Ken Osmond

Actor + Police Officer
Born Jun 7, 1943

Kenneth Charles "Ken" Osmond is an American actor. Beginning a prolific career as a child actor at the age of four, Osmond is best known for his iconic role as Eddie Haskell on the 1950s television situation comedy Leave It to Beaver, and for reprising the role on the 1980s revival series The New Leave It to Beaver.… Read More

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1943 Birth Born in 1943.


1957 14 Years Old In the fall of 1957, 14-year-old Osmond was called into a typical "cattle call" audition to read for the role for which he would become most identified, that of Wally Cleaver's best (and worst) friend, Eddie Haskell, on the family sitcom Leave It to Beaver. … Read More


1963 20 Years Old After Leave It to Beaver ended in 1963, Osmond continued to make occasional appearances on such television series as CBS's Petticoat Junction, The Munsters, and a final return appearance on Lassie in the episode "A Matter of Seconds" (1967) as a motorcycle delivery man who offers the hitchhiking collie a lift in his sidecar. … Read More
1968 25 Years Old In 1968, I bought my first house, in '69 I got married, and we were going to start a family and I needed a job, so I went out and signed up for the LAPD."
1969 26 Years Old In 1969, Osmond married Sandra Purdy. … Read More
1970 27 Years Old In 1970, Osmond joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and grew a mustache which helped to secure his anonymity. … Read More


1980 37 Years Old On September 20, 1980, Osmond was hit by three bullets while in a foot chase with a suspected car thief. … Read More


1983 40 Years Old Osmond returned to acting in 1983 reprising his role as Eddie Haskell in the CBS made-for-television movie, Still the Beaver, which followed the adult Cleaver boys, their friends, and their families. … Read More
1987 44 Years Old In 1987, Osmond was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award for his role as Eddie Haskell. … Read More


1997 54 Years Old Osmond would once again reprise his role as Eddie Haskell in the 1997 feature film Leave It to Beaver. … Read More


2007 64 Years Old On September 18, 2007, Osmond filed a class action lawsuit against the Screen Actors Guild, alleging that SAG had collected $8 million in foreign residuals for U.S. actors but had not distributed them to the actors.
2011 68 Years Old In August 2011, Osmond began appearing as a celebrity spokesman for St. Joseph aspirin.
2014 71 Years Old Osmond is the co-author, along with Christopher J. Lynch, of the book Eddie: The Life and Times of America's Preeminent Bad Boy, which was published in September 2014. … Read More
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