Born as Gerald Patrick Mathers, he is an actor popular for his portrayal in a sitcom titled Leave It to Beaver which ran from 1957 to 1963 where he portrayed the character of Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver.
Read the full article below to know the net worth of Jerry Mathers, childhood, career, relationships, and more.
What is the Net Worth of Jerry Mathers?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of Jerry Mathers is around $3 million which he earned majorly from his acting career over the years. Some of his notable projects include “General Electric Theater,” “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” “Lassie,” “The War at Home,” and “My Three Sons.”
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After taking a dig into his net worth, let us sneak into Jerry Mathers’ childhood development.
Jerry Mathers Early Life
Jerry was born in Sioux City, Iowa on June 2, 1948, and raised in Los Angeles, California. When he was 2, his first acting gig was in a departmental store commercial. Later, he also did an advertisement for PET Milk. He also has a sister and two brothers.
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Jerry Mathers Acting Career Before Net Worth
Jerry Mathers earned the majority of his net worth from his acting career. At the age of 4, he landed uncredited in the film titled “Son of Paleface.” Later, he landed on an episode of the television series “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” Soon, he started appearing in films like “This is My Love,” 1955’s “The Seven Little Foys,” and “The Trouble with Harry,” where he portrayed a boy who comes across a deceased body close to his home. Mathers also appeared in the 1957’s “The Shadow on the Window.”
The year 1957 turned out to be a turning point for his acting career as he landed the cast of “Leave it to Beaver,” where he portrayed the role of “Beaver” Cleaver. The sitcom ran for six seasons and Jerry was part of all 234 episodes. He was the first ever child actor to have a deal of a specific percentage of a TV program’s merchandising revenue.
The show received immense love from its viewers and it premiered in over 80 countries and in 40 languages.
Jerry took a break from acting for a while during his teenage years in order to focus on his education. He attended Notre Dame High School in California. While he was still attending school, Jerry joined the United States Air Force Reserve in 1966 and went on to serve following completion of his graduation. He eventually reached the position of Sergeant. In 1973, he attended the University of California at Berkeley and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy.
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After working as a real estate developer and a commercial bank loan officer, in 1978, he got back to acting. Mathers appeared in an episode of the TV series titled “Flying High,” and also landed the play “Boeing, Boeing”. After this, he traveled with Dow for “So Long, Stanley” and in 1981, he also served as a disc jockey in Anaheim, California. He also appeared in “The Girl, the Gold Watch and Dynamite.”
In 1983, he returned to reprise his character of the Beaver in the reunion film “Still the Beaver,” which had mostly original cast members. After its success, the next year, a new series was made around the Beaver, and subsequently, TBS picked it up. It was renamed “The New Leave it to Beaver,” and went on to run for 101 episodes until 1989. He also appeared in an episode of “The Love Boat” portraying the Beaver during that time.
During the 1990s, Jerry Mathers landed some other projects that also contributed a lot to his net worth including “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose,” “Married… with Children,” “Diagnosis: Murder,” and “Vengeance Unlimited.” He participated in an episode of the game show named “The Weakest Link,” in 2001 and was voted off following round one. He debuted on Broadway with the 2007 musical “Hairspray.”
In 1974, he tied the knot with his first wife Diana Platt, whom he met for the first time while he was attending college. In 1981, they split and divorced. After that, Jerry got married to Rhonda Gehring. The duo met during a tour in “So Long, Stanley.” The couple welcomed three children together named Noah, Mercedes, and Gretchen. Later, in 1997, they ended their marriage. In 2011, Mathers got married to his third wife named Teresa Modnick.
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