Ken Osmond Biography – Ken Osmond Wiki
Ken Osmond born Kenneth Charles Osmond was an American actor and police officer. He was best known for his role as Eddie Haskell on the television situation comedy Leave It to Beaver. He reprised the role on the 1980s revival series The New Leave It to Beaver.
Osmond began his career as a child actor with his first speaking part at age 9 in the film “So Big,” starring Jane Wyman and Sterling Hayden, followed by “Good Morning Miss Dove,” and “Everything But the Truth. He also guest-starred on television series, including “Lassie,” “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” “Wagon Train,” “Fury,” and “The Loretta Young Show.”
After “Leave It to Beaver” ended, Osmond continued working as an actor, appearing on “Petticoat Junction,” “The Munsters,” and a return appearance on “Lassie.” He was cast in the feature films “C’mon Let’s Live a Little” and “With Six You Get Eggroll.”
Osmond joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1970. In 1980, he was struck by five bullets while in a foot chase with a suspected car thief and was protected from four of the bullets by his bullet-resistant vest, with the fifth bullet ricocheting off of his belt buckle. Osmond was placed on disability and eventually retired from the force in 1988.
In a 2008 nterview on “Stu’s Show,” Osmond told radio host Stu Stoshak, “I was very much typecast. It’s a death sentence. I’m not complaining because Eddie’s been too good to me, but I found work hard to come by. In 1968, I bought my first house, in ’69 I got married, and we were going to start a family and I needed a job, so I went out and signed up for the LAPD.”
Ken Osmond Age
Ken Osmond was born on June 7, 1943, in Glendale, California, United States as Kenneth Charles Osmond. He died on May 18, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. He was 76 years old.
Ken Osmond Wife
Ken Osmond married wife Sandra Purdy in 1969. The couple had two children.
Ken Osmond Children – Ken Osmond Family
Ken Osmond and wife Sandra Purdy had two sons, Eric Osmond and Christian Osmond.
Ken Osmond Death
Ken Osmond died at his Los Angeles home on May 18, 2020, aged 76. Osmond’s son Eric Osmond confirmed his death in a statement to Primal Information: “He was an incredibly kind and wonderful father. He had his family gathered around him when he passed. He was loved and will be very missed.”
Ken Osmond Cause of Death
Ken Osmond’s cause of death was not revealed. However, according to Henry Lane, Osmond’s former partner at the Los Angeles Police Department, he had suffered from respiratory issues.
Ken Osmond Net Worth
Ken Osmond’s net worth was estimated to be $500, 000.