Ken Osmond as Eddie Haskell from Leave it to Beaver Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo #2 COA
~~Great looking 8x10 autographed photo of the character formerly known as "Eddie Haskell" from the classic television series, "Leave it to Beaver". Ken later went on to become a Los Angeles motorcycle traffic cop in 1970. Ken signed this 8x10 black and white photo on Sunday April 2, 2000.
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Kenneth Osmond (born June 7, 1943) is an American actor known for his role of Eddie Haskell on the original Leave It to Beaver television situation comedy, which ran on CBS from October 4, 1957 to 1958 and then on ABC from 1958 to June 20, 1963.
Osmond's playing of Eddie Haskell in the original series became a cultural reference, recognized as an archetype for the "behind-your-back" rebel. Teenager Eddie Haskell would be polite and obsequious to grown ups, but derided adults' social conventions behind their backs. He was constantly trying to involve his friends in activities that would get them into trouble. Eddie was the kind of friend parents such as Ward and June Cleaver wish their children would limit association with, but need to have to gain learning experiences. Even today, the phrase "Eddie Haskell" is known to refer to an insincere flatterer.
After his child acting career, Osmond served 18 years as an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). During his time on the force, he worked in vice, narcotics and as a motorcycle officer.He grew a mustache to help secure his anonymity. He retired after getting hit with three bullets while in a foot chase with a suspected car thief. He was saved by his bulletproof vest and belt buckle. He earned a medical disability pension from the police force.
He eventually returned to acting with appearances on Happy Days and the TV movie High School USA. Osmond starred in the role in the Still the Beaver situation comedy and the 1997 film Leave It to Beaver. In that film, Osmond played Eddie Haskell, Sr., and Adam Zolotin, a younger actor, played Eddie Haskell, Jr.
Osmond makes personal appearances at film festivals, collectors' shows and nostalgia conventions. He has been married to wife Sandy since 1970. Since his retirement, Osmond handles rental properties in the Los Angeles area.
From the internet movie database...
Father of Christian Osmond and Eric Osmond...Was shot three times in the line of duty as an LA cop...After retiring from the police force, he made his living from various Los Angeles-based rental properties which he maintained himself...Spent most of his 18 years of service assigned to Central Traffic Division where he was rarely recognized as 'Leave It to Beaver' character...He 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.
Actor - filmography (1990s) (1980s) (1960s) (1950s) Leave It to Beaver (1997) .... Edward 'Eddie' Haskell Sr. "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" ... aka Parker Lewis (USA: new title) - Father Knows Less (1991) TV Episode .... Eddie Haskell Dead Women in Lingerie (1991) .... David "Rags to Riches" - Business Is Business (1987) TV Episode .... Skip "Still the Beaver" (1985) TV Series .... Eddie Haskell ... aka The New Leave It to Beaver (new title) "Happy Days" ... aka Happy Days Again (USA: syndication title) - Vocational Education (1983) TV Episode .... Freddie Bascomb High School U.S.A. (1983) (TV) .... Baxter Franklin Still the Beaver (1983) (TV) .... Eddie Haskell C'mon, Let's Live a Little (1967) .... The Beard "Lassie" ... aka Jeff's Collie (USA) ... aka Timmy and Lassie (USA: syndication title) - A Matter of Seconds (1967) TV Episode .... Motorcyclist - The Rival (1955) TV Episode .... Delivery Boy "The Munsters" - Herman's Sorority Caper (1966) TV Episode .... John "Petticoat Junction" - The Genghis Keane Story (1964) TV Episode .... Harold Boggs "Telephone Time" - Under Seventeen (1957) TV Episode "Leave It to Beaver" (1957) TV Series .... Edward 'Eddie' Haskell "Letter to Loretta" ... aka The Loretta Young Show (USA: new title) ... aka The Loretta Young Theatre (USA: rerun title) - The Countess (1957) TV Episode (as Kenneth Osmond) .... Peter "Circus Boy" - Corky's Big Parade (1957) TV Episode .... Skinny Everything But the Truth (1956) (uncredited) .... Oren Cunningham "Annie Oakley" - Sugarfoot Sue (1956) TV Episode .... Scotty "Fury" ... aka Brave Stallion (USA: syndication title) - Search for Joey (1956) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Johnny Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955) .... Tommy Baker at age 9 "Screen Directors Playhouse" - The Final Tribute (1955) TV Episode (as Kenneth Osmond) .... Raglund Boy So Big (1953) (uncredited) .... Eugene, Age 9 Plymouth Adventure (1952) (uncredited) .... Child extra
Himself - filmography (In Production) (1990s) (1980s) Wiener Takes All: A Dogumentary (2006) (filming) .... Himself Desperation Boulevard (1998) .... Himself Clash of the Champions (1988) (TV) .... Himself "Our Time" - Episode #1.3 (1985) TV Episode .... Himself "The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour" - Episode dated 26 December 1983 (1983) TV Episode .... Himself
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