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Dick Van Dyke

Who is Dick Van Dyke? Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Nationality

Dick Van Dyke has spent seven decades in the entertainment industry as an actor, comedian, singer, songwriter, and dancer. He began as a CBS Morning Show host but quickly rose to prominence with his own TV sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show. The actor has appeared in numerous TV shows and films and has won numerous awards. Similarly, he will be honored with the Kennedy Center Honors in 2021.

Richard Wayne Van Dyke was born in West Plains, Missouri in 1925. The actor will be 95 years old on December 13th, his birthday. He is of White ethnicity and has American nationality.

Family, Parents, Siblings, Education

Dick Van Dyke was born to Hazel Victoria and Loren Wayne “Cookie” Van Dyke. His mother worked as a stenographer, and Dyke father was a salesperson. His parents raised him alongside his older brother, Jerry Van Dyke, in Danville, Illinois. Dyke brother, who was also an actor, died in 2018. There is no information about his education.

The Professional Career of Dick Van Dyke 

Dick got his start as a radio DJ in the 1940s. He also performed in a comedy duo with pantomime performer Phil Erickson. Dick made his first television appearances on Chance of a Lifetime, The Phil Silvers Show, The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, and The Polly Bergen Show. In 1958, he made his Broadway debut in a production of The Girls Against the Boys, and in 1960, he starred as the lead in Bye Bye Birdie.

Van Dyke has created work that he is proud of despite the ups and downs. Dick’s career took off when he starred in his own CBS sitcom, “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” which ran from 1961 to 1966 and earned him three Emmy Awards. Following the success of his first project, the actor went on to star in The New Dick Van Dyke Show from 1971 to 1974. Dick, in addition to a successful television career, had a promising film career, appearing in Mary Poppins in 1964. Similarly, Van Dyke released his first solo album, Step (Back) In Time, in 2017.

Quick Facts

Real Name Richard Wayne Van Dyke
Birthday December 13, 1925
Birthplace West Plains, Missouri
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Comedia, Dancer, Writer, and Singer
Married/Wife Arlene Silver
Net Worth $50 Million
Parents Hazel Victoria and Loren Wayne “Cookie” Van Dyke
Siblings Jerry Van Dyke

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Net Worth, Salary, and Income

Altar Egos, Faith Hope, Hilarity, and Those Funny Kids! are among the five books written by the actor. Dick Van Dyke has a net worth of $50 million as of 2022.

Where can we contact Dick Van Dyke? Social Media Presence

Dick Van Dyke is available on any kind of social media platform including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. His Instagram name is (@official_dick_van_dyke).

Awards and Nominations

He has not received any significant honors yet but based on his work, he may receive nominations in the future.

Relationship, Married, Affair

Dick’s first marriage was to Margerie Willett. On the radio show Bride and Groom on February 12, 1948, the couple married. In addition, they had four children: Christian, Barry, Stacy, and Carrie Beth. Dick and his first wife, on the other hand, divorced in 1984 after a long separation. The actor began his relationship with Michelle Triola in 1976 and they lived together for 30 years before Michelle’s death in 2009.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair Color

Dick Van Dyke stands 6 feet tall. The actor’s hair is both white and blue in color.

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Rumors and Controversies

He has not been involved in any issues, and we have not heard any rumors about him up to this point.