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June Callyer and Stuart Erwin
June Callyer and Stuart Erwin on Life With Father

Stuart Erwin (February 14, 1903 – December 21, 1967)

Stuart Erwin was an American actor of stage, film, and television. He broke into films in 1928 in Mother Knows Best. In 1934, he was cast as Joe Palooka in the film Palooka. He also played various roles on Theater Guild on the Air, Lux Radio Theatre, The Old Gold Radio Theatre, and Cavalcade of America. In 1950, Erwin made the transition to television, in which he starred in Trouble with Father, which was retitled The Stu Erwin Show, with his co-star and real-life wife, actress June Collyer.


Erwin guest stars as Mr. Burton on The Donna Reed Show in "The Playmate" (Season 6, Episode 1).