Dick Van Dyke Biography

Published On Oct 12, 2017
Facts of Dick Van Dyke
Date of Birth: 1925 , December-13
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
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Dick Van Dyke began his career as a radio announcer in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and later served as an entertainer in the ''Special Services''.

Later, Van took his first step in the television industry through the television show, The Morning Show as a host; however, he came into the limelight, after appearing in an American television sitcom, ''The Dick Van Dyke Show''. 

Following this Dick Van Dyke appeared in numerous television series like The Golden Girls, Jace, and the Fatman, Diagnosis; Murder, Coach, Becker, Scrubs, The Doctors, Brody Stevens; Enjoy it, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, The Middle and much more.

Similarly, Dick featured in numerous movies including, The Art of Love, Never a Dull Moment, The Comic, Cold Turkey, Dick Tracy, Batman; New Times, Night at the Museum, Night at the Museum; Secret of the Tomb, Merry Xmas and so on.

From his career, Dick was honored with several awards such as Tony Awards, Grammy Award, Emmy Award, People's Choice Award, American Comedy Awards and much more.

Besides, Van released his several albums including, Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, Put on a Haooy Face, Step, We're Going Caroling and so on. Along with this, Van published his several books such as ''Van Dyke, Dick'' and much more.

Talking about his personal life, Dick Van married his girlfriend, Marjorie Willett on February 12, 1948. From their relationship, the couple gave birth to their four children, Barry, Stacy, Carrie Beth, and Christian Van;  however, the couple divorced after 36 years of their marital relationship.

Then after, Dick van is married to his wife Arlene Silver after dating a couple of years. Besides, Dick involved in a love affair with Michelle Triola, an American actress.

Dick Van Dyke belongs to the white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. As of 2017, Dick has a net worth of $30 million.

Dick Van Dyke facts on timeline

Born in West Plains, Missouri

December 13 , 1925

Dick Van Dyke was born as Richard Wayne Van Dyke on December 13, 1925. He was born to father, Loren Van Dyke, and mother, Hazel Van Dyke. He grew up with his siblings Jerry Van Dyke, an American comedian, and actor.

Total Net Worth


Dick Van Dyke has established himself as one of the renowned actors in the Hollywood. Dick earns a tremendous amount of money through his career which is estimated to be around $30 million.

Married to Marjorie Willett

February 12 , 1948

Dick Van got married long dated girlfriend, Marjorie Willett on February 12, 1948, and the couple is blessed with four children, Barry, Stacy, Carrie and Christian Van. Sadly, the couple couldn't continue their relationship and divorced on May 4, 1984. 

Married to Arlene Silver

February 29 , 2012

Dick Van Dyke married to his girlfriend, Arlene Silver on February 29, 2012, after dating for a couple of years. Currently, the couple lives a happy life without any news or rumors of divorce.

Appeared in The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited


In 1961, Dick appeared in an American sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show as Rob Petrie, for which he won the ''Emmy Award'' in 1964, 1965 and 1966 and nominated for ''Gloden Globe Awards''.