|Dick Van Dyke Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||December 13, 1925|
Dick Van Dyke is a legendary American actor, comedian, dancer, singer, and writer who is widely popular for his role as Rob Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966). He has more than 300k followers on Twitter, more than 100k followers on Instagram, and more than 700k followers on Facebook.
Richard Wayne Van Dyke
West Plains, Missouri, United States
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Writer, Dancer
- Father – Loren ‘Cookie’ Van Dyke (Salesman)
- Mother – Hazel McCord (Stenographer)
- Siblings – Jerry Van Dyke (Younger Brother) (Actor)
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
His peak height was 6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Dick has dated –
- Margie Willett (1947-1984) – He tied the knot with Margie Willett on February 12, 1948. They welcomed 4 children together – Christian Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, and Carrie Beth Van Dyke. However, they parted ways in 1984.
- Michelle Triola (1976-2009)
- Arlene Silver (2006-Present) – On February 29, 2012, Dick got married to the much younger make-up artist, Arlene Silver.
Race / Ethnicity
He has English, German, Dutch, Scottish, and Swiss-German ancestry.
However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ with his advancing age.
Wide, dimpled smile
Dick Van Dyke Facts
- He served in the United States Air Force as a radio announcer in the 1940s.
- His disastrous cockney accent as Bert in the Julie Andrews-starrer Mary Poppins (1964) has always been subjected to light-hearted mockery and criticism.
- Dick’s role model in comedy was Stan Laurel. He formed a close friendship with Laurel and delivered the eulogy at his funeral in 1965.
- In 2014, his career-defining role of Robert Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show was included at #22 in the list of ’50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time’ by TV Guide.
- In May 2021, he was honored at the 2021 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony for his contribution to the arts.
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