Actor Ken Osmond Dies: Eddie Haskell On ‘Leave It To Beaver’ Dies At 76

Actor Ken Osmond Dies: Eddie Haskell On ‘Leave It To Beaver’ Dies At 76
Kenneth Charles Osmond was an American actor

LOS ANGELES Actor Ken Osmond, who played the two-faced teenage scoundrel Eddie Haskell on TV’s “Leave It to Beaver,” died Monday, his family said. He was dies  76.

Osmond's son Eric told The Hollywood Reporter that his father died. "He was an incredibly kind and wonderful father," his son said in a statement Monday. "He had his family gathered around him when he passed. He was loved and will be very missed."

No cause of death was given.

Ken Osmond began playing Eddie Haskell as a 14-year-old in 1957.Eddie was a Friend to Wally Cleaver ( Tony dow ), the older brother of  Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver ( jerry mathers ). Eddie visited the Cleavers’ Perfect upper-middle-class home in nearly half the series,234 Episodes.

Eddie was a friend to Wally Cleaver (Tony Dow), the older brother of Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver (Jerry Mathers). Eddie visited the Cleavers' perfect upper-middle-class home in nearly half the series' 234 episodes. 

Jerry Mathers tweeted on Monday that Osmond was a lifelong friend and the best actor on the show.

Osmond also guested on such popular series as HappyDays, Lassie, Petticoat Junction and The Munsters.

The actor went on to become an LAPD cop and served for 18 years, according to the L.A. Police Museum, which remembered him with a post. 
In 1983, Osmond returned to play an adult Eddie Haskell in an updated Leave It to Beaver. Osmond also made a number of guest appearances on other TV shows such as The Munsters and Happy Days, but he was typecast. He stayed popular as the actor who played the two-faced suck-up Eddie for decades thanks to reruns and fan events.In real life, Osmond became a motorcycle officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.
In the 1970s, Osmond become the subject of a widely-circulated urban legend: That he had taken on a new persona as the rock star Alice Cooper. (Cooper, whose birth name is Vincent Furnier, would later be photographed wearing a t-shirt reading “No, I’m Not Eddie Haskell”.)

In Leave It To Beaver’s original 1957 pilot, which resurfaced three decades later, the Haskell-type character was named Frankie and was played by future SNL, The Simpsons and This Is Spinal Tap actor Harry Shearer.

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