Ken Osmond Net Worth

Ken Osmond Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ken Osmond net worth is
$500 Thousand

Ken Osmond Wiki Biography

Kenneth Charles Osmond is an actor and former police officer, born on 7th June 1943 in Glendale, California, USA. He is best known for his iconic role of Eddie Haskel in the 1950s TV comedy “Leave It to Beaver”, and its reprise with the 1980s series “The New Leave It to Beaver”.

Have you ever wondered how rich Ken Osmond is? According to sources it has been estimated that Ken Osmond’s overall net worth is $500 000, accumulated mostly thanks to this initial major success of the 1950s TV sitcom in which he played a recurring role. Having returned to acting during the ‘80s, Ken further increased his wealth and popularity.

Ken Osmond Net Worth $500 000

Ken started acting in childhood, as his mother had ambitions to get him and his brother, Dayton, into acting. He apparently began appearing at professional auditions when he was just four, and soon started to work in commercials. Among several other activities, Ken and his brother attended acting and diction classes every day after school. Their film debut was as child extras in “Plymouth Adventure”(1952), the Mayflower pilgrim tale which starred Spencer Tracy. Soon followed cameo appearances in films like “So Big”, “Good Morning, Miss Dove” and Everything But the Truth”. At the age of fourteen, Ken got the key role of Eddie Haskell in the popular TV show “Leave It to Beaver”, and became an instant sensation; Osmond stayed on the show for six seasons, until its demise in 1963, which established his net worth.

However, despite the fame he gained during the airing of the show, Ken had a difficult time after its end. He managed to grab a few roles in comedy shows such as “The Munsters”, “Petticoat Junction” and “Lassie”, and was also cast in films like “C’mon Let’s Live a Little” and “With Six You Get Eggroll” during the late ‘60s, but never achieved much success.

Ken soon decided to abandon his acting career, and joined the Los Angeles Police Department. During his subsequent long career as a policeman, Ken was wounded three times and eventually retired with a medical disability pension in 1988. However, during the ‘80s, Osmond came back to television with a reunion movie and the revived cable version of the once popular series, this time called “Still the Beaver”(1983). The film featured five actors from the original cast, and Ken’s real-life offspring, Christian and Eric Osmond also appeared in the series as his sons. In 1997, a full-length film version was released, bringing Osmond back to the screen once again.

Today, Ken still makes occasional appearances at film festivals, nostalgia conventions and collectors’ shows. His more recent activity includes co-authoring the book along with Christopher J. Lynch entitled “Eddie: The Life and Times of America’s Pre-eminent Bad Boy”, which was published in 2014.

When it comes to his private life, Ken has been married to Sandra Purdy since 1969, and the couple has two sons. Osmond now handles rental properties in the Los Angeles area, where he also resides.

Full NameKen Osmond
Net Worth$500 Thousand
Date Of BirthJune 7, 1943
Place Of BirthGlendale, California, United States
ProfessionActor, Police officer
SpouseSandra Purdy (m. 1969)
ChildrenEric E. Osmond, Christian S. Osmond
SiblingsDayton Osmond
NominationsTV Land "Character Most Desperately in Need of a Timeout" Award
MoviesLeave It to Beaver, High School U.S.A., Characterz, Dead Women in Lingerie, Boy with a Knife
TV ShowsLeave It to Beaver, The New Leave It to Beaver, The Caribou Show
1It surprises me every day that this [Eddie Haskell] character is still so popular. I don't completely understand it, but it's nice.
1He has played the same character (Eddie Haskell) on four different series: Leave It to Beaver (1957), The New Leave It to Beaver (1983), Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990) and Hi Honey, I'm Home (1991).
2Joined the Los Angeles Police Dept. Now retired.
3Is a member of the American Legion.
4In the original "Leave It to Beaver" pilot, there was a character similar to Eddie played by another boy actor. In the third episode of the series entitled "New Neighbors," the Eddie Haskell character with Ken in the role made its debut.
5Rumor had it that Ken later become a porn star. The truth is that legendary adult film actor John Holmes billed himself satirically under the name "Eddie Haskell" a few times. Ken, an ultra conservative, was outraged and launched a $25 million suit that went all the way to the California Supreme Court. The court ruled for Holmes, however, stating that the name was protected as a satire. This case set a precedent in the matter, and is still referred to by other cases in California today. The owner of one L.A. adult movie house that had put up his marquee reading "Eddie Haskell of TV in 'Behind the Green Door' X-rated," was asked to remove the billing by none other than Police Officer Ken Osmond.
6There was another urban legend that once had fans thinking Ken was actually Alice Cooper, the rock singer. This originated from a Rolling Stones interview with Cooper. Cooper stated that he was "Eddie Haskell" as a child. Mr. Cooper was, of course, speaking metaphorically, but some readers interpreted it literally and the rumor went rampant.
7He was severely typed as TV's favorite insincere school-age brownnoser ("Good morning, Mrs. Cleaver!") in the late 50s and early 60s and eventually was forced to quit the business.
8Spent most of his 18 years of service assigned to Central Traffic Division where he was rarely recognized as 'Leave It to Beaver' character.
9After retiring from the police force, he made his living from various Los Angeles-based rental properties which he maintained himself.
10Was shot three times in the line of duty as an LA cop.
11Father of Christian Osmond and Eric Osmond


Leave It to Beaver1997Eddie Haskell Sr.
Hi Honey, I'm Home1992TV SeriesEddie Haskell
Dead Women in Lingerie1991David
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1991TV SeriesEddie Haskell
The New Leave It to Beaver1983-1989TV SeriesEddie Haskell
Rags to Riches1987TV SeriesSkip
High School U.S.A.1984TV MovieBaxter Franklin
Happy Days1983TV SeriesFreddie Bascomb
High School U.S.A.1983TV MovieBaxter Franklin
Still the Beaver1983TV MovieEddie Haskell
With Six You Get Eggroll1968Duke (uncredited)
C'mon, Let's Live a Little1967The Beard
Lassie1955-1967TV SeriesMotorcyclist / Ralph / Delivery Boy
The Munsters1966TV SeriesJohn
Petticoat Junction1964TV SeriesHarold Boggs
Leave It to Beaver1957-1963TV SeriesEddie Haskell
Wagon Train1958TV SeriesTommy Jenkins
The Jack Benny Program1957TV SeriesNewspaper Boy
Colt .451957TV SeriesTommy
Fury1956-1957TV SeriesKenny / Johnny
Telephone Time1957TV SeriesCharlie Sharp
Official Detective1957TV SeriesHenry
The Walter Winchell File1957TV SeriesJoel Marisch
The Loretta Young Show1957TV SeriesPeter
Circus Boy1957TV SeriesSkinny
Everything But the Truth1956Oren Cunningham (uncredited)
Annie Oakley1956TV SeriesScotty
Good Morning, Miss Dove1955Tommy Baker - Age 9 (uncredited)
Screen Directors Playhouse1955TV SeriesHenry Raglund
So Big1953Young Eugene (uncredited)
Plymouth Adventure1952Child on Mayflower ship (uncredited)


82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2013TV MovieHimself
Whatever Happened To?2009TV SeriesHimself
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2008TV Series documentaryEddie Haskell / Himself - Actor
On the Edge of Black and White2008DocumentaryHimself
Wiener Takes All: A Dogumentary2007DocumentaryHimself
TV Land: Myths and Legends2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Caribou Show2004TV SeriesHimself / Eddie Haskell
Desperation Boulevard1998Himself
Top Cops1992TV SeriesHimself
Clash of the Champions1988TV SpecialHimself
Our Time1985TV SeriesHimself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1983TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHimself
Boy with a Knife1956Documentary shortJerry's Little Brother (uncredited)

Archive Footage

The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryEddie Haskell
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesEddie Haskell
Quantum Leap1989TV SeriesEddie Haskell
Leave It to Beaver1963TV SeriesEddie Haskell

Won Awards

1988Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement AwardYoung Artist AwardsLeave It to Beaver (1957)

Nominated Awards

2006TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsCharacter Most Desperately in Need of a TimeoutLeave It to Beaver (1957)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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