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(Comedian, singer, dancer, American actor)

Dick Van Dyke is an award-winning American artist. Dick was criticised for his marriage with a woman who is younger than half his age. Despite controversies and criticism, the husband-wife is living a happy married life!

Relationship Facts of Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke is married to Arlene Silver.
Dick Van Dyke married on February 29, 2012.
💑 Anniversary in 322 days 💑
He is father of Four(Christian, Barry, Stacy, Carrie Beth).
Dick Van Dyke is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Dick Van Dyke's and his wife Age Gap!

Dick Van Dyke married Arlene Silver in 2012. Arlene Silver is an American makeup artist as well as a belly dancer.

She was born on 21 September 1971. Dick and Arlene have 46 year of age difference.

Dick saw her in 2006 during SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards. They became friends and their friendship turned into love.

Previous Relationships

While appearing at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles on February 29, 2012, Dick Van Dyke and Margerie Willett were married on the radio show Bride and Groom and had four children: Christian, Barry, Stacy, and Carrie Beth. In 1984, They divorced after a long separation.

Moreover, Van Dyke lived with longtime companion Michelle Triola for more than 30 years, until her death in 2009.

Dick Van Dyke: Biography in Details

Who is Dick Van Dyke?

Dick Van Dyke is a comedian, singer, dancer, and American actor, whose entertainment career has spanned seven decades.

He is popular for his role as Rob Petrie on the CBS television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, which ran from 1961 to 1966.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity

A singer was born on December 13, 1925, as Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri.

He is of English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch heritage.

He is the son of  Hazel Victoria, a stenographer, and Loren Wayne “Cookie” and Van Dyke, a salesman.

He has the older brother Jerry Van Dyke, who is best known for a role on the TV series Coach.

Van spent his childhood in Danville, Illinois with his siblings.

Dick Van Dyke: Education, University

Dick Van Dyke graduated from Danville high school.

In 1994, he left high school, his senior year, during World War II intending to join the United States Army Air Forces for pilot training.

At the age of 78, he received his high school diploma in 2004.

Dick Van Dyke: Early Life Profession, Career

He began his career as a radio DJ in Danville, Illinois, during the late 1940s. Van Dyke made his Broadway debut in The Girls Against the Boys in November 1959.

After that, he played the lead role of Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie. Van Dyke appeared in the title role in the first Broadway revival of The Music Man in 1980. 

He started his television career with WDSU-TV New Orleans Channel 6 (NBC). He first appeared as a single comedian and later as emcee of a comedy program.

In 1954, Van Dyke’s first network TV appearance was with Dennis James on James’ Chance of a Lifetime.

Van Dyke starred in the CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, in which he portrayed a comedy writer named Rob Petrie from 1961 to 1966.

He guest-starred as college professor Dr. Jonathan Maxwell for a series of Murder 101 mystery films on the Hallmark Channel in 2006.

Moreover, He started his career in film in 1963, by playing the role of Albert J. Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie. In a poll by Empire magazine of the worst-ever accents in the film.

In 2003, he came in second to Sean Connery in The Untouchables, despite Connery winning an Academy Award for that performance.

Throughout the 1960s, Many of the comedy films Van starred in were relatively unsuccessful at the box office, including What a Way to Go!, Divorce American Style.

Van Dyke appeared in the comedy-drama The Comic in 1969. 

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Caption: Dick Van Dyke Laughing shot (Source: USA Today )

Dick Van Dyke: Awards, Nominations

In 1964, Van Dyke received a Grammy Award for his performance on the soundtrack to Mary Poppins.

Besides, he received many awards such as the Tony awards in 1961, Grammy awards in 1964, and Emmy awards in 1964, 1965 1966.

Furthermore, Dick Van Dyke has received Screen Actors Guild in 2013 and Britannia Awards in 2017.

Dick Van Dyke: Salary and Net worth

He earns a numerous amount of money from his work but has not been disclosed to the media or public.

His estimated net worth is about $50 million as of 2023, which he earns from his profession.


Dick Van Dyke’s wife is 46 years younger than him.

Because of their huge age difference, the couple was criticized by many people, but love has no age.

The pair is happy with each other and because of their happy relationship, the couple has shut all the criticisms.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Dick Van Dyke has an average body with Dark Brown/Grey hair and blue eyes.

Besides that, he is 6 feet 1 inch tall with a body mass of 82 kg.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Dick Van Dyke is active on Facebook with more than 104k followers, Twitter with more than 212.6k followers, and Instagram with more than 29.5k followers.

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Reference: (Wikipedia, IMDB)

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