Tony Dow Biography (1945-)

Full name, Anthony Lee Dow; born April 13, 1945, in Hollywood, CA; son of John Stevens (a designer and general contractor) and Muriel Virginia (Montrose)Dow; married first wife, 1969 (divorced, 1978); married Laura Shulkind, June16, 1980; children: (first marriage) Christopher T. Addresses: Manager: Phil Gittelman, Phillip B. Gittelman Management, 1221 North Kings Rd., LosAngeles, CA 90019.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
April 13, 1945
Hollywood, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Wally Cleaver, Leave It to Beaver, CBS, 1957-58 , ABC, 1958-63
  • Chet, Never Too Young, ABC, 1965-66
  • Ross Jeanelle, General Hospital, ABC, 1975
  • Wally Cleaver, Still the Beaver, The Disney Channel, 1985-86 , retitled The New Leave It to Beaver, TBS, 1986-89
  • Movies
  • Johnny, A Great American Tragedy (also known as A New AmericanTragedy), 1972
  • Joey, Death Scream (also known as Streetkill and The Woman Who Cried Murder), 1975
  • Dr. Russell, The Ordeal of Bill Carney, 1981
  • Pete Kinney, High School, U.S.A., 1983
  • Wally Cleaver, Still the Beaver, The Disney Channel, 1983
  • The producer, The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space, Starz!, 1995
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Producer (with Peter V. Ware) and special effects supervisor, The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space, Starz!, 1995
  • Visual effects producer, Doctor Who (also known as Doctor Who and the Enemy Within and Doctor Who: Enemy Within), BBC and Fox, 1996
  • Producer (with Roger Duchowny), It Came from Outer Space II, The Sci-Fi Channel, 1996
  • Director, Over Here, BBC, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • The 12th Annual Circus of the Stars, 1987
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Director (with others), The Coach Retrospective: Mary Hart Goes One-on-One with Coach, ABC, 1994
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Gilbert Thornbury, "Guest in the House," My Three Sons, ABC, 1964
  • "Brushfire," Emergency!, NBC, 1972
  • Ed Greene, "A Child's Christmas in Weemawee" (parts one and two), Square Pegs, CBS, 1982
  • Mike Hammer (also known as Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer), CBS, 1984
  • Gordon Rogers, "Crossed Up," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987
  • Preston, "Summer Together, Fall Apart," Charles in Charge, syndicated, 1990
  • Johnny Travers, "Prime Cut," Freddy's Nightmares, syndicated,1990
  • Johnny Travers, "Dust to Dust," Freddy's Nightmares, syndicated, 1990
  • Donald Debono, "Trash TV," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998
  • Appeared in episodes of Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC; Knight Rider, NBC; The Love Boat, ABC; The MervGriffin Show, CBS; The Mod Squad, ABC; Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC; Simon and Simon, CBS; and Today, NBC.
  • Television Work
  • Director, Unless Otherwise Noted; Episodic
  • The New Lassie, syndicated, 1989
  • Nightingales, NBC, 1989
  • Coach, ABC, various episodes from 1989-96
  • Swamp Thing, USA Network, 1990
  • Harry and the Hendersons, syndicated, 1991
  • Murder Most Horrid, BBC-2, 1991
  • Blue Heaven, \[Great Britain\], 1992
  • (Producer) Ain't Misbehavin', BBC, 1994
  • Babylon 5 (also known as B5), syndicated, five episodes in1997-98
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, syndicated, various episodes beginning in 1997
  • Roger Roger, BBC, various episodes beginning in 1998
  • "The Memory of War," Crusade, TNT, 1999
  • "Patterns of the Soul," Crusade, TNT, 1999
  • Bob Martin, Carlton Television, various episodes beginning in 2000
  • Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family, USA Network, various episodes beginning in 2000
  • Directed episodes of other television series, including Get a Life, Fox; Just Act Normal, USA Network; The New Leave It to Beaver, TBS; and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as DS9), syndicated.
  • Pilots
  • Director and producer, "The High Life," Comic Asides, BBC-2, 1994
  • Director, Roger Roger, BBC, 1996
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Host of Weekday Heroes; also appeared in Four Feet in the Morning.
  • Film Appearances
  • Wally, The Kentucky Fried Movie, United Film, 1977
  • Judge number one, Back to the Beach, Paramount, 1987
  • Kill Crazy, Media Home Entertainment, 1990
  • Film Work
  • Director, U.F.O., PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1993
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in Barefoot in the Park, Come Blow Your Horn, andLovers and Other Strangers.
  • Major Tours
  • Toured in So Long, Stanley.
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Episodic
  • Wrote the teleplay "Slumber Party," an episode of Still the Beaver, The Disney Channel.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • People Weekly, May 20, 1996, p. 17.
    • Shoot, October 8, 1999, Sarah Woodward, "Debbie Allen and Tony DowTake Aim at Commercials," p. 6.
    • TV Guide, August 23, 1997, p. 32.

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