Leave it to Beaver TONY DOW Malibu CARSHOW! – FMV570

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Fireball’s WHEELS AND WAVES goes off at The Malibu Country Mart with Celebrity Guest TONY DOW from Leave it to Beaver. An amazing array of Art Center Designers show up including Freeman Thomas (Ford), Frank Saucedo (GM) and Derek Jenkins (LUCID).

About Tony Dow from WIKI… Tony Lee Dow (born April 13, 1945) is an American film producer, director, sculptor, and television actor.

Dow was born in Hollywood, California, to John Stevens Dow, Jr. (1908–1987), a designer and general contractor, and Muriel Virginia Dow (née Montrose) (May 27, 1906 – April 30, 2001), a stunt woman in early Westerns and Clara Bow’s movie double in Hollywood. In his youth, Dow was a Junior Olympics diving champion. He won the role of Wally Cleaver in a casting call with almost no previous acting experience.

Dow acted in the series until it ended in 1963. After that, he appeared in the television series My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, Mr. Novak (five episodes in three different roles), The Greatest Show on Earth, and Never Too Young. From 1965 to 1968, he served in the National Guard, interrupting his acting career. On his return to acting, he was a guest star in the television series Adam-12, Love American Style, Knight Rider, Square Pegs, The Mod Squad, The Hardy Boys, and Emergency!.[3]

During the 1970s, Dow continued acting while working in the construction industry and studying journalism and filmmaking.[4]

In 1987, he was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as Wally Cleaver.[5]

Dow’s most recent screen appearance was in the 2003 film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.[3]

He has been married to his wife, Lauren, since 1980. They have one child and two grandchildren.

Dow is best known for his role in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver, which ran in primetime from 1957 to 1963. Dow played Wally Cleaver, the elder son of June (played by Barbara Billingsley) and Ward Cleaver (played by Hugh Beaumont) and the brother of Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (played by Jerry Mathers).

WHEELS AND WAVES Photoset from The Grafman…

All Photos: John Grafman

Team Art Center… L2R is Car Designer Shlomo Fattal and friend, ACCD Instructor Richard Pietruska, Ford Designer Freeman Thomas, Celebrity Guests Tony and Lauren Dow, GM Designer Frank Saucedo, Greg Gill from The Greg Gill Company, Ken Vela of WIKD Kustoms, Host Fireball and Trackmaster Products Daniel Vehse.

WHEELS AND WAVES Photoset from The Daily Driver Project…

All Photos: The Daily Driver Project