Is this Richard Deacon in Leave It to Beaver or The Dick Van Dyke Show?

Is Deacon playing the role of Mr. Rutherford or Mr. Cooley in these images?

 

It wasn't a surprise to see Richard Deacon in several sitcoms in the late Fifties and throughout the Sixties. From appearing in My Three Sons to an episode of The Love Boat in 1982, Deacon was a welcomed character actor to any show he was featured in. 

Often remembered for his recurring roles in classic TV, Deacon's deep voice and glasses made him stand out once he made a name for himself. 

Leave It to Beaver and The Dick Van Dyke Show are arguably the two series he's remembered best from, playing roles of a pompous co-worker in one, and a TV producer in the other. With 105 out of his 185 actor credits belonging to just those two shows alone, most of his screen time came as Fred Rutherford or Mel Cooley.

Is this Richard Deacon in Leave It to Beaver or The Dick Van Dyke Show?

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  5. Deacon's character is clearly not impressed. Is he giving this look to his son Lumpy or his co-worker Rob?
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  8. Here, Deacon's character is ranting about the struggles of being bald. What show is this image from?
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Is this Richard Deacon in Leave It to Beaver or The Dick Van Dyke Show?

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Wufferduck 12 months ago
He was also on several Beverly hillbillies episodes.
Todd 15 months ago
One of the funniest episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show, is the episode where Mel Cooley finally gets fired by the Allan Brady Show. (The running joke was the nepotism as Mel was related to Brady by marriage and couldn't be fired.)
Rita6868 16 months ago
#7 messed me up for some reason I said Leave it to beaver show.Love Richard on both shows.He was very funny on both of these shows and a great actor.Never miss either show but DVD Show is in my top 5 all time favorite shows.Wish MeTV would air it more than Just Sundays.
Walter_Kurtz 17 months ago
One of the funniest episodes was when the Cleavers and Rutherfords went on a picnic and Fred had Violet sit on Beaver's lap in the car. Then Fred got her to kiss Beaver when he took their picture. Overall one of the funniest episodes all the way through.
oldtymy 18 months ago
Egads, 10 out of 10. Just lucky I guess, or I watch too much Me TV.
Lillyrose 18 months ago
10 out of 10. I don't watch The Dick Van Dyke Show, but Leave It To Beaver is one of my favorite shows! Richard Deacon was great as Fred Rutherford!
BorisK 18 months ago
Deacon was great on both DVD and LITB ... when he finally came out in public though it explained a lot...
vinman63 BorisK 18 months ago
He feared that of he came out it would kill his career. However his peers that knew he was were very supportive.
Vee 18 months ago
10/10 I'm an avid watcher of Leave it to Beaver plus the different glasses gave it away for most of the answers.
John111911Smith Vee 18 months ago
I was going by the suit he was wearing plus he had a weight gain.
BenSobeleone 18 months ago
Richard Deacon was on an episode of The Munsters.
BorisK BenSobeleone 18 months ago
Are you sure you don't mean Paul Lynde?
vinman63 BorisK 18 months ago
He was an city official name of Borden Pike. Deacon was also on the Addams Family as a career advisor.
RichLorn 18 months ago
10/10
The image of each person he was speaking to was reflected in his bald forehead.
FrancieCarlson 18 months ago
It was very easy. Richard Deacon was perfectly cast as Fred Rutheford and Mel Cooley.
vinman63 18 months ago
Richard Deacon was in a Twilight Zone episode. He sort of played a disagreeable person.
braycy 18 months ago
I looked at his clothes, his tie..but love both shows!
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