Paul Petersen is a actor, singer, novelist, and activist who established the
organization A Minor Consideration to support child stars and other child
laborers through legislation and crisis counseling. Paul is best known for
his character-type roles in the 1960s and 1970s. His claim to fame was in
the 1960s playing Donna Reed’s son, Jeff Stone, on ABC’s The Donna
Reed Show which ran from September 24, 1958 to March 19, 1966. He
also had a recurring role as a police officer in Matt Houston on ABC-TV
from September 26,1982 to July 19, 1985.