Dick Van Dyke Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Dick Van Dyke Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth December 13, 1925
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Spouse Arlene Silver

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.

Born Name

Richard Wayne Van Dyke

Nick Name

Dick

Dick Van Dyke as seen in 2012
Dick Van Dyke as seen in 2012 (Fortherock / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

West Plains, Missouri, United States

Nationality

American

 

Occupation

Actor, Comedian, Singer, Writer, Dancer

Family

  • Father – Loren ‘Cookie’ Van Dyke (Salesman)
  • Mother – Hazel McCord (Stenographer)
  • Siblings – Jerry Van Dyke (Younger Brother) (Actor)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

His peak height was 6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Dick has dated –

  1. 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.
  2. Michelle Triola (1976-2009)
  3. Arlene Silver (2006-Present) – On February 29, 2012, Dick got married to the much younger make-up artist, Arlene Silver.
Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, and Larry Mathews as their characters on The Dick Van Dyke Show
Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, and Larry Mathews as their characters on The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has English, German, Dutch, Scottish, and Swiss-German ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ with his advancing age.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Wide, dimpled smile

Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, and Dick Van Dyke from The Carol Burnett Show seen posing together
Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, and Dick Van Dyke from The Carol Burnett Show seen posing together (CBS Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Dick Van Dyke Facts

  1. He served in the United States Air Force as a radio announcer in the 1940s.
  2. His disastrous cockney accent as Bert in the Julie Andrews-starrer Mary Poppins (1964) has always been subjected to light-hearted mockery and criticism.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Featured Image by Fortherock / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0

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