Ken Osmond, Who Played Eddie Haskell On 'Leave It To Beaver,' Dies At 76

Written by on May 18, 2020

Actor Ken Osmond, who’s greatest recognized for enjoying the smarmy Eddie Haskell on the long-running “Go away It To Beaver” sitcom, died Monday morning.

He was 76.

Selection is reporting that Osmond died at his Los Angeles residence surrounded by family and friends members, however no explanation for dying was introduced.

Osmond had reportedly suffered from respiratory points, in line with Harry Lane, his former associate on the Los Angeles Police Division when he served as a police officer from 1970-88.

Osmond was employed to play Haskell in 1957 for a visitor look, however was a forged member for your complete sequence because of the hilarious manner he’d swap on a dime from bullying sequence star Jerry Mathers to obsequiously kissing as much as adults.

After the sequence ended, Osmond did visitor pictures on reveals like “Petticoat Junction” and “The Munsters” earlier than becoming a member of the LAPD and rising a mustache to turn out to be much less recognizable.

It labored a little bit too nicely.

Within the 1970s, notorious porn actor John Holmes billed himself as “Eddie Haskell” in a couple of X-rated movies, which Osmond advised TV Information in 1988 ended up changing into “a ache in my butt for 11 years,” in line with The Hollywood Reporter.

Osmond was shot in a chase with a suspected automobile thief in 1980, however survived as a result of he was carrying a bulletproof vest.

He was placed on incapacity and retired from the pressure in 1988.

Retirement from the pressure turned out to be a second act for Osmond’s performing profession.

He returned to enjoying Haskell in “Nonetheless The Beaver,” a 1983 reunion film, in addition to the revival “The New Go away it to Beaver,” which ran from 1983 to 1989 on TBS, in line with Fox Information.

Osmond’s final flip as Haskell got here in 1997 when he did a cameo in a big-screen model of “Go away It to Beaver” starring Christopher McDonald and Janine Turner.

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