Tony Lee Dow( born April 13, 1945) is an American actor, film patron, director, and sculptor. He’s best known for his part in the TV sitcom Leave It to Beaver, which ran in primetime from 1957 to 1963. Dow played Wally Cleaver, the aged son of June( played by Barbara Billingsley) and Ward( played by Hugh Beaumont) Cleaver, and the aged family of Theodore” Beaver” Cleaver( played by Jerry Mathers). From 1983 to 1989, Dow reprised his part as Wally in a TV movie and in The New Leave It to Beaver.
Tony Dow Career
Dow began his career after he earned the part of Wally Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver in a casting call with nearly no amusement experience.
Dow performed on Leave It to Beaver six times until the series ended in 1963. After that, he emerged on other TV shows, including My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, The Greatest Show on Earth, Never Too Young, and five occurrences.
Novak in three different places. also, from 1965 to 1968, he served in the U.S. National Guard, interposing his acting career. On his return to acting, he guest starred on the TV series Adam- 12, Love American Style, Knight Rider, Square Pegs, The Mod Squad, The Hardy Boys, and exigency.
During the 1970s, Dow continued acting while working in the construction assiduity and studying journalism and moviemaking.
From 1983 to 1989, Dow reprised his part as Wally Cleaver in a reunion TV movie and in a posterior series The New Leave It to Beaver.
In 1986, he wrote an occasion of The New Leave It to Beaver. In 1987, he was recognized by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award for his part as Wally Cleaver.
In 1989, Dow made his debut as a director with an occasion of The New Lassie, followed by occurrences of Getting a Life, Harry and the Henderson, Coach, Babylon 5, campaign, and Star Trek Deep Space Nine. He served as the visual goods administrator for Babylon 5. In 1996, he handed visual goods for the Fox TV movie Croaker Who.
Dow’s most recent screen formation was in the 2003 film Dickie Roberts Former Child Star.
In April 2019, Dow was seen nurturing the Leave It To Beaver TV series and other traditional TV series on the MeTV TV network.
Away from the theater, he was also a sculptor, creating conceptual source puppets. He said about his work,” The numbers are conceptual and not meant to describe reality but rather the verity of the links as I see and feel them. I find the wood in the hills of Topanga Canyon and each part grows from my subconscious. I deliver limited editions of nine awards using the lost wax procedure from molds of the original burl form.” One of his citation pieces was on display in the area theater of Barbara Billingsley, who played his mama on Leave It to Beaver. He was chosen as one of three sculptors to show at the Société National des Beaux-Arts show, in the Carrousel du Louvre, in Paris, France, in December 2008. He described the United States representatives, which was written by artists from the Karen Lynne Gallery. His concept shown on the Parisian shopping boardwalk was named” Unarmed Warrior”, a source figure of a woman carrying a guard
Tony Dow Personal life
Dow was born in Hollywood, California. In his youth, Dow trained as a swoon and was a Junior Olympics diving champion. Dow married Carol Marlow in June 1969. Their marriage ended in 1978. They had one child, born in 1973. In June 1980, Dow married Lauren Shulkin
Tony Dow Health
In the 1990s, Dow revealed that he’d suffered from clinical depression. He latterly starred in tone-help vids describing this battle, including 1998 Beating the Blues.
In October 2021, Dow was rehabilitated with pneumonia. In May 2022, he was diagnosed with cancer. On July 26, 2022, after incorrect reports of his death, it was reported by his family that Dow was at his Topanga, California home, in his” last hours”, under lodge care.