Ken Osmond
Actor, police officer
Ken Osmond
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.
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To see accurate weight, you need to wait - Roanoke Times
Google News - over 5 years
Platt sent Ken Osmond, who portrayed the legendary smart-aleck on the '60s sitcom “Leave It to Beaver,” a fan letter asking for his autograph back in the 1990s. Not only did she get the autograph she was seeking, she said, but Osmond called her on the
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Thesps urge probe into SAG foreign tax revs - Variety
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The letters stem from issues raised in Ken Osmond's 2007 class-action lawsuit against SAG, which was settled in February. Osmond had asserted when he filed the suit that SAG had over-stepped its authority in collecting the funds for the past two
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Child stars went on to nonacting careers in LA - Roanoke Times
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Whatever happened to Ken Osmond, who played Eddie Haskell on "Leave It to Beaver"? What's happened to Frank Bank? He played Lumpy Rutherford. A: Ah, Eddie Haskell. We boys of a certain age learned many important life lessons from Eddie, like how to be
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LIVID LEAVE IT TO BEAVER STAR - The National Enquirer
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TV icon KEN OSMOND who played the notorious EDDIE HASKELL on "Leave It to Beaver" is in a snit -- and NOW his union is backing him up! Ken who played Tony Dow's BFF, Eddie, on the 1960s sitcom classic “Leave
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Rafters fans nab autographs, reminisce about 'Leave it to Beaver' era with Ken ... - Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
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The Rafters' staff members went to work on the idea, and, to the delight of many fans, Ken Osmond, who played Eddie Haskell in the series, was at Thursday's game at Witter Field. Osmond's character, Eddie, was the best friend to the Beaver's older
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'Field of Dreams' inspires Ghost Players game during all-star event - Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The action starts back up Wednesday, when Wisconsin Rapids travels to Eau Claire. Thursday, the Rafters will host the Express -- and the special guest will be Ken Osmond, who played Eddie Haskell on "Leave it to Beaver," a television series that ran
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Mallards' Woes Continue In Loss To Bucks - WISC Madison
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Bus will leave at 6:30 pm “Leave It To Beaver” Night featuring Ken Osmond (aka Eddie Haskell) presented by The Payroll Company. St. Mary's Sun Prairie Emergency Center Community Night. Receive 2-for-1 field box tickets with proof of residency in
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Reality TV Charity Event Returns To Kentucky - Reality TV Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Multiple other non-reality celebrity guests will be there as well including Ken Osmond of Leave it to Beaver, Vincent Pastore of the Sopranos and William Mapother of Lost. You can read the complete list of celebrity guests by clicking here
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The Buzz | Have a ball with celebrities at Louisville benefit - Louisville Courier-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
“Sopranos” star Vincent Pastore, Louisville native and “Lost” actor William Mapother and Ken Osmond — aka Eddie Haskell of “Leave it to Beaver”— are among the stars who will be at the Seelbach Hilton Saturday night. Making an appearance fresh off her
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Good Morning! - KWTX
Google News - over 5 years
Actor Ken Osmond ("Leave It to Beaver") is 68. Former talk show host Jenny Jones is 65. Actress Anne Twomey is 60. Actor Liam Neeson is 59. Actress Colleen Camp is 58. Singer-songwriter Johnny Clegg is 58. Author Louise Erdrich is 57
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OFFBEAT: Northlight Theatre's 'Outgoing Tide' a beautiful emotionally driven ... - nwitimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
Actor Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell on "Leave It to Beaver") is 68. Talk-show host Jenny Jones is 65. Actor Liam Neeson is 59. Singer-songwriter Johnny Clegg is 58. Actor William Forsythe is 56. Record producer LA Reid is 55. Musician Prince is 53
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Celeb Birthdays for the Week of June 5-11 - ABC News
Google News - over 5 years
Actor Ken Osmond is 68. Talk-show host Jenny Jones is 65. Actor Liam Neeson is 59. Singer-songwriter Johnny Clegg is 58. Actor William Forsythe is 56. Record producer LA Reid is 55. Musician Prince is 53. Singer-guitarist Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes
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Radio personality marks 50 years in business - The People's Defender
Google News - over 5 years
Other celebrities interviewed include TV stars Kathy Garner, Dawn Wells, Barry Williams, Jerry Mathers, Jimmy Walker, Jack Larson and Ken Osmond. He also interviewed sports figures including Pete Rose, Joe Nuxhall, Tom Browning, George Foster and Ted
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Delvoye, Elizabeth "Bette" - Green Bay Press Gazette
Google News - almost 6 years
Bette was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Myrtle; husband, Donald; one infant son; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Ken Osmond, Isabelle and Judy Delvoye, Jerry Delvoye. Bette was never idle, always attending family activities
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Leave It To Beaver Cast - Screen Junkies
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Ken Osmond as Eddie Haskell. Ken Osmond plays the ever so disliked Eddie Haskell. Eddie was arrogant, and he was Wally's best friend. Ken Osmond was indeed one of the most valuable supporting cast members on the "Leave it to Beaver" show
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Stars, Cameras And Theatrics: It's All at Court
NYTimes - over 6 years
LOS ANGELES -- What price (celebrity) justice? The question was front and center here this week as an army of government employees shooed Lindsay Lohan through a Beverly Hills courtroom to face jail for her latest probation violation. Meanwhile, a downtown jury gave Don Johnson $23.2 million for arrears on ''Nash Bridges,'' a judge let stand
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TELEVISION; Golly, Beav, We're Historic
NYTimes - over 6 years
TELEVISION was still relatively young when, on Oct. 4, 1957, CBS broadcast the perfect sitcom scene: A second grader known as the Beaver and his older brother, Wally, ordered by their mother to take baths before going to bed, are kneeling beside a tub they have just filled. Already in their pajamas, they are fiddling in the water with their hands
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ken Osmond
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 70
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The foreword was written by Jerry Mathers.
  • 2011
    Age 67
    In August 2011, Osmond began appearing as a celebrity spokesman for St. Joseph aspirin.
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  • 2007
    Age 63
    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 53
    Osmond would once again reprise his role as Eddie Haskell in the 1997 feature film Leave It to Beaver.
    More Details Hide Details In the film, Osmond played Eddie Haskell, Sr., and Adam Zolotin played his son Eddie Haskell, Jr.
  • FORTIES
  • 1987
    Age 43
    In 1987, Osmond was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award for his role as Eddie Haskell.
    More Details Hide Details He continued to make television appearances throughout the 1980s and 1990s on the shows Happy Days, Rags to Riches and the television movie High School U.S.A., as well as cameo appearances in his role as Eddie Haskell on such television shows as Parker Lewis Can't Lose, and Hi Honey, I'm Home!
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 39
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The television movie was a success and led to the revival comedy series The New Leave It to Beaver which premiered the following year. The show ran for four seasons from 1984 to 1989, starting on The Disney Channel, and later moving to the TBS network. On the show, Osmond played Eddie Haskell as a husband and father, while his character's two sons, Freddie Haskell and Edward "Bomber" Haskell Jr., were played by Osmond's two real-life sons, Eric Osmond and Christian Osmond, respectively.
  • 1980
    Age 36
    On September 20, 1980, Osmond was hit by three bullets while in a foot chase with a suspected car thief.
    More Details Hide Details He was protected from two of the bullets by his bulletproof vest, with the third bullet ricocheting off of his belt buckle. Osmond was placed on disability and eventually retired from the force in 1988. The shooting was later dramatized in a November 1992 episode of the CBS series Top Cops. In the early 1970s, a story was widely reported that Osmond had become rock star Alice Cooper. According to Cooper, the rumor began when a college newspaper editor asked him what kind of kid he was, to which Cooper replied "I was obnoxious, disgusting, a real Eddie Haskell"; however, the story ended up reporting that Cooper was the real Eddie Haskell. Cooper would later tell the New Times, "It was the biggest rumor that ever came out about me. Finally, I got a T-shirt that said 'No, I am not Eddie Haskell.' But people still believed it."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 26
    In 1970, Osmond joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and grew a mustache which helped to secure his anonymity.
    More Details Hide Details He worked in vice and narcotics and as a motorcycle officer.
  • 1969
    Age 25
    In 1969, Osmond married Sandra Purdy.
    More Details Hide Details They have two sons, Eric E. Osmond (born October 8, 1971) and Christian S. Osmond (born June 12, 1974). Since his retirement from the police force, Osmond handles rental properties in the Los Angeles area and makes occasional personal appearances at film festivals, collectors' shows and nostalgia conventions.
  • 1968
    Age 24
    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."
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was cast in the feature films C'mon Let's Live a Little and With Six You Get Eggroll. However, he found himself typecast as "Eddie Haskell" and had difficulty finding steady work. In 2008, Osmond told radio host Stu Shostak in a radio interview, "I was very much typecast. It's a death sentence. In Hollywood you get typecast. I'm not complaining because Eddie's been too good to me, but I found work hard to come by.
  • 1957
    Age 13
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After a series of call-backs to narrow down the field, Osmond eventually landed the role. The character of Eddie was originally intended to be a "one shot" guest appearance, but those involved with the show were impressed with Osmond's portrayal, and Eddie Haskell would eventually become one of the most memorable characters on the series throughout its entire six season run. Osmond's portrayal of Eddie Haskell became a cultural reference, recognized as an archetype for the "behind-your-back" rebel. Teenager Eddie Haskell would be polite and obsequious to grownups, but derided adults' social conventions behind their backs. He was constantly trying to involve his friends in activities that would get them into trouble. Eddie was the kind of friend parents like Ward and June Cleaver wished their children would limit their associations with, but needed to have to gain learning experiences. Even today, the term "Eddie Haskell" is known to refer to an insincere flatterer or a suck-up.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born in 1943.
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