Richie Petrie

Richie Petrie

Real Name: Larry Mathews
A.k.a: Richie Petrie
Category: Childhood Stars
Submitted by: Bob Sacamano
Posted Date: 2003-09-14
Last Modified: 2020-01-11

His one and only regular part was that of Ritchie Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he handled from the age of six through twelve.

What happened to: Richie Petrie

When the child star thing wore off and there were no parts for him, Mathews went back to a civilian life as Larry Mazzeo.
Larry currently works as a stagehand and painter with IATSE (International Alliance of Theater & Stage Employees).

Update Feb-2004: Reader reports he is VP of Sales Matchframe Video Burbank, CA.

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Richie Petrie