Dick Van Dyke is a multi-talented American entertainer. He is a writer, actor, comedian, producer, singer, and dancer.
Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
Richard Wayne Van Dyke was born on December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri, USA. His father, Loren Van Dyke, was a traveling salesman who died in 1976, and his mother, Hazel Van Dyke, was a teacher who died in 1992. Jerry Van Dyke, his brother, is an actor and comedian. He was born and raised in the Illinois town of Danville. Both actors, Carey and Shane Van Dyke are Dick Van Dyke’s grandsons. He went to Danville High School.
Dick Van Dyke’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
Dick Van Dyke, who was born on December 13, 1925, is 96 years old as of today, August 5, 2022. His height is 1.85 m, and he weighs 82 kg.
Dick Van Dyke’s Profession & Career
During World War II, Dick Van Dyke left school to become a United States Army Air Forces pilot. Still, he was accepted as a radio announcer and later worked in Special Services entertainment. Before becoming an actor, he worked as a radio DJ and went on a comedy tour with Phil Erickson, performing at nightclubs and touring across the country.
After many guest appearances and minor acting roles, as well as some stage work, Dick Van Dyke made his television debut in “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” which aired on CBS from 1961 to 1966. After that, he had another self-titled show called “The New Dick Van Dyke Show.”
The musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie” is regarded as Dick Van Dyke’s debut film. He received numerous nominations and won an Academy Award for his performance in the musical fantasy film “Mary Poppins.” Dick Van Dyke’s most recent long-running series was “Diagnosis Murder,” a comedy-mystery drama that aired on CBS from 1993 to 2001.
His 2017-2018 films include three comedies, “Wait for Your Laugh,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show: Now in Living Color!” and “Capture the Flag,” as well as a musical fantasy, “Mary Poppins Returns,” a sequel to one of his earlier films. He released his debut album, “Step Back in Time,” in 2017.
Achievements and Awards
He won three Primetime Emmy Awards for “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” including two for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and one for Outstanding Comedy Series. Van received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series for his work on “Van Dyke and Company.” He won the Grammy Award for Best Album for Children for his work on the film “Mary Poppins.”
Dick Van Dyke’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship
His first wife was Margie Willett. Their marriage was formed in 1948, and their divorce was finalized in 1984. Dick and Margie had two sons, Barry Van Dyke and Christian Van Dyke, and two daughters, Carrie Beth Van Dyke and Stacy Van Dyke. Margie Willett passed away in 2008.
In 2012, He married Arlene Silver. He lived with actress Michelle Triola between his first and second marriages until her death from lung cancer on October 30, 2009.
Dick Van Dyke’s Salary and Net Worth
His net worth is likely to be greater than $55 million as of August 2022. He amassed his fortune in the tens of millions of dollars by starring in TV movies and series for decades. Films starring he has grossed millions at the box office, including “Night at the Museum” and “Dick Tracy.” Millions of people tuned in to watch his early self-titled shows on CBS.
|Celebrated Name||Dick Van Dyke|
|Real Name||Richard Wayne Van Dyke|
|Age||96 years old|
|Birth Date||13 December 1925|
|Birth Place||West Plains, Missouri, United States|
|Wife||Arlene Silver (m. 2012), Margie Willett (m. 1948–1984)|
|Children||Yes ( Barry Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, Christian Van Dyke, Carrie Beth van Dyke)|
|Profession||American actor, comedian, writer, singer, and dancer,|
|Net Worth||$55 million|