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Dick Van Dyke Wiki, Net Worth, Age, Affairs, Bio & More

Dick Van Dyke, born as Richard Wayne Van Dyke is an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, and producer. The elder brother of the late artist Jerry Van Dyke and father of actor Barry Van Dyke, he has worked for about seven decades in the entertainment industry. He first got fame from his radio and stage career and then went on to play his breakthrough role of Rob Petrie in CBS’s ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show,’ a sitcom that ran from 1961 to 1966. Besides Television, Dyke also made prominent appearances in musical films and movies, such as ‘Bye Bye Birdie’, ‘Curious George’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ and ‘Curious George’, to name a few. He also served in the United States Air Force during World War II. Born to Loren Wayne “Cookie” Van Dyke, a salesman, and Hazel Victoria, a stenographer, the future actor grew up in Danville, Illinois, along the side of his brother Jerry.

He went on to visit Danville High School where his schoolmates were Bobby Short and Donald O’Connor, both of whom would go on to become successful entertainers. Dyke became a computer animation believer in 1991. His passion was seen in ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited’ and ‘Diagnosis: Murder’ where he used his own 3D-rendered effects. He has also revealed his computerized symbolism work at SIGGRAPH. A father of four, the American actor has been married twice. The veteran actor is the beneficiary of numerous awards including the SAG Life Achievement Award.

American Actor Dick Van Dyke

American Actor Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke Bio/Wiki

Birth NameRichard Wayne Van Dyke
Nick NameDick Van Dyke
Age(as in 2020) 95 Years
ReligionNot Known
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignSagittarius
Birth PlaceWest Plains, Missouri, U.S.
Date of BirthDecember 13, 1925
NationalityAmerican
ResidenceMalibu, California, U.S.
Home TownNot Known
HobbiesNot Known

Family

Mother's NameLoren
Father's NameHazel Van Dyke
BrotherJerry Van Dyke
SisterNot Known

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/SpouseWillett (m. 1948 – d.1984)
Arlene Silver (m. 2012)
Marriage DateNot Known
ChildrenNot Known

Education

SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
ProfessionActor, comedian, singer, dancer
Brands EndorsedNot Known
Career ManagerNot Known

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in inches 5'10''
in meter 1.778 meter
in cm 177.8 cm
Weight (Approx.)82 kg  Weight
in lbs 180.4 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest SizeNot Known
Biceps SizeNot Known
Waist SizeNot Known

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityNot Known
Hair ColorDark Brown / Grey
Eye ColorBlue
S*xual OrientationNot Known
Dress SizeNot Known
Shoe SizeNot Known

Favourite Things

Favourite FoodNot Known
Favourite ActorsNot Known
Favourite ColorsNot Known
Favourite SportNot Known
ControversiesNot Known
American Actor Dick Van Dyke television show

American Actor Dick Van Dyke television show

Dick Van Dyke Family, Education & More

Van Dyke was born on December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (née McCord; 1896 – 1992), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne “Cookie” Van Dyke (1898–1976), a salesman. He grew up in Danville, Illinois. He is the older brother of actor Jerry Van Dyke (1931–2018), who sometimes appeared as his brother in The Dick Van Dyke Show but is best known for a role in the TV series Coach. Van Dyke is a Dutch surname, although he has English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry as well. His family line traces back to Mayflower passenger John Alden.

Among Van Dyke’s high school classmates in Danville were Donald O’Connor and Bobby Short, both of whom would go on to successful careers as entertainers. One of his closest friends was a cousin of Gene Hackman, the future actor, who also lived in Danville in those years. Van Dyke’s mother’s family was very religious, and for a brief period in his youth, he considered a career in ministry, although a drama class in high school convinced him that his true calling was as a professional entertainer. In his autobiography, he wrote, “I suppose that I never completely gave up my childhood idea of being a minister. Only the medium and the message changed. I have still endeavored to touch people’s souls, to raise their spirits and put smiles on their faces.” Even after the launch of his career as an entertainer, he taught Sunday school in the Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder, and he continued to read such theologians as Buber, Tillich, and Bonhoeffer, who helped explain in practical terms the relevance of religion in everyday life.

Dick Van Dyke Age, Personal Life & More

On February 12, 1948, while appearing at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, he and the former Margerie Willett were married on the radio show Bride and Groom. They had four children: Christian, Barry, Stacy, and Carrie Beth. They divorced in 1984 after a long separation. Van Dyke lived with longtime companion Michelle Triola for more than 30 years, until her death in 2009.

He incorporated his children and grandchildren into his TV endeavors. Son Barry Van Dyke, grandsons Shane Van Dyke, and Carey Van Dyke along with other Van Dyke grandchildren and relatives appeared in various episodes of the long-running series Diagnosis: Murder. Although Stacy Van Dyke was not well known in show business, she made an appearance in the Diagnosis: Murder Christmas episode “Murder in the Family” (season 4) as Carol Sloan Hilton, the estranged daughter of Dr. Mark Sloan.

American Actor Dick Van Dyke in the show bye bye birdie

All of Van Dyke’s children are married; he has seven grandchildren. His son Chris was a district attorney for Marion County, Oregon, in the 1980s. In 1987, Van Dyke’s granddaughter Jessica Van Dyke died from Reye’s syndrome, which led him to do a series of commercials to raise public awareness of the danger of aspirin to children.

Dick Van Dyke Net Worth

Dick Van Dyke is a legendary actor, comedian director, and producer who has a net worth of $50 million. Dick Van Dyke Net Worth through his acting roles in many successful films, musicals, TV sitcoms, and dramas, as well as his abilities as a director and producer.

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)$50 million
Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceActor, comedian, singer, dancer

His younger brother Jerry Van Dyke is known for his role on the TV show Coach. Dick was a radio announcer in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He got married to Margerie Willett on the radio show Bride and Groom. In 1960 and 1961 he starred on Broadway in Bye Bye Birdie and won the Best Featured Actor Tony.

Career

  • During the late 1940s, American Dick Van Dyke served as a radio DJ in Danville. In 1947, he formed a comedy duo with pantomime performer Phil Erickson called “Eric and Van the Merry Mutes”. The duo first toured the West Coast nightclub circuit and then brought their act to Atlanta in the early 1950s. Then they performed in a local TV show featuring original skits and music titled “The Merry Mutes.”
  • Dyke then started his career on American television through a comedy program on WDSU-TV New Orleans Channel 6 (now NBC). His first appearance on the American network TV was in ‘James’ Chance of a Lifetime’ in 1954. During his early career, the actor also appeared on NBC’s ‘The Polly Bergen Show’ and ABC’s ‘The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom.’
  • In November 1959, he made his Broadway debut in the play ‘The Girls against the Boys’. From April 1960 to October 1961, he played the lead role of Albert Peterson in the play ‘Bye Bye Birdie’.
  • In 1961, Dyke was approached for the sitcom ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’. He eventually agreed to appear in the drama as Rob Petrie alongside veteran actors Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Richard Deacon, Ann Morgan Guilbert, and Carl Reiner.
  • He landed his first film role in 1963 when he played the lead role of Albert Peterson in the movie version of ‘Bye Bye Birdie’. Soon after this, Dyke was cast in two roles in Walt Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’. He next had a role in the comedy-drama ‘The Comic’ which was written and directed by Carl Reiner.
  • The American legend starred in the sitcom ‘The New Dick Van Dyke Show’ from 1971 to 1974 where he played a local television talk show host. In 1973, he lent his voice to the final episode titled ‘Scooby-Doo Meets Dick Van Dyke’ in Hanna-Barbera’s ‘The New Scooby-Doo Movies.’
  • Dyke then returned to comedy in the year 1976 with a sketch comedy show called ‘Van Dyke and Company.’
  • In 1980, he played the title role in the Broadway revival of ‘The Music Man’. During the rest of the decade, he did mostly TV films. One of the artist’s roles was as a murdering judge on an episode of the series ‘Matlock.’
  • In 1987, he guest-starred in an episode of the TV series ‘Airwolf’ with his son Barry Van. Two years later, Dyke appeared on NBC’s ‘The Golden Girls’. In 1990, he took a minor but villainous role as DA Fletcher in Warren Beatty’s movie ‘Dick Tracy’.
  • He portrayed a doctor in the media drama ‘Scrubs’ in 2003. After this, the actor made a guest appearance as Dr. Jonathan Maxwell in the series ‘Murder 101.’
  • In 2006, he returned to motion pictures and appeared in the movie ‘Night at the Museum.’ Three years later, he reprised his role in the film’s sequel called ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’. Dyke played the role once again in the third movie ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ in 2014.
  • In 2010, he appeared in the children’s album ‘Rhythm Train.’ He rapped on one of the album’s songs.
  • In 2017, he released his first solo album ‘Step (Back) In Time’. He also recorded a duet single with actress Jane Lynch. This song titled “We’re Going Caroling” was released as a Christmas track that year.

Movies List

1963Bye Bye Birdie 
1964What a Way to Go!
Mary Poppins 
1965The Art of Love 
1966Lt. Robin Crusoe
1967Divorce American Style 
Fitzwilly Claude 
1968Never a Dull Moment
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 
1969Some Kind of a Nut
The Comic 
1971Cold Turkey Reverend
1975Tubby the Tuba Tubby 
1979The Runner Stumbles Father
1990Dick Tracy 
2001Walt: The Man Behind the Myth 
2005Batman: New Times Commissioner
2006Curious George
Night at the Museum
2009Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 
2014Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
2015Merry Xmas Father 
2016Troll and Yusop
2017If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast 
2018The Great Buster: A Celebration 
Buttons Unexpected 
Mary Poppins Returns 

TV Shows & Serials List

1955–1956The Morning Show 
1956CBS Cartoon Theatre 
1956–1957 To Tell the Truth Panelist 
1957–1958 The Phil Silvers 
1958The Chevy Showroom Starring 
1958–1959Mother's Day 
1959Laugh Line
1961–1966 The Dick Van Dyke 
1969Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman 
1970Dick Van Dyke Meets Bill Cosby
1971–1974 The New Dick Van Dyke
1973The New Scooby-Doo 
1974Julie and Dick at Covent Garden
Columbo Paul Galesko 
The Morning After
1976Van Dyke and Company
Lola!
1977The Carol Burnett 
1979Supertrain Waldo Chase
1981True Life Stories 
Harry's Battles 
How to Eat Like a Child 
1982The Country Girl 
Drop-Out
1983CBS Library 
Found Money
1984Donald Duck's 50th Birthday 
1985American Playhouse 
1986Strong Medicine 
Matlock Judge
1987Ghost of a Chance 
Highway to Heaven 
Airwolf Malduke
1988The Van Dyke Show
1989The Golden Girls
1990Matlock 
1991Daughters of Privilege 
Jake and the Fatman 
1992Diagnosis of Murder 
The House on Sycamore Street 
1993The Town Santa Forgot 
A Twist of the Knife
1993–2001Diagnosis: Murder
1993Coach Luthor
1999Becker Fred Becker 
2000Sabrina the Teenage 
2002A Town Without Pity 
Without Warning
2003The Gin Game 
The Alan Bradyx
Scrubs
2004The Dick Van Dyke Show 
2006Murder 101 
2007Murder 101: If Wishes Were 
Murder 101: College Can Be Murder
2008Murder 101: The Locked Room Mystery
2011Hollywood Treasure 
2012The Doctors
Fun with Dick and Jerry
2013Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! 
2014Signed, Sealed, Delivered 
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
2015The Middle Dutch Spence
American show bye bye birdie

American show bye bye birdie

Dick Van Dyke Emmy Awards, Nominations and Wins Television

Dick Van Dyke Emmy Awards, Nominations and Wins Television

Awards and nominations

YearAwardWon/Nominated
1961Tony Awards Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Bye Bye Birdie
Won
1964Grammy Awards Grammy Award for Best Album for Children Mary Poppins
Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Dick Van Dyke Show
Won
19641964 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Mary Poppins
Nominated
1965Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment The Dick Van Dyke ShowWon
1966Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Dick Van Dyke Show
Won
1971Golden Globe Awards Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor Musical/Comedy The New Dick Van Dyke Show
Nominated
1974Emmy Awards Best Lead Actor in a Drama The Morning After
Nominated
1977Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series Van Dyke and CompanyWon
1976People's Choice Awards Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program Van Dyke and Company
Won
1984Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming CBS Library: The Wrong Way Kid"
Won
1990Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Golden Girls: Love Under the Big Top
Nominated
1994American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy
Won
2003Television Critics Association Career AchievementWon
2013Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement
Won
2015Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Pirate Adventure
Nominated
2017Britannia Awards Britannia Award for Excellence in TelevisionWon
Dick Van Dyke Emmy Awards, Nominations and Wins Television Academy

Dick Van Dyke Emmy Awards, Nominations and Wins Television Academy

FAQ’s

How Old Is Dick Van Dyke?
95 Years, December 13, 1925
How Tall Is Van Dyke?
6′ 1″
How Much Is Dick Van Dyke Net Worth?
50$ Million
How Many Children Does Dick Van Dyke Have?
Four(Christian, Barry, Stacy, Carrie Beth)

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