Who is Dick Van Dyke and what is his net worth 2018? Dick Van Dyke is a popular American artist who is known as a singer, dancer, producer, actor, comedian and a writer. He is best known for his role in ‘Bye Bye Birdie’, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, ‘Curious George’, and ‘Mary Poppins’. He is also any Grammy winner, with 5 Primetime Emmys.
Van was born in Missouri in 1925 on 13th December, to mother Hazel Victoria and salesman father, Loren Wayme Van Dyke. He was raised and brought up in Illinois. The TV series ‘Coach’ actor, Jerry Van Dyke is his younger brother.
His family was very religious, which prompted him of becoming a Ministry in his youth. However, his involvement in his school’s theater and drama always predicted the future of this amazing Hollywood Star.
In 1944, Van dropped off from his high school to join the US Air Force, to help America in the Second World War.
He married his first wife, Margie Willett in 1948, but the couple separated in 1984. In 2012, he married again to Arlene Silver. Van Dyke has total 4 children.
Dyke has also served in the US Air Forces in 1944 till 1945. He contributed in the battles of World War II. Soon he started his career in the entertainment industry in 1947 and since has been blessing the world with his talent.
He debuts on the small screen, hosting a CBS show called ‘The Morning Show’ in 1955. He has worked as a host in shows like ‘CBS Cartoon Theater’, ‘Mother’s Day’ and ‘Laugh Line’.
Some of his popular television shows include ‘Columbo’, ‘The Morning After’, ‘Lola’, ‘Harry’s Battle’, ‘True Life Stories’, ‘Ghost of a Chance’, ‘A Town Without Pity’, ‘The Alan Brady Show’, ‘The Gin Game’, and ‘The Middle’.
He has also launched 6 music albums including Bye bye Birdie, Songs I like by Dick Van Dyke and Rhythm Train.
He started off his movie career with ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ in 1963. He has done over 20 movies in his career. Some of his best works include movies like ‘What a Way to Go’, ‘The Art of Love’, ‘Divorce American Style’, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, ‘Cold Turkey’, ‘Night at the Museum’, ‘The Comic’, ‘Merry Xmas’, and ‘Curious George’.
Dyke has won multiple awards in his career including a Grammy, a Tony and five Primetime Emmys. In 2013, he was awarded the highest honor of Screen Actors Guild’s, which was the SAG Life Achievement Award for his contribution to the American entertainment industry. He also has a star of the name at 7021 on Hollywood Walk of Fame on the Hollywood Boulevard.
In 1995 Van Dyke name was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. But the biggest honor that he has got in his career is of being recognized to be a Disney Legend.
Dick Van Dyke Net Worth
Dick Van Dyke has made over $33 Million, working on over 20 movies and multiple television series. His acting is a class in itself; he has blessed the industry with some of the most diverse and amazing performances. Apart from working in big screen, he has also been a part of some successful Broadway shows. His lifetime award is the proof of his contribution and amazing work in Hollywood.
He is one of the most amazing actors, Hollywood has ever seen. He has been working in the industry for over 50 years now and with his every release he manages to deliver something unique and memorable. He has a legacy of some of the most memorable series and movies, which people cherish and adore even today. He is a real life example, who has proved that age is indeed only a number, which doesn’t affect your fan base or your work. He is almost 91 years old and still gives good competition to young actors.