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Dick Van Dyke Wiki: Richard Wayne Van Dyke born December 13, 1925, is an American actor, comedian, singer, and dancer, whose entertainment career has spanned seven decades.
He first gained recognition on radio and Broadway, then he became known for his role as Rob Petrie on the CBS television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, which ran from 1961 to 1966. He also gained significant popularity for roles in the musical films Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Mary Poppins(1964), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), and Mary Poppins Returns (2018). His other prominent film appearances include roles in The Comic(1969), Dick Tracy (1990), Curious George (2006), Night at the Museum (2006), and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014). Other prominent TV roles include the leads in The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–74), Diagnosis: Murder (1993–2001), and Murder 101 (2006–08) which both co-starred his son Barry.
Dick Van Dyke Bio
Dick 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 is best known for a role on the TV series Coach. Dick Van Dyke has Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry, with a family line that traces back to Mayflower passenger John Alden.
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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.
Dick 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 Dick 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 Dick Van Dyke‘s children are married; he has seven grandchildren. His son Chris was district attorney for Marion County, Oregon, in the 1980s. In 1987, Dick 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 Mary Poppins Returns
The climactic moment, teased in the film’s trailer, is a showstopper for Dick Van Dyke, and one of two memorable appearances by legendary actors – the other by Angela Lansbury – in the sequel to 1964’s “Mary Poppins”.
Dick Van Dyke, who just turned 93, starred in the original film with two roles: as Cockney chimney sweep Bert and as an aged banker Mr. Dawes, who died laughing in the end. In “Mary Poppins Returns,” set 20 years later, Dick Van Dyke literally jumped at the chance to play Mr. Dawes Jr.
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