Tony Dow

Tony was born in Hollywood, California. His mother was a stunt woman in early Westerns and Clara Bow‘s movie double in Hollywood. In his youth, Tony was a Junior Olympics diving champion. He won the role of Wally Cleaver in a casting call with almost no previous acting experience.

Tony acted in the series until it ended in 1963. After that, he appeared in the television series My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, Mr. Novak (five episodes in three different roles), The Greatest Show on Earth, and Never Too Young. From 1965 to 1968, he served in the National Guard, interrupting his acting career. On his return to acting, he was a guest star in the television series Adam-12, Love American Style, Knight Rider, Square Pegs, The Mod Squad, The Hardy Boys, and Emergency!

In 1987, he was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as Wally Cleaver. In 1986, he wrote an episode of The New Leave It to Beaver. In 1989, he made his debut as a director with an episode of The New Lassie, followed by episodes of Get a Life, Harry and the Hendersons, Coach, Babylon 5, Crusade, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He served as the visual effects supervisor for Babylon 5. In 1996, he provided visual effects for the Fox television movie Doctor Who.

 Tony has become a sculptor, creating abstract bronze sculptures. “The figures are abstract and not meant to represent reality but rather the truth of the interactions as I see and feel them. I find the wood in the hills of Topanga Canyon and each piece evolves from my subconscious. I produce limited editions of nine bronzes using the lost wax process from molds of the original burl sculpture.” He was chosen as one of three sculptors to show at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts exhibition, in the Carrousel du Louvre, in Paris, France, in December 2008. He represented the United States delegation.
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Dow has been an actor, director, writer, visual effects designer, producer, homebuilder, woodworker, painter and sculptor. A long-time goal was always to return to sculpting. In the early 2000’s he committed full time to his passion. His first work was created from burl wood found in the hills around his home. A friend and mentor, internationally recognized sculptor, David Huenergardt, encouraged Tony to produce some of the pieces in bronze.

Always inventing, he has continued to develop his “Artifact” and “Cityscape” series using similar techniques as well as working on a number of wall assemblages.

Tony’s talent in the area of modern sculpture was confirmed when one of his bronze sculptures, “Unarmed Warrior” was chosen for exhibition at the Salon 2008 de la National des Beaux Arts at the Louvre in Paris.

Dow lives in an artistic community in the Santa Monica Mountains with his wife, Lauren, a talented artist in her own right.

“One has to wonder what goes through the mind of an artist as his creation comes from perception. Does it start with a concept, a thought, or a belief? Maybe that is all absent. What about a clear mind and an uninhibited attitude? Whatever it is, it’s the artist’s right. Along the way there must be hiccups and roadblocks, for this is “Life”. The way the artist sees past all that, keeping the focus on the result, is what forms and strengthens an artist. Adapt and overcome! Starting with one of earth’s most primitive materials: roots. Finishing in a physical form of what are the artist’s ideals, imagination, and truth. To me, it is truly extraordinary.” – Christopher Dow (son)

For Tony’s Original Sculptures please visit Bilotta Gallery

 

 

Memorabilia

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Young Tony Dow #2

$35.00

Young Tony Dow #2 Signed Photo

Young Tony Dow #2 was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Young Tony Dow

$35.00

Signed Photo of Young Tony Dow

Young Tony Dow was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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White Collectors T-Shirt

$30.00

These shirts were found by Tony that had been left in his garage since 1978. All shirts have Tony's original signature above the picture. The signatures located on the picture are not original. Only one size available and these are not meant to be worn.

White Collectors T-Shirt was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Tony the Director

$35.00

Tony the Director Signed Photo

Tony the Director was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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The Back Lot

$35.00

The Back Lot Signed Photo

The Back Lot was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Teenage Tony Dow #3

$35.00

Teenage Tony Dow #3 Signed Photo

Teenage Tony Dow #3 was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Teenage Tony Dow #2

$35.00

Teenage Tony Dow #2 Signed Photo

Teenage Tony Dow #2 was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Teenage Tony Dow

$35.00

Signed Teenage Tony Dow

Teenage Tony Dow was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Sixteenth Birthday

$35.00

Signed Photo 10" x 8"

Sixteenth Birthday was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Red Hots

$35.00

Signed Photo 10" x 8"

Red Hots was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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On Set

$35.00

"On Set" Signed Photo

On Set was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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New LITB Signed Photo #2

$35.00

Signed Photo from New LITB

New LITB Signed Photo #2 was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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New LITB Signed Photo #1

$35.00

Signed Photo #1 from the New LITB

New LITB Signed Photo #1 was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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My GQ Look!

$35.00

Signed Photo 10" x 8"

My GQ Look! was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Football

$35.00

Football Signed Photo

Football was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Floyds Barber Shop

$35.00

Floyds Barber Shop Signed

Floyds Barber Shop was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Fishing Trip

$35.00

Signed Photo from Tony's Favorite Episode

Fishing Trip was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Drag Racing

$35.00

Drag Racing Signed Photo

Drag Racing was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Coaster #3

$50.00

Wood Coasters are a collaborative effort between Tony and Lauren. Tony has signed on the front and Lauren on the side. Actual LITB comic strips have been resined on the coaster. Approximately 3.5" x 3.5" . One of a kind.

Coaster #3 was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Coaster #2

$50.00

Wood Coasters are a collaborative effort between Tony and Lauren. Tony has signed on the front and Lauren on the side. Actual LITB comic strips have been resined on the coaster. Approximately 3.5" x 3.5". One of a kind.

Coaster #2 was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Burlwood #9

$150.00

Signed piece of Burlwood. One of a Kind 6" x 6"

Burlwood #9 was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Burlwood #8

$150.00

Signed piece of Burlwood. One of a Kind 7" x 7"

Burlwood #8 was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Burlwood #5

$150.00

Signed Burlwood 7" x 6"

Burlwood #5 was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Burlwood #4

$150.00

Signed piece of Burlwood. One of a Kind 4" x 5".

Burlwood #4 was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Burlwood #10

$150.00

Signed piece of Burlwood. One of a Kind 6" x 9".

Burlwood #10 was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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Blue Collectors T-Shirt

$30.00

These shirts were found by Tony that had been left in his garage since 1978. All shirts have Tony's original signature above the picture. The signatures located on the picture are not original. Only one size available and these are not meant to be worn.

Blue Collectors T-Shirt was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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At Home

$35.00

Signed Photo 10" x 8"

At Home was last modified: by Patrick Ganino
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