Lucas “Luke” Fafara II (born January 3, 1945), also known as Tiger Fafara, is a former American child actor best known for portraying the role of “Tooey Brown” on the sitcom Leave It to Beaver.
Born in San Francisco, California, Fafara is the older brother of Stanley Fafara. Both boys were raised in Studio City, Los Angeles and began acting in film and television in the mid-1950s. Both were hired to appear on Leave It to Beaver after their mother took them to an open casting call. “Tiger” Fafara was cast as “Tooey Brown,” a friend of Wally Cleaver while Stanley was cast as Beaver Cleaver’s friend Hubert “Whitey” Whitney.
Besides appearing on Leave It to Beaver, Fafara appeared in episodes of various television series including Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, Private Secretary, Lassie, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Make Room for Daddy, The Donna Reed Show and My Three Sons. He also had minor roles in the 1955 drama Good Morning, Miss Dove (Fafara and his brother Stanley portrayed the role of the same character as a child) and the 1957 melodrama All Mine to Give. Fafara left Leave It to Beaver in 1960 and stopped acting professionally in 1961.
Fafara returned to acting in 1983 with an appearance as the adult Tooey Brown in the television reunion film Still the Beaver. He reprised the role in the follow-up sitcom The New Leave It to Beaver, from 1983 to 1987.
He is the father of Dez Fafara, the vocalist of heavy metal bands DevilDriver and Coal Chamber.
|1953||The Hank McCune Show||October 25, 1953 episode|
|1954||Cavalcade of America||Episode: “Man of Glass: The Story of a Glassmaker”|
|1954||Schlitz Playhouse of Stars||Episode: “The Plugged Nickel”|
|1954||Four Star Playhouse||2 episodes|
|1955||Good Morning, Miss Dove||Fred Makepeace – Age 12||Uncredited|
|1955||Fireside Theater||Horace||Episode: “Woman at Sea”|
|1955||Screen Directors Playhouse||Bobby||Episode: “Rookie of the Year”|
|1955||TV Reader’s Digest||Second Wise Man||Episode: “When the Wise Men Appeared”|
|1955||Climax!||Episode: “The Day They Gave Babies Away”|
|1956||I Led Three Lives||Joe Lawrence||Episode: “Historical Society”|
|1956||Private Secretary||Dickie Darling||Episode: “Old Dog, New Tricks”|
|1956||My Friend Flicka||Tuck||2 episodes|
|1956-1957||The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin||Alfred
|1957||Make Room for Daddy||Eddie – Boy at Orphanage||Episode: “The Orphan Asylum”|
|1957||All Mine to Give||Bit part||Uncredited|
|1957||Telephone Time||Jimmy Branting||Episode: “Stranded”|
|1957||The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp’||Benny Burkett||Episode: “The Good and Perfect Gift”|
|1957-1960||Leave It to Beaver||Tooey Brown||19 episodes|
|1958||Wagon Train||Johnny O’Malley||Episode: “The Luke O’Malley Story”|
|1958||M Squad||Tommy||Episode: “The Long Ride”|
|1958||Shirley Temple’s Storybook||Episode: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”|
|1959||Law of the Plainsman||Roy Garnett||Episode: “The Hostiles”|
|1960||The Donna Reed Show||Charlie||Episode: “Pickles for Charity”|
|1961||My Three Sons||Roger||Episode: “Fire Watch”|
|1983||Still the Beaver||Tooey Brown||Television movie
Credited as Luke Fafara
|1983-1987||The New Leave It to Beaver||Tooey Brown||3 episodes
Credited as Luke “Tiger” Fafara