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Eddie Haskell Sues Screen Actors Guild

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 19th 2007 3:40PM

Ken Osmond"Aw, cut it out Eddie, will ya?"

Ken Osmond, who played Eddie Haskell on 'Leave It To Beaver' but did not become a porn star after the show ended (that's an urban myth - he actually became a cop) is suing the Screen Actors Guild. He says that SAG has collected more than $8 million from foreign residuals but has not shared that money with SAG members and non-members. Osmond's attorney has also filed suits against the Directors Guild and the Writers Guild over the past few years. It could be a class-action suit if others join in. Osmond says that SAG will not show him their books.

"And Jerry Mathers as ... The Beaver."

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And poor Whitey died in 2003 destitute living on Social Security checks in an apartment in Portland Oregon...

September 22 2007 at 11:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Posted at 7:58PM on Sep 22nd 2007 by William Turri


EVER HEAR OF ROYALTIES, The Actors’ Equity Association (Equity) represents stage actors; the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) covers actors in motion pictures, including television, commercials, and films; and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) represents television and radio studio performers. Some actors who regularly work in several media find it advantageous to join multiple unions, while SAG and AFTRA may share jurisdiction for work in additional areas, such as the production of training or educational films not slated for broadcast, television commercial work, and interactive media. While these unions generally determine minimum salaries, any actor or director may negotiate for a salary higher than the minimum.

If these so called Actors/Actressess have good agents they will receive really good perks in the long haul. Then you have IDIOTS like Suzanne Somers , Farrah Fawcett that destroyed the careers of many, because they thought the world revolves Exclusively aroung them, and now it's not so funny is it?

September 22 2007 at 8:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's their agents responsibilities, and their attorneys to do their jobs, I'm wondering how much money these so called quote "ATTORNEY'S AT LAW" at SAG received to keep things hush hush from the actors whose just compensations were shrouded in secrecy.

Seems to me this is a lot like John Wayne’s widow who went public crying about how broke she was after his passing and had to auction off his possessions just to support herself, sounds awkward to me that after all his years on television he would now be suddenly broke after his passing? And left nothing to his beloved wife? Hmmm. Suspicious to me.

September 22 2007 at 8:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


September 22 2007 at 8:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I dont believe Ken Osmond or any other actors should be continuesly compensated for their past work unless that was part of their contract.To put it in terms that most people would understand,when you go to work and get Paid once you get that paycheck They dont still owe you for services you performed years ago,Youve already been compensated.Unless you own the Character you arent entitled to anything else.If Studios have to start paying all past actors for their past projects Television stations will be charged more to air these shows .We will have to pay more to see them.Ken Osmond like alot of peole are just looking for a quick way to make a Buck when times get hard,after all he wasnt even the star of the show.

September 22 2007 at 7:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
The Phantom

So which was it he worked in, Vice Squad or Traffic Control?

You go for it Ken. Hope you win.

September 22 2007 at 7:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sounds like the strategy that the motion picture studios used to screw the actors and directors and screen writers. Most contracts that were written as profit sharing ventures would end up losing money after creative bookkeeping was used by the studios.

September 22 2007 at 7:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hey, Eddie! Hang tough for all of the child actors who didn't get squat for their long hours of work and their shows have been re-run for years, and years, and years, and years.................

September 22 2007 at 7:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Debbie M

Well they say Karma comes back at you as a cop he was a real jerk!!!!

September 22 2007 at 7:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jerome Thomas

If you're an actor who trusts agents, unions, producers and directors, you deserve what happens to you. Loving your craft and being professional is not enough. You must also watch your back. That's where your wallet is.

September 22 2007 at 7:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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