Barry Van Dyke

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Barry Van Dyke
Barry Van Dyke 1980.JPG
Van Dyke in 1980
Born(1951-07-31) July 31, 1951 (age 63)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
OccupationActor, Writer, Director, Presenter
Years active1962-present
Spouse(s)Mary Carey (1974-present) 4 children
ChildrenShane Van Dyke
ParentsDick Van Dyke
 
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Barry Van Dyke
Barry Van Dyke 1980.JPG
Van Dyke in 1980
Born(1951-07-31) July 31, 1951 (age 63)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
OccupationActor, Writer, Director, Presenter
Years active1962-present
Spouse(s)Mary Carey (1974-present) 4 children
ChildrenShane Van Dyke
ParentsDick Van Dyke

Barry Van Dyke (born July 31, 1951) is an American actor and the second son of actor and entertainer, Dick Van Dyke, and nephew of Jerry Van Dyke. He has one older brother, Christian, and two younger sisters, Stacy and Carrie Beth. He is best known to audiences as Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan, a homicide detective and the son of Mark Sloan (played by Dick Van Dyke) on Diagnosis: Murder. In the show, the characters' relatives were frequently played by real-life family members.[1]

Barry's TV debut was as Florian, a violin-toting nine-year-old in "The Talented Neighborhood" episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show alongside big brother Christian. He worked behind the scenes on subsequent ventures of his father, and has co-starred with him in two television series, The Van Dyke Show (which was cancelled after just five episodes) and Diagnosis: Murder,[2] as well as subsequently becoming a star in his own right, building up an extensive filmography. He also wrote and directed several episodes of Diagnosis: Murder. After Diagnosis: Murder ended, Barry appeared in the Murder 101 television films, again alongside his father.

Barry's other television work includes a starring role in the short-lived Galactica 1980 as Lieutenant Dillon, and appearances in Remington Steele, The Love Boat, Magnum, P.I., The Dukes of Hazzard, as Ace Combat Pilot and former M.I.A. soldier St. John Hawke in the fourth and final season of Airwolf, The A-Team, Gun Shy, Murder, She Wrote, Mork & Mindy, and The Redd Foxx Show.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "WITH AN EYE ON . . . : Diagnosis: Here's a part that came very naturally to actor Barry Van Dyke - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 1994-06-05. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Dick Van Dyke's prescription for success - March 9, 1998". CNN. 1998-03-09. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Barry Van Dyke - Filmography - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 

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