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Date Of BirthAugust 2, 1953
SpouseLeila Murray
FactFootage of Butch Patrick from The Munsters is shown in the 1998 movie, Primary Colors as John Travolta's character channel-surfs and complains about the poor television reception in their motel room.

Butch Patrick is an American actor, best known for his role as Eddie Munster on the CBS television series The Munsters. He was born Patrick Alan Lilley in 1953, in Los Angeles, California, the son of Loretta, a homemaker, and James Lilley, a television producer. His father died when he was four years old, and his mother remarried soon after. He has two older sisters, Debbie and Lori. He was raised in West Los Angeles.

He began his acting career at the age of eight, appearing in episodes of The Donna Reed Show and Leave It to Beaver. In 1964, he landed the role of Eddie Munster on The Munsters. The show aired for two seasons, from 1964 to 1966. After the show ended, Patrick continued to act, appearing in guest roles on television shows such as My Three Sons, Lassie, and The Brady Bunch.

In 1971, he starred in the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory as Mike Teevee. He also appeared in the films The Devil’s 8 (1969), Escape to Witch Mountain (1975), and Halloween II (1981).

In recent years, Patrick has appeared on the television shows The Goldbergs and Hawaii Five-0. He also appeared in the 2019 film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

Patrick has been married three times. His first marriage was to actress Sheila DeWindt from 1971 to 1974. His second marriage was to actress Sherry Williams from 1977 to 1984. He has been married to his current wife, Diane McKeever, since 1988. He has three children: Tyler, Dylan, and Ryan.

As of 2021, Patrick’s net worth is estimated to be $500 thousand.

General Info

Full NameButch Patrick
Date Of BirthAugust 2, 1953
Height1.7 m


SpouseLeila Murray
ParentsKen Hunt
SiblingsKerry Lynn Sprick


MoviesThe Two Little Bears, Munster, Go Home!, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Sandpit Generals, It Came from Trafalgar, Spaced Out, The Young Loner, Lidsville: The Complete Series, Zombie Dream
TV ShowsThe Munsters, Lidsville, 100 Greatest Kid Stars

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1[on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Yvonne De Carlo, who played Lily Munster]: Yvonne would be a maternal influence. She'd be a mom because my mom wasn't around, so she'd be a matriarch, not only on the show, but when I'd see her outside of the makeup on Mondays and Tuesdays. Once in a while, she'd bring her kids down to the set.
2[Of Yvonne De Carlo]: Yvonne De Carlo had a husband, who was a stuntman, who was hurt, very, very badly, in the stunt, in the movie, 'How The West Was Won.' His name was: Bob Morgan. When that happened, Lily dropped into television, cause she did 'The Ten Commandments,' she was before with Cecil B. DeMille, and when she did 'The Munsters,' it was really a step down for her; because she was a moviestar. The moviestars didn't do television, back then, so, she had to become the breadwinner for her household, because her husband was hurt; and I thought, she was a very strong woman to do that and she had her handsful of these 2 guys from New York, as they were practical jokers and pranksters. I think the fact that she was a moviestar, they took great fun in trying to annoy her. But, she held her own and it became a strong matriarch of the family; and I think the fact that she was up, against the 7 ft. tall Frankenstein - 6'3", Jewish, drafted in cigars and held her own, so there was a lot about her character.
3[Of Fred Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo] They aren't just wonderful people, but they were really good actors and actresses, but they were nice people, as well, they made it fun to go to work with. And being the only kid, having the producers from Leave It to Beaver (1957), prior to that. It was a kid-friendly show.
4[on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Fred Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo, who played both Herman and Lily Munster respectively] While they were alive, we saw each other and it was always fun. We certainly had a good time when we worked together.
5[When Yvonne De Carlo was the last-minute replacement to play Lily Munster] I have to interject something here. I never really thought about this, but can you imagine the difference of The Munsters (1964) opening clip with Fred Gwynne as "Herman Munster" and then Joan Marshall as "Phoebe"? It doesn't have the same impact as Yvonne De Carlo as "Lily". I mean, they really got a good punch with Yvonne De Carlo. I was just sort of substituting for the other kid and I did a pretty good job, but I think that the real slip in the last-minute crew was getting Yvonne De Carlo, major screen star, to play television.
6Most of my memories weren't really while filming, but running around the back lot, going to the laboratory, where they were making all of the monsters for the other movies, in the makeup department, and the special effects department. That's what I enjoyed.
7[on working on the Donna Douglas project] Believe it or not. I've had a hard time developing financing.
8[on making $600 a year at Universal Studios] They put makeup on me, and that was the character. I used the back lot as my private little entertainment center.
9I straightened my own life out in my own time. Maybe I should have gone to rehab, but I didn't. A little man inside me said it was time to get my life in order.


1Footage of Butch Patrick from The Munsters is shown in the 1998 movie, Primary Colors as John Travolta's character channel-surfs and complains about the poor television reception in their motel room.
2Credits Yvonne De Carlo as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
3Surrogate son of Yvonne De Carlo.
4Revealed that he had a wonderful relationship with Yvonne De Carlo on The Munsters (1964).
5His acting mentor and series lead, Yvonne De Carlo, died on January 8, 2007, at age 84.
6Before Yvonne De Carlo's death, Patrick was her caregiver.
7Lives in Gardena, California. He owns a promotions company and appears at nostalgia conventions. [May 2004]
8Currently lives in Long Island, New York. He has completed his upcoming Biography with his author Helen Darras. The book, entitled "Eddie Munster AKA Butch Patrick" will be published and available at bookstore by mid 2007. [December 2006]
9Currently living in Long Island, New York. He has completed his upcoming Biography with his author Helen Darras. The book, published in early 2008, details Butch's first exciting 25 years in Hollywood and is entitled "Eddie Munster AKA Butch Patrick." [February 2008]
10He is co-host of Macabre Theatre. [May 2004]
112000 - Lives in Odessa, Florida with his live-in girl friend, Pamm Curtis. He owns a promotions company and appears at nostalgia conventions.
12His acting mentors were the late Yvonne De Carlo and the late Charles Nelson Reilly.
13His agent is Jodi Ritzen.
14Suffered a near-fatal drug overdose days after walking out of a rehabilitation center in New Jersey earlier in November 2010. He had checked in to treat his cocaine addiction and to recover from the breakup with his fiancé, Donna McCall, a former NFL cheerleader, with whom he had moved to New Jersey [November 24, 2010].
15Best known by the public for his role as Eddie Munster on The Munsters (1964).
16Best friends of former child actors: Brandon Cruz, Danny Bonaduce and Bill Mumy.
17Attended the 2007 Twilight Zone Convention at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, August 4-5, 2007.
18Ranked #45 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
19Usually booked solid for Halloween parties and events due to his "Munsters" association.
20Once played himself on an episode of The Simpsons (1989).
21Formed a band called "Eddie and the Monsters" in 1983 and got a mild hit off the novelty song "What Ever Happened to Eddie?" The video got some airplay and was the instigator for MTV's "The BasementTapes," which was a showcase for unsigned bands.
22Has a half-sister named Kerry Lynn Sprick (formerly Kerry Lynn Hunt).
23Butch's stepfather is former pro baseball player Ken Hunt.




Property Horrors2017TV Series pre-production
Zombie Dream2015Butch
Bite School2015Butch
Young Blood: Evil Intentions2012Principal
Kitaro's Graveyard Gang 22011Wolfman (voice)
Eat Me2010/IShortFlipper
Soupernatural2010Man with a Knife
It Came from Trafalgar2009Roy Autry
Life's a Butch2009TV SeriesButch
Kitaro's Graveyard Gang2009Wolfman
Macabre Theatre Halloween Special2006TV Movie
Spaced Out2006VideoLarry the Bartender
Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove2005Transformed Werewolf (as Patrick Lilly)
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Butch Patrick (as Butch Patrick-Lilly)
Macabre Theatre2002TV SeriesEddie Munster
Magic Al and the Mind Factory2000VideoSam the Sorcerer
Here Come the Munsters1995TV MovieCameo appearance
Scary Movie1991Eddie
The Munsters1964-1987TV SeriesEddie Munster
Ironside1974TV SeriesBarney Parkos
Lucas Tanner1974TV SeriesBill
Shazam!1974TV SeriesJack
The Addams Family Fun House1973TV MoviePugsley Addams
The Smith Family1971-1972TV SeriesGary
The Sandpit Generals1971No Legs
My Three Sons1962-1971TV SeriesGordon Dearing / Elmore Crocker / Little Boy
Lidsville1971TV SeriesMark
Adam-121969-1970TV SeriesPaul Foster / Tony Niccola
The Phantom Tollbooth1970Milo
Headmaster1970TV SeriesRitchie
80 Steps to Jonah1969Brian Hofstadter
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969TV SeriesSailor Ballinger
Daniel Boone1969TV SeriesBlack Cat Jack
Family Affair1968TV SeriesFrankie
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band1968Johnny (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1968TV SeriesBumper / Frank Wilson
The Young Loner1968TV MovieBumper
The Monkees1967TV SeriesMelvin
Gunsmoke1964-1967TV SeriesTom John Spears / Runt
I Dream of Jeannie1966TV SeriesRichard
Pistols 'n' Petticoats1966TV SeriesChad Turner
Munster, Go Home!1966Eddie Munster
One Man's Way1964John Peale
Mister Ed1963-1964TV SeriesStevie / Tommy Slater
Rawhide1964TV SeriesDanny
Bonanza1963TV SeriesJody Fletcher
My Favorite Martian1963TV SeriesStevie
Death Valley Days1963TV SeriesTommy
The Real McCoys1963TV SeriesGreg Howard / Greg
General Hospital1963TV SeriesJohnny Mercer
A Child Is Waiting1963Boy Playing Football (uncredited)
Pressure Point1962Imaginary Playmate (uncredited)
The Untouchables1962TV SeriesCharlie
Alcoa Premiere1962TV SeriesWesley
Ben Casey1962TV Series
Hand of Death1962Davey, little boy on beach
The Two Little Bears1961Billy Davis
The Detectives1961TV SeriesBobby


Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003as Butch Patrick Lilly, "Child Stars on Your Television"
Lidsville1971TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Phantom Tollbooth1970performer: "Don't Say There's Nothing to Do in the Doldrums" 1969, "Time Is a Gift" 1969


Biography2003TV Series documentary very special thanks - 1 episode


The Bob Show2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
TV Land Confidential2005-2007TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Interviewee
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
QTN Holiday Reel2005TV MovieHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett2005TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Co-Host
Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove: The Making of2005Video documentary short
The Greatest2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Surge of Power2004Himself
TV Land Convention Special2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Macabre Theatre Halloween Special2003TV MovieHimself
Biography1999-2003TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Host
Child Stars: Then and Now2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Star Dates2002TV SeriesHimself
Inside TV Land: 40 Greatest Theme Songs2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Simpsons1999TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1994TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651972TV SeriesHimself
Our Munster MemoriesDocumentary announcedHimself (rumored)
Bizarre Transmissions from the Bermuda Triangle2015TV SeriesHimself
Dysfunctional with No Filter Paul and Denise2015TV SeriesHimself (2015)
Shipping Wars2015TV SeriesHimself
Comic Book Men2015TV SeriesHimself
Horror Kung-Fu Theatre2013TV SeriesHimself
Chicly Geek2012TV SeriesHimself
Planet Houston2012TV SeriesHimself
Underground Entertainment: The Movie2011DocumentaryButch
The Actor's Journey2011Video documentaryHimself
The Actor's Journey for Kids2011Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryEddie Munster - The Munsters
Svengoolie2012TV SeriesEddie Munster
The Lego Munsters2011ShortEddie Munster
Lego: The Munsters - Munster Fright2010ShortEddie Munster
Biography2000TV Series documentaryEddie Munster
The Simpsons2000TV SeriesHimself
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1972TV SeriesJohnny

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