerySilva for appearances/speaking opportunities/endorsements, etc. Born on June 2, 1948 in Sioux City Iowa, Jerry's show business career began at age two when he was cast on the “Ed Wynn Television Show.” In 1954, he co-starred with Linda Darnell in “This Is My Love.” He caught the attention of Alfred Hitchcock who signed him for the 1955 film, “The Trouble With Harry,” starring Shirley McLaine in her first film role and John Forsythe. The budding young actor next appeared in two Bob Hope movies, “The Seven Little Foys” and “That Certain Feeling. ”Two movies with Alan Ladd followed: “Deep Six” and “Men of the Fighting Lady.” It was in 1957 however, with the debut of the series “Leave It To Beaver” that Jerry entered the hearts and homes of America. An immediate success, the show soared to the top of the ratings, gained national attention and ran for six seasons, totaling 234 episodes. Currently shown on TV Land and in countries throughout the world, “Leave It To Beaver” has made Jerry an icon of generations. Jerry is an often requested speaker at national conventions, colleges and trade shows speaking about the emotional state of the American family as compared to the mythical Cleavers of the 1950's and the entertainment industry in general, with an emphasis on early television and the impact of media on popular culture. In the early 90’s Jerry was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. He took preventative action, lost 45 pounds and is currently one of the leading lecturers on living and dealing with Diabetes. Jerry currently volunteers for numerous fund-raising activities and events for Diabetes organizations as well as other charities.