Jay North began a career as a child actor at the age of six. He became a household name for his portrayal of Dennis Mitchell on the CBS sitcom Dennis the Menace
(1959-1963), based on the comic strip created by Hank Ketcham.
After leaving show business and disclosing the truth of a troubled childhood as a
child actor, North began working with fellow former child star Paul Petersen and
the organization, A Minor Consideration, using his own experiences as a child
performer to counsel other children working within the entertainment industry.