Larry Mathews Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 30 Oct, 2020
Facts of Larry Mathews
Date of Birth: 1955 , August-15
Age: 65 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Larry Mathews
Birth Name Larry Mazzeo
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Burbank, California, USA
Profession Actor
Net Worth $2 Million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Married Yes
Married to Jennifer (1987 - present)
Education University of California, Los Angeles
TV Show The Dick Powell Theatre, The Dick Van Dyke Show
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Larry Mathews is an American former child actor who played Ritchie Petrie on the CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show.  

Gained Popularity as Ritchie Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show

Larry Matthews' career peaked early when he was cast as Richard Rosebud "Ritchie" Petrie in the hit CBS sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show

Larry Mathews (right) with Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on The Dick Van Dyke Show SOURCE: Wikipedia

At the time of his casting, Mathews was only five years old. He quickly rose to prominence as the son of Robert Simpson "Rob" Petrie (played by Dick Van Dyke) and Laura Petrie (played by Mary Tyler Moore).

The show ran for five seasons from October 3, 1961, to June 1, 1966, and Mathews starred in all 158 aired episodes of the hit show. Throughout its run, the show won 15 Primetime Emmy Awards out of 25 nominations and is considered one of the defining sitcoms of its generation.

Mathews reprised his character for the 2004 made-for-TV movie The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited and had other small roles in the 1993 made-for-TV movie Chairman's Choice and the 2011 short film A Day in the Life of Plain Jen.  

Larry Mathews: Short Bio

Larry Mathews was born as Larry Mazzeo on August 15, 1955, in Burbank, California. He is 65 years old at the time of this writing in October 2020. 

Following his formal retirement from acting, Mathews went on to complete his education and attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), graduating in 1976.   

He briefly worked as an accounting executive before returning to showbiz in a backstage capacity. He worked in the editorial department for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) as a post-production coordinator and worked on such sitcoms as It's a Living, Benson, and Soap

Has a Net Worth of $2 Million

As of October 2020, Larry Mathews is believed to hold a net worth of $2 million. His wealth comes from his former career as a child actor and later, as a backstage coordinator.

He was one of the central characters of the hit CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, playing the son of the Petrie family, Ritchie Petrie. After the show ended in 1966, Larry worked at the editorial department of the American Broadcasting Company as a post-production coordinator.   

Where is Larry Mathews Now? Is he Married?

Nowadays, Larry Mathews leads a quiet and modest life, a far cry from the prominence he achieved in his heyday as a child actor.

Larry Mathews with his wife Jennifer SOURCE: AmoMama

Not much is known about his personal life except that he has been married since 1987 to his wife Jennifer.