Barry Van Dyke Biography

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Facts of Barry Van Dyke
Date of Birth: 1951 , July-31
Age: 66 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
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, an American actor, is mostly known as Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan on Diagnosis: Murder. He is the second son of one of the popular comedy actors 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.

Early Life and Education

Barry Van Dyke who is one of the promising actors in Hollywood film industry, Barry Van Dyke was born on July 31, 1951, in Atlanta, U.S. He grew up in New York until the age of nine and then his family moved to Los Angeles. He is an American by nationality and belongs to White 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 as he was the second son of Dick Van Dyke and Margie Willett.

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.


As Barry Van Dyke is the son of the famous actor in Hollywood film industry he featured with his father on three series. He first entered with a television debut “Florian” along with his big brother Christian. He worked as a “gofer” on his father TV series The New Dick Van Dyke Show debuted in 1971 which was aired for three years.

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.

Personal Life

Barry Van Dyke is one of the most popular actors. His hard work and dedication towards acting led his fans and followers to 

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.

Dyke began an affair with  Mary Carey with whom he married in the year 1974. They both have four children together named Carey, Shane, Wes, and Taryn.

Carey their first child was born on February 25, 1976. His second child Shane was born on August 28, 1979, whereas Wes and Taryn were born on October and June.

Net Worth and Body Measurements

He lives a luxurious life as he is one of the famous and most popular actors in Hollywood movies. His net worth is $3 million.