Jerry Van Dyke

Actor, Comedian
For decades, actor and comedian Jerry Van Dyke was largely relegated to footnote status in the annals of entertainment history. He was the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, and for most of his early career, endured a ... Read more »
Born: 07/27/1931 in Danville, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

The Middle 2010 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beds & Breakfast 2014 (Movie)

Pop (Actor)

The Millers 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The District 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grace Under Fire 1988 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Yes, Dear 1988 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The New Addams Family 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Merry Christmas, George Bailey 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Angel 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Coach 1988 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Annabelle's Wish 1996 (Movie)

of Grandpa (Voice)

Blue Skies 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's 40th Anniversary Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Before They Were Stars 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Performer

The Olsen Twins Mother's Day Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

All New Circus of the Stars & Side Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Fresno 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

W.A.R. Women Against Rape 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

13 Queens Boulevard 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel in My Pocket 1968 (Movie)

Bubba (Actor)

My Mother the Car 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Love and Kisses 1964 (Movie)

Freddy (Actor)

The Judy Garland Show 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1963 (Movie)

Norman Jones (Actor)

McLintock! 1962 (Movie)

Matt Douglas Jr (Actor)

Palm Springs Weekend 1962 (Movie)

Biff Roberts (Actor)

Coach (Tv Show)

Actor

Headmaster (TV Show)

Actor

You Wish (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

For decades, actor and comedian Jerry Van Dyke was largely relegated to footnote status in the annals of entertainment history. He was the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, and for most of his early career, endured a string of failed television jobs, including the notorious "My Mother the Car" (NBC, 1965-66), which many went on to credit as the worst series ever made. However, his fortunes rebounded in the late 1980s when he was cast as the befuddled Luther Van Dam on "Coach" (ABC, 1989-1997), which earned him four Emmy nominations, as well as long-overdue respect from the industry. While his five-decade career may have had its share of ups and downs, Van Dyke weathered it with good humor, which, in the end, proved to be his lasting legacy.

Relationships

Jerri Lynn Van Dyke

Daughter
born c. 1963

Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance

Daughter
born June 5, 1958 in Illinois committed suicide by hanging herself November 17, 1991 married actor Jack Nance six months prior to suicide

Ronald A Van Dyke

Son
born in March 1967

Carol Dyke

Wife
divorced in 1974 mother of three children with Van Dyke

Loren Dyke

Father
deceased

Hazel Dyke

Mother
died September 27, 1992 age 95

Dick Dyke

Brother
born December 13, 1925 star of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" on which Jerry had a recurring role--playing the brother (Stacy Petrie) to Dick's character (Rob Petrie)

Dick Van Dyke Actor

Brother
Born Dec. 13, 1925; starred in "Mary Poppins" (1964) and the CBS sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show" from 1961-66

Milestones

2004

Revised role of Stacy Petrie, Rob's brother in "The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited", a television special which brought together the old cast of the 1960's hit show

1998

Joined cast of the ABC sitcom "Teen Angel"

1997

Opened Jerry Van Dyke's Soda Shoppe and Guesthouse in Fort Worth, Texas

1997

Had featured role as a genie on the short-lived ABC comedy "You Wish"

1979

Appeared on short-lived TV sitcom "13 Queens Boulevard" as Steven Winters

1968

Largest film role, supporting Andy Griffith in "Angel in My Pocket"

1965

Played the role of Dave Crabtree on TV sitcom, "My Mother the Car"

1963

Appeared as a regular on "The Judy Garland Show"

1963

Served as emcee for the quiz show, "Picture This"

1963

Acted in the films "McLintock!", "Palm Springs Weekend"

Acted the role of Coach Jerry Brownell in the TV drama series, "The Headmaster"

Played role of Assistant Coach Luther Van Dam on the popular ABC sitcom, "Coach"

Began on the club circuit, often using a banjo as a comic prop

Played the role Jerry Webster in TV comedy, "Accidental Family"

Bonus Trivia

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Nominated several times for an Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for "Coach".

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Van Dyke revitalized the downtown area of Benton, AR by rerfurbishing a movie theater, restaurant, candy store, antique shop and hotel.

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