He also guested on episodes of other TV shows, including The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and did voice work for animation hits like The Simpsons (as Dennis), and The Flintstones' spin-off called The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show.
(He played Bamm-Bamm, while All In The Family's Sally Struthers played Pebbles.)
However, North would be forever typecast in his most iconic role as "Dennis the Menace," much as the late George Reeves had become locked by the public into his incredibly popular Superman role.
Realizing this fact, North eventually put acting on the back-burner, even to the point of serving a hitch in the U.S. Navy during the mid-1970s.
Later on, North began feeling some strong religious leanings, which led to him joining the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints in 1978. After that he also served as a prison security guard in Florida.
Now retired almost completely from showbiz (except for rare cameos like his recent appearance in the David Spade comedy Dickie Roberts), North lives in Florida. (He must have really gotten to like the area, during his guard gig). It's heat is similar to California, but he runs into no typecasting problems whatsoever there.
Well, if you think about it, actually it was all his fault in the first place, for doing such a great job as Dennis!
Northerly Movie And TV Roles
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Scout's Honor (TV movie) (1977)
Fred Flintstone and Friends (TV series) (1977)
The Teacher (1974)
Lassie (TV series) (1973)
The Flintstone Comedy Hour (TV series) (1972)
Bamm-Bamm Rubble (1972) (voice)
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (TV series) (1971)
Here Comes the Grump (TV series) (1969)
Terry Dexter (1969-1971) (voice)
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (TV series) (1968)
Arabian Knights (TV series) (1968)
Maya (TV series) (1967)
Jericho (TV series) (1966)
My Three Sons (TV series) (1966)
The Lucy Show (TV series) (1966)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV series) (1965)
Zebra in the Kitchen (1965)
Wagon Train (TV series) (1964)
Dennis the Menace (TV series) (1959-1963)
General Hospital (TV series) (1963)
The Red Skelton Hour (TV series) (1960-1961)
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV series) (1960)
The Donna Reed Show (TV series) (1960)
The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (TV series) (1959)
The Big Operator (1959)
The Miracle of the Hills (1959)
Sugarfoot (TV series) (1959)
Rescue 8 (TV series) (1959)
77 Sunset Strip (TV series) (1959)
Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV series) (1958)
Former Child Stars:
The Story Of America's Least Wanted
By Joal Ryan (2000)
Both the first AND second complete seasons of the
Dennis The Menace TV series are coming out this spring! Wow-wee!
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