Barry Van Dyke Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Oct, 2018
Facts of Barry Van Dyke
Date of Birth: 1951 , July-31
Age: 67 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Barry Van Dyke
Father Dick Van Dyke
Mother Margie Willett
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Ethnicity white
Profession Actor, writer, director, presenter
Net Worth $ 3 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Weight in KG 84 kilo
Married Yes
Married to Mary Carey Van Dyke (m. 1974)
Children Shane Van Dyke, Carey Van Dyke, Wes Van Dyke, Taryn Van Dyke
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Barry Van Dyke is an American actor popular for his role as Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan on Diagnosis: Murder. He is the second son of the popular comedian and actor Dick Van Dyke.

He once worked behind the scenes of the ventures of his father’s and also co-featured with his father on three of the series. Dyke has acted in several movies which include Murder 101, Airwolf, Gunshy, Mr.Mom, and The Redd Foxx Show. He also attempts as a guest on numerous other television shows.

Dyke is married to Marey Carey since 1974. The couple shares four children together. 

Early Life And Education Of Barry Van Dyke

Barry Van Dyke was born on July 31, 1951, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born as the second son of the famous comedian and actor Dick Van Dyke and his first wife Margie Willett. He grew up in New York until the age of nine and then his family moved to Los Angeles. He later raised by his stepmother makeup artist Arlene Silver-Van Dyke. He is an American by nationality and belongs to White-American ethnicity.

During his early life, he used to travel from place to place as his dad has to shift for his job. Barry was able to have a part in his father’s series when he was at the age of nine. He had one older brother and two younger sisters.

Dyke attended the Pierce Junior College in Los Angeles where he majored in theater arts.

Dyke father advised him before he could take his final decision in pursuing his career when he was at the small age. His real birth name is Barry Wayne Van Dyke.

Barry Van Dyke's Career

Barry Van Dyke's father Dick Van Dyke gave him a platform to start his career in acting. Barry debuted in the television with a small role of Florian, a violin-toting nine-year-old in The Talented Neighborhood episode of his father' show, The Dick Van Dyke Show where his older brother Christian Van Dyke was also cast.

He worked as a “gofer” on his father's TV series The New Dick Van Dyke Show which debuted in 1971 and was continued for three years. Later, he again worked with his dad in The Van Dyke Show which apparently was canceled after only six episodes.

CAPTION: Actor Barry Van Dyke SOURCE: Famous People

After working for dozens of television series, Barry Van Dyke landed with a lead role of Detective Steve Sloan in 1993 series Diagnosis: Murder. The series ran for 8 long seasons and he was the main cast in all eight seasons of the series.

In 2002, a year after Diagnosis: Murder ended Van Dyke reprised his role of Detective Steve Sloan in the television film Diagnosis: Murder: A Town Without Pity. The same year, he worked in another part of the movie Diagnosis: Murder: Without Warning.

Dyke wrote and directed many other episodes of Diagnosis: Murder. He also appeared in the Murder 101 series along with his father. Dyke also appeared in many other TV shows which include Remington Steele, The Love Boat, Magnum and The Dukes of Hazzard.

In upcoming years, Van Dyke worked in several TV films as well as he also worked as a guest actor in a number of series. In 2018, he acted as Ronald in the feature film Heavenly Deposit, and he has also worked in another feature film The Untold Story where he played the character of Edward. The film is currently in post-production. 

Barry Van Dyke's Salary And Net Worth

Van Dyke's net worth of around $3 million at present. He has earned a huge amount of salary from his acting career. He is the son of award-winning actor Dick Van Dyke and the nephew of successful comedian and actor, Jerry Van Dyke.

He started his career from his father's show, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and has starred in the shows such as "Wonder Woman", "Tabitha", "What's Up Doc?", "Mork & Mindy", "Galactica 1980", "Remington Steele", "Magnum, P.I.", "Gun Shy", "The A-Team", "The Love Boat", "Airwolf", "The House on Sycamore", "Full House", and "Murder, She Wrote". 

Barry Van Dyke has a glorious career in acting. Starting from the age of 9 until now, he has worked in around 100 television series among which he was a lead cast in around half a dozen TV series. He earns a handsome amount of income from his work in the series which makes 

Barry Van Dyke's Personal Life, Married And Children

Dyke began an affair with  Mary Carey in early 70s and after a few years of affair, they married in the year 1974. They have four children together; Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke, Wes Van Dyke, and Taryn Van Dyke.

Marey Carey has been a supporting wife of Barry Van Dyke for a long time. The duo met when he was working at a movie theatre.

The couple gave birth to their first child, Carey was born on February 25, 1976. Their second child Shane was born on August 28, 1979, Wes was born on October 22, 1984, and Taryn was born on June 1, 1986.

CAPTION: Barry Van Dyke with his wife Shirley Jones Source: Zimbio

Dyke is an avid motorcyclist with a special eagerness for dirt bikes. He has participated in protest rides to preserve the rights of motorcyclists to fair use of public lands. Barry loves surfing and once rescued drowning person from the ocean off Baja.

In May 2017, Barry Van Dyke's death rumors caught several eyes on the internet and even became viral within days. Ultimately, sources close to the actor confirmed he was not dead and was living happily with his wife and children in Atlanta, Georgia. 

His uncle Jerry Van Dyke, famous for his portrayal of Luther Van Dam on the ABC sitcom Coach (1989-997) died on 5 January 2018.

Body Measurements

  • Height: He stands at the height of six feet one inch.
  • Weight: He Weighs 84 kg. 
  • Eye color: blue

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