Dick Van Dyke is a success story coming from a years-long contribution to the entertainment world. Initially struggling financially and professionally, Dyke’s career finally took off following his appearance on the acclaimed and long-running CBS TV sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66). His affable charm and comedic timing was the major contributing factor to the enduring popularity of the television show.
Dyke is also notable for his most endearing roles in films like Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), and more. He also forged a highly successful path in various other respective fields, including singing, dancing, and writing.
What Is Dick Van Dyke Net Worth In 2020?
Dick Van Dyke owns $50 million net worth as per Celebrity Net Worth in 2020. The aforementioned fortune is collected from a decade-long career in the industry, consisting of multiple professions. It also includes a plethora of numerous prestigious accolades.
Dick grabbed fame after his work on the most hit CBS TV sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966). Dyke, 94, has also been part of many acclaimed movies such as Bye Bye Birdie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Mary Poppins.
His breakout role in some commercially successful films are following,
|Movie||Budget||Box Office||Cast Members|
|Night at the Museum (2006)||$110 million||$574.5million||Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, and Robin Williams|
|Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)||$127million||$363.2 million||Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, and Ben Kingsley|
|Mary Poppins Returns (2018)||$130 million||$349.5 million||Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ben Whishaw|
Prior to The Dick Van Dyke Show, Dyke also has credited for his work in some acclaimed TV shows, which include The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–74), Diagnosis: Murder (1993–2001), and more.
Awards And Accolades
Dick Van Dyke has adorned with a number of awards. He received five Primetime Emmy awards. He is also the recipient of a Tony and a Grammy Award. In 1995, Dyke was corporated into the Television Hall of Fame.
In 2013, Dyke won the SAG Life Achievement Award, the Screen Actor Guild’s highest honor.
Dyke Is A Writer
He has authored numerous books like My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business, Faith, Hope and Hilarity, and The Damned.
Is An Avid Philanthropist
Dick Van Dyke has become part of many non-profit entities. His granddaughter Jessica Van Dyke died from Reye’s Syndrome in 1987. Following the untimely death of Jessica, Dick took his Hollywood platform to spread public awareness regarding the danger to children.
Dyke is a long-time Spokesman of the National Reye’s Syndrome Foundation. Moreover, for more than two decades, the actor is volunteering at The Midnight Mission, Los Angeles’ century-old shelter. He also helped to raise funds for music and art programs for public schools.
Dyke became the first spokesperson for the Cell Therapy Foundation in 2010. Furthermore, the former ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ star added another finest achievement to his already flourished resume, winning The Prince Rainier III Award as a part of the Princess Grace Foundation in 2014.
Some of the other organizations that he is involved in are Cell Therapy Foundation, Midnight Mission, Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Motion Picture, and TV found Foundation as well.
Where Does He Live?
The veteran comedian Dick Van owns a house in Malibu, California. He previously owned a Tuscan-style villa in Encino, Calif. The 12,015-square-foot home boasts 6-bedrooms and nine-bathroom. The 1.37 acres property also includes chef’s kitchen, wine cellar, tasting room, and a full viewing theater with bar.
In Sep 2016, the mansion sold for $6.521 million.
Short-Bio: Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke was born on December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri. He is the son of Loren Van Dyke, a salesman and Hazel Van Dyke, a stenographer. He has a brother named Jerry Van Dyke, was a comedian and actor (1931-2018).
In 1944, Dyke left high school and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. There, he became a radio announcer. He was discharged from the service in 1945. The comedian earned his high school diploma at 78, in 2004.
He Has Been Married Twice
Dick Dyke first tied the knot with Marjorie Torrell Willett, on 12th Feb 1948, on the radio show Bride and Groom. The couple shared four children; two sons Christian Van Dyke and Barry Van Dyke, and two daughters named Stacy Van Dyke, and Carrie Beth Van Dyke. Their years-long marriage relationship ended on 4th May 1984.
Dyke spent nearly 30-years with his longtime partner Michelle Triola, an actress, until her death in 2009. For the second time, the actor went on to marry his second wife, Arlene Silver, a make-up artist on February 29, 2012, at the age of 86. The two first met six-year ago at the SGA awards function.