Tony Dow Wiki, Bio, Net Worth, Family, Kids


Tony Dow was an American actor, film producer, television director, and sculptor. He is best known for his role as Wally Cleaver in the iconic television sitcom Leave It to Beaver from 1957 to 1963.

Tony Dow at the The Kate Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center


Full NameTony Lee Dow
Also Known AsNone
Profession(s)Actor, film producer, television director, sculptor
Date of BirthApril 13, 1945
Age (as of 2023)77
Place of BirthHollywood, California, USA
Zodiac SignAries
Ancestry & HeritageEnglish, Irish, German

Physical Stats

Height6’1″ (185 cm)
Weight170 lbs (77 kg)
Body MeasurementsNot available
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown
Tony Dow in his early days

Family & Relationships

ParentsJohn Stevens Dow Jr. (father), Muriel Montrose (mother)
RelationshipMarried to Lauren Shulkind since 1980
ChildrenChristopher T. Dow (son)

Education & Early Life

SchoolingVan Nuys High School
Higher EducationAttended California State University, Northridge
Early LifeBorn and raised in Hollywood, California
Early InfluencesHis mother, who was a stuntwoman and actress
Tony Dow enjoying holidays with wife


DebutPlayed Wally Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver (1957)
Significant WorksLeave It to Beaver (1957-1963), The New Leave It to Beaver (1983-1989), Babylon 5 (1994-1998)
Awards & NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children’s Program (1995)
Filmography/DiscographyLeave It to Beaver (1957-1963), The New Leave It to Beaver (1983-1989), Babylon 5 (1994-1998), The Love Boat (1982), Knight Rider (1984)
Voice WorkThe New Leave It to Beaver (1983-1989)
DocumentariesLeave It to Beaver: A Retrospective (2007)

Net Worth & Assets

Net Worth$1 million

Trivia & Miscellaneous

Hobbies & InterestsSculpting, photography
Public ImagePositive
Quotes“I’m just a regular guy who got lucky.”
Tony Dow working at home

Social Media & Online Presence

Instagram Handle@tonydowofficial
Twitter Handle@tonydow77
Facebook Handle@tonydowofficial

Legacy & Influence

Cultural ReferencesTony Dow has been referenced in numerous films and television shows, including The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Entourage.
LegacyTony Dow is remembered as one of the most iconic child actors of all time. His role as Wally Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver made him a household name and helped to shape American culture.