Tiger Fafara

Lucas "Tiger" Fafara, II
Fafara in 2013
Born Lucas Fafara, II
(1945-01-03) January 3, 1945
San Francisco, California, USA
Residence Rockledge, Brevard County, Florida
Occupation Actor: Leave It to Beaver
Children Dez Fafara
Relatives Late brother Stanley Fafara

Lucas "Tiger" Fafara, II (born January 3, 1945), is a former child actor on the Leave It to Beaver sitcom, in which he appeared in eighteen episodes between 1957 and 1960. He is a native of San Francisco, California.

Tiger played the character "Tooey Brown," a friend of Wally Cleaver on the show. He wore distinctive classic Coke bottle lens glasses in the role. Tiger is the older brother of actor Stanley Fafara. Like Tiger, Stanley appeared on Leave it to Beaver in the role of Whitey Whitney.

Fafara grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Studio City. He and his younger brother Stanley were pushed into acting by their mother.

Besides appearing on Leave It to Beaver, Fafara appeared in episodes of various television series, between 1954 and 1960, including two segments of the CBS western series, My Friend Flicka and in guest-starring roles on The Donna Reed Show ("Pickles for Charity") and My Three Sons, in the last episode of the first season ("Fire Watch").

Late in 1957, he appeared in the ABC/Desilu western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O'Brian in the title role as Wyatt Earp. In the story line, young Fafara plays Benny Burkett, a boy who contracts consumption, a disease which also wracks the man that Benny idolizes, the gambler and gunfightrer, Doc Holliday, played by Douglas Fowley. Holliday and Earp raise money in hopes of treating Benny.[1]

After Leave It to Beaver, Fafara did not act again professionally until he appeared twenty years later in the 1983 made-for-TV movie Still the Beaver, in which he was cast as the adult Tooey Brown.

He is the father of heavy metal singer Dez Fafara of DevilDriver and Coal Chamber. He currently resides in Rockledge, Florida.

References

  1. ^ "The Good and Perfect Gift, December 3, 1957".  

External links

  • IMDB Biography
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