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.

Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
April 13, 1945
Hollywood, California, United States

Famous Works

  • 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.
  • Teleplays
  • Episodic
  • Wrote the teleplay "Slumber Party," an episode of Still the Beaver, The Disney Channel.

Further Reference


    • 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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