Job Actor, comedian, producer, writer, singer, dancer
Years active 1947-present
Top Roles Bert / Mr. Dawes Senior, Paul Sloane, Edgar Hopper, Jack Albany, Richard Harmon
Top GenresComedy, Family, Musical, Film Adaptation, Drama, Romance
Top TopicsBook-Based, Disney, Satire
Top Collaborators , , , (Director)
Shares birthday with Van Heflin, Larry Parks, Christopher Plummer  see more..

Dick Van Dyke Overview:

Actor, Dick Van Dyke, was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke on Dec 13, 1925 in West Plains, MO. As of December 2021, Dick Van Dyke was 96 years old.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. Dick Van Dyke's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #132 on Jun 25, 1966. In addition, Van Dyke was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame . On October 16, 1998, Van Dyke received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

BlogHub Articles:

Seven and a Half Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About "The Show"

By David on Nov 23, 2018 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

It's been over 50 years since "The Show" ended its run, but the show has really never left the airwaves -- its blend of sophisticated and slapstick humor set a sitcom standard that has rarely been matched. What else is there to say? We attempt a few things, including which cast member ... Read full article


Seven and a Half Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About "The Show"

By David on Nov 23, 2018 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

It's been over 50 years since "The Show" ended its run, but the show has really never left the airwaves -- its blend of sophisticated and slapstick humor set a sitcom standard that has rarely been matched. What else is there to say? We attempt a few things, including which cast member ... Read full article


On Blu-ray: and Bob Newhart in Cold Turkey (1971)

By KC on May 30, 2018 From Classic Movies

When Olive Films announced that it was releasing Cold Turkey (1971) on Blu-ray, it was the first I’d heard of this film starring and Bob Newhart and directed by Norman Lear. It isn’t shocking that this comedy about a town that temporarily quits smoking in a bid to win a for... Read full article


It's I LOVE LUCY vs THE SHOW for all the marbles

By monty on Jan 3, 2016 From All Good Things

For the favorite classic tv comedies tourney that began with 32 favorite shows last month, it has come down to the final two. I Love Lucy will face The Show in the final match to decide your favorite classic tv comedy show as voted on by you. In their semi-final matches, the two number... Read full article


The Story of and the Ottoman

By Aurora on Sep 21, 2015 From How Sweet It Was

Dedicated to physical comedy is the See You in the ‘Fall’ Blogathon hosted by Movie Movie Blog Blog. ?During the event’s four-day run you’ll find descriptions of scenes and comedians that defy the laws of physics. ?For the first of my two entries I chose an iconic Television ... Read full article


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Dick Van Dyke Quotes:

Bert: What did I tell ya? There's the whole world at your feet. And who gets to see it but the birds, the stars and the chimney sweeps.


Truly Scrumptious: Wh-what are you going to do?
Caractacus Pott: I'm going to carry you.
Truly Scrumptious: Oh dear. Must you?
Caractacus Pott: Well, unless you'd rather ride piggyback.


Mary Poppins: You know, you *can* say it backwards, which is "docious-ali-expi-istic-fragil-cali-rupus" - but that's going a bit too far, don't you think?
Bert: Indubitably!


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Dick Van Dyke Facts
Created most of his own comedy routines and physical schticks on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961).

Best known by the public for his starring roles as Rob Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961) and as Dr. Mark Sloan on "Diagnosis Murder" (1993).

Although he had light brown hair when he was in his 30s and 40s, he had blonde hair as a child.

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