Job Actor, comedian, producer, writer, singer, dancer
Years active 1947-present
Top Roles Bert / Mr. Dawes Senior, Jack Albany, Richard Harmon, Claude R. Fitzwilliam, Paul Sloane
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 2023, Dick Van Dyke was 98 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.

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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: [referring to helping the children] It's a beautiful dream Caractacus but, I don't see how it's gonna help them.
[Truly looks at the children around them and Caractacus stands up]
Caractacus Pott: [confident] You know what we're gonna do? We're gonna get up into that castle!
Toymaker: [incredulous] It is impossible!
Caractacus Pott: [confident] Well we'll see.
[Caractacus runs up to a large water channel and looks at the children watching]
Caractacus Pott: [loud and clear] Now everyone listen to me! You wanna get out of here, don't you?
[the children cheer and Caractacus moves behind the water channel]
Caractacus Pott: [loud and clear] Tomorrow is Baron Bomburst's Birthday, yes?
[the children boo with their thumbs down]
Caractacus Pott: [proud and confident] Well we're gonna give him a Birthday party he'll never forget!
[the children cheer and gather around as Caractacus makes the plan]


Lt. Robin Crusoe: [First lines] Dearest, sweet, thoughtful, understanding Jane, I know you won't believe this, sweetheart, but here goes anyway. You may recall, you and I were to be married a year ago last June. As I didn't turn up for the wedding, and so much time has gone by, I can imagine you have been wondering, ha ha, what happened.


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Dick Van Dyke Facts
Almost graduated from Danville High School in Danville, Illinois, in 1944.

Went into semi-retirement in the mid-1970s.

The adult Broadway cast (Dick, Paul Lynde, Maureen Stapleton) who recreated their roles for the film version of Bye Bye Birdie (1963) were generally disappointed in the film. It was felt that director George Sidney placed far too much focus on Ann-Margret's teen role, a role that was secondary in the stage hit. Ann-Margret was at the time experiencing a meteoric rise in films.

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