Name: Dick Van Dyke
Profession: TV Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 185 cm
Age: 98
Birth Place: West Plains - Missouri
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke is a TV Actor, and he was born on 13 December - 1925(98 years old) in Missouri. Dick Van Dyke zodiac sign is Sagittarius. More detailed information about Dick Van Dyke given below.

About Dick Van Dyke

He got a SAG Life Achievement Award in 2012 and a Disney Legend Award in 1998 for his work on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder. He starred in the 1964 film Mary Poppins and was cast in the sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, which was set to be released in 2018.

Trivia

He plays the character Cecil Fredricks in the Night at the Museum films. 

Dick Van Dyke before fame

During World War II, he worked as a radio broadcaster for the United States Army Air Corps before joining the Special Services as an entertainer.

Achievement of Dick Van Dyke

In the Night at the Museum movie, he portrays Cecil Fredricks.

Salary 2020

Not known

Net Worth 2020

$50 Million

Dick Van Dyke family life

On February 12, 1948, he married Margie Willett on the radio show Bride and Groom, and on February 29, 2012, he married Arlene Silver after their divorce on May 4, 1984.

Associations of Dick Van Dyke

In the hit 1963 musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie, he co-starred with Janet Leigh.

Dick Van Dyke Physique Measurements

Weight in kg - N/A
Height 185 cm
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Family Members of Dick Van Dyke

Name Relationship Net worth Profession
Jerry Van Dyke Brother $40 million (2018) Actor
Carrie Beth Van Dyke Daughter N/A
Stacy Van Dyke Daughter N/A
Michelle Triola Marvin Former partner N/A
Margie Willett Former spouse N/A
Jessica Van Dyke Grandchildren N/A
Taryn Van Dyke Granddaughter N/A
Carey Van Dyke Grandson N/A
Wes Van Dyke Grandson N/A
Shane Van Dyke Grandson $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) Actor
Nancee Kelly Niece N/A
Christian Van Dyke Son N/A
Barry Van Dyke Son $3 million (2016) Actor
Arlene Silver Spouse N/A Celebrity Family Member

Dick Van Dyke Timeline

  • 1925

    Van Dyke was born on December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (nu00e9e McCord; 1896u20131992), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne "Cookie" Van Dyke (1898u20131976), a salesman. He grew up in Danville, Illinois. He is the older brother of actor Jerry Van Dyke (1931u20132018), 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.

  • 1944

    Van Dyke left high school in 1944, his senior year, intending to join the United States Army Air Forces for pilot training during World War II. Denied enlistment several times for being underweight, he was eventually accepted for service as a radio announcer before transferring to the Special Services and entertaining troops in the continental United States. He received his high school diploma in 2004 at the age of 78.

  • 1947

    During the late 1940s, Van Dyke was a radio DJ in Danville, Illinois. In 1947, Van Dyke was persuaded by pantomime performer Phil Erickson to form a comedy duo with him called "Eric and Vanu2014the Merry Mutes." The team toured the West Coast nightclub circuit, performing a mime act and lip synching to old 78 records. They brought their act to Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1950s and performed a local television show featuring original skits and music called "The Merry Mutes".

  • 1948

    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.

  • 1954

    Van Dykeu0027s start in television was with WDSU-TV New Orleans Channel 6 (NBC), first as a single comedian and later as emcee of a comedy program. Van Dykeu0027s first network TV appearance was with Dennis James on Jamesu0027 Chance of a Lifetime in 1954. He later appeared in two episodes of The Phil Silvers Show during its 1957u201358 season. He also appeared early in his career on ABCu0027s The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom and NBCu0027s The Polly Bergen Show. During this time a friend from the Army was working as an executive for CBS television and recommended Van Dyke to that network. Out of this came a seven-year contract with the network. During an interview on NPRu0027s Wait Wait... Donu0027t Tell Me! program, Van Dyke said he was the anchorman for the CBS morning show during this period with Walter Cronkite as his newsman.

  • 1959

    In November 1959, Van Dyke made his Broadway debut in The Girls Against the Boys. He then played the lead role of Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie, which ran from April 14, 1960, to October 7, 1961. In a May 2011 interview with Rachael Ray, Van Dyke said that when he auditioned for a smaller part in the show he had no experience as a dancer, and that after he sang his audition song he did an impromptu soft-shoe out of sheer nervousness. Gower Champion, the showu0027s director and choreographer, was watching, and promptly went up on stage to inform Van Dyke he had the lead. An astonished Van Dyke protested that he could not dance, to which Champion replied: "Weu0027ll teach you". That musical won four Tony awards including Van Dykeu0027s Best Featured Actor Tony, in 1961. In 1980, Van Dyke appeared in the title role in the first Broadway revival of The Music Man.

  • 1961

    From 1961 to 1966, Van Dyke starred in the CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, in which he portrayed a comedy writer named Rob Petrie. Originally the show was supposed to have Carl Reiner as the lead but CBS insisted on recasting and Reiner chose Van Dyke to replace him in the role. Complementing Van Dyke was a veteran cast of comic actors including Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Jerry Paris, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Richard Deacon, and Carl Reiner (as Alan Brady), as well as 23-year-old Mary Tyler Moore, who played Robu0027s wife Laura Petrie. Van Dyke won three Emmy Awards as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and the series received four Emmy Awards as Outstanding Comedy Series. From 1971 to 1974, Van Dyke starred in an unrelated sitcom called The New Dick Van Dyke Show in which he portrayed a local television talk show host. Although the series was developed by Carl Reiner and starred Hope Lange as his wife, and he received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance, the show was less successful than its predecessor, and Van Dyke pulled the plug on the show after just three seasons. In 1973, Van Dyke voiced his animated likeness for the October 27, 1973 installment of Hanna-Barberau0027s The New Scooby-Doo Movies, "Scooby-Doo Meets Dick Van Dyke," the seriesu0027 final first-run episode. The following year, he received an Emmy Award nomination for his role as an alcoholic businessman in the television movie The Morning After (1974). Van Dyke revealed after its release that he had recently overcome a real-life drinking problem. He admits he was an alcoholic for 25 years. That same year he guest-starred as a murderous photographer on an episode of Columbo, Negative Reaction. Van Dyke returned to comedy in 1976 with the sketch comedy show Van Dyke and Company, which co-starred Andy Kaufman and Super Dave Osborne. Despite being canceled after three months, the show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Series. After a few guest appearances on the long-running comedy-variety series The Carol Burnett Show, Van Dyke became a regular on the show, in the fall of 1977. However, he only appeared in half of the episodes of the final season. For the next decade he appeared mostly in TV movies. One atypical role was as a murdering judge on the second episode of the TV series Matlock in 1986 starring Andy Griffith. In 1987, he guest-starred in an episode of Airwolf, with his son Barry Van Dyke, who was the lead star of the showu0027s fourth and final season on USA Network. In 1989, he guest-starred on the NBC comedy series The Golden Girls portraying a lover of Beatrice Arthuru0027s character. This role earned him his first Emmy Award nomination since 1977.

  • 1964

    Van Dyke received a Grammy Award in 1964, along with Julie Andrews, for his performance on the soundtrack to Mary Poppins. In 1970, he published Faith, Hope and Hilarity: A Childu0027s Eye View of Religion a book of humorous anecdotes based largely on his experiences as a Sunday School teacher. Van Dyke was principal in "KXIV Inc." and owned 1400 AM KXIV in Phoenix (later KSUN) from 1965 to 1985.

  • 1969

    In 1969, Van Dyke appeared in the comedy-drama The Comic, written and directed by Carl Reiner. Van Dyke portrayed a self-destructive silent film era comedian who struggles with alcoholism, depression, and his own rampant ego. Reiner wrote the film especially for Van Dyke, who often spoke of his admiration for silent film era comedians such as Charlie Chaplin and his hero Stan Laurel. Also in 1969, Van Dyke played Rev. Clayton Brooks, a small-town minister who leads his Iowa town to quit smoking for 30 days to win $25 million (equal to $174,296,733 today) from a tobacco company in "Cold Turkey", although that film was not released until 1971.

  • 1972

    Van Dyke is sober and struggled with alcoholism in his past, and checked into a hospital for three weeks in 1972 to be treated for his addiction.

  • 1987

    All of Van Dykeu0027s children are married, and he has seven grandchildren. His son Chris was district attorney for Marion County, Oregon, in the 1980s. In 1987, Van Dykeu0027s granddaughter Jessica Van Dyke died from Reye syndrome, which led him to do a series of commercials to raise public awareness of the danger of aspirin to children.

  • 1990

    On Larry King Live, Van Dyke mentioned he turned down the lead role in The Omen which was played by Gregory Peck. He also mentioned his dream role would have been the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. Twenty-one years later in 1990, Van Dyke, whose usual role had been the amiable hero, took a small but villainous turn as the crooked DA Fletcher in Warren Beattyu0027s film Dick Tracy. Van Dyke returned to motion pictures in 2006 with Curious George as Mr. Bloomsberry and as villain Cecil Fredericks in the Ben Stiller film Night at the Museum. He reprised the role in a cameo for the sequel, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), but it was cut from the film. It can be found in the special features on the DVD release. He also played the character again in the third film, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014).

  • 1991

    Van Dyke became a computer animation enthusiast after purchasing a Commodore Amiga in 1991. He is credited with the creation of 3D-rendered effects used on Diagnosis: Murder and The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited. Van Dyke has displayed his computer-generated imagery work at SIGGRAPH, and continues to work with LightWave 3D.

  • 1999

    As an a cappella enthusiast, he has sung in a group called "Dick Van Dyke and The Vantastix" since September 2000. The quartet has performed several times in Los Angeles as well as on Larry King Live, The First Annual TV Land Awards, and sang the national anthem at three Los Angeles Lakers games including a nationally televised NBA Finals performance on NBC. Van Dyke was made an honorary member of the Barbershop Harmony Society in 1999.

  • 2003

    His film work affected his TV career: the reviews he received for his role as D.A. Fletcher in Dick Tracy led him to star as the character Dr. Mark Sloan first in an episode of Jake and the Fatman, then in a series of TV movies on CBS that became the foundation for his popular television drama Diagnosis: Murder. The series ran from 1993 to 2001 with son Barry Van Dyke co-starring in the role of Dr. Sloanu0027s son Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan. Also starring on the same show was daytime soap actress Victoria Rowell as Dr. Sloanu0027s pathologist/medical partner, Dr. Amanda Bentley, and Charlie Schlatter in the role of Dr. Sloanu0027s student, Dr. Jesse Travis. Van Dyke continued to find television work after the show ended, including a dramatically and critically successful performance of The Gin Game, produced for television in 2003 that reunited him with Mary Tyler Moore. In 2003, he portrayed a doctor on Scrubs. A 2004 special of The Dick Van Dyke Show titled The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited was heavily promoted as the first new episode of the classic series to be shown in 38 years. Van Dyke and his surviving cast members recreated their roles; although nominated for a Primetime Emmy, the program was roundly panned by critics. In 2006 he guest-starred as college professor Dr. Jonathan Maxwell for a series of Murder 101 mystery films on the Hallmark Channel.Van Dyke began his film career by playing the role of Albert J. Peterson in the film version of Bye Bye Birdie (1963). Despite his unhappiness with the adaptationu2014its focus differed from the stage version in that the story now centered on a previously supporting characteru2014the film was a success. That same year, Van Dyke was cast in two roles: as the chimney sweep Bert, and as bank chairman Mr. Dawes Senior, in Walt Disneyu0027s Mary Poppins (1964). For his scenes as the chairman, he was heavily costumed to look much older and was credited in that role as "Navckid Keyd" (at the end of the credits, the letters unscramble into "Dick Van Dyke"). Van Dykeu0027s attempt at a cockney accent has been lambasted as one of the worst accents in film history, cited by actors since as an example of how not to sound. In a 2003 poll by Empire magazine of the worst-ever accents in film, he came in second (to Sean Connery in The Untouchables, despite Connery winning an Academy Award for that performance). According to Van Dyke, his accent coach was Irish, who "didnu0027t do an accent any better than I did", and that no one alerted him to how bad it was during the production. Still, Mary Poppins was successful on release and its appeal has endured. "Chim Chim Cher-ee", one of the songs that Van Dyke performed in Mary Poppins, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the Sherman Brothers, the filmu0027s songwriting duo.

  • 2009

    Van Dyke lived with longtime companion Michelle Triola Marvin for more than 30 years, until her death in 2009.

  • 2010

    In 2010, Van Dyke appeared on a childrenu0027s album titled Rhythm Train, with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and singer Leslie Bixler. Van Dyke raps on one of the albumu0027s tracks.

  • 2012

    On February 29, 2012, at the age of 86, Van Dyke married 40-year-old make-up artist Arlene Silver. They had met six years earlier at the SAG awards.

  • 2013

    In April 2013, Van Dyke revealed that for seven years he had been experiencing symptoms of a neurological disorder, in which he felt a pounding in his head whenever he lay down, but despite his undergoing tests, no diagnosis had been made. He had to cancel scheduled appearances due to fatigue from lack of sleep because of the medical condition. In May 2013, he tweeted that it seemed his titanium dental implants may be responsible.On August 19, 2013, it was reported that the 87-year-old Van Dyke was rescued from his Jaguar by a passerby after the car had caught fire on the US 101 freeway in Calabasas, Los Angeles County. He was not injured in the fire, although the car burned down to its frame.

  • 2016

    In July 2016 while campaigning for Bernie Sanders, Van Dyke said of Donald Trump, "He has been a magnet to all the racists and xenophobes in the country. I havenu0027t been this scared since the Cuban Missile Crisis. I think the human race is hanging in a delicate balance right now, and Iu0027m just so afraid he will put us in a war. He scares me."

  • 2017

    In 2017, Van Dyke released his first solo album since 1963u0027s Songs I Like. The album, Step (Back) In Time, was produced by Bill Bixler (who also played sax), with arrangements by Dave Enos (who also played bass) and features noted musicians John Ferraro (Drums), Tony Guerrero (Trumpet & Vocal duet), Mark LeBrun (Piano), Charley Pollard (Trombone) and Leslie Bixler (Vocals). Step (Back) In Time was released by BixMix Records and showcases Van Dyke in a jazz and big band setting on classic songs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

  • 2018

    In 2018, Van Dyke portrayed Mr. Dawes Jr. in Mary Poppins Returns. He had previously portrayed both Bert and Mr. Dawes, Sr. (Mr. Dawes, Jr.u0027s late father), in the original film.

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