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Where is Larry Matthews, Ritchie Petrie From "The Dick Van Dyke Show", Now? His Age, Wife, Career Highlights & Net Worth

Bennett Published On Sun Mar 14 2021   Modified On Sun Mar 14 2021
Where is Larry Matthews, Ritchie Petrie From "The Dick Van Dyke Show", Now? His Age, Wife, Career Highlights & Net Worth

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    Body and Relation Status of Where is Larry Matthews, Ritchie Petrie From "The Dick Van Dyke Show", Now? His Age, Wife, Career Highlights & Net Worth

    Larry Matthews is a former child actor who gained popularity in the early-to-mid-sixties as Ritchie Petrie in the CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. 

    Besides discussing his role in the sixties sitcom, Matthews has led a normal life and worked as an account executive. 

    Here is what you should know about Larry Matthews:    

    How Old Is Larry Matthews? Where Was He Educated?

    Larry Matthews was born Larry Mazzeo in Burbank, California on August 15, 1955. At the time of this writing, he is 65 years old. 

    Matthews began his career as a child actor but after the show ended, he pursued a more normal career. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating in 1976.

    What Is Larry Matthews Known For?

    Larry Matthews is one of the only surviving cast members of the sixties CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. 

    Matthews was only five years old when he landed the role of Ritchie Petrie on the show in 1961. The sitcom ran for five seasons across five years with Matthews appearing on all 158 aired episodes. 

    A young Larry Mathews with Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on The Dick Van Dyke Show
    Source: Parade

    Matthews reprised his role in the 1993 made-for-TV movie Chairman's Choice and the 2004 made-for-TV movie The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited.  

    Outside of The Dick Van Dyke Show, Matthews appeared in an episode of The Dick Powell Theatre in 1962 and played Jack Accardo Jr. in the 2011 short film A Day in the Life of Plain Jen.       

    Matthews was one of several profiled in Kathy Garver and Fred Ascher's 2016 book X Child Stars: Where Are They Now?

    Where Is Larry Matthews Now?

    After the sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show ended in 1966, Larry Matthews opted to follow a more conventional career.

    He graduated from UCLA in 1976 and worked as an account executive. 

    Besides sporadic appearances on-screen relating to The Dick Van Dyke Show, Matthews, now 65, leads a quiet life.

    Larry Mathews with his wife Jennifer
    Source: Pinterest

    Larry Matthews has been married since 1987 to his wife, Jennifer Matthews

    How Much is Larry Matthews Worth?

    According to celebritynetworth.com, Larry Matthews has a net worth of $2 million. Although he has left a life of showbiz behind, he was one of the main characters of the CBS sitcom of the sixties, The Dick Van Dyke Show.