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Dick Van Dyke Biography

Dick Van Dyke
  • Age: 91 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Sagittarius
  • Name: Dick Van Dyke
  • Birth Name: Richard Wayne Van Dyke
  • Nick Name: Dick
  • Mother: Hazel Van Dyke
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: West Plains, Missouri
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Actor
  • Net Worth: $30 million
  • Weight in KG: N/A
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Arlene Silver (m. 2012), Margie Willett (m. 1948)
  • Children: Barry Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, Carrie Beth van Dyke, Christian Van Dyke
  • Divorce: Margie Willett (m. 1984)
  • Education: Danville High School
  • Awards: Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award
  • Movies: Mary Poppins
  • TV Show: The Dick Van Dyke Show
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Dick Van Dyke was born as Richard Wayne “Dick” Van Dyke on December 13, 1925. He is recognized professionally as an American actor, comedian, and writer who are dedicated to entertainment industry from long decade. He is 90 years now a whose place of birth is located in West Plains, Missouri. He is the father of Barry Van Dyke and older brother of jerry Van Dyke. He is been a part of films from 1947 with continuous success. Some of those hit collections are Bye Bye Birdie of 1963, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 1968.

He has also been a part of hit series like The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder which came across in the beginning of 2006. His mother name is Hazel Victoria who was professionally a stenographer and father Loren Wayne Van Dyke were salesmen. His childhood was spent in Danville, Illinois since his family got settled down there.

Donald O’ Connor and Bobby Short were his classmates during his schooling. They both are also the successful personality in entertainment industries. He was also interested in acting from an early time. As soon as he completed high school education in 1944 he moved to United States Army Air Forces. He was trained for World War II during the very time and was also accepted to work as a radio announcer for few years. He was later moved to Special Service and entertainment troops for further career located in the Continental United States. He also worked as radio DJ in 1940 located in Danville, Illinois.

Dyke got married twice. For the very first time, he married with girlfriend Margie Willett. They married in 1948 but unfortunately divorced in 1984. He again got married to affair Arlene Silver in 2012 after few months dating. Michelle Triola was also his partner in 1976 but she died in 2009. He is the father of 4 children. He met his first wife in Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard. He was together for Michelle Triola more than 30 years of the time when her dead body was seen by Dick he was unconscious for 2 days.

He met his second wife while he was working with Disney project. He is the source of inspiration to all young artists. He has also been the motivational factor to many people and he has even helped many people to improve their professional excellence. He is open book sharing his personal information to the people.

The height of this successful personality is 6 feet 1 inches but his weight and body measurement is not available to media yet. His salary and net worth is a successful ratio of amount where he is able to collect around 30 million American dollars. He can be easily searched on social networking sites and mostly his posts in twitter are interested with many fan followings over it. He looks absolutely healthy though he is 90 in age.

  • Last modified : 23 June, 2016
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