Dick Van Dyke is a multi – talented American personality. He is an actor, writer, comedian, producer, singer and dancer. Dick Van Dyke first began doing comedy shows at clubs, followed by stage and theater work before going on TV. Keep reading to know more about Dick Van Dyke’s net worth in 2018.
Dick Van Dyke Early Life
Richard Wayne Van Dyke was born in West Plains, Missouri, United States, on December 13, 1925. His father, Loren Van Dyke was a salesman in the traveling industry but he died in 1976, and his mother Hazel Van Dyke was a teacher but she also died in 1992. His brother, Jerry Van Dyke is an actor and comedian. Dick Van Dyke was grown and raised in Danville, in Illinois. Dick Van Dyke’s grandsons are actors Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke. He attended the Danville High School.
Dick Van Dyke was first married to Margie Willett. They got married in 1948 and their divorce was finalized in 1984. Dick and Margie gave birth to 2 sons and 2 daughters, actors Barry Van Dyke and Christian Van Dyke, actresses Carrie Beth van Dyke and Stacy Van Dyke. Margie Willett died in 2008.
Dick Van Dyke married Arlene Silver in 2012. Between his first marriage and his second, Dick Van Dyke was living with actress Michelle Triola until her death because of a lung cancer on October 30, 2009.
Dick Van Dyke Career, Awards & Achievement
During the World War 2, Dick Van Dyke left the school attempting to serve as a pilot for the United States Army Air Forces, but he got accepted as a radio announcer and then went to Special Services entertainment. Before being an actor, he was playing the DJ on the radio, and then went on a comedy due along with Phil Erickson performing at nightclubs and then touring around in other states.
Dick Van Dyke debut TV major acting role was after many guest and minor acting roles, and after some theater work, in a self – titled show that aired on CBS from 1961 – 1966 “The Dick Van Dyke Show”. He had another self – titled show after that “The New Dick Van Dyke Show”. Dick Van Dyke’s debut movie is considered to be the musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie”. He received many award nominations and wins for his performance in the musical fantasy movie “Mary Poppins” Dick Van Dyke’s most recent long running series was the comedy mystery drama series “Diagnosis Murder”, which aired from 1993 – 2001 on CBS.
Dick Van Dyke’s 2017 -2018 movies including 3 comedy movies “Wait for Your Laugh”, “The Dick Van Dyke Show: Now in Living Color!” and “Capture the Flag “, and a musical fantasy that is a sequel to one of his early movies titled “Mary Poppins Returns”.
In 2017, Dick Van Dyke released his debut album titled “Step Back in Time”.
Awards & Achievements
Dick Van Dyke won 3 awards for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” including 2 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. For “Van Dyke and Company “he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series. Dick Van Dyke received the Grammy Award for Best Album for Children for the “Mary Poppins” movie.
Net Worth of Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke estimated net worth is probably more than $35 million. He made his 10s of millions fortune from the TV movies and series he has been starring on since decades. Dick Van Dyke movies grossed millions of dollars at the box office, such as “Night at the Museum”, and “Dick Tracy”. His early self – titled shows that ran on CBS were watched by millions of people.
Dick Van Dyke is a very talented comedy actor who has been appearing on TV since decades. His 2 first movies “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Mary Poppins” were very successful, even “Mary Poppins” is going for a 2018 sequel. Dick Van Dyke is married to Arlene Silver and they are happily living together.