Barry Van Dyke

Actor, Screenwriter
A pleasant journeyman player of sitcoms and TV dramas, Barry Van Dyke lacked the originality of his famous father, Dick Van Dyke and the quirky qualities of his uncle Jerry Van Dyke, but he has carved out a niche ... Read more »
Born: 07/30/1951 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Strawberry Summer 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder 101: Locked Room Mystery 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder 101: College Can Be Murder 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder: Deadly Mirage 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Full House 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Funny Flubs & Screw Ups VII 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dick Van Dyke: Put on a Happy Face 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Van Dyke Show 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Canterville Ghost 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Redd Foxx Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Mom 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun Shy 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Powers of Matthew Star 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Casino 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Galactica 1980 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghost of a Chance 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Conquest of the Earth 1979 (Movie)

Dillon (Actor)

It Happened at Lake Wood Manor 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Harvey Korman Show 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

What's Up Doc? 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Tabitha 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Harvey Korman Show 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Van Dyke and Company 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

A Twist of the Knife (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis of Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Murder 101 (TV Show)

Actor

Stalk the Wild Child (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A pleasant journeyman player of sitcoms and TV dramas, Barry Van Dyke lacked the originality of his famous father, Dick Van Dyke and the quirky qualities of his uncle Jerry Van Dyke, but he has carved out a niche playing supporting parts and occasional leads in a host of TV projects.

The small screen career of this blond, blandly handsome actor (whose looks favor his mother) is closely tied to that of his father. Van Dyke first appeared before the camera at age nine in a brief moment on an episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show". He can also be seen in a 1962 episode as a would-be neighborhood performer auditioning for the TV show written by Rob Petrie. He went on to make occasional appearances and served as a production assistant on "The New Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS, 1971-74) and was a series regular on the short-lived variety series "Van Dyke & Company" (NBC, 1976). He began to move away from working with his famous father with a regular role as the boyfriend of Christine Lahti on the limited run sitcom "The Harvey Korman Show" (ABC, 1978) and as a lieutenant enlisted to prepare earth for the upcoming battle of the planets in "Battlestar Gallactica" (ABC, 1980). Van Dyke had the role of gambler Russell Donovan in the Western spoof "Gun Shy" (CBS, 1983), inspired by the Disney Apple Dumpling Gang features. On the short-lived "The Redd Foxx Show" (ABC, 1986), he played a local policeman hanging out in the diner run by Foxx. In 1987, Van Dyke joined "Airwolf" when it moved from CBS to the USA Network, portraying St. John Hawke, the long-lost brother of Jan-Michael Vincent.

Van Dyke first played his father's son for the cameras in 1988 on the short-lived sitcom "The Van Dyke Show" (CBS). But it was as police detective Steve Sloan that he got the opportunity to act alongside his father for a long duration. He first played the role in the TV-movie "Diagnosis of Murder" (CBS, 1992) and in two subsequent sequels before CBS added the series to its schedule in 1993.

Relationships

Christian Van Dyke

Brother

Carrie Beth Van Dyke

Sister

Stacey Van Dyke

Sister

Mary Dyke

Wife
married c. 1974

Dick Dyke

Father

Taryn Dyke

Daughter

Carey Dyke

Son
born c. 1975

Shane Dyke

Son
born c. 1979

Wes Dyke

Son

Jerry Dyke

Uncle

Dick Van Dyke Actor

Father
Born Dec. 13, 1925 Co-starred on the CBS series "Diagnosis Murder"

Marjorie Willett

Mother
was Dick's high school sweetheart divorced in 1978

EDUCATION

Pierce Junior College

Woodland Hills , California

Milestones

1992

Originated role of Steve Sloan in the TV-movie "Diagnosis of Murder"

1988

Played his father's son on "The Van Dyke Show" (CBS)

1987

Played brother to Jan-Michael Vincent on "Airwolf" (USA Network episodes only)

1986

Had featured role on "The Redd Foxx Show" (ABC)

1983

Was lead in short-lived sitcom "Gun Shy" (CBS)

1980

Made TV-movie debut, "Casino" (ABC)

1980

Co-starred in feature film "Conquest of the Earth"

1978

Co-starred on "Battlestar Gallactica" (ABC)

1976

Was a series regular on the short-lived NBC variety series "Van Dyke & Company"

1970

Made occasional appearances on "The New Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS); also worked as a production assistant

1961

Made TV debut at age nine on father's TV series

Reprised role of Steve Sloan in the series "Diagnosis Murder" (CBS)

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