Gerald Patrick Mathers was born on 2 June 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa USA. He became known as a child actor in the TV situational comedy “Leave it to Beaver” and after that had many other successful roles on television, films and theatre stage.
So how rich is Jerry Mathers? Sources estimate Jerry’s current net worth to be $7 million, which wealth he has accumulated mostly by working as a film and television actor for more than 50 years.
Jerry Mathers Net Worth $7 Million
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.
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.
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.
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. 
[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.