Butch Patrick was born as Patrick Lilley August 2, 1953. As a child actor before "The Munsters," he had a small part on "The Real McCoys." During his Munster days, Butch admits to having a crush on Beverley Owen. In interviews, he fondly remembers his two years on the show, especially working with Fred Gwynne, who was like a real father to him and Al Lewis, who loved to play catch in between takes. Being on the show was a lot of fun for him, and he was disappointed when it came to an end after two years.
    In the 1970s, he became somewhat a teen heart throb and starred on the series, "Lidsville." In the 1980s, he had a record out from his band, Eddie and the Monsters which  included a version of the Munsters theme with lyrics, called "Whatever Happened to Eddie?" By that time, there was a proposed deal with him and George Barris that he would travel with the Koach and sign autographs.
    Other notable TV appearances of his include "Mr. Ed," "The Monkees," "I Dream of Jeannie," and "My Three Sons."  He's been a guest on numerous talk shows in recent years, including "Vicki!" "Geraldo," and "The Pat Sajak Show." On "Pat Sajak," he surprised Al Lewis who didn't know that Butch was on the show. Al later returned the favor on "Geraldo."  Butch, Al (until his death), and Pat Priest were the three original cast members who appear the most on talk shows and at celebrity conventions and it's now quite hard for them to surprise each other anymore. Butch is busiest around Halloween time, and in recent years appeared at a Halloween party at the reproduction 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Texas.

Butch as Milo in The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)


Cox, Stephen. The Munsters Television's First Family of Fright. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1989.