Mathers holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jerry Mathers once suffered from dyslexia.
At one time, Jerry was falsely reported to have been killed in combat in Vietnam. Mathers was in the Air National Guard, but he never fought in Vietnam.
Jerry: Acting is okay for kids–- real keen. It really is. But when I grow up, I want to be something really good, a court lawyer who tries murders and stuff like that. (1958)