Jerry Van Dyke

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Danville, Illinois, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/27/1931, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; comedian
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Jerry Van Dyke Fast Facts:
  • After high school, played banjo and did stand-up comedy at strip clubs and nightclubs in the Danville area.
  • Joined the Air Force, where he was a member of the entertainment group Tops in Blue. Appeared with Tops in Blue on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1954.
  • Guest starred as the brother of his real-life brother Dick Van Dyke on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis Murder.
  • Turned down opportunities to play Gilligan on Gilligan's Island and to replace Don Knotts on the Andy Griffith Show.
  • Toured with his brother Dick Van Dyke in the play The Sunshine Boys in 2011.
  • Jerry Van Dyke Relationships:
  • Hazel Van Dyke - Mother
  • L.W. "Cookie" Van Dyke - Father
  • Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance - Daughter
  • Shirley Jones - Wife
  • Terri Lynn - Daughter
  • Ronald Van Dyke - Son
  • Carol - Ex-wife
  • Dick Van Dyke - Brother
  • Jerry Van Dyke Awards:
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee

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