Dick Van Dyke Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08 Oct, 2021
Facts of Dick Van Dyke
Date of Birth: 1925 , December-13
Age: 95 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
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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Richard Wayne Van Dyke aka Dick Van Dyke is one of the most celebrated actors in Hollywood. He is also a comedian, singer, dancer, and producer. He began his journey almost seven decades ago. Initially, he worked in radio and Broadway shows.

He later appeared in several television shows and also worked performed his comedy performance. In 1963, he made his film debut in Bye Bye Birdie. He is the recipient of five Primetime Emmys, a Tony, and a Grammy Award. He was also inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995.

Early Life, Bio, And Education of Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne “Dick” Van Dyke on December 13, 1925. He is recognized professionally as an American actor, comedian, and writer who is dedicated to the entertainment industry for a long decade.

He is 92 years as of 2018 and his place of birth is located in West Plains, Missouri. He is the father of Barry Van Dyke and the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke. He is been a part of films since 1947 with continuous success. Some of those hit collections are Bye Bye Birdie of 1963, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 1968.

Dick Van Dyke's Career

He has also been a part of hit series like The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder which came across at the beginning of 2006. His mother's name is Hazel Victoria who was professionally a stenographer and his father Loren Wayne Van Dyke was a salesman. 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 successful personalities in the entertainment industry. 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 a few years. He was later moved to Special Service and entertainment troops for a further career located in the Continental United States. He also worked as a radio DJ in 1940 located in Danville, Illinois.

Dick Van Dyke's Net Worth

The popular actor/director and producer Dick Van Dyke’s net worth is $50 million as of August 2018. He has earned a hefty amount of money from his acting longtime acting career. 

Dyke Van Dyke's Personal Life, Married, Divorced

Dyke got married twice. For the very first time, he married his 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 of 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 for more than 30 years time when her dead body was seen by Dick he was unconscious for 2 days.

He met his second wife while he was working on a Disney project. He has a 46 years gap with his second wife. Although having a gap they are living a happy life together.

 One of the smartest moves I ever made. She’s very mature for her age and I’m very immature for my age so it’s just about right!

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 an open book sharing his personal information with people.

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: Dyke Van Dyke is 93 years old as of 2019. 
  • Birth Sign: December
  • Height: He has a tall height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm).
  • Weight: Her body weight is around 82kg(181 lb).
  • Body Measurements: Even at the age of 90s he has maintained his body physically fit. 
  •  He can be easily searched on social networking sites and mostly his posts on Twitter are interested with many fan followings over it.