Tiger Fafara Actor

Lucas "Tiger" Fafara II (born January 3, 1945) is a former child actor on the Leave It to Beaver sitcom, amongst others, appearing in eighteen episodes between 1957 and 1960. He was born in San Francisco, California. Tiger played the character "Tooey Brown," a friend of Wally Cleaver's on the show. Tiger wore distinctive classic Coke bottle lens glasses in the role. Tiger is the older brother of the late actor Stanley Fafara. Like Tiger, Stanley appeared on Leave it to Beaver, as 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 appearances on the CBS western series, My Friend Flicka and an appearance on My Three Sons in the last episode of the first season ("Fire Watch"). After Leave It to Beaver, Fafara did not act again professionally until he appeared in the 1983 made-for-TV movie Still the Beaver, playing the adult Tooey Brown. Tiger is the father of heavy metal singer Dez Fafara of DevilDriver and Coal Chamber.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 3rd, 1945
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
San Francisco , California
pop. 837,442 (2013)

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Siblings
Children

Guest TV appearances

Climax!

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Climax! is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. It was one of the few CBS programs of that era to be broadcast in color. Many of the episodes were performed and broadcast live, and although the series was transmitted in color, only black-and-white kinescope copies of some episodes survive to the present day.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E14 December 22nd, 1955
Allen Reisner

Lassie

Program genre

Drama
Family
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Action
Children's television series

External resources

Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, human and animal. The show was the creation of producer Robert Maxwell and animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax and was televised from September 12, 1954, to March 24, 1973. The fourth longest-running U.S. primetime television series after The Simpsons, Gunsmoke, and Law & Order, the show chalked up seventeen seasons on CBS before entering first-run syndication for its final two seasons. Initially filmed in black and white, the show transitioned to color in 1965.nThe show's first ten seasons follow Lassie's adventures in a small farming community. Fictional eleven-year-old Jeff Miller, his mother, and his grandfather are Lassie's first human companions until seven-year-old Timmy Martin and his adoptive parents take over in the fourth season. When Lassie's exploits on the farm end in the eleventh season, she finds new adventures in the wilderness with a succession of United States Forest Service Rangers. After traveling without human leads for a year, Lassie finally settles at a children's home for her final two syndicated seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E02 September 16th, 1956

Law of the Plainsman

Program genre

Western

External resources

Law of the Plainsman is a Western television series starring Michael Ansara that aired on the NBC television network from October 1, 1959, until May 5, 1960. The character of Native American U.S. Marshal Sam Buckhart was introduced in two episodes of the popular ABC Western television series The Rifleman starring Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain.nLaw of the Plainsman is distinctive and unique in that it was one of the few television programs that featured a Native American as the lead character, a bold move for U.S.network television at that time. Ansara had earlier appeared in the series Broken Arrow, having portrayed the Apache chief, Cochise. Ansara, however, was not Native American but of Syrian descent.nAnsara played Sam Buckhart, an Apache Indian who saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private schools and Harvard University. After school, he returned to New Mexico where he became a Deputy Marshal working for Marshal Andy Morrison. He lived in a boarding house run by Martha Commager.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 October 22nd, 1959

Leave It to Beaver

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E19 February 6th, 1960
S03-E35 May 28th, 1960
S02-E19 February 5th, 1959
S02-E38 June 18th, 1959
Dale Eunson
S02-E33 May 14th, 1959
S02-E16 January 15th, 1959
S01-E28 April 23rd, 1958
S01-E25 April 2nd, 1958
S01-E22 March 14th, 1958
S02-E10 December 4th, 1958
S01-E29 April 30th, 1958
S01-E31 May 14th, 1958
S02-E05 October 30th, 1958
S02-E08 November 20th, 1958
S02-E12 December 18th, 1958
S01-E20 February 28th, 1958
S01-E07 November 15th, 1957
S01-E09 November 29th, 1957

M Squad

Program genre

Police procedural
Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction

External resources

M Squad is an American police drama television series that ran from 1957 to 1960 on NBC. It was produced by Lee Marvin's Latimer Productions and Revue Studios. Its format would later inspire the creation of spoof TV show Police Squad! Its main sponsor was the Pall Mall cigarette brand; Lee Marvin, the program's star, appeared in its commercials during many episodes. Alternate sponsors were General Electric, Hazel Bishop and Bulova watches.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E18 January 24th, 1958

Private Secretary

Program genre

Sitcom

External resources

Private Secretary is an American sitcom that aired from February 1, 1953 to September 10, 1957 on CBS, alternating with The Jack Benny Program on Sundays at 7:30pm EST.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E13 February 19th, 1956

Telephone Time

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Telephone Time is an American anthology drama series that aired on CBS in 1956, and on ABC from 1957 to 1958. The series features plays by John Nesbitt who hosted the first season. Frank C. Baxter hosted the 1957 and 1958 seasons. The program was directed by Arthur Hiller.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E31 May 9th, 1957
Allen H. Miner

The Donna Reed Show

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Donna Reed Show is an American situation comedy starring Donna Reed as the middle-class housewife Donna Stone. Carl Betz co-stars as her pediatrician husband Dr. Alex Stone, and Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen as their teenage children, Mary and Jeff. The show originally aired on ABC from September 24, 1958 to March 19, 1966. When Fabares left the show in 1963, Petersen's little sister, Patty Petersen, joined the cast as adopted daughter Trisha.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E28 April 7th, 1960

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Action
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is a western television series loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp. The half-hour black-and-white program aired for 229 episodes on ABC from 1955 to 1961 and featured Hugh O'Brian in the title role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E12 December 3rd, 1957

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