Jerry Mathers Net Worth, Biography, career & More

Jerry Mathers Net Worth
Jerry Mathers Net Worth

Jerry Mathers Net Worth: Jerry Mathers (nicknamed The Beav) was born in Sioux City, Iowa on February 6, 1948. He made his three million dollar fortune from the film Leave it to Beaver. The actor was born under the sign of Gemini and is currently 74 years old.

Jerry Mathers net worth

Jerry Mathers has a net worth of $3 million as an American television, film, and stage actor. Jerry Mathers is best known for his portrayal of young Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver in the television sitcom “Leave it to Beaver.” In addition, he appeared in episodes of “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” “General Electric Theater,” “Lassie,” “My Three Sons,” and “The War at Home.” Mathers appeared on the big screen as a child in “This is My Love,” Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Trouble with Harry,” and “The Shadow on the Window.”

Estimated Net Worth3 million Dollar
Yearly SalaryN/A
ColleaguesTony Dow, Barbara Billingsley & Hugh Beaumont


Jerry Mathers Biography

Jerry Mathers was born in 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa, and grew up in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. He has three siblings, two brothers and one sister. He began his career as a child model in a department store advertisement when he was two years old. He later appeared in a PET Milk commercial alongside comedian Ed Wynn.

Birth Date2-6-1948
Religion – believes in God?Non-religious
ResidenceHe owns a house in Santa Clarita, California.

Career Beginnings

Mathers made an uncredited appearance in the comedy Western film “Son of Paleface” when he was four, and he played a trick-or-treater in a Halloween episode of the sitcom “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” Shortly after, he appeared in films such as “This is My Love,” starring Linda Darnell and Dan Duryea, “The Seven Little Foys,” with Bob Hope, and Alfred Hitchcock’s dark comedy “The Trouble with Harry,” in which he played a young child who discovers a dead body near his home. He also appeared in “The Shadow on the Window” as a distraught youngster who observes his mother being terrorised.

Leave it to Beaver

Mathers had his breakthrough in 1957 with the role of “Beaver” Cleaver, the young son of suburban couple June and Ward Cleaver and Wally’s younger brother. According to reports, Mathers was cast after telling the show’s producers that he would rather be at his Club Scout meeting than at the audition, and the producers were won over by his candour. Mathers performed the character in all 234 episodes of the six-year-long series. He was the first kid actor to sign a deal in which he received a share of merchandising sales from a television show.

“Leave it to Beaver” remains popular, airing in over 80 countries and 40 languages. Mathers remained close to Barbara Billingsley, who played his mother on the show.

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Education and Military Service

Mathers briefly abandoned performing as a teenager in order to focus on his high school affairs. He attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, and was the leader of the musical group Beaver and the Trappers. He joined the United States Air Force Reserve while still in high school in 1966, and continued to serve after graduation, rising to the rank of Sergeant. Later, in 1973, he enrolled in the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy.

Later Acting

In the 1990s, Mathers appeared in “Married… with Children,” “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose,” “Vengeance Unlimited,” and “Diagnosis: Murder.” Mathers appeared on a special episode of “The Weakest Link” named “Child TV Stars Edition” in 2001; he was eliminated after the first round. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony-winning musical “Hairspray” in 2007. Mathers played the lead role of Wilbur Turnblad in a Neil Simon Theater performance.

Personal Life

Mathers married Diana Platt, whom he met in college, for the first time in 1974. In 1981, the couple divorced. Mathers later married Rhonda Gehring, whom he met while touring with “So Long, Stanley.” Noah, Mercedes, and Gretchen were their three children. In 1997, the couple divorced. Mathers married for the third time in 2011, to Teresa Modnick.

Mathers was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1996. The next year, he joined a Jenny Craig weight loss programme and lost more than 40 pounds. As a result, he became the brand’s first male spokesperson. He was appointed national spokesman for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and its Partnership for Prescription Assistance programme in 2009.

Jerry Mathers: Wife, Dating, Family & Friends

In 1974, Jerry Mathers married Diana Platt, his college girlfriend. In 1977, following their divorce, he married Rhonda Gehring. In Huntington Beach, he married his present wife, Teresa Modnick, in 2011.

Who is Jerry Mathers dating in 2022?

Relationship statusMarried (Since 2011)
Current Wife of Jerry MathersTeresa Modnick
Ex-girlfriends or ex-wivesDiana Platt, Rhonda Gehring
More infoWas previously married and divorced
Has any kids?Yes, father of: Noah Mathers, Gretchen Mathers, Mercedes Mathers


Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Tattoos, Skin, Hair & Eye Color

Hair colorLight brown
Beard or MustacheBeardless
Eye ColorHazel
Height170 cm
Weight81 kilo
Feet sizeN/A
Waist size32
Does Jerry Mathers smoke?No, never
Does Jerry Mathers have a tattoo?No
Fitness, workout and dietAfter diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1996, Jerry Mathers have been controlling his weight and walk 6-8 miles everyday.


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1. Does Jerry Mathers still get royalties?

He also worked as a weekend disc jockey for three years. He claims that the royalties for Leave It to Beaver ran out long ago, after each episode had been rerun six times. However, he continues to receive small royalties from subsequent spin-offs of the show.

Mathers worked as a commercial loan officer at a bank after graduating from college. He then used his funds from his acting job, where he earned a starting weekly income of $500, to launch a career in real estate development. He returned to the entertainment industry in 1978.

3. What is Jerry Mathers net income?

Jerry Mathers is an American television, film, and stage actor who has a net worth of $3 million.

4. Is Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers still friends?

Dow and Mathers enjoyed a close friendship, just like their movie characters. Their connection lasted six decades and was tragically cut short by Dow’s death. Dow died on July 27 at the age of 77, and friends instantly expressed their sympathies.




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