Dick Van Dyke

Actor, Comedian, Writer
Much loved by generations of fans for his comic - as well as sometimes underestimated song and dance talents - and a seemingly endless supply of joie de vivre, Dick Van Dyke was a multiple Emmy winner and television ... Read more »
Born: 12/13/1925 in West Plains, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (126)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 (Movie)

Cecil (Actor)

The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

America Celebrates July 4th at Ford's Theatre 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

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

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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

Actor

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

Actor

The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Curious George 2006 (Movie)

Bloomsberry (Voice)

Night at the Museum 2006 (Movie)

Cecil Fredricks (Actor)

The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gin Game 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

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

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

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I Love Lucy -- 50th Anniversary Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Inside TV Land 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Becker 1971 - 1974, 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1971 - 1974, 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Great American History Quiz: Americana 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Paul Lynde: Off Center 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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

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The New Dick Van Dyke Show 1971 - 1974, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Michael Landon 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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CBS: The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Mary Tyler Moore 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Carl Reiner: Still Laughing 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Dick Van Dyke Show Remembered 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Town Santa Forgot 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

District Attorney Fletcher (Actor)

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS News Special: Lucy 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Roger Rabbit & the Secrets of Toontown 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Van Dyke Show 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 40th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Ghost of a Chance 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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NBC Presents the AFI Comedy Special 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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This Is Your Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Arthur Hailey's "Strong Medicine" 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars XVIII 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Breakfast With Les and Bess 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Donald Duck's 50th Birthday 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Found Money 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Wrong Way Kid 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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How to Eat Like a Kid 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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True Life Stories 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Harry's Battles 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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CBS: On the Air 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Carol Burnett Show 1967 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Runner Stumbles 1978 (Movie)

Father Rivard (Actor)

Van Dyke and Company 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Lola 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Perry Como's Spring in New Orleans 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Van Dyke and Company 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Confessions of Dick Van Dyke 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The John Denver Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Don't Call Me Mama Anymore 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Julie and Dick in Covent Garden 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Morning After 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Dick Van Dyke Meets Bill Cosby 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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I'm a Fan 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Cold Turkey 1971 (Movie)

Reverend Clayton Brooks (Actor)

Robert Young and the Family 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The First Nine Months Are the Hardest 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Some Kind of a Nut 1969 (Movie)

Fred Amidon (Actor)

The Comic 1969 (Movie)

Billy Bright (Actor)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 (Movie)

Caractacus Potts (Actor)

Divorce American Style 1967 (Movie)

Richard Harmon (Actor)

Fitzwilly 1967 (Movie)

Fitzwilliam (Actor)

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. 1965 (Movie)

Lt Robin Crusoe (Actor)

The Art of Love 1965 (Movie)

Paul Sloan (Actor)

Mary Poppins 1964 (Movie)

Bert (Actor)

Bye Bye Birdie 1963 (Movie)

Albert Peterson (Actor)

The Jack Benny Hour 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

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What a Way to Go! 1963 (Movie)

Edgar Hopper (Actor)

A Ghost of a Chance (Movie)

Bill Nolan (Actor)

A Twist of the Knife (TV Show)

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Daughters of Privilege (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis of Murder (TV Show)

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Drop-Out Father (TV Show)

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Found Money (Movie)

Max Shepherd (Actor)

Murder 101 (TV Show)

Actor

The Alan Brady Show (TV Show)

Voice
Music (2)

Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (Movie)

("Jolly Holiday") (Song Performer)

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World 2006 (Movie)

("Put On A Happy Face") (Song Performer)
Director (1)

The Nancy Dussault Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

Much loved by generations of fans for his comic - as well as sometimes underestimated song and dance talents - and a seemingly endless supply of joie de vivre, Dick Van Dyke was a multiple Emmy winner and television legend for his work on the beloved sitcom, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS, 1961-66). The Illinois native had already endeared himself to audiences as the star of the hit Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie," which earned him a Tony Award in 1961, and he continued to delight audiences during the series' network run with films like "Mary Poppins" (1964) and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968), but it was his famous sitcom which defined him. Van Dyke struggled to find a quality project after the series left the air, but remained a welcome presence in TV movies and guest shots until the early 1990s, when he scored again as a doctor-turned-sleuth on "Diagnosis Murder" (CBS, 1993-2001). Predictably, the indefatigable Van Dyke never adhered to the concept of retirement and continued to pop up in such projects as the animated feature "Curious George" (2006) and a new series of made-for-TV mysteries, beginning with "Murder 101" (Hallmark, 2006). A consummate entertainer and ambassador of goodwill for more than 50 years, Van Dyke never failed to put a smile on the faces of audiences of all ages.

Relationships

Arlene Silver

Wife
Met 2006 at the SAG Awards Married Feb. 29, 2012

Michelle Triola

Companion
Unsuccessfully sued Lee Marvin in 1977 after her relationship with him ended Began a relationship with Van Dyke during the late 1980s Couple lived together more than 30 years until her death in 2009

Stacy Van Dyke Actor

Daughter
Mother, Marjorie Van Dyke; acted with father on "The New Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS) and "Diagnosis Murder" (CBS)

Barry Van Dyke Actor

Son
Born July 31, 1951; mother, Marjorie Van Dyke Co-starred on the CBS series "Diagnosis Murder"

Loren Van Dyke

Father

Marjorie Van Dyke

Wife
Were high school sweethearts Married on Feb. 12, 1948 Divorced on May 4, 1984

Jerry Van Dyke Actor

Brother
Born July 27, 1931; best remembered for playing Luther Van Dam on the ABC series "Coach" from 1989-97

Hazel Van Dyke

Mother

Carrie Van Dyke

Daughter
Mother, Marjorie Van Dyke Appeared on "The New Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS) in 1971

Christian Van Dyke

Son
Mother, Marjorie Van Dyke

Milestones

2009

Re-teamed with Ben Stiller for the sequel "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"

2006

Voiced Mr. Bloomsberry in "Curious George," the big screen version of the popular children's books

2006

Acted opposite Ben Stiller in the action-adventure-comedy "Night at the Museum"

2006

Took a starring role as college professor Dr. Jonathan Maxwell for a series of "Murder 101" mystery films on the Hallmark Channel

2004

Revised his role as Rob Petrie in "The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited" (CBS), a television special which brought together the old cast of the 1960s hit show

1993

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1993

First played Dr. Mark Sloan in the TV-movie "Diagnosis Murder" (CBS); later made two follow-up movies before reprising the role on a weekly series; also executive produced the series

1992

Names spokesman for the cable channel Nickelodeon's "Nick at Night" programming

1990

Took on a villainous turn as the crooked D.A Fletcher in Warren Beatty's movie "Dick Tracy"

1989

Guest starred on NBC's hit sitcom "The Golden Girls" as Dorothy's (Bea Arthur's) beau; earned an Emmy nomination

1988

Had a short-lived return to TV with "The Van Dyke Show" on CBS

1986

First TV miniseries, Arthur Hailey's "Strong Medicine"

1980

Starred on Broadway in a short-lived revival of the musical "The Music Man"

1979

Returned to feature films in a leading role in the disastrous "The Runner Stumbles"

1977

Joined the final season of "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS) as a regular

1976

Starred in the short-lived NBC variety series "Van Dyke and Company"

1974

Acted in first TV-movie, "The Morning After" (ABC)

1970

Starred as Dick Preston on the CBS comedy, "The New Dick Van Dyke Show"

1968

Cast as a wacky professor in the musical comedy "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

1964

Played Burt the Chimney Sweep opposite Julie Andrews in the family classic "Mary Poppins"

1963

Made film debut in the film version of "Bye, Bye Birdie"

1961

Starred as Rob Petrie, the head writer of a comedy variety show filmed in Manhattan, on the CBS sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show"

1960

Co-starred in the Broadway musical "Bye, Bye Birdie"

1959

Made Broadway debut in "The Girls Against the Boys"

1958

Was a regular on ABC's "The Andy Williams Show"

1956

Hosted "CBS Cartoon Theatre"

1955

Hosted "The Morning Show" on CBS

1953

Hosted the local TV show "The Music Shop" in Atlanta, GA

1948

Married his wife Marjorie on the radio show "Bride and Groom" in order to afford a ring and a honeymoon

1947

Toured with the nightclub act The Merry Mutes and as half of 'Eric and Van' with friend Philip Erickson

Served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II

Bonus Trivia

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In 1987, his granddaughter Jessica Van Dyke died from Reye's Syndrome, which compelled him to do a series of television commercials to raise public awareness of the danger to children.

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Van Dyke was inducted to the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1995.

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