Frank Bank | Biography

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  • Full Name Frank Bank
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace California, USA
  • Birth Date Apr 12, 1942
  • Age 82 Years, 2 Months
Cast of the series and movie 'Leave It to Beaver'

Frank Bank | Biography

Frank Bank revealed in his autobiography that he slept with over 1,000 women during his perpetual sexfest of the 1960s

Bank appeared in fifty episodes of 'Leave It to Beaver' from 24 January 1958 until the series finale on 30 May 1963. In the 1970s, Bank took a break from acting to work as a stock and bond broker for clients including Mathers and former co-star Barbara Billingsley. He returned to reprise his role in the sequels and also starred in the movie of the same name.

Frank Bank was an actor best known for his portrayal of Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford on the sitcom television series Leave It to Beaver.

Who is Frank Bank?

Frank Bank took to acting by playing an uncredited role in the 1950 film Cargo to Capetown and continued playing minor TV roles before landing lead roles. In 1952, Frank Bank made his screen debut as a young Will Rogers in the Warner Bros biopic The Will Rogers Story. Bank continued to appear on television sporadically, including appearances on The Hollywood Squares and Family Feud. 

He appeared in fifty episodes of Leave It to Beaver from 24 January 1958 until the series finale on 30 May 1963. In the 1970s, Bank took a break from acting to work as a stock and bond broker for clients including Mathers and former co-star Barbara Billingsley. 

During his breaks on the Leave It to Beaver set, Bank learned how to handicap horses, read The Wall Street Journal, and taught himself about tax-free bonds. As a result, he earned $300,000 a year at an L.A.-based company within three years from the start. 

Nearly after a decade, he reprised the role of Clarence Rutherford in 101 episodes of the series The New Leave It to Beaver, which aired from 1985 to 1989. Bank also appeared in the TV movie Still the Beaver in 1983 and Leave It to Beaver in 1997, based on the series of the same name. 

Bank can also be seen in the TV series The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957), Father Knows Best (1954–1960), Playhouse 90 (1958), Cimarron City (1959), Westinghouse Playhouse (1961), Man-Trap (1961), 87th Precinct (1962), Bachelor Father (1962), TV movie Life with Archie (1962), and movie High School U.S.A (1983), among many others.

In 1997, he published his autobiography, 'Call Me Lumpy: My Leave It To Beaver Days and Other Wild Hollywood Life.' In the book, he revealed that he slept with over 1,000 women during his perpetual sexfest of the 1960s. 


Frank Bank was born on 12 April 1942 in Los Angeles, California. He died on 13 April 2013 at the age of 71.


Bank had three wives. He first married Marlene Kay Blau in 1963 and divorced in 1965. His second marriage was with Jeri Lynn Handelman in 1966, with whom he had two daughters. The couple divorced in 1982 after being together for 16 years.

He married Rebecca Fink in 1982. They remained married until Bank passed away. He had two stepdaughters with Fink. In an interview, Fink mentioned that the couple met at a party in 1981 and eventually fell in love. She also shared that they got separated from their respective partners to get married to each other.

Cause of Death

On 13 April 2013, Bank died one day after his 71st birthday, in Rancho Mirage, California, of unspecified causes. He was buried at Culver City's Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery.

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bank had a net worth of $3 million at the time of his death, earned from his acting career.

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