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Jay Waverly North is an actor born on August 3, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. He was the only son of Jay North and Dorothy North. He started his prolific career at only six years, becoming a household name in the 1960s thanks to his role in the comedy series, ‘Dennis the Menace,’ and the children’s’ program, ‘Carton Express’. He also appeared in several commercials such as ‘Kellogs Cereals,’ ‘Best Foods Mayonnaise,’ ‘Bosco Chocolate Milk’ and ‘Skippy Peanut Butter’.

Have you ever wondered what the net worth of Jay North is, as of early-2016? According to credible sources, his net worth is estimated at a decent $500,000. He acquired most of this wealth from his acting career, especially in 1961 and 1962, when he was being paid $2,500 and $3,500 per episode respectively for his role in ‘Dennis the Menace.’ His mother invested this money in real estate so that she could secure her son’s future. Jay also earned a lot of money for his role in films such as ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star’.

Jay North Net Worth $500,000

North’s parents had a stormy marriage because his father, Jay North II, was an alcoholic. When he was only four years old, his parents separated, and his mother went to work for the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists as a secretary. She used her connections to see that his son appeared on Carton Express, his favorite children’s show hosted by Engineer Bill.

North loved watching television, and therefore took this opportunity to prove his skills and talent. When he appeared at the show, he caught the attention of Hazel MacMillan, a well-known Hollywood talent agent at that time. Hazel was impressed with the photogenic looks of North and later contacted his mother, offering to represent her son in the acting world. His first professional job as an actor was an appearance on ‘Queen of the Day,’ a love game show hosted by the famous Jack Bailey. He continued landing small roles on several popular NBC shows such as ‘Eddie Fisher’ and ‘George Goble,’ before auditioning for ‘Dennis the Menace,’ which would later make him a star.

As a teenager, North was enrolled in prep school as a part time student so that he would continue with his acting career. It was not easy for him as he had to struggle keeping up with school work. During his school years, he continued to audition, and was lucky enough to land a role in one of the episodes of ‘Wagon Train’ in 1964. In 1965, he was lucky again and earned a role in ‘Zebra in the Kitchen,’ an MGM comedy film. Over the next years, he continued appearing in various TV shows such as ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘Maya,’ a film that made him a teen idol, and all added to his net worth.

As an adult, North turned from actual acting to voice acting for animated TV series immediately after completing ‘Maya’. He voiced Prince Turhan, a character in the film ‘Arabian Knights,’ and ‘The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm.’ In 1971, he made a crucial decision to leave Hollywood and move to Chicago, where he started performing in dinner theatre. He appeared in a number of stage productions such as ‘Butterflies Are Free’ and ‘Norman, Is That You?’ His net worth was growing steadily.

In early 1977, North decided to leave show business because he could not land any more roles in films and TV shows, and decided to join the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to USS Iwo Jima station in Norfolk, Virginia on January 16, 1977, but then opted out after a year because of the harsh treatment his superiors and shipmates accorded him for being a child star. He returned to Los Angeles, where was offered a role in the film Scout’s Honor in 1980.

While appearing in the stage production ‘Butterflies Are Free’ in January, 1972, North met Kathleen Brucher, an actress who had a 4-year-old son, and the two moved to Los Angels one year later, marrying on July 20, 1973, however, the marriage lasted less than a year and the couple divorced on October 21, 1974. On March 2, 1991, Jay North married Rositia, but the couple separated three months after a holding a colorful wedding. He met Cindy Hackney on April 14, 1992, at a party following a pediatric AIDS charity event held in Gainesville, Florida. The two tied the knot on March 3, 1993, and he moved to Florida to live with his wife and three step daughters.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 3, 1951
Birth place: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession:Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Rositia north (m. 1991), Kathleen Brucher (m. 1973–1974)
Parents:Jay North, Dorothy North
Nominations:TV Land "Character Most Desperately in Need of a Timeout" Award
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Credits Gloria Henry as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2His acting mentor was: Gloria Henry.
3Currently residing in Lake Butler, a small town in North Central Florida, located 45 minutes Southwest of Jacksonville, Florida. [April 2006]
4Working as a Correctional Officer at Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler, Florida. [May 2009]
5Working as a prison guard in Florida. [April 2002]
6In 1988, a newspaper article came out saying that Jay had died at age 37 in a doctor's office. The article turned out to be a hoax. The newspaper writer that did this must have been a fan of his show, 26 to 29 years earlier, and wanted to create publicity.
7Served in the U.S. Navy (1/16/1977-8/10/1979). He was a seaman stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. He did a lot of manual labor and left with an honorable discharge.
8Is still friends with his Dennis the Menace (1959) co-star Jeannie Russell, who played Margaret on the show. In May 2008, she was a chiropractor in North Hollywood, California, and he is one of her clients.
9Active in the child-actor advocacy group, "A Minor Consideration", founded by Paul Petersen.


Quotes

#Quote
1"Goodbye, Hollywood. Thanks for nothing." Interview, 1999.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsCharacter Most Desperately in Need of a TimeoutDennis the Menace (1959)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zebra in the Kitchen1965Chris Carlyle
Wagon Train1964TV SeriesTom Blake
Dennis the Menace1959-1963TV SeriesDennis Mitchell
General Hospital1963TV SeriesAl Barker
The Red Skelton Hour1960-1961TV SeriesRich Little Boy / Dennis 'the Menace' Mitchell
Pepe1960Dennis the Menace (as Jay 'Dennis the Menace' North)
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1960TV Series
The Donna Reed Show1960TV SeriesDennis Mitchell
The Detectives1959TV SeriesBobby Cooper
The Big Operator1959Timmy Gibson
The Miracle of the Hills1959Davey Leonard
Sugarfoot1959TV SeriesBobby
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1959TV SeriesFred Martin's Son
Rescue 81959TV SeriesJimmy Mason
77 Sunset Strip1959TV SeriesTimmy Wilson
Wanted: Dead or Alive1958TV SeriesLaddie Stone
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Jay North
Dikiy veter1985Captain Schofield
Scout's Honor1980TV MovieGrogan's Dad
Fred Flintstone and Friends1977TV Series voice
The Teacher1974Sean Roberts
Lassie1973TV SeriesJim
Lassie: Joyous Sound1972TV MovieJim (Curly-Haired Surfer)
The Flintstone Comedy Hour1972TV SeriesBamm-Bamm Rubble (1972) (voice)
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show1971TV SeriesBamm-Bamm Rubble
Here Comes the Grump1969TV SeriesTerry Dexter (1969-1971) (voice)
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour1969TV SeriesPrince Turhan
Arabian Knights1968TV SeriesPrince Turhan (voice)
Maya1967-1968TV SeriesTerry Bowen
Jericho1966TV SeriesEric Hovstad
My Three Sons1966TV SeriesDave Welch Jr. / Jeff Welch
Maya1966Terry Bowen
The Lucy Show1966TV SeriesWendell Mooney
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1965TV SeriesBartlett Warshowsky

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003"Child Stars on Your Television"
Dennis the Menace1959-1961TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Actor's Journey2011Video documentaryHimself
The Actor's Journey for Kids2011Video documentaryHimself
Living in TV Land2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Simpsons1999TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHimself
Our Time1985TV SeriesHimself
The Fantastic Plastic Machine1969DocumentaryNarrator
It's Happening1968TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1967TV SeriesHimself
The Linkletter Show1961TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1960TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1960TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1960TV SeriesSinger
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1960TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Show1960TV SeriesHimself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1959TV SeriesHimself - Actor

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