Is this Richard Deacon in Leave It to Beaver or The Dick Van Dyke Show?

Is Deacon playing the role of Mr. Rutherford or Mr. Cooley in these images?

It wasn't a surprise to see Richard Deacon in several sitcoms in the late Fifties and throughout the Sixties. From appearing in My Three Sons to an episode of The Love Boat in 1982, Deacon was a welcomed character actor to any show he was featured in. 

Often remembered for his recurring roles in classic TV, Deacon's deep voice and glasses made him stand out once he made a name for himself. 

Leave It to Beaver and The Dick Van Dyke Show are arguably the two series he's remembered best from, playing roles of a pompous co-worker in one, and a TV producer in the other. With 105 out of his 185 actor credits belonging to just those two shows alone, most of his screen time came as Fred Rutherford or Mel Cooley.

Is this Richard Deacon in Leave It to Beaver or The Dick Van Dyke Show?

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  5. Deacon's character is clearly not impressed. Is he giving this look to his son Lumpy or his co-worker Rob?
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  8. Here, Deacon's character is ranting about the struggles of being bald. What show is this image from?
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Is this Richard Deacon in Leave It to Beaver or The Dick Van Dyke Show?

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Walter_Kurtz 1 month ago
One of the funniest episodes was when the Cleavers and Rutherfords went on a picnic and Fred had Violet sit on Beaver's lap in the car. Then Fred got her to kiss Beaver when he took their picture. Overall one of the funniest episodes all the way through.
oldtymy 1 month ago
Egads, 10 out of 10. Just lucky I guess, or I watch too much Me TV.
Lillyrose 1 month ago
10 out of 10. I don't watch The Dick Van Dyke Show, but Leave It To Beaver is one of my favorite shows! Richard Deacon was great as Fred Rutherford!
BorisK 1 month ago
Deacon was great on both DVD and LITB ... when he finally came out in public though it explained a lot...
vinman63 BorisK 1 month ago
He feared that of he came out it would kill his career. However his peers that knew he was were very supportive.
Vee 1 month ago
10/10 I'm an avid watcher of Leave it to Beaver plus the different glasses gave it away for most of the answers.
John111911Smith Vee 1 month ago
I was going by the suit he was wearing plus he had a weight gain.
BenSobeleone 1 month ago
Richard Deacon was on an episode of The Munsters.
BorisK BenSobeleone 1 month ago
Are you sure you don't mean Paul Lynde?
vinman63 BorisK 1 month ago
He was an city official name of Borden Pike. Deacon was also on the Addams Family as a career advisor.
RichLorn 1 month ago
10/10
The image of each person he was speaking to was reflected in his bald forehead.
FrancieCarlson 1 month ago
It was very easy. Richard Deacon was perfectly cast as Fred Rutheford and Mel Cooley.
vinman63 1 month ago
Richard Deacon was in a Twilight Zone episode. He sort of played a disagreeable person.
braycy 1 month ago
I looked at his clothes, his tie..but love both shows!
Ready2go 1 month ago
10/10. Not much of a DVDyke fan, but I know my LITB !

Terrence 1 month ago
You have to look at the background. Darker background Leave it to Beaver. Lighter background Dick Van Dyke Show.
10/10
Kenner Terrence 1 month ago
Yeah pretty much. I noticed the same thing.
vinman63 Kenner 1 month ago
Also the glasses the round ones were LITB.
KenKnighton 1 month ago
10 out of 10, I know my Fred Rutherford and Mel Cooley!
* We saw his wife Mrs. Rutherford on a few LITB episodes BUT we never saw Mel Cooley's wife (Alan Brady's sister) on Dick Van Dyke Show.
Sometimes Alan Brady was married to Mel's sister, and sometimes it was Mel married
to Alan's sister. I hate when they don''t keep the "Show Bible" straight.
Like when Barney and Andy are cousins, and then they're not.
The Odd Couple was without a doubt the all time worst in this department.
On the other hand they were one of the all time best comedies so maybe
it doesn't really matter.
vinman63 MikefromJersey 1 month ago
Possibility that each married the brother-in-law sisters.
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