Jim Mathers

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James (Jim) Mathers (born May 5, 1955 in Los Angeles, California) is a former child actor, who developed a career as a cinematographer and director of photography. He is the younger brother of former child television star Jerry Mathers of Leave It to Beaver fame.


Mathers appeared under the name "Jimmy Mathers" in several TV and film productions between 1961 and 1968. His most memorable performance was in an episode of the TV comedy series Bewitched in 1964, when he played the role of an introverted boy who is afraid to play on the baseball team because of his overprotective mother.

Mathers attended film school and held a variety of staff and freelance assignments in film production. He then specialized in cinematography and founded two film production companies, The Migrant FilmWorkers and Jim Mathers Film Company.[1]

Mathers has been the director of photography on over 30 feature and made-for-TV films and has been associated with six TV series from inception through the show’s first season. He is the president and co-founder of the nonprofit educational cooperative "The Digital Cinema Society," a group dedicated to the industry's informed integration of new technology.[2]


Mathers as Benjie Major with Christine White in the Ichabod and Me episode, "Benjie's Spots".
  • "Adam-12" .... Jimmy Deangelo / ... (2 episodes, 1968)
  • Log 61 (1968) TV episode .... Rick
  • Log 161: And You Want Me to Get Married? (1968)
  • TV episode (as Jim Mathers) .... Jimmy Deangelo
  • "My Three Sons" .... Norman (1 episode, 1966)
  • The State vs. Chip Douglas (1966) TV episode .... Norman
  • "O.K. Crackerby!" .... Eddie Malone (1 episode, 1965)
  • The Griffin Story (1965) TV episode .... Eddie Malone
  • "The Munsters" .... The 2nd Boy (1 episode, 1965)
  • Bats of a Feather (1965) TV episode .... The 2nd Boy
  • "Bewitched" .... Marshall Burns (1 episode, 1964)
  • Little Pitchers Have Big Fears (1964) TV episode .... Marshall Burns
  • The New Interns (1964) .... Freddie
  • Mail Order Bride (1964) .... Matt Boley
  • Summer Magic (1963) .... Peter Carey
  • "Ichabod and Me" .... Benjie Major (4 episodes, 1961–1962)
  • Benjie's Pageant (1962) TV episode .... Benjie Major
  • Benjie's Indian (1962) TV episode .... Benjie Major
  • Teenage Journalist (1961) TV episode .... Benjie Major
  • Benjie's Spots (1961) TV episode .... Benjie Major


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