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About Dick Van Dyke

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.


Birth Name Richard Wayne Van Dyke
Nick Name Dick Van Dyke
Age (as in 2020) 95 Years
Religion Not Known
Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Birth Place West Plains, Missouri, U.S.
Date of Birth December 13, 1925  [1]wikipedia
Nationality American
Residence Malibu, California, U.S.
Home Town Not Known
Hobbies Not Known

Physical  Stats

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

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Extra Ordinary Features

Race / Ethnicity Not Known
Hair Color Dark Brown / Grey
Eye Color Blue
S*xual Orientation Not Known
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Mother’s Name Loren
Father’s Name Hazel Van Dyke
Brother Jerry Van Dyke
Sister Not Known
Wife/Spouse Willett (m. 1948 – d.1984)
Arlene Silver (m. 2012)
Marriage Date Not Known
Children Not Known

Personal Life

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Educational Qualification Not Known
Profession Actor, comedian, singer, dancer
Brands Endorsed Not Known
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Year Award Won/Nominated
1961 Tony Awards Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Bye Bye Birdie Won
1964 Grammy 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
1964 1964 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Mary Poppins Nominated
1965 Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment The Dick Van Dyke Show Won
1966 Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Dick Van Dyke Show Won
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
1977 Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series Van Dyke and Company Won
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
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
2017 Britannia Awards Britannia Award for Excellence in Television Won

Relationship & more

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Favorite Things

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Favourite Actors Not Known
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Money Factor

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 Salary Under Review
Income Source Actor, 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.


  • 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

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

TV Shows & Serials List

1955–1956 The Morning Show
1956 CBS Cartoon Theatre
1956–1957 To Tell the Truth Panelist
1957–1958 The Phil Silvers
1958 The Chevy Showroom Starring
1958–1959 Mother’s Day
1959 Laugh Line
1961–1966 The Dick Van Dyke
1969 Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman
1970 Dick Van Dyke Meets Bill Cosby
1971–1974 The New Dick Van Dyke
1973 The New Scooby-Doo
1974 Julie and Dick at Covent Garden
Columbo Paul Galesko
The Morning After
1976 Van Dyke and Company
1977 The Carol Burnett
1979 Supertrain Waldo Chase
1981 True Life Stories
Harry’s Battles
How to Eat Like a Child
1982 The Country Girl
1983 CBS Library
Found Money
1984 Donald Duck’s 50th Birthday
1985 American Playhouse
1986 Strong Medicine
Matlock Judge
1987 Ghost of a Chance
Highway to Heaven
Airwolf Malduke
1988 The Van Dyke Show
1989 The Golden Girls
1990 Matlock
1991 Daughters of Privilege
Jake and the Fatman
1992 Diagnosis of Murder
The House on Sycamore Street
1993 The Town Santa Forgot
A Twist of the Knife
1993–2001 Diagnosis: Murder
1993 Coach Luthor
1999 Becker Fred Becker
2000 Sabrina the Teenage
2002 A Town Without Pity
Without Warning
2003 The Gin Game
The Alan Bradyx
2004 The Dick Van Dyke Show
2006 Murder 101
2007 Murder 101: If Wishes Were
Murder 101: College Can Be Murder
2008 Murder 101: The Locked Room Mystery
2011 Hollywood Treasure
2012 The Doctors
Fun with Dick and Jerry
2013 Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
2015 The Middle Dutch Spence  [2]IMDB

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