Larry “Little Ritchie Petrie” Mathews is 58 years old today!

ritchie petrieLarry Mathews is an American actor born in Burbank, California, on August 15, 1955 (age 58),.[1] He is best known for his role as Richie Petrie onThe Dick Van Dyke Show.[2]

After the series ended in 1966, Larry Mathews left acting to pursue a more conventional childhood and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1976.

Since that time, Mathews has returned to show business in a number of capacities, working with Danny Thomas Productions and Witt-Thomas-Harris on such series as I’m a Big Girl Now,Soap, and Benson.[citation needed] He has also worked as an account executive and has appeared on numerous television programs to discuss his role on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

As an actor, Mathews appeared in The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (2004), reprising the role of Richie.


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