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Tony Lee Dow was born on 13 April 1945 in Hollywood, California USA. He is a well-known person in the Hollywood movie industry because of his long-lasting involvement as a film producer, director and an actor.

So how rich is Tony Dow? Sources estimate his current net worth to be $4 million. Most of it he has accumulated by working as a professional Hollywood actor for more than 50 years.

Tony Dow Net Worth $4 Million

Tony Dow’s interest in the film industry might have been related to the fact that his mother, Muriel Virginia Dow, was a stunt woman and a film double at the time Tony was a child and teenager. However, Tony undoubtedly had some acting talent which was proven when he managed to win the audition for a role in the sitcom “Leave It to Beaver” in 1957, despite having no experience in acting at that time. This was the role that had perhaps the most influence in building a solid foundation to Tony Dow’s acting career, even though he received only one award – Young Artist Award in nomination of “Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award” in 1988, after working in the show for six years. It was also a solid start to his net worth.

In the next few years after “Leave It to Beaver”, Tony appeared in several episodes of other TV shows, such as the sitcom “My Three Sons” (in 1964), drama series “Mr. Novak” (between 1963 and 1965) and teen soap opera “Never Too Young” (in 1965). Tony continued working in television up until the late 90s and his net worth continued to grow, for example in 1975 he starred in the popular medical TV drama “General Hospital”.

While Tony Dow is mostly known as a television actor, he has appeared in a few films during his career, including the television horror film “Death Scream” in 1975, comedy film “The Kentucky Fried Movie” in 1977, television comedy film “High School USA” in 1983, comedy “Back to the Beach” and comedy film “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star” in 2003.

Acting aside, Tony Dow is also known as a producer, director and visual effects specialist, especially in the science fiction genre, and these involvements have undoubtedly contributed to building up his net worth. Tony contributed to the visual effects of the 1996 season of the phenomenal British science fiction TV series “Doctor Who”, and a few episodes of the space opera TV series “Babylon 5”. He also directed an episode of the American science fiction TV series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” in 1998.

Interestingly though, some people might also recognize Tony Dow as a sculptor who is well known for his brilliant abstract pieces depicting surreal figures.

In his personal life, Tony Dow has never been married and has no children. He is known to have suffered from depression during some periods of his life, which on a positive note has encouraged him to participate in self-help videos, including the production “Beating the Blues” (1998). However, the negative effect is that Tony hasn’t participated as an actor in any film since 2003.

Quick Facts

Birth date: 13 April, 1945
Birth place: Hollywood, California USA
Height:5′ 8″
Profession:Television Director, Actor, Film director, Film Producer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Lauren Shulkind (m. 1980), Carol Marlow (m. 1969–1980)
Children:Christopher Dow
Parents:Muriel Montrose, Herbert H. Dow, John Stevens
Awards:Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award (1987), Young Artist Awards (1988)
Movies:“Death Scream” (1975), “The Kentucky Fried Movie” (1977), ” Beating the Blues” (1998), “High School USA” (1983), “Back to the Beach”, “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star” (2003)
TV shows:“Leave It to Beaver” (1957), “My Three Sons” (1964), “Mr. Novak” (1963-1965), “Never Too Young” (1965), “General Hospital” (1975), “Doctor Who”, “Babylon 5”, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1998), ”Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star” (2003)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He has played the same character (Wally Cleaver) on three different series: Leave It to Beaver (1957), The Love Boat (1977) and The New Leave It to Beaver (1983).
2Topanga Canyon, California: living and working as a sculptor. [September 2012]
3Best known by the public for his role as Wallace "Wally" Cleaver on Leave It to Beaver (1957).
4His acting mentor was the late Barbara Billingsley.
5One of his bronze sculptures was accepted at 2008's Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, a 150-year-old art show staged annually at the Louvre in Paris, France.
6In 2007, the 62-year-old Dow, the 59-year-old Jerry Mathers and 91-year-old Barbara Billingsley celebrated the 50th anniversary of Leave It to Beaver (1957) by reuniting and inaugurating the 24-hour TV-Land marathon.
7Is a modern art sculptor, and is represented exclusively by Karen Lynne Gallery in Beverly Hills. One of his bronze pieces is on display in the backyard garden of his one-time TV mom Barbara Billingsley. Now a grandfather, Tony and his wife Lauren live close to Billingsley.
8Lately he is involved in building luxury condominiums.
9In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he re-teamed with his Leave It to Beaver (1957) co-star Jerry Mathers and performed in dinner theatres.
10In the 70s, he attended journalism school while working in contracting and construction.
11Was a junior Olympics diving champion.
12In 1965 he joined the National Guard.
13Son, Christopher T. Dow (Christopher Dow), with Carol Marlow, born 26 March 1973.
14Tony Dow's mother, Muriel Montrose, was a stuntwoman in early Westerns, Clara Bow's double and a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement AwardYoung Artist AwardsLeave It to Beaver (1957)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suspense2015-2016TV SeriesFitzhugh / Max Redford
Lucky Day2015/IShortMarty
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Tony Dow
Diagnosis Murder1999TV SeriesMBC Exec Donald Debono / Donald Debono
Playing Patti1998
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction1998TV Series
The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space1995TV MovieProducer
Freddy's Nightmares1990TV SeriesJohnny Travers
Charles in Charge1989TV SeriesPreston
The New Leave It to Beaver1983-1989TV SeriesWally Cleaver
Jesse Hawkes1989TV SeriesNeil Allen
Back to the Beach1987Judge #1
The Love Boat1983-1987TV SeriesWally Cleaver / Barry Renner
Murder, She Wrote1987TV SeriesGordon Rogers
The New Mike Hammer1987TV SeriesRobert Miller
High School U.S.A.1983TV MoviePrincipal Pete Kinney
Knight Rider1983TV SeriesJulian Groves
Quincy M.E.1983TV SeriesDr. Curtis
Still the Beaver1983TV MovieWally Cleaver
Square Pegs1982TV SeriesEd Greene
The Ordeal of Bill Carney1981TV MovieDr. Russell
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977TV SeriesMason
The Kentucky Fried Movie1977Wally (segment "Courtroom")
Death Scream1975TV MovieJoey
A Great American Tragedy1972TV MovieJohnny
Emergency!1972TV SeriesMotorcycle Rider
Mod Squad1971TV SeriesFrank Parks
Love, American Style1971TV SeriesMarvin (segment "Love and the Only Child")
Adam-121970TV SeriesCpl. Wayne Miller
Lassie1968TV SeriesDrew Hanford
NBC Children's Theatre1967TV SeriesNorm
Never Too Young1965-1966TV SeriesChet
Mr. Novak1963-1965TV SeriesGeorge / United States - United Nations Assembly / Mike Kenyon
My Three Sons1964TV SeriesGilbert Thornbury
The Greatest Show on Earth1964TV SeriesBilly Rusher
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesBob Quincy
Dr. Kildare1963TV SeriesBob Quincy
Leave It to Beaver1957-1963TV SeriesWally Cleaver
General Hospital1963TV SeriesRoss Jeanelle (1975)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Child Stars: Their Story2000TV Movie documentary
Manhattan, AZ2000TV Series 3 episodes
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family2000TV Series 1 episode
Crusade1999TV Series 2 episodes
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1999TV Series 1 episode
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show1997-1998TV Series 3 episodes
Babylon 51997-1998TV Series 5 episodes
Coach1990-1997TV Series 12 episodes
Swamp Thing1990-1993TV Series 5 episodes
Harry and the Hendersons1991-1992TV Series 6 episodes
Get a Life1990TV Series 1 episode
The New Lassie1989TV Series
The New Leave It to Beaver1988-1989TV Series 5 episodes

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Babylon 51996TV Series visual effects supervisor - 4 episodes
Doctor Who1996TV Movie visual effects producer
The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space1995TV Movie visual effects producer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It Came from Outer Space II1996TV Movie producer
The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space1995TV Movie producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The New Leave It to Beaver1987TV Series writer - 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003"Child Stars on Your Television"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brown Bread Sandwiches1989special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2013TV MovieHimself
The Actor's Journey2011Video documentaryHimself
The Actor's Journey for Kids2011Video documentaryHimself
Wings Across the Channel: Catalina Island's Aviation HIstory, 1946-Present2010DocumentaryHimself
Modern TV Dads: Father Doesn't Know Best2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mother Goose Parade2008TV Movie documentary
On the Edge of Black and White2008DocumentaryHimself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003DocumentaryHimself - Actor / Director
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Child Stars: Their Story2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Circus of the Stars #121987TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The New Leave It to Beaver1987TV SeriesHimself
Weekday Heroes1985TV Movie documentaryHost and Narrator
Hour Magazine1984TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1980TV SeriesHimself
Today1980TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
The Hollywood Deb Stars of 19651965TV MovieHimself - Escort for Janet Landgard
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
The George Gobel Show1958TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The O'Reilly Factor2008-2014TV SeriesWally Cleaver
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryWally Cleaver
Forensic Files2005TV Series documentaryWally Cleaver
Boy Meets World1994TV SeriesWally Cleaver
Quantum Leap1989TV SeriesWally Cleaver

Is Tony Dow's Net Worth Deserved?

  • Connie Carden

    The author needs to research a little more….. He has been married twice and has two kids. Carol Marie Theresa Marlow (14 June 1969 – 10 March 1980) (divorced) (1 child), Lauren Shulkind (16 June 1980 – present) (1 child).

  • DixDachshund

    Tony Dow, in fact, is married and has two children and two grandchildren.