- 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.
- 1974, Emmy — Best Lead Actor in a Drama: Nominee
- 1965, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment: Winner
- 1964, Grammy — Best Musical Album for Children: Winner
- 1964, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series: Winner
- 1961, Tony — Actor, Supporting or Featured (Musical): Winner
- 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
- 1966, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Winner
- 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special: Nominee
- 1965, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
- 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 1977, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program: Winner
- 1963, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series: Nominee
- 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Winner
- 1972, Golden Globe — Actor in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie: Nominee
- 1964, Grammy — Best Recording for Children: Winner
- 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
- Marjorie Willett — Ex-wife
- Hazel Van Dyke — Mother
- Carrie Beth Van Dyke — Daughter
- Christian Van Dyke — Son
- Barry Van Dyke — Son
- Jerry Van Dyke — Brother
- Stacey Van Dyke — Daughter
- Loren Van Dyke — Father
- Michelle Triola — Ex-significant Other
- Arlene Singer — Wife
Let's Talk About Sex on TV, Baby
Sex Ed Week explores the ways TV is pushing boundaries forward – and the ways it still lets us down
Every Episode of Game of Thrones, Ranked From Worst to Best
Find out which episode of the HBO hit reigns supreme.
Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now
- 1. Angry Red Keeps Things Interesting on The Blacklist
- 2. One Chicago Is Losing Three of Its Stars, Including Jon Seda
- 3. Bellamy and Echo Will Be a 'Great Unit' in The 100 Season 6
- 4. Station 19 Just Tried to Pull a This Is Us with Chief Ripley
- 5. Grey's Anatomy: Jo's Downward Spiral Is Going to Ruin Her Life
- 6. All the Easter Eggs You Missed From The Twilight Zone, Legacies, Game of Thrones, and More
- 7. Everything We Know About The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 So Far