Jerry Mathers Net Worth

Do you want to know how much Jerry Mathers is worth? We have the answer for you! First off, let’s get familiar with the person in question, shall we? He is an actor from American. He was born in unknown, on unknown in to the family of Norman Mathers, Marilyn Mathers and Jim Mathers, Susie Mathers. His talents and gifts as an actor soon became apparent and a promising career path was laid out right before him. It is also worth noting that he attended University of California, Berkeley and earned the Nicknames of Gerald P. Mathers , Gerald Patrick “Jerry” Mathers , Jerry Mather , The Beav , Gerald Patrick Mathers , Mathers, Jerry throughout his studies and working career. He stands at 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m) in terms of height. Starring in multiple hit movies or TV shows, Jerry Mathers has earned global recognition as well as amassing a fortune. In his career Jerry Mathers has earned a lot of money and now has a total Net worth valued at $3 Million.

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Jerry Mathers’s career began when he was only two years old, when he appeared in an ad for a department store, and soon after that appeared in a PET Milk commercial. A few years later, in 1954, Jerry made his first movie appearance in “This is My Love”, and a year later Jerry appeared in the Technicolor film “The Seven Little Foys” and a black comedy film “The Trouble with Harry”. In 1957, Jerry managed to land one of the main roles in the popular sitcom “Leave it to Beaver” in which he played the character of Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver for six years. The show has gained worldwide success and therefore raised Jerry’s popularity. In 1957, Jerry appeared in a drama film “The Shadow on the Window”, and a year after that in the World War II drama film “The Deep Six”.

However, the sudden fame seemed to be too much for the young Jerry to handle, and he chose to step away from his acting career and concentrate on his education, and Jerry also decided to join the Air Force Reserve in which he served for a few years. At about that time, Jerry appeared in an episode of the 1960s TV series “Batman”, and an episode of the adventure TV series “Lassie” in 1968.

Jerry Mathers graduated from the University of California with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1973. A few years later, he decided to finally return to full-time acting by appearing in the theatre play “Boeing, Boeing” in 1978, and in the same year appeared in an episode of the American comedy series “Flying High”. Over the next few years he has starred in a few movies and television shows but still the more significant roles which increased Jerry’s net worth were those related to his past in “Leave it to Beaver”. He starred in a reunion movie which was made in honor of the popular show and was titled “Still the Beaver” in 1983. On the same year, CBS released the sequel TV series “The New Leave it to Beaver”, in which Jerry starred for six years.

Jerry made his debut on Broadway stage in 2007 when he appeared as Wilbur Turnblad in the popular award-winning musical “Hairspray”, a role which might have also raised his net worth.

In his personal life, Jerry Mathers is currently married to Teresa Modnick. Previously, Jerry had been married to Diana Platt, then to Rhonda Gehring with whom he has three children: son Noah and two daughters – Mercedes and Gretchen.

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  • Full Name: Jerry Mathers
  • Net Worth: $3 Million
  • Date Of Birth: June 2, 1948
  • Place Of Birth: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
  • Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
  • Profession: Television actor
  • Education: University of California, Berkeley
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Teresa Modnick (m. 2011), Rhonda Mathers (m. 1977–1997), Diana Piatt (m. 1974–1981)
  • Children: Noah Mathers, Gretchen Mathers, Mercedes Mathers
  • Parents: Norman Mathers, Marilyn Mathers
  • Siblings: Jim Mathers, Susie Mathers
  • Nicknames: Gerald P. Mathers , Gerald Patrick “Jerry” Mathers , Jerry Mather , The Beav , Gerald Patrick Mathers , Mathers, Jerry
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  • Movies: This Is My Love, The Trouble with Harry, That Certain Feeling, Back to the Beach, Down the Drain, Sexual Malice, Better Luck Tomorrow, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, The Hitchhiker, Lucky Day
  • TV Shows: The New Leave It to Beaver, Leave It to Beaver, NBC Matinee Theater


  • [Of Barbara Billingsley]: Well, you know, Barbara was very much on manners, so she taught me a lot of manners. I was always a rambunctious little boy, and so when we go places [a lot of times], she would walk [of course, as a lady] very slowly, and I would sometimes try to dash ahead of her, and she would always grab me by the little hairs right there in the back of my neck, and she would say, ‘Ladies first!’ And I would always say, ‘OK, oh, but I wanted to make sure nobody was going to hurt you, you know?’ No, no! She said, ‘Ladies first!’, and she pulled me back. She had a way of teaching manners that stuck with you.
  • [on his on- and off-screen relationship with Barbara Billingsley, who played June Cleaver]: Barbara Billingsley, who was my TV mom June, is as nice in person as she appeared on the show.
  • [on the death of Barbara Billingsley]: I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend and lifetime mentor Barbara Billingsley. She will live in the hearts of her fans as a wonderful actress and be remembered by her friends as a gracious lady. She will be deeply missed by all of her family, friends, fans and most especially by me.
  • Our generation is the first to have grown up with TV. I’m one of the first kids that they watched grow up on television.
  • [About being a TV star, all the while prior to being a son to his real-life family]: I had a very special family life. My mother and father made sure when we were home, we were part of the family, not a TV star. And the other thing: my father was fully employed while I was doing the series.
  • [When he auditioned for Leave It to Beaver (1957) at age 8]: All the original Leave It to Beavers were from real-life, so that things that really did happen to boys, say, in the 1920s, ’30s, that really happened in the ’50s can go on forever.
  • I have several computer companies. One of them I have a program for wide-format printing. I have a beauty program. So I have several different programs that I own for printing.


  • He has played the same character (Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver) on three different series: Leave It to Beaver (1957), The Love Boat (1977) and The New Leave It to Beaver (1983).
  • Before landing his iconic role on “Leave It To Beaver”, Mathers had a small, uncredited role as Little Ricky Ricardo (in a dream sequence) on “I Love Lucy”.
  • Revealed that he had a wonderful working relationship with Barbara Billingsley on Leave It to Beaver (1957).
  • His acting mentor was the late Barbara Billingsley.
  • Best known by the public for his starring role as the title character on Leave It to Beaver (1957).
  • In the late 1990s Jerry owned and operated a sideline catering company in Santa Clarita, California. It was called “Cleaver’s Catering” with Jerry using his “Beaver” photo. He was sued by the studio that produced the show. The court, however, ruled the studio did not own the image of Jerry’s face. Concerning the company name, Jerry proved he also butchered meat for his company using cleavers.
  • Won his most famous role as the Beaver by admitting he’d rather be at his Cub Scout meeting than auditioning for the show. The producers chose him because they wanted a boy with a “real boy” attitude.
  • Served in the military after he grew up. Was mistakenly reported as killed in the Vietnam War when a similarly-named soldier was reported dead.
  • Is Diabetic.
  • No relation to Marshall Mathers who is better known as Eminem.
  • Father of Noah Mathers, Mercedes Mathers and Gretchen Mathers.
  • Spokesman for National Psoriasis Foundation.
  • Earned his BA in Philosophy. Worked in banking and real estate in 1970s.
  • Served in Air Force National Guard during Vietnam War.
  • Played in a rock band called Beaver and the Trappers.
  • Older brother of Jimmy Mathers and former child actress Susie Mathers.
  • Forever embraced as the cute young star of Leave It to Beaver (1957), he later toured with his TV brother, Tony Dow, in the 1980s stage productions of “Boeing, Boeing” and “So Long, Stanley”.
  • B.A. from U.C. Berkeley. [1974]


Title Year Status Character
Lucky Day 2015/I Short Ted
Dad Dudes 2015 TV Series William
The Hitchhiker 2014/I Short Hitchhiker
Diabetic Nerve Pain 2011 TV Movie Spokesperson-Himself
Will to Power 2008 Mr. Simpson
The War at Home 2006 TV Series Principal
Angels with Angles 2005 Mr. Cohiba
Better Luck Tomorrow 2002 Biology Teacher
Diagnosis Murder 1999 TV Series Mr. Lustig
Vengeance Unlimited 1999 TV Series Lucas Zimmerman
Playing Patti 1998
The Other Man 1994 Sergeant Dun
Parker Lewis Can’t Lose 1991 TV Series Theodore Musso
Down the Drain 1990 Policeman (desk)
The New Leave It to Beaver 1983-1989 TV Series Theodore Cleaver
Back to the Beach 1987 Judge #2
The Love Boat 1987 TV Series Beaver Cleaver
High School U.S.A. 1984 TV Movie Mr. Sirota
Still the Beaver 1983 TV Movie Theodore Cleaver
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite 1981 TV Movie Deputy Henry Thomas Watts
Flying High 1978 TV Series Chuck Wallace
Holmes and Walston 1975 TV Movie Darrel Walston
My Three Sons 1970 TV Series Joe Lawrie
Lassie 1968 TV Series Ken Hines
Batman 1968 TV Series Pop, the Stage Doorman
Leave It to Beaver 1957-1963 TV Series Theodore Cleaver
Insight 1963 TV Series
The Deep Six 1958 Steve Innes (uncredited)
Studio 57 1957 TV Series
The Shadow on the Window 1957 Petey Atlas
Warner Brothers Presents 1956 TV Series
Bigger Than Life 1956 Freddie (uncredited)
That Certain Feeling 1956 Norman Taylor
Screen Directors Playhouse 1956 TV Series Peter at 5
Matinee Theatre 1955 TV Series
The Trouble with Harry 1955 Arnie Rogers
The Seven Little Foys 1955 Bryan Lincoln Foy – Age 5 (uncredited)
General Electric Theater 1955 TV Series Tommy
Lux Video Theatre 1955 TV Series Little Boy
This Is My Love 1954 David Myer
Men of the Fighting Lady 1954 Richard Dodson (uncredited)
I Love Lucy 1953 TV Series Dream Little Ricky
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 1952 TV Series Trick Or Treating Child
Son of Paleface 1952 Child at Finale (uncredited)
Title Year Status Character
The New Leave It to Beaver 1988-1989 TV Series 4 episodes
Title Year Status Character
Leave It to Beaver 1958-1961 TV Series performer – 4 episodes
Title Year Status Character
Brown Bread Sandwiches 1989 special thanks
Title Year Status Character
Teens Wanna Know 2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself – Actor, Leave It To Beaver / Theodore ‘Beaver’ Cleaver
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2013 TV Movie Himself
81st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2012 TV Movie Himself
Shooting Gallery 2012 TV Series Himself
America in Primetime 2011 TV Series documentary Himself / Beaver Cleaver, Leave it to Beaver
Modern TV Dads: Father Doesn’t Know Best 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Mother Goose Parade 2008 TV Movie documentary
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
Whatever Happened To? 2007 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007 TV Series Himself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Getting Around: Alternatives for Seniors Who No Longer Drive 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself – Host / Narrator
Identity 2006 TV Series Himself – Stranger #8
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector 2006 Himself
Illeanarama 2005 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2000-2005 TV Series Himself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards 2005 TV Special John Rowland (segment “Desperate Classic Housewives”)
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
ABC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Weakest Link 2001 TV Series Himself
TV Land Presents Blast from the Past 2001 Video Game documentary Himself
I’ve Got a Secret 2001 TV Series Himself
Child Stars: Their Story 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Squares 1999 TV Series Himself – Guest Appearance
Conrad Bloom 1998 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1998 TV Series Himself
TV’s All Time Favorites 1995 TV Movie Himself
Phenom 1994 TV Series Himself
Married with Children 1991 TV Series Himself
The New Leave It to Beaver 1987 TV Series Himself
The 8th Annual Cable ACE Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
Hour Magazine 1984 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1984 TV Series Himself
Hardcastle and McCormick 1984 TV Series Himself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour 1983 TV Series Himself
Family Feud 1983 TV Series Himself
Lily for President? 1982 TV Special
Saturday Night Live 1980 TV Series Himself
Today 1980 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1979 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Himself – Actor
Dream Girl of ’67 1967 TV Series Himself – Bachelor Judge
Here’s Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1960 TV Series Himself
The Dinah Shore Show 1960 TV Series Himself
The George Gobel Show 1958 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
The O’Reilly Factor 2008-2014 TV Series Beaver Cleaver
Theodore Cleaver
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Theodore ‘Beaver’ Cleaver
Married with Children 1995 TV Series Himself
Boy Meets World 1994 TV Series Theodore Cleaver
Quantum Leap 1989 TV Series Theodore Cleaver


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