- Dick Van Dyke is an actor, comedian, singer, writer, and dancer who has enjoyed seven decades in the entertainment industry. He started as a host of a CBS Morning Show but quickly became a household name with his own TV sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show. The actor has appeared in countless TV shows and movies and bagged many awards. Likewise, he was also honored with the Kennedy Center Honors in 2021.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married, Wife, and Children
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurement: Height and Weight
Dick Van Dyke is an actor, comedian, singer, writer, and dancer who has enjoyed seven decades in the entertainment industry. He started as a host of a CBS Morning Show but quickly became a household name with his own TV sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show. The actor has appeared in countless TV shows and movies and bagged many awards. Likewise, he was also honored with the Kennedy Center Honors in 2021.
Richard Wayne Van Dyke was born in 1925 in West Plains, Missouri. The actor celebrates his birthday on December 13, which makes his age 95. He holds American nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Dick started his career as a radio DJ in the 1940s. He was also part of a comedy duo with the pantomime performer Phil Erickson. Dick’s earliest appearances on TV were on Chance of a Lifetime, The Phil Silvers Show, The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, and The Polly Bergen Show. In 1958, he made his debut on Broadway in a production of The Girls Against the Boys and later starred as the lead in Bye Bye Birdie in 1960.
However, Dick’s career fortuned when he starred in his own show on CBS sitcom, “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” The show ran from 1961 to 1966, during which the actor won three Emmy Awards. After his successful project, the actor later starred in The New Dick Van Dyke Show from 1971 to 1974. Besides a successful TV career, Dick also enjoyed a promising film career and had appeared in Mary Poppins in 1964. Likewise, in 2017, Van Dyke released his first solo album, Step (Back) In Time. The actor has also published five books, including Altar Egos, Faith Hope, Hilarity, and Those Funny Kids!. As of 2021, Dick Van Dyke holds a net worth of $50 million.
Married, Wife, and Children
Dick was first married to his wife, Margerie Willett. The pair tied the knot on February 12, 1948, on the radio show Bride and Groom. Moreover, they also became parents to four children, Christian, Barry, Stacy, and Carrie Beth. However, Dick and his first wife divorced in 1984 after a long separation. In 1976, the actor had started his relationship with Michelle Triola and lived together for 30 years before Michelle’s death in 2009.
On February 29, 2012, Dick Van Dyke tied the knot with a make-up artist, Arlene Silver. The pair has an age gap of 46 years. The pair first met when Arlene worked for Dick as a make-up artist at the SAG awards. In an interview, Arlene shared that the age gap has not been a problem for the couple. She shared,
“He is a lot of fun. He’s not immature in a bad way. He’s immature in a good way with the wonder of a child,”
“He’s just fun, he’s open minded. He’s not stuck in his ways at all. We’re both like children. We feel like we’re both having a second childhood.”
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Dick was born to his parents, Hazel Victoria and Loren Wayne “Cookie” Van Dyke. His mother was a stenographer, while his father was a salesman. His parents raised him in Danville, Illinois, alongside his older brother, Jerry Van Dyke. His brother was also an actor and passed away in 2018.
Body Measurement: Height and Weight
Dick Van Dyke has a height of 6 feet. The actor possesses white-colored hair and blue-colored hair.