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Jay Waverly North is an actor born on August 3, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. He was the only son of Jay North and Dorothy North. He started his prolific career at only six years, becoming a household name in the 1960s thanks to his role in the comedy series, ‘Dennis the Menace,’ and the children’s’ program, ‘Carton Express’. He also appeared in several commercials such as ‘Kellogs Cereals,’ ‘Best Foods Mayonnaise,’ ‘Bosco Chocolate Milk’ and ‘Skippy Peanut Butter’.

Have you ever wondered what the net worth of Jay North is, as of early-2016? According to credible sources, his net worth is estimated at a decent $500,000. He acquired most of this wealth from his acting career, especially in 1961 and 1962, when he was being paid $2,500 and $3,500 per episode respectively for his role in ‘Dennis the Menace.’ His mother invested this money in real estate so that she could secure her son’s future. Jay also earned a lot of money for his role in films such as ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star’.

Jay North Net Worth $500,000

North’s parents had a stormy marriage because his father, Jay North II, was an alcoholic. When he was only four years old, his parents separated, and his mother went to work for the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists as a secretary. She used her connections to see that his son appeared on Carton Express, his favorite children’s show hosted by Engineer Bill.

North loved watching television, and therefore took this opportunity to prove his skills and talent. When he appeared at the show, he caught the attention of Hazel MacMillan, a well-known Hollywood talent agent at that time. Hazel was impressed with the photogenic looks of North and later contacted his mother, offering to represent her son in the acting world. His first professional job as an actor was an appearance on ‘Queen of the Day,’ a love game show hosted by the famous Jack Bailey. He continued landing small roles on several popular NBC shows such as ‘Eddie Fisher’ and ‘George Goble,’ before auditioning for ‘Dennis the Menace,’ which would later make him a star.

As a teenager, North was enrolled in prep school as a part time student so that he would continue with his acting career. It was not easy for him as he had to struggle keeping up with school work. During his school years, he continued to audition, and was lucky enough to land a role in one of the episodes of ‘Wagon Train’ in 1964. In 1965, he was lucky again and earned a role in ‘Zebra in the Kitchen,’ an MGM comedy film. Over the next years, he continued appearing in various TV shows such as ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘Maya,’ a film that made him a teen idol, and all added to his net worth.

As an adult, North turned from actual acting to voice acting for animated TV series immediately after completing ‘Maya’. He voiced Prince Turhan, a character in the film ‘Arabian Knights,’ and ‘The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm.’ In 1971, he made a crucial decision to leave Hollywood and move to Chicago, where he started performing in dinner theatre. He appeared in a number of stage productions such as ‘Butterflies Are Free’ and ‘Norman, Is That You?’ His net worth was growing steadily.

In early 1977, North decided to leave show business because he could not land any more roles in films and TV shows, and decided to join the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to USS Iwo Jima station in Norfolk, Virginia on January 16, 1977, but then opted out after a year because of the harsh treatment his superiors and shipmates accorded him for being a child star. He returned to Los Angeles, where was offered a role in the film Scout’s Honor in 1980.

While appearing in the stage production ‘Butterflies Are Free’ in January, 1972, North met Kathleen Brucher, an actress who had a 4-year-old son, and the two moved to Los Angels one year later, marrying on July 20, 1973, however, the marriage lasted less than a year and the couple divorced on October 21, 1974. On March 2, 1991, Jay North married Rositia, but the couple separated three months after a holding a colorful wedding. He met Cindy Hackney on April 14, 1992, at a party following a pediatric AIDS charity event held in Gainesville, Florida. The two tied the knot on March 3, 1993, and he moved to Florida to live with his wife and three step daughters.

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Zebra in the Kitchen 1965 Chris Carlyle
Wagon Train 1964 TV Series Tom Blake
Dennis the Menace 1959-1963 TV Series Dennis Mitchell
General Hospital 1963 TV Series Al Barker
The Red Skelton Hour 1960-1961 TV Series Rich Little Boy / Dennis 'the Menace' Mitchell
Pepe 1960 Dennis the Menace (as Jay 'Dennis the Menace' North)
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1960 TV Series
The Donna Reed Show 1960 TV Series Dennis Mitchell
The Detectives 1959 TV Series Bobby Cooper
The Big Operator 1959 Timmy Gibson
The Miracle of the Hills 1959 Davey Leonard
Sugarfoot 1959 TV Series Bobby
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959 TV Series Fred Martin's Son
Rescue 8 1959 TV Series Jimmy Mason
77 Sunset Strip 1959 TV Series Timmy Wilson
Wanted: Dead or Alive 1958 TV Series Laddie Stone
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 Jay North
Dikiy veter 1985 Captain Schofield
Scout's Honor 1980 TV Movie Grogan's Dad
Fred Flintstone and Friends 1977 TV Series voice
The Teacher 1974 Sean Roberts
Lassie 1973 TV Series Jim
Lassie: Joyous Sound 1972 TV Movie Jim (Curly-Haired Surfer)
The Flintstone Comedy Hour 1972 TV Series Bamm-Bamm Rubble (1972) (voice)
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show 1971 TV Series Bamm-Bamm Rubble
Here Comes the Grump 1969 TV Series Terry Dexter (1969-1971) (voice)
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour 1969 TV Series Prince Turhan
Arabian Knights 1968 TV Series Prince Turhan (voice)
Maya 1967-1968 TV Series Terry Bowen
Jericho 1966 TV Series Eric Hovstad
My Three Sons 1966 TV Series Dave Welch Jr. / Jeff Welch
Maya 1966 Terry Bowen
The Lucy Show 1966 TV Series Wendell Mooney
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1965 TV Series Bartlett Warshowsky



Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 "Child Stars on Your Television"
Dennis the Menace 1959-1961 TV Series performer - 4 episodes



The Actor's Journey 2011 Video documentary Himself
The Actor's Journey for Kids 2011 Video documentary Himself
Living in TV Land 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Simpsons 1999 TV Series Himself
Vicki! 1993 TV Series Himself
Our Time 1985 TV Series Himself
The Fantastic Plastic Machine 1969 Documentary Narrator
It's Happening 1968 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1967 TV Series Himself
The Linkletter Show 1961 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1960 TV Series Himself
I've Got a Secret 1960 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show 1960 TV Series Singer
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1960 TV Series Himself
The Dinah Shore Show 1960 TV Series Himself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1959 TV Series Himself - Actor

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YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Character Most Desperately in Need of a Timeout Dennis the Menace (1959)

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1 Credits Gloria Henry as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2 His acting mentor was: Gloria Henry.
3 Currently residing in Lake Butler, a small town in North Central Florida, located 45 minutes Southwest of Jacksonville, Florida. [April 2006]
4 Working as a Correctional Officer at Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler, Florida. [May 2009]
5 Working as a prison guard in Florida. [April 2002]
6 In 1988, a newspaper article came out saying that Jay had died at age 37 in a doctor's office. The article turned out to be a hoax. The newspaper writer that did this must have been a fan of his show, 26 to 29 years earlier, and wanted to create publicity.
7 Served in the U.S. Navy (1/16/1977-8/10/1979). He was a seaman stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. He did a lot of manual labor and left with an honorable discharge.
8 Is still friends with his Dennis the Menace (1959) co-star Jeannie Russell, who played Margaret on the show. In May 2008, she was a chiropractor in North Hollywood, California, and he is one of her clients.
9 Active in the child-actor advocacy group, "A Minor Consideration", founded by Paul Petersen.

1 "Goodbye, Hollywood. Thanks for nothing." Interview, 1999.

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