Ken Osmond (1943–2020)


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Forever tagged as the unctuous, trouble-making truant Eddie Haskell on the quintessential 50s family show Leave It to Beaver (1957), actor Ken Osmond did not manage much of a career after the stereotype. So inextricably typed was he that he gave up on any semblance of a career within a short time after the series' cancellation. Unlike so many ... See full bio »

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Leave It to Beaver
Wally's Job (S1, Ep33)
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Leave It to Beaver Eddie Haskell
(1957-1963)
Parker Lewis Can't Lose Eddie Haskell
(1991)
Hi Honey, I'm Home Eddie Haskell
(1992)
(1983-1989)

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 2016 CHARACTERz
Daniel
 2008 Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (TV Series documentary)
Eddie Haskell / Self - Actor
- The Good Ol' Days (2008) ... Eddie Haskell / Self - Actor
 1997 Leave It to Beaver
Eddie Sr.
 1992 Hi Honey, I'm Home (TV Series)
Eddie Haskell
- Take My Son Please (1992) ... Eddie Haskell
 1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
Eddie Haskell
- Father Knows Less (1991) ... Eddie Haskell
 1990 Dead Women in Lingerie
David
 1983-1989 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Eddie Haskell
- Dads and Grads: Part 2 (1989) ... Eddie Haskell
- Dads and Grads: Part 1 (1989) ... Eddie Haskell
- Brother vs. Brother (1989) ... Eddie Haskell
- Man's Greatest Achievements (1989) ... Eddie Haskell
- Shortcuts (1989) ... Eddie Haskell
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series)
Skip
- Business Is Business (1987) ... Skip
 1984 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Baxter Franklin
 1983 Happy Days (TV Series)
Freddie Bascomb
- Vocational Education (1983) ... Freddie Bascomb
 1983 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Baxter Franklin
 1983 Still the Beaver (TV Movie)
Eddie Haskell
 1968 With Six You Get Eggroll
Duke (uncredited)
 1967 C'mon, Let's Live a Little
The Beard
 1955-1967 Lassie (TV Series)
Motorcyclist / Ralph / Delivery Boy
- A Matter of Seconds (1967) ... Motorcyclist
- The Cub Scout (1958) ... Ralph
- The Rival (1955) ... Delivery Boy (uncredited)
 1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
John
- Herman's Sorority Caper (1966) ... John
 1964 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Harold Boggs
- The Genghis Keane Story (1964) ... Harold Boggs
 1957-1963 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Eddie Haskell
- Beaver Sees America (1963) ... Eddie Haskell
- The All-Night Party (1963) ... Eddie Haskell
- Wally's Practical Joke (1963) ... Eddie Haskell
- Beaver's Graduation (1963) ... Eddie Haskell
- Summer in Alaska (1963) ... Eddie Haskell
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Tommy Jenkins
- The Mary Ellen Thomas Story (1958) ... Tommy Jenkins
 1957 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Newspaper Boy
- John Forsythe Show (1957) ... Newspaper Boy
 1957 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Tommy
- Gallows at Granite Gap (1957) ... Tommy
 1956-1957 Fury (TV Series)
Kenny / Johnny
- Community Chest (1957) ... Kenny
- Search for Joey (1956) ... Johnny (uncredited)
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Charlie Sharp
- Under Seventeen (1957) ... Charlie Sharp
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Henry
- The Deserted House (1957) ... Henry (uncredited)
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Joel Marisch
- Thou Shalt Not Kill (1957) ... Joel Marisch
 1957 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Peter
- The Countess (1957) ... Peter (as Kenneth Osmond)
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Skinny
- Corky's Big Parade (1957) ... Skinny
 1956 Everything But the Truth
Oren Cunningham (uncredited)
 1956 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Scotty
- Sugarfoot Sue (1956) ... Scotty
 1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove
Tommy Baker - Age 9 (uncredited)
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Henry Raglund
- The Final Tribute (1955) ... Henry Raglund (as Kenneth Osmond)
 1953 So Big
Young Eugene (uncredited)
 1952 Plymouth Adventure
Child on Mayflower (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials for McDonald's as Eddie Haskell (1988)

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Alternate Names:

Kenneth Osmond

Spouse:

Sandra Lee Purdy  (his death)  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

It surprises me every day that this [Eddie Haskell] character is still so popular. I don't completely understand it, but it's nice.

Trivia:

He was the son of Pearl (Hand), an agent, and Thurman Osmond, a studio carpenter and propmaker. His father was born in Texas. His mother was born in Oklahoma. See more »

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