Dick Van Dyke Bio

(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 Statistics of Dick Van Dyke

What is Dick Van Dyke marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Dick Van Dyke get married ? (married date):February 19, 2012
How many children does Dick Van Dyke have ? (name):Four(Christian, Barry, Stacy, Carrie Beth)
Is Dick Van Dyke having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Dick Van Dyke gay ?: No
Who is Dick Van Dyke wife ? (name):Arlene Silver

More about the relationship

Dick Van Dyke is married to 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 years of an 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 12, 1948, 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.

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

He 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 from 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 as 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. 

Dick Van Dyke: Awards, Nominations

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

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

Furthermore, he 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 which he earns from his profession.

Criticisms

Dick’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

He has an average body with Dark Brown/Grey hair and with blue eyes.

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

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

He 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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