How well do you know Jerry Mathers' career?

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You know Leave It to Beaver. You love Leave It to Beaver. We all do. But have you been paying attention to the real life of its star, Jerry Mathers?

Here's a quiz to help you find out just how well you know the details of Mathers' life. Maybe you've picked up more than you think, and recalling the answers is a breeze. Or, perhaps you've read his book, And Jerry Mathers as The Beaver. Either way, don't sweat what you don't know, because we're all here to learn! This one's just for fun, so be sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. All biographies begin with a birth. Tell us, where was Jerry Mathers born?
  2. Which Alfred Hitchcock movie did Mathers appear in?
  3. At his audition, Mathers landed his role as The Beav by telling producers that he'd prefer to be where?
  4. Jerry Mathers appeared in how many episodes of Leave It to Beaver?
  5. What is the name of the Leave It to Beaver reboot in which Mathers starred in 1983?
  6. Which of these game shows never featured Mathers as a participant?
  7. Of these shows on Fox's 1991 broadcast lineup, which never had a cameo from Mathers?
  8. True or False: Jerry Mathers is the second cousin, twice removed, of rapper Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem.
  9. In the late '90s, Mathers owned a catering company by which name?
  10. Which of these series has an episode with Mathers as The Beaver?

How well do you know Jerry Mathers' career?

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vinman63 10 months ago
After Jerry died at Nam never kept up with his later appearances.
Kaydee 10 months ago
5/10 I sucked on this one...Jerry Mathers holds the distinction of being the LAST surviving starring cast member of Leave it to Beaver. Hugh Beaumont (Dad), Barbara Billingsley (Mom), and Tony Dow (Wally) are all sadly gone. Only a few of the co-starring character actors are still among the living. The main recurring cast member Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell) the annoying, phony baloney jealous so-called friend of Wally sadly passed away at 76 years old in 2020. Beaver's "turncoat" friend "Larry" is still alive at 75 year old. And the "snitch" classmate of Beaver "Judy Hensler" is also still among the living. The first season Beaver's teacher "Miss. Landers" Sue Randall died of cancer at the young age of 49. Lastly, Beaver's little "follower" classmate "Whitey" passed away at the young age of 45. I read that he was a heroin addict at one time in his life and contracted Hepatitis later on and died at a local hospital on his birthday September 20th, 2020. I was really saddened by the passing of big brother Tony Dow, I could not imagine him gone and I read that Jerry Mather's had shed many tears learning of his "big brother's" passing. Wishing Jerry "The Beaver" a long full life. God Bless
ThomasPotter Kaydee 3 months ago
How could Whitey have died at the age of 45 in 2020? That would have made him born in 75
littledebbie 11 months ago
The only game show I remember seeing Jerry Mathers on was The Dating Game. He was Bachelor #2 and he won.
Wenatchee7 11 months ago
8/10 don't recall the Love Boat episode.
BorisK 11 months ago
6/10 ... ouch I shot the Beaver on this one.
MadMat2102 11 months ago
6/10. I always thought Wally (Tony Dow) was the more interesting character.
Snickers 11 months ago
How well do you know Jerry Mather's career? Not very well 4/10
marcddailey Snickers 10 months ago
4/10. Barbs is mad. I should’ve read the Beaver’s book, huh? Family Mathers.
obectionoverruled 11 months ago
7 for 10. This kid really had nothing special, but he made his Midwestern plainness a universal asset! I knew 500 kids in grade school just like him. Ok, maybe 25, maybe 10, but you get the picture. Beaver was the All American third grader who had a crush on his teacher, got chased around by his older brother’s idiot friends, incessantly pulled an obnoxious girl’s (Judy, who else) pigtails, had mud on his blue jeans and Sunday suit, asked the local fireman all kinds of dumb kid questions and lied about his father falling out of an airplane when asked why his poor report card wasn’t signed. We all experienced these nutty situations and that’s what made Beaver and his world so inviting each week in our own homes. The creators and writers had American school kids read like a book when they concocted Leave It to Beaver.
Gunsmoked 11 months ago
6/10 Barbara Billingsley is disappointed . . . sorry June :)
DS62 11 months ago
Gee Wally, she only got 6/10…mad mom real mad!

Jerry also recently, this past year I believe, was a guest on the Horror YouTube show Creature Features (which used to be on KOFY TV in the San Francisco Bay Area) if anyone is interested looking it up there. It was kind of surreal to see “The Beave” being interviewed in a haunted mansion by the host, Vincent Van Dahl, a “has been rock and roll star”.
Pacificsun 11 months ago
They ought to just leave this poor guy, alone.
LoveMETV22 Pacificsun 11 months ago
He did an interview a few months ago and according to his website he has several appearances at conventions or cons (w/e they call them), before the end of the year. So he seems quite active still and guessing he enjoys the publicity?
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