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Dick Van Dyke

Van Dyke at the Emmy Awards in 1988
BornRichard Wayne Van Dyke
(1925-12-13) December 13, 1925 (age 87)
West Plains, Missouri, U.S.
ResidenceMalibu, California
OccupationActor, comedian, producer, writer, singer
Years active1955–present
Home townDanville, Illinois
TelevisionThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Diagnosis: Murder
Spouse(s)Margie Willett (1948–1984)
Arlene Silver (2012–present)[1]
Partner(s)Michelle Triola
(1976–2009; her death)
Children4; including Barry
RelativesJerry Van Dyke (brother)
Shane Van Dyke (grandson)
AwardsDisney Legend (1998)
SAG Life Achievement (2012)[2]
 
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Dick Van Dyke

Van Dyke at the Emmy Awards in 1988
BornRichard Wayne Van Dyke
(1925-12-13) December 13, 1925 (age 87)
West Plains, Missouri, U.S.
ResidenceMalibu, California
OccupationActor, comedian, producer, writer, singer
Years active1955–present
Home townDanville, Illinois
TelevisionThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Diagnosis: Murder
Spouse(s)Margie Willett (1948–1984)
Arlene Silver (2012–present)[1]
Partner(s)Michelle Triola
(1976–2009; her death)
Children4; including Barry
RelativesJerry Van Dyke (brother)
Shane Van Dyke (grandson)
AwardsDisney Legend (1998)
SAG Life Achievement (2012)[2]

Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer with a career spanning seven decades. He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke and father of Barry Van Dyke. Van Dyke starred in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and in the TV series The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard.[3] Van Dyke received the The Life Achievement Award at the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on January 27, 2013.[4]

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Life and career

Early and personal life

Van Dyke was born in West Plains, Missouri, to Loren (nickname "Cookie") and Hazel (born McCord) Van Dyke, but he grew up in Danville, Illinois. He is the older brother of actor Jerry Van Dyke, who is best known for his role on the TV series Coach. His grandson, Shane Van Dyke, is also an actor and directed Titanic II. He is of Dutch descent on his father's side;[citation needed] his mother was a descendant of Mayflower passenger Peter Browne from England.[5]

During World War II, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps where he became a radio announcer, later transferring to the Special Services entertaining troops in the Continental United States.[6] In 1948, while Van Dyke was appearing at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, he and the former Margerie Willett were married on the radio show Bride and Groom.[7] They had four children: Christian (Chris), Barry, Carrie Beth, and Stacy.[citation needed] They divorced in 1984 after a long separation. He lived with longtime companion Michelle Triola for more than 30 years, until her death in 2009.[8][9] Van Dyke's son Barry Van Dyke and grandsons Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke are also actors; both of these last two, along with other Van Dyke relations and grandchildren, appeared in various episodes of the long-running series Diagnosis: Murder. Although Stacey Van Dyke was not famous in show business, she did make an appearance in a Christmas episode "Murder in the Family" of Diagnosis: Murder (Season 4, Episode 12) as Carol Sloan Hilton, the estranged daughter of Doctor Mark Sloan. "All of Van Dyke's children are married and he has seven grandchildren. His son, Chris, was district attorney for Marion County, Oregon in the 1980s.[10] In 1987, his granddaughter Jessica Van Dyke died from Reye's syndrome,[11] which drove him to do a series of television commercials to raise public awareness of the danger of aspirin to children. In 2010, he said he had once been rescued from drifting out to sea and possible death by a pod of dolphins.[12]

On February 29, 2012, Van Dyke married make-up artist Arlene Silver, 40. They had met six years previously at the SAG awards.[1]

Van Dyke was a heavy cigarette smoker for most of his life. He has been using Nicorrette gum since 2003.[13]

Radio and stage career

During the late 1940s, Van Dyke was a radio DJ in Danville, Illinois. In 1947, Van Dyke was persuaded by Phil Erickson to form a comedy duo with him called "Eric and Van—the Merry Mutes."[14] The team toured the West Coast nightclub circuit, performing a mime act and lip synching to old 78 records. They brought their act to Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1950s and performed a local television show featuring original skits and music called "The Merry Mutes".[15]

In November 1959, Van Dyke made his Broadway debut in The Girls Against the Boys. He then played the lead role of Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie, which ran from April 14, 1960 to Oct 7, 1961. In a May 2011 interview with Rachael Ray, Van Dyke noted that when he auditioned for a smaller part in the show he had no dance experience, and that after he sang his audition song he did an impromptu soft-shoe out of sheer nervousness. Gower Champion, the show's director and choreographer, was watching, and promptly went up on stage to inform Van Dyke he had the lead. An astonished Van Dyke protested that he could not dance, to which Champion replied "We'll teach you". That musical won four Tony awards including Van Dyke's Best Featured Actor Tony, in 1961.[16] In 1980, Van Dyke appeared as the title role in The Music Man on Broadway.[citation needed]

Television career

Dick Van Dyke and Carol Burnett in 1977

Dick Van Dyke's start in television was with WDSU-TV New Orleans Channel 6 (NBC), first as a single comedian and later as emcee of a comedy program.[17] Van Dyke's first network TV appearance was with Dennis James on James' Chance of a Lifetime in 1954. He later appeared on The Phil Silvers Show in the 1957–1958 season. He also appeared early in his career on ABC's The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom and NBC's The Polly Bergen Show. During this time a friend from the Army was working as an executive for CBS television and recommended Van Dyke to that network. Out of this came a seven-year contract with the network.[7] During an interview on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! program, Van Dyke said he was the anchorman for the CBS morning show during this period with Walter Cronkite as his newsman.[18]

From 1961 to 1966, Van Dyke starred in the CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, in which he portrayed a comedy writer named Rob Petrie. Originally the show was supposed to have Carl Reiner as the lead but CBS insisted on recasting and Reiner chose Van Dyke to replace him in the role.[7] Complementing Van Dyke was a veteran cast of comic actors including Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Jerry Paris, Ann Morgan Guilbert, and Carl Reiner (as Alan Brady), as well as television newcomer Mary Tyler Moore, who played Rob's wife, Laura Petrie. Van Dyke won three Emmy Awards as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and the series received four Emmy Awards as Outstanding Comedy Series.[19]

From 1971 to 1974, Van Dyke starred in an unrelated sitcom called The New Dick Van Dyke Show in which he starred as a local television talk show host. He received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance but the show was less successful than its predecessor,[20] and Van Dyke pulled the plug on the show after just three seasons.[21] In 1973, Van Dyke voiced his animated likeness for the October 27, 1973 installment of Hanna-Barbera's The New Scooby-Doo Movies, "Scooby-Doo Meets Dick Van Dyke," the series' final first-run episode. The following year, he received an Emmy Award nomination for his role as an alcoholic businessman in the television movie The Morning After (1974). Van Dyke revealed after its release that he had recently overcome a real-life drinking problem. He admits he was an alcoholic for 25 years.[22] That same year he guest-starred as a murdering photographer on an episode of Columbo. Van Dyke returned to comedy in 1976 with the sketch comedy show Van Dyke and Company, which co-starred Andy Kaufman[23] and Super Dave Osborne. Despite being canceled after three months, the show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Series.[19] When Carol Burnett's main foil, Harvey Korman, quit Burnett's long-running variety series in 1977 Van Dyke took his place. This was the first time he had ever played second banana on television and there were few comic sparks between Van Dyke and Burnett. He left after three months. For the next decade he appeared mostly in low-rated TV movies.[citation needed] One exception was an atypical role as a murdering judge on the first episode of the TV series Matlock in 1986 starring Andy Griffith. In 1989, he guest-starred on the NBC comedy series The Golden Girls portraying a lover of Beatrice Arthur's character. This role earned him his first Emmy Award nomination since 1977.[24]

His film work affected his TV career: the reviews he received for his role as D.A. Fletcher in Dick Tracy led him to star first as the character Dr. Mark Sloan in an episode of Jake and the Fatman, then in a series of TV movies on CBS that became the foundation for his popular television drama Diagnosis: Murder. The series ran from 1993 to 2001 with son Barry Van Dyke co-starring in the role of Dr. Sloan's son Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan. Also starring on the same show was a familiar daytime soap actress, Victoria Rowell, as Dr. Sloan's pathologist/medical partner, Dr. Amanda Bentley, and an unfamiliar character actor and lifelong Van Dyke fan, Charlie Schlatter, in the role of Dr. Sloan's handsome, resident student, Dr. Jesse Travis.[25] Van Dyke continued to find television work after the show ended, including a dramatically and critically successful performance of The Gin Game, produced for television in 2003 that reunited him with Mary Tyler Moore. In 2003 he portrayed a doctor on Scrubs. A 2004 special of The Dick Van Dyke Show titled The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited was heavily promoted as the first new episode of the classic series to be shown in 38 years. Van Dyke and his surviving cast members recreated their roles; the program was roundly panned by critics. In 2006 he guest-starred as college professor Dr. Jonathan Maxwell for a series of Murder 101 mystery films on the Hallmark Channel.

Film career

Dick Van Dyke in the 1964 film Mary Poppins.

Van Dyke began his film career by playing the role of Albert J. Peterson in the film version of Bye Bye Birdie (1963). Despite his unhappiness with the adaptation—its focus differed from the stage version—[26] the film was a success. That same year, Van Dyke was cast in two roles: as the chimney sweep Bert, and as Mr. Dawes Senior, the chairman of the bank in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins (1964). For his scenes as the chairman, he was heavily costumed to look much older, and was credited in that role as "Nackvid Keyd" (at the end of the credits, the letters unscramble into "Dick Van Dyke"). Van Dyke's attempt at a cockney accent has been decried as one of the worst accents in film history, cited by actors since as an example of how not to sound. In a 2003 poll by Empire magazine of the worst-ever accents in film, he came in second.[27][28] According to Van Dyke, his accent coach was Irish, who "didn't do an accent any better than I did."[29][30] Still, Mary Poppins was successful upon release and its enduring appeal has made it one of the most famous films of all time. "Chim Chim Cher-ee", one of the songs that Van Dyke performed in Mary Poppins, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the Sherman Brothers, the film's songwriting duo.

Many of the comedy films Van Dyke starred in throughout the 1960s were relatively unsuccessful at the box office, including What a Way to Go!, Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N., Fitzwilly, The Art of Love, Some Kind of a Nut, Never a Dull Moment, and Divorce American Style. But he also starred (with his native accent, despite the English setting) in the successful musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), which co-starred Sally Ann Howes and featured songs by the Sherman Brothers, and choreography by Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood. The Sherman Brothers, Breaux, and Wood were also songsmiths and choreographers for Mary Poppins.

In 1969, Van Dyke appeared in the comedy-drama The Comic, written and directed by Carl Reiner. Van Dyke portrayed a self-destructive silent-film era comedian who struggles with alcoholism, depression, and his own rampant ego. Reiner wrote the film especially for Van Dyke, who often spoke of his admiration for silent film era comedians such as Charlie Chaplin and his hero Stan Laurel.[31] Twenty-one years later in 1990, Van Dyke, whose usual role had been the amiable hero, took a small but villainous turn as the crooked D.A. Fletcher in Warren Beatty's film Dick Tracy. Van Dyke returned to motion pictures in 2006 with Curious George as Mr. Bloomsberry and as villain Cecil Fredericks in the Ben Stiller film Night at the Museum.[32] He reprised the role in a cameo for the sequel, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian but it was cut from the film. It can be found in the special features on the DVD release.

Other projects

Van Dyke received a Grammy Award in 1964, along with Julie Andrews, for his performance on the soundtrack to Mary Poppins.[33] In 1970, he published Faith, Hope and Hilarity: A Child's Eye View of Religion a book of humorous anecdotes based largely on his experiences as a Sunday School teacher.[34] Van Dyke was principal in "KXIV Inc." and owned 1400 AM KXIV in Phoenix (later KSUN) from 1965 to 1985. KXIV was at one time an applicant for an FM station in the same area.[citation needed]

As an a cappella enthusiast, Van Dyke has sung in a group called "The Vantastix" since September 2000. The quartet has performed several times in Los Angeles as well as on Larry King Live, The First Annual TV Land Awards, and sang the national anthem at three Los Angeles Lakers games including a nationally televised NBA Finals performance on NBC. Van Dyke was made an honorary member of the Barbershop Harmony Society in 1999.[35]

Van Dyke became a computer animation enthusiast after purchasing a Commodore Amiga in 1991. He is credited with the creation of 3D-rendered effects used on Diagnosis: Murder and The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited. Van Dyke has displayed his computer-generated imagery work at SIGGRAPH, and continues to work with LightWave 3D.[36][37] In 2010, Van Dyke appeared on a children's album titled Rhythm Train, with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and singer Leslie Bixler. Van Dyke raps on one of the album's tracks.[38]

Filmography

Films

YearFilmRoleNotes
1963Bye Bye BirdieAlbert F. Peterson
1964What a Way to Go!Edgar Hopper
Mary PoppinsBert/Mr. Dawes, SeniorNominated: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1965The Art of LovePaul Sloane/Toulouse aka Picasso
1966Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.Lt. Robin CrusoeLaurel Award for Male Comedy Performance
1967Divorce American StyleRichard Harmon
FitzwillyClaude R. Fitzwilliam
1968Never a Dull MomentJack Albany
Chitty Chitty Bang BangCaractacus Potts
1969Some Kind of a NutFred Amidon
The ComicBilly Bright
1971Cold TurkeyRev. Clayton Brooks
1976Tubby the TubaTubby the TubaVoice
1979The Runner StumblesFather Brian Rivard
1990Dick TracyD.A. Fletcher
2001Walt – The Man Behind the MythNarrator/himselfVoice
2005Batman: New TimesCommissioner GordonVoice
2006Curious GeorgeMr. BloomsberryVoice
Night at the MuseumCecil Fredricks
2009Night at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianScenes deleted*

*Note: Although he is not seen in the regular release of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Dick Van Dyke's work can be seen in the "Deleted Scenes" section of the film's DVD, along with Bill Cobbs and Mickey Rooney.

Television

YearShowRoleNotes
1955–56The Morning ShowHostCBS
1956CBS Cartoon TheaterHost
1956–57To Tell the TruthPanelist5 episodes
1957–58The Phil Silvers ShowPvt. Lumpkin / Pvt. 'Swifty' Bilko2 episodes
1958The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy WilliamsHimself
1958–59Mother's DayHost
1959Laugh LineHostCanceled after 3 months
1961–66The Dick Van Dyke ShowRob PetrieEmmy Award for: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series (1964), Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment (1965), Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series (1966)
1969Dick Van Dyke and the Other WomanHimselfSpecial (with Mary Tyler Moore)
1970Dick Van Dyke Meets Bill CosbyHimselfSpecial
1971–74The New Dick Van Dyke ShowDick PrestonNominated: Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor – Musical/Comedy
1973The New Scooby-Doo MoviesHimselfVoice
1974Julie and Dick at Covent GardenHimselfWith Julie Andrews
ColumboPaul Galesko"Negative Reaction"
The Morning AfterCharlie LesterNominated: Emmy for Best Lead Actor in a Drama
1976Van Dyke and CompanyHimselfEmmy for Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series
People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program
1977The Carol Burnett ShowCast member11 episodes
1979SupertrainWaldo ChaseEpisode: "And a Cup of Kindness Too"
1981True Life StoriesCharlieDocumentary
Harry's BattlesHarry FitzsimmonsUnsold 1/2 hour pilot
How to Eat Like a ChildHimselfSpecial
1982The Country GirlFrank ElginMovie
Drop-Out FatherEd McCallMovie
1983CBS LibraryFather (voice)Episode: “Wrong Way Kid”
Emmy for Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming
Found MoneyMax SheppardMovie
1985American PlayhouseLes DischingerEpisode: “Breakfast with Les and Bess”
1985AirwolfMaldukeEpisode: "Malduke"
1986Strong MedicineSam HawthorneMovie
MatlockJudge Carter AddisonEpisode: “The Judge”
1987Ghost of a ChanceBill NolanMovie
Highway to HeavenWally DunnEpisode: “Wally”
1988The Van Dyke ShowDick Burgess10 episodes
1989The Golden GirlsKenEpisode: “Love Under the Big Top”
Nominated: Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
1991Daughters of PrivilegeBuddy KeysMovie
1992The House on Sycamore StreetDr. Mark SloanDiagnosis Murder movie
1993The Town That Santa ForgotNarrator/Old Jeremy CreekVoice
A Twist of the KnifeDr. Mark SloanDiagnosis Murder movie
1993–
2001
Diagnosis: MurderDr. Mark Sloan
1995CoachLuthor Van Dam's Cousin (uncredited)Episode: "Christmas of the Van Damned"
1999BeckerFred BeckerEpisode: “Becker the Elder”
2000Sabrina, the Teenage WitchDukeEpisode: “Welcome Back, Duke”
2002A Town Without PityDr. Mark SloanMovie
Without WarningDr. Mark SloanMovie
2003The Gin GameWeller MartinMovie
The Alan Brady ShowWebbVoice
ScrubsDr. TownshendEpisode: "My Brother, My Keeper"
2004The Dick Van Dyke Show RevisitedRob PetrieMovie
2006Murder 101Dr. Jonathan MaxwellMovie
2007Murder 101: If Wishes Were HorsesDr. Jonathan MaxwellMovie
2007Murder 101: College Can Be MurderDr. Jonathan MaxwellMovie
2008Murder 101: The Locked Room MysteryDr. Jonathan MaxwellMovie
2010The Bonnie Hunt ShowHimself
2010,
2011
The Late Late Show with Craig FergusonHimself2 episodes
2011Rachael RayHimself
2012The DoctorsHimself

Other works

Stage

Albums

Books

References

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Preceded by
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Actor to portray Caractacus Potts
1968
Succeeded by
Michael Ball