Frank Bank, who portrayed bully Clarence “Lumpy” Rutherford in the classic 1957-1963 sitcom “Leave It to Beaver,” passed away on Saturday (April 13), just one day after his 71st birthday, according to several reports.
Jerry Mathers, star of “Beaver,” shared his condolences over Bank’s passing via a Facebook post on Saturday, writing, “I was so sad to hear today of the passing of my dear friend and business associate Frank Bank, who played Lumpy on ‘Leave it to Beaver.’ He was a character and always kept us laughing. My deepest condolences to Frank’s family.”
The cause of death had not been reported.
Following his run on “Beaver,” Bank made sporadic appearances on TV on “The Hollywood Squares,” “Family Feud,” and “The New Leave It to Beaver,” which ran from 1983-’89, but he had mostly left acting behind to embark on a successful career as a bond broker.
Bank is survived by wife Rebecca and two daughters from a previous marriage.