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.

Awards

  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Dick Van Dyke — Brother
  • Hazel Van Dyke — Mother
  • Shirley Jones — Wife
  • Terri Lynn — Daughter
  • Ronald Van Dyke — Son
  • Carol — Ex-wife
  • L.W. "Cookie" Van Dyke — Father
  • Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance — Daughter

Next On TVSee all »

Details

  • Birth Place: Danville, Illinois, United States
  • Birthday: July 27, 1931, Leo
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
  • User Rating:4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)
  • Your Rating:

Trending TonightSee all »