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Jay North will forever be remembered for giving life to the comic strip hellion Dennis the Menace (1959) on TV. Humanizing this little tornado would not only be his treasure, it would be his torment. Born in 1951, Jay was first seen on TV in 1958 and moved eagerly to minor filming the next year. With over 500 children auditioning, Jay was selected... See full bio »
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 1985 Dikiy veter
Captain Schofield
 1980 Scout's Honor (TV Movie)
Grogan's Dad
 1977 Fred Flintstone and Friends (TV Series) (voice)
 1974 The Teacher
Sean Roberts
 1973 Lassie (TV Series)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 3 (1973) ... Jim
 1972 Lassie: Joyous Sound (TV Movie)
Jim (Curly-Haired Surfer)
 1969 Here Comes the Grump (TV Series)
Terry Dexter (1969-1971) (voice)
 1969 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (TV Series)
Prince Turhan
- A Fair Day for Tooly (1969) ... Prince Turhan (voice)
- The Great Gold Robbery ... Prince Turhan (voice)
- The Wizard Ramnizar ... Prince Turhan (voice)
- The Ring ... Prince Turhan (voice)
- The Ransom ... Prince Turhan (voice)
 1968 Arabian Knights (TV Series)
Prince Turhan (voice)
 1966 Jericho (TV Series)
Eric Hovstad
- Eric the Redhead (1966) ... Eric Hovstad
 1966 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Dave Welch Jr. / Jeff Welch
- Good Guys Finish Last (1966) ... Dave Welch Jr.
- Whatever Happened to Baby Chip? (1966) ... Jeff Welch
 1966 Maya
Terry Bowen
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Wendell Mooney
- Lucy the Robot (1966) ... Wendell Mooney
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Bartlett Warshowsky
- The Deadly Toys Affair (1965) ... Bartlett Warshowsky
 1965 Zebra in the Kitchen
Chris Carlyle
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Tom Blake
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Al Barker
 1960-1961 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Rich Little Boy / Dennis 'the Menace' Mitchell
- Episode #9.25 (1960) ... Dennis 'the Menace' Mitchell
 1960 Pepe
Dennis the Menace (as Jay 'Dennis the Menace' North)
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series)
Bobby Cooper
- The Hiding Place (1959) ... Bobby Cooper
 1959 The Big Operator
Timmy Gibson
 1959 The Miracle of the Hills
Davey Leonard
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
- The Giant Killer (1959) ... Bobby
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Fred Martin's Son
- Martin's Folly (1959) ... Fred Martin's Son
 1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Jimmy Mason
- Disaster Town (1959) ... Jimmy Mason
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Timmy Wilson
- Eyewitness (1959) ... Timmy Wilson
 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Laddie Stone
- Eight Cent Reward (1958) ... Laddie Stone
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Show Show Self (15 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared with Jon Provost - a.k.a. "Timmy" of Lassie (1954) on a taping of Donahue (1967), discussing showbiz at an early age up to now.

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Alternate Names:

Jay 'Dennis the Menace' North


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Personal Quote:

"Goodbye, Hollywood. Thanks for nothing." Interview, 1999.


Is 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. See more »

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