Actor Dick Van Dyke Early life, Career, Films,TV shows, Wife, Global recognition

Published Date   17th Dec. 2017, 18:10 pm
Actor Dick Van Dyke Early life, Career, Films,TV shows, Wife, Global recognition
Quick Info
Birth Name:Richard Wayne Van Dyke
Nationality:American
Net Worth:$30 million
Qualification:High School Diploma




Actor Dick Van Dyke, globally known as a famous American actor, comedian, singer, dancer, writer and producer. He is best known for his role as ‘Rob Petrie’ on the CBS television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Synopsis

Actor Dick Van Dyke, born on December 13, 1925 in West Plains, Missouri, U.S. His birth sign is Sagittarius. He holds an American nationality. He belongs to white ethnicity.

He has good personality with height of six feet and one inch. He possess dark brown eyes with similar hair color. He has well maintained body.

He is working professionally as an actor, writer, singer and dancer. He is a married person. He got married with Arlene Silver in 2012 and Margie Willet in 1948. He has four children named Barry Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, Carrie Beth Van Dyke and Christian Van Dyke.

Early life and education

He was born in West Plains, Missouri, U.S. He was born to salesman father Loren Wayne Van Dyke and a stenographer mother Hazel Victoria. He grew up in Danville, Illinois and raised with his older brother Jerry Van Dyke.

Actor Dick Van Dyke belongs to the ancient descent Dutch, English, Irish and Scottish. He completed his school level education with his classmate Donald O’ Connor and Bobby Short.

During his childhood period, he considered himself as becoming a minister. He forgot this ambition after joining high school’s drama club. Furthermore, he had developed his singing and dancing skills in school musicals.

After the completion of his high school, he joined United States Army Air Forces for pilot training. In 2004, he received high school diploma.

Career and net worth

In 1940, he has pursued his career working in the radio and television in Atlanta and New Orleans. Later, he signed a seven year contract with CBS in 1950. But he left after 3 years.

Actor Dick Van Dyke started performing a minor role in the Broadway comedy review Girls Against the Boys. He shifted to another production after having only 2 weeks in the Broadway comedy review.

After that he, along with Chita Rivera, Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly were casted in the musical Bye Bye Birdie in 1960. This music made a big hit. In 1961, he was awarded with Tony Award for his significant role.

His net worth is estimated to be $30 million.

Films and Television shows

He has made his debut in several films and television shows. His films includes ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ in 1963, ‘What a Way to Go!’ and ‘Mary Poppins in 1964, ‘The Art of Love’ in 1965, ‘Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N’ in 1966, ‘Divorce American Style’ and ‘Fitzwilly’ in 1967, ‘Cold Turkey’ in 1971, ‘Batman: New Times’ in 2005, ‘Curious George’ and ‘Night at the Museum’ in 2006 and many others.

His latest films such as ‘Alexander and the Terrible’, ‘Horrible’, ‘No Good’ and ‘Very Bad Day’ in 2014, ‘Merry Xmas’ in 2015 and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ in 2018.

Actor Dick Van Dyke, appeared in several television shows including ‘The Morning Show’, ‘CBS Cartoon Theater’, ‘To Tell the Truth’, ‘The Phil Silvers Show’, ‘The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams’, ‘Mother’s Day’, ‘Laugh Line’ and others.

His recent television shows includes ‘Hollywood Treasure’, ‘The Doctors’, ‘Fun with Dick and Jerry Van Dyke’, ‘Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!’, ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’ and ‘The Middle’.

Affairs and Wife

Viewing his personal life, he at first married to Margerie Willet in 1948. They had four children named Barry Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, Carrie Beth Van Dyke and Christian Van Dyke.

In 1984, the couple divorced officially. Before having divorce, the couple started living separately for few years.

He was engaged with Trioia who was working as Van Dyke agent’s secretary. Trioia was an ex-girlfriend of Lee Marvin in 1970. He lived with Trioia until her death in 2009 and approximately more than 30 years.

When he was 86 years old, he got married to make-up artist, Arlene Silver in March 2012. At that time, Arlene was just 40 years old.

Global recognition

Actor Dick Van Dyke, globally recognized as an American actor, comedian, singer and producer. He is best known for his role as ‘Rob Petrie’ on the CBS television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show.

He has received awards from several workplace. He was awarded with Tony Awards in 1961, Grammy Awards and Emmy Awards. He became the winner of Emmy Awards for 3 consecutive years including 1964, 1965 and 1966.

He was nominated for Golden Globe Awards in 1964 and also in 1971. Later, she won the People’s Choice Awards as a favorite male performer in a New TV program in 1976.

He is honored with American Comedy Awards in 1994 as a lifetime achievement award in comedy. He won career achievement award for Television Critics Association in 2003. Also, he won the Screen Actors Guild award as lifetime achievement in 2013.

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