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.
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.
Father: Hazel Van Dyke
Brother: Jerry Van Dyke Spouse: Margie Willett (m. 1948 – d.1984), Arlene Silver (m. 2012)
Dick Van Dyke Bio/Wiki
Full Name: Richard Wayne Van Dyke
Date of Birth: December 13, 1925
Profession: Actor, comedian, singer, dancer
Height, Weight & More
Height: 5’10”(feet & inches) Height in meter 1.778 meter Height in cm 177.8 cm
Weight: 82 kg Weight in lbs 180.4 lbs
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.
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. Age: 93 years old
Birthplace: West Plains, Missouri, U.S.
Residence: Malibu, California, U.S.
Nationality: American Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Hair Color: Dark Brown / Grey
Eye color: Blue
Dick Van Dyke Wife, Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Wife/Spouse: Margie Willett (m. 1948 – d.1984), Arlene Silver (m. 2012)
Dick Van Dyke Salary and Networth($50 m)
He earns a numerous amount of money from his work but has not been disclosed to the media or public. His estimated net worth is about $50 million which he earns from his profession.
- 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.
Year Title Role Notes
1963 Bye Bye Birdie Albert F. Peterson
1964 What a Way to Go! Edgar Hopper
Mary Poppins Bert/Mr. Dawes Sr.
1965 The Art of Love Paul Sloane/Toulouse aka Picasso
1966 Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. Lt. Robin Crusoe
1967 Divorce American Style Richard Harmon
Fitzwilly Claude R. Fitzwilliam
1968 Never a Dull Moment Jack Albany
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Caractacus Potts
1969 Some Kind of a Nut Fred Amidon
The Comic Billy Bright
1971 Cold Turkey Reverend Clayton Brooks
1975 Tubby the Tuba Tubby the Tuba (voice)
1979 The Runner Stumbles Father Brian Rivard
1990 Dick Tracy D.A. Fletcher
2001 Walt: The Man Behind the Myth Narrator (voice)
2005 Batman: New Times Commissioner Gordon (voice)
2006 Curious George Mr. Bloomsberry (voice)
Night at the Museum Cecil J. Fredricks
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Cecil J. Fredricks Deleted Scene
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Himself
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Cecil J. Fredricks
2015 Merry Xmas Father Short film
2016 Troll and Yusop (voice)
2017 If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast Himself Documentary film
2018 The Great Buster: A Celebration Himself Documentary film
2018 Buttons Unexpected visitor Musical film
2018 Mary Poppins Returns Mr. Dawes Jr. Cameo
Although he is not seen in the regular release of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Van Dyke’s work can be seen in the “Deleted Scenes” section of the film’s DVD, along with Bill Cobbs and Mickey Rooney.
Year Title Role Notes
1955–1956 The Morning Show Host CBS Television
1956 CBS Cartoon Theatre Host 13 episodes Television
1956–1957 To Tell the Truth Panelist 5 episodes Television
1957–1958 The Phil Silvers Show Pvt. Lumpkin / Pvt. “Swifty” Bilko 2 episodes Television
1958 The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams Himself Television
1958–1959 Mother’s Day Host Television
1959 Laugh Line Host Canceled after 3 months Television
1961–1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show Rob Petrie + others 158 Episodes Television
1969 Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman Himself Special (with Mary Tyler Moore) Television
1970 Dick Van Dyke Meets Bill Cosby Himself Special (with Bill Cosby) Television
1971–1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show Dick Preston 72 episodes Television
1973 The New Scooby-Doo Movies Himself (voice) Episode: “The Haunted Carnival”
1974 Julie and Dick at Covent Garden Himself Special (with Julie Andrews)
Columbo Paul Galesko Episode: “Negative Reaction” Television
The Morning After Charlie Lester Movie television
1976 Van Dyke and Company Himself Variety Series Television
Lola! Cast member Series Television
1977 The Carol Burnett Show Cast member 11 episodes Television
1979 Supertrain Waldo Chase Episode: “And a Cup of Kindness Too” Television
1981 True Life Stories Charlie Documentary Television
Harry’s Battles Harry Fitzsimmons Unsold half-hour pilot television
How to Eat Like a Child Himself Special Television
1982 The Country Girl Frank Elgin Movie Television
Drop-Out Father Ed McCall Movie
1983 CBS Library Father (voice) Episode: “Wrong Way Kid”
Found Money Max Sheppard Movie
1984 Donald Duck’s 50th Birthday Himself/Host Special
1985 American Playhouse Les Dischinger Episode: “Breakfast with Les and Bess”
1986 Strong Medicine Sam Hawthorne Movie
Matlock Judge Carter Addison Episode: “The Judge”
1987 Ghost of a Chance Bill Nolan Movie
Highway to Heaven Wally Dunn Episode: “Wally”
Airwolf Malduke Episode: “Malduke”
1988 The Van Dyke Show Dick Burgess 10 episodes
1989 The Golden Girls Ken Episode: “Love Under the Big Top”
1990 Matlock Judge Carter Addison Episode: “The Kidnapper” (stock footage from episode “The Judge”)
1991 Daughters of Privilege Buddy Keys Movie
Jake and the Fatman Dr. Mark Sloan Episode: “It Never Entered My Mind” (Backdoor pilot for Diagnosis: Murder)
1992 Diagnosis of Murder Dr. Mark Sloan Diagnosis: Murder movie
The House on Sycamore Street Dr. Mark Sloan Diagnosis: Murder movie
1993 The Town Santa Forgot Narrator/Old Jeremy Creek (voice) Special
A Twist of the Knife Dr. Mark Sloan Diagnosis: Murder movie
1993–2001 Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Mark Sloan Lead role (178 episodes); also an executive producer (137 episodes)
1993 Coach Luthor Van Dam’s Cousin (uncredited) Episode: “Christmas of the Van Damned”
1999 Becker Fred Becker Episode: “Becker the Elder” (episode 13)
2000 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Duke Episode: “Welcome Back, Duke”
2002 A Town Without Pity Dr. Mark Sloan Diagnosis: Murder movie
Without Warning Dr. Mark Sloan Diagnosis: Murder movie
2003 The Gin Game Weller Martin Movie
The Alan Brady Show Webb (voice) Special
Scrubs Dr. Townshend Episode: “My Brother, My Keeper”
2004 The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited Rob Petrie Special
2006 Murder 101 Dr. Jonathan Maxwell Movie
2007 Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses Dr. Jonathan Maxwell Movie
Murder 101: College Can Be Murder Dr. Jonathan Maxwell Movie
2008 Murder 101: The Locked Room Mystery Dr. Jonathan Maxwell Movie
2011 Hollywood Treasure Himself Episode: “Chitty Chitty Bid Bid”
2012 The Doctors Himself Talkshow
Fun with Dick and Jerry Van Dyke Himself Movie
2013 Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! Himself Episode: “Born in the Valley; Hollywood Finale”
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered Kenneth Brandt 2 episodes
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Captain Goof-Beard (voice) Episode: “Mickey’s Pirate Adventure”
2015 The Middle Dutch Spence Episode: “Two of a Kind”
Awards and nominations
Year Association Category Work Result
1961 Tony Awards Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Bye Bye Birdie Won Bye Bye Birdie
1964 Grammy Awards Grammy Award for Best Album for Children Mary Poppins Won
1964 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Mary Poppins Nominated
1964 Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Dick Van Dyke Show Won Emmy Awards
1965 Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment The Dick Van Dyke Show Won Emmy Awards
1966 Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Dick Van Dyke Show Won Emmy Awards
1971 Golden Globe Awards Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor Musical/Comedy The New Dick Van Dyke Show Nominated
1974 Emmy Awards Best Lead Actor in a Drama The Morning After Nominated Emmy Awards
1977 Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series Van Dyke and Company Won Emmy Awards
1976 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program Van Dyke and Company Won
1984 Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in Children’s Programming CBS Library: The Wrong Way Kid” Won Emmy Awards
1990 Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Golden Girls: Love Under the Big Top Nominated
1994 American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy Won
2003 Television Critics Association Career Achievement Won
2013 Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Won
2015 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Pirate Adventure Nominated Emmy Awards
2017 Britannia Awards Britannia Award for Excellence in Television Won
How Old Is Dick Van Dyke?
93 Years, December 13, 1925
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Who Is Dick Van Dyke Married To?
Dick Van Dyke spouse
What Is Dick Van Dyke Marital Status?
(Single, Married, In Relation Or Divorce): Married
When Did Dick Van Dyke Get Married?
(Married Date):, 2012
How Many Children Does Dick Van Dyke Have?
(Name): Four(Christian, Barry, Stacy, Carrie Beth)
Is Dick Van Dyke Having Any Relationship Affair?
Is Dick Van Dyke Gay?
Who Is Dick Van Dyke Wife?
(Name) Arlene Silver