LONG BEACH, CA - AUGUST 29:  Actor Tony Dow attends The Festival of Arts/Pageant of The Masters 2009 Gala Benefit at the Irvine Bowl Park on August 29, 2009 in Laguna Beach, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
TV - Movies
The Last Show
Tony Dow Was On
Before He Died
Tony Dow, the actor who rose to fame as Wally on "Leave It to Beaver," passed away at 77 on July 27, 2022. While "Leave It to Beaver" turned the performer into a household name, Dow had a long and successful career, and he even starred in two episodes of a revived anthology series that embraced all things spooky and suspenseful.
"Suspense" was a long-running drama that premiered during the golden age of radio, and when it was revived in its original audio format back in 2014, Tony Dow lent his voice talents to two episodes. The episode "The Dead Man” chronicles a strange experiment involving hypnosis, and Dow played Max Redford, who was behind the bizarre experiment in question.
The actor returned to "Suspense" for the episode entitled "The Peacemakers," which also involved an experiment gone awry. In this one, he played a character named Fitzhugh, who found himself at the center of a time travel plot to thwart an alien invasion.