Jay Waverly North was born August 3, 195 and his father is singer/actor Hal Hopper. He was chosen for the role of Dennis the Menace by creator Hank Ketcham himself out of approximately 500 hopefuls. Jay North later appeared in several movies as a teen and as a young adult.
In the mid-50's, he had parts in many TV shows, like Steve McQueen's Wanted: Dead or Alive. Jay North appeared in the episode "Eight Cent Reward". In the mid-1960s, he was the star of the movie entitled Maya filmed in India with Indian super-teen actor, Sajid Khan.
Later that decade, North and Khan reunited for Maya, the TV series. In the early 1970s, he voiced teenage Bamm-Bamm Rubble in the Flintstones spin-off cartoon series The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show.
Finding himself forever typecast as "Dennis the Mena
ceď, Jay North quit acting and joined the Navy in the 1970s. An avid hockey fan, he was a season-ticket holder of the Los Angeles Kings in the mid-1970s.
In April 1978, Jay North became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while he was serving aboard a ship home-ported in Norfolk, Virginia. He has been honorably discharged from the Navy in 1979.
Why is Jay North famous?
Jay North is an actor perhaps best remembered for his lead role in the CBS sitcom Dennis the Menace, which ran from 1959 to 1963.
Why do we like Jay North?
He was a prison guard in Florida for many years and is now a corrections officer in Lake Butler, Florida, where he has resided since 1989. He also provides counseling to child entertainers in the child-actor advocacy group, A Minor Consideration, founded by Paul Petersen, formerly of The Donna Reed Show.
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