Tommy Rettig

Tommy Rettig
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Tommy Rettig Biography

Thomas Noel Rettig, more familiarly Tommy Rettig or, as an adult, Tom Rettig (December 10, 1941 – February 15, 1996), was an American child actor and computer software engineer and author. Rettig is best remembered for having portrayed the character "Jeff Miller" in the first three seasons of CBS's Lassie television series, from 1954-1957, later seen in syndicated re-runs as Jeff's Collie.

Rettig was born to a Jewish father, Elias Rettig, and a Christian mother, Rosemary Nibali, in Jackson Heights section of Queens, New York. He started his career at age six, on tour with Mary Martin in the play Annie Get Your Gun in which he played Little Jake. Read Full Bio >>