Dick Van Dyke

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Richard Wayne Van Dyke
  • Birth Place: West Plains, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/13/1925, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; writer; singer
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Dick Van Dyke Fast Facts:
  • Was an announcer for the Armed Forces Network during World War II.
  • Made his TV debut on The Phil Silvers Show in 1957.
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show was originally titled Head of the Family and the lead was played by show creator Carl Reiner; network executives recast Van Dyke in the role after seeing his Tony-winning performance on Broadway in Bye, Bye Birdie.
  • Delivered the eulogy at the 1965 funeral for his idol, actor Stan Laurel.
  • Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1995.
  • At the age of 80, began a new series of Hallmark Channel TV movies with Murder 101 (2006).
  • Performed with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and singer-songwriter Leslie Bixler on the 2010 children's album Rhythm Train.
  • Dick Van Dyke Relationships:
  • Michelle Triola - Ex-significant Other
  • Hazel Van Dyke - Mother
  • Barry Van Dyke - Son
  • Jerry Van Dyke - Brother
  • Stacey Van Dyke - Daughter
  • Carrie Beth Van Dyke - Daughter
  • Marjorie Willett - Ex-wife
  • Loren Van Dyke - Father
  • Christian Van Dyke - Son
  • Arlene Singer - Wife
  • Dick Van Dyke Awards:
  • 1965 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Winner
  • 1977 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program - Winner
  • 1965 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1964 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series - Winner
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1964 Grammy: Best Recording for Children - Winner
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Actor in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie - Nominee
  • 1974 Emmy: Best Lead Actor in a Drama - Nominee
  • 1964 Grammy: Best Musical Album for Children - Winner
  • 1963 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Winner
  • 1966 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1961 Tony: Actor, Supporting or Featured (Musical) - Winner

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