Kenneth Osmond was born in Glendale, California on June 7th, 1943. He began his acting career at a young age with small roles in such films as So Big and Good Morning Miss Dove.
The role that brought him long lasting recognition was that of Eddie Haskell on
Ken wasn't the actor picked to play Eddie Haskell in the pilot of Leave it to Beaver. Harry Shearer was the original.
Prior to joining the LAPD, Ken owned a helicopter service in Los Angelas. Due to a crash in 1966, his business toppled.
Ken attended the 2011 Kentuckiana Police and Firefighters Summer Bash Benefit.
Ken sued adult movie actor John Holmes for $25 million for using the name 'Eddie Haskell' in his movies. The court ruled in favor of John Holmes.
Ron Olsen,chief writer for theWorking Reporter, met Ken Osmond in 1983.
In June 2010, The Paley Center for Media held a special showing of The Leave It To Beaver show. Ken, along with other surviving cast members were in attendance.
Ken was a special guest of the 2006 Memphis Film Festival.
Ken participated in Jerry Mathers (Theodore "Beaver" Clever) wedding in 2011.
Ken became the spokesperson for St. Joseph Aspirin in August 2011.
Since 2007, Ken sued the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) for not paying royalties due to various actors from the European sales of tv shows. In Sept. 2010, Ken won the case.
Ken Osmond is the subject of an urban myth that claims he grew up to be rock singer Alice Cooper or porn star Johnny Holmes.
Ken Osmond's wife's name is Sandy to whom he was married in 1969. They have 2 sons, Christian and Eric. In the 1980's, both Christian and Eric starred in the "Leave it to Beaver" sequel, The New Leave It To Beaver.
Ken Osmond retired from the Los Angeles Police after being shot three times by a suspected car thief, he was saved only by his bulletproof vest, and his belt buckle.
After his role as Eddie Haskell, Ken Osmond served 18 years with the Los Angeles Police, working in Vice, Narco, and Motor Patrol.
Ken Osmond: (on Beaver co-star Frank Bank) I never pictured Frank as being Don Juan, but I never went on a date with him.
Ken Osmond: All I wanted to do when I was a kid was be a policeman or a cowboy, and I never passed the test for cowboy.
Ken Osmond: I was typecast. Every time I walked into a casting office, all they could see was 'Eddie,' and that's a death sentence in Hollywood. But 'Eddie' has been so good to me. I've gotten to see people and go places and it's opened doors. I can go anywhere and they treat me like a long lost relative, it's wonderful.