Tiger Fafara

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Tiger Fafara
Tiger-Fafara 2013-11-16.jpg
Fafara in 2013
Born Lucas Stanley Fafara II
(1945-01-03) January 3, 1945 (age 72)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Child actor
Years active 1955–1961; 1983–1987
Children Dez Fafara
Relatives Stanley Fafara (brother)

Lucas "Luke" Fafara II (born January 3, 1945), also known as Tiger Fafara, is a former American child actor best known for portraying the role of "Tooey Brown" on the sitcom Leave It to Beaver.

Career[edit]

Born in San Francisco, California, Fafara is the older brother of Stanley Fafara. Both boys were raised in Studio City, Los Angeles and began acting in film and television in the mid-1950s. Both were hired to appear on Leave It to Beaver after their mother took them to an open casting call. Fafara was cast as "Tooey Brown," a friend of Wally Cleaver while Stanley was cast as Beaver Cleaver's friend Hubert "Whitey" Whitney.[1]

Besides appearing on Leave It to Beaver, Fafara appeared in episodes of various television series including Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, Private Secretary, Lassie, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Make Room for Daddy, The Donna Reed Show and My Three Sons. He also had minor roles in the 1955 drama Good Morning, Miss Dove (Fafara and his brother Stanley portrayed the role of the same character as a child) and the 1957 melodrama All Mine to Give. Fafara left Leave It to Beaver in 1960 and stopped acting professionally in 1961.[2]

Fafara returned to acting in 1983 with an appearance as the adult Tooey Brown in the television reunion film Still the Beaver.[3] He reprised the role in the follow up sitcom The New Leave It to Beaver, from 1983 to 1987.

Personal life[edit]

He is the father of heavy metal singer Dez Fafara of DevilDriver and Coal Chamber.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1953 The Hank McCune Show October 25, 1953 episode
1954 Cavalcade of America Episode: "Man of Glass: The Story of a Glassmaker"
1954 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Episode: "The Plugged Nickel"
1954 Four Star Playhouse 2 episodes
1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove Fred Makepeace - Age 12 Uncredited
1955 Fireside Theater Horace Episode: "Woman at Sea"
1955 Screen Directors Playhouse Bobby Episode: "Rookie of the Year"
1955 TV Reader's Digest Second Wise Man Episode: "When the Wise Men Appeared"
1955 Climax! Episode: "The Day They Gave Babies Away"
1956 I Led Three Lives Joe Lawrence Episode: "Historical Society"
1956 Private Secretary Dickie Darling Episode: "Old Dog, New Tricks"
1956 My Friend Flicka Tuck 2 episodes
1956 Lassie Schoolboy Episode: "Friendship"
1956-1957 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Alfred
Buddy
2 episodes
1957 Make Room for Daddy Eddie - Boy at Orphanage Episode: "The Orphan Asylum"
1957 All Mine to Give Bit part Uncredited
1957 Telephone Time Jimmy Branting Episode: "Stranded"
1957 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp' Benny Burkett Episode: "The Good and Perfect Gift"
1957-1960 Leave It to Beaver Tooey Brown 19 episodes
1958 Wagon Train Johnny O'Malley Episode: "The Luke O'Malley Story"
1958 M Squad Tommy Episode: "The Long Ride"
1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook Episode: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
1959 Law of the Plainsman Roy Garnett Episode: "The Hostiles"
1960 The Donna Reed Show Charlie Episode: "Pickles for Charity"
1961 My Three Sons Roger Episode: "Fire Watch"
1983 Still the Beaver Tooey Brown Television movie
Credited as Luke Fafara
1983-1987 The New Leave It to Beaver Tooey Brown 3 episodes
Credited as Luke "Tiger" Fafara

References[edit]

  1. ^ McLellan, Dennis (September 27, 2003). "Stanley Fafara, 54; 'Whitey' on 'Beaver'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ Chance, Norman (2011). Who Was Who On TV, Volume 2. 2. Xlibris Corporation. p. 291. ISBN 1-456-82164-4. 
  3. ^ Jory, Tom (March 17, 1983). "Re-enter the Beaver and family". The Courier. p. 6. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ Sterdan, Darryl (January 25, 2011). "A deal with the DevilDriver". thepeterboroughexaminer.com. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 

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