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Full Name Dick Van Dyke
Date Of Birth December 13, 1925
Place Of Birth West Plains, MO
Height 1.85 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Danville High School
Nationality American
Spouse Arlene Silver, Margie Willett
Children Barry Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, Carrie Beth van Dyke, Christian Van Dyke
Parents Loren Van Dyke, Hazel Van Dyke
Siblings Jerry Van Dyke
Awards Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Grammy Hall of Fame, TCA Career Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best Album for Children, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievements In Entertainment, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In Children's Programming
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Variety, or Music Special, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Memoir & Autobiography
Movies Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bye Bye Birdie, Dick Tracy, Night at the Museum, The Comic, Murder 101, Fitzwilly, Never a Dull Moment, Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N., Divorce American Style, Curious George, Cold Turkey, What a Way to Go!, The Runner Stumbles, Some Kind of a Nut, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, A Twist of the Knife, The Morning After, The House on Sycamore Street, The Art of Love, Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity, The Gin Game, The Town Santa Forgot, Tubby the Tuba, Batman: New Times, Mary Poppins Returns, Walt: The Man Behind the Myth, Diagnosis Murder, Trolland, The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited, Drop-Out Father, Strong Medicine, Diagnosis Murder:Without Warning, Murder 101: New Age, Merry Xmas, The Caretaker 3D, Robert Young and the Family, Wrong Way Kid, The Fabulous Fifties, Ghost of a Chance, Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses, Daughters of Privilege, Murder 101: College Can Be Murder, Found Money, Vanishing Act, My Secret Angel, Remedy for Murder
TV Shows The Phil Silvers Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, The Carol Burnett Show, Supertrain, Diagnosis: Murder, Murder 101, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Van Dyke and Company, Carol Burnett and Friends, Secret Squirrel, Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America, The Van Dyke Show, New Comedy Showcase, Mary Poppins
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1 In November 2010, Van Dyke was guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) and claimed that "years ago," he had fallen asleep on a surfboard and drifted out to sea so far that could not see land and that he had been rescued by a pod of porpoises that had pushed him all the way back to shore.
2 Strongly opposed US involvement in the Vietnam War.
3 Prior to supporting Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primaries, Van Dyke had not actively campaigned for a candidate since Eugene McCarthy in 1968.
4 Met Michele Lee in the movie The Comic (1969), where the two embarked on a lifelong friendship, for over 45 years.
5 He is a self-described Roosevelt New Deal Democrat.
6 He is a lifelong supporter of the US Democratic Party.
7 He's the surrogate grandfather to all 3 of Charlie Schlatter's children: Julia Marie, Quinn, and Beck Fredrick.
8 On Diagnosis Murder (1993), his co-star (Barry Van Dyke) played a police sergeant (before lieutenant) for the Los Angeles Police Department who was the doctor's son, in real-life, Barry is Dick's son.
9 In 1961 there was talk of Dick Van Dyke playing Stan Laurel in a biopic. However Laurel himself was against the idea, as he noted that while there was a certain facial resemblance Van Dyke was much taller and had entirely different comedic mannerisms.
10 Endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election of the United States.
11 Although he played Maureen Stapleton's son in Bye Bye Birdie (1963), he was only six months her junior in real life.
12 Like his best friend Andy Griffith, Van Dyke is known to be a very private man.
13 Treated for bronchitis but was not hospitalized. [September 2008]
14 Announced he will be retiring from acting and will be leaving Diagnosis Murder (1993) at the end of Season 8 (2000-2001). [October 2000]
15 Was longtime friends with Buddy Ebsen. Van Dyke hosted Ebsen's memorial service on August 30, 2003.
16 Met Andy Griffith in 1954, in New York City. They become friends for over 55 years until Griffith's death in 2012.
17 Was rescued from his Jaguar, as it was burning on the Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles on August 19, 2013.
18 Began his television series Diagnosis Murder (1993) at age 67.
19 Made a comeback to television, for the first time in 27 years, with Diagnosis Murder (1993).
20 Acting mentor and friends of Fannie Flagg, his son, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell and Charlie Schlatter.
21 Guest-starred on the second episode of Matlock (1986)'s first season, with his old friend Andy Griffith. Eleven years later, Griffith would return the favor by appearing in a two part episode of Diagnosis Murder (1993), reprising his role of Ben Matlock.
22 His ex-Diagnosis Murder (1993) co-star, Victoria Rowell, attended the 2012 wedding of Van Dyke and Arlene Silver, and frequently visits them.
23 Met makeup artist, Arlene Silver, at the SAG Awards in 2006, where he was bowled over by her beauty. Six years later, he married her.
24 Attended Michael Landon's funeral in 1991.
25 Alongside Angela Lansbury, Norman Lloyd, William Daniels, Mickey Rooney, Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, Charlotte Rae, Adam West, Marla Gibbs, William Shatner, Larry Hagman, Florence Henderson, Shirley Jones and Alan Alda, Van Dyke is one of the few actors in Hollywood who lives into their 80s and/or 90s without ever either retiring from acting or having stopped getting work.
26 After his divorce with Marjory Willett, he remained close friends with her.
27 Is a huge fan of the situation comedy The Office (2005).
28 Was about to open at a theater, and what was supposed to be a one-man show, with his quartet backing him up, but was canceled because of his torn Achilles heel in 2011.
29 Went to high school with Donald O'Connor.
30 His ex-wife, Marjory Willett, detested Hollywood.
31 When The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) started, he actually had a crush on Mary Tyler Moore, who played his wife in the series.
32 His ex-wife, Marjory Willett, died in 2008.
33 Is a close friend and dance partner of Chita Rivera.
34 His hobbies include golfing, sailing, spending time with his family, dancing, traveling, comedy, playing piano, using the computer, Bible, praying and singing.
35 Met his future wife, his longtime classmate/sweetheart, Margie Torrell Willett, while attending high school, but did not marry her until long after Van Dyke's Army service.
36 Remained good friends with son Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell and Charlie Schlatter during and after Diagnosis Murder (1993).
37 Separated from his wife, Margie Willett, after 30 years of marriage - they would later divorce in 1984.
38 He threatened to leave his role on Diagnosis Murder (1993), at the end of the second season, but CBS insisted that he came back, which fortunately he did, and stayed on the show, for the next six seasons.
39 Received a phone call from his son and future Diagnosis Murder (1993) co-star, Barry Van Dyke, who asked him to play Dr. Mark Sloan, which he accepted after guest-starring on an episode of Jake and the Fatman (1987).
40 Once rapped and danced with Michele Lee, about who would have won the People's Choice Awards in 1962.
41 Before he became a successful comedian and an actor, he was also a two-time children's host.
42 Got the lead role of Rob Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), after producer Sheldon Leonard was so impressed with Van Dyke's performance in the stage production of "Bye, Bye Birdie.".
43 Didn't start dancing until he was 34.
44 Before he was a successful comedian and actor, he used to work in a hotel.
45 His future Diagnosis Murder (1993) co-star and son, Barry Van Dyke, is associated with his father's productions, and other shows. He began working alongside his father, since he was 10.
46 At the beginning of the third season, The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971) had moved production from Phoenix to Hollywood, where the change made a big improvement in the ratings, but was canceled because he no longer enjoyed working away from his home and did not want to continue the show without Carl Reiner.
47 Met Byron Paul in the Army, who offered him a seven-year contract with CBS in 1955.
48 His situation comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) was based on the series "Head of the Family".
49 Until he reached 30, he lived in five states.
50 Moved to Atlanta, Georgia, with his best friend, Phil Erickson, and wife Margie, in 1948, after he and Erickson grew weary of the West Coast circuit. This was where Marjorie gave birth to two sons, Christian Van Dyke and Barry Van Dyke, within a year.
51 Helped his ex-The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) co-star, Mary Tyler Moore get her own sitcom, in the 1970s.
52 Created most of his own comedy routines and physical schticks on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961).
53 Prior to being an actor, he was also a Sunday School teacher and an elder at a Presbyterian church, who ministered every Sunday.
54 His mother, Hazel Voice McCord was a Sunday School teacher (before her son) and a housewife, and his father, Loren Van Dyke, was a baseball player for the Terre Haute Huts, and tenor saxophonist for the Danville Schoenbeck Orchestra.
55 Before he was a successful actor and a comedian, he did everything from working in an advertising agency to becoming a disc jockey.
56 Was born just 6 months after his parents wedding that same year. Van Dyke was 18 years old when he found out he was born in December of 1925 and not March of 1926, as he'd been previously told. At first, his mother informed him that he had been born prematurely. Later, he learned that he'd been conceived out off wedlock.
57 Almost graduated from Danville High School in Danville, Illinois, in 1944. He received his high school diploma in 2004 when he was 78.
58 His mother, Hazel McCord Van Dyke, died at age 95, in 1994.
59 Went into semi-retirement in the mid-1970s.
60 Is one of the two actors to have appeared in every episode of Diagnosis Murder (1993).
61 His Diagnosis Murder (1993) co-star, Charlie Schlatter, would reprise his role on an episode of The Sopranos (1999), in 2000.
62 Friends with: Shirley Jones, Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Florence Henderson, Ed Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Danny Thomas, Buddy Ebsen, Bill Cullen, Wink Martindale, Michele Lee, Hope Lange, Larry Hagman, Pernell Roberts, Robert Fuller, Angie Dickinson, Debbie Reynolds, James Garner, Andy Griffith, Michael Landon, Dick Van Patten, and wife Pat Van Patten, his brother Jerry Van Dyke, Carl Reiner, Maureen Stapleton, Betsy Palmer, Piper Laurie, Mickey Rooney, Rose Marie, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Mary Tyler Moore, Richard Deacon, Morey Amsterdam, Warren Beatty, Fred Silverman, Dean Hargrove, Joyce Burditt, Christian I. Nyby II, Sheldon Leonard, Betty White, William Shatner, Dick Martin, Jean Stapleton, Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Bill Cosby, Don Rickles, Rosie O'Donnell and Jerry Paris.
63 His favorite The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) episode is The Dick Van Dyke Show: Where Did I Come From? (1962).
64 Although Van Dyke is now a committed non-smoker, he admits that he used to smoke 20-40 cigarettes a day.
65 Underwent spinal surgery in April 2011.
66 Received a lemon cake every Christmas from Charles Bronson, who lived nearby in Malibu, for 16 years.
67 Uncle of Kelly Van Dyke (aka Nancee Kelly).
68 The adult Broadway cast (Dick, Paul Lynde, Maureen Stapleton) who recreated their roles for the film version of Bye Bye Birdie (1963) were generally disappointed in the film. It was felt that director George Sidney placed far too much focus on Ann-Margret's teen role, a role that was secondary in the stage hit. Ann-Margret was at the time experiencing a meteoric rise in films.
69 Buster Keaton and Stan Laurel were two of his comedy idols. Both became fans of Dick's classic TV series.
70 Formed a night club stand-up comedy act in the late 1940s with his pal from Danville, Phil Erickson. They toured the country as the slapstick, lip-syncing "Merry Mutes". The act eventually broke up in 1954 and Dick went solo, finding work on New Orleans local television.
71 Performed in several variety shows while serving in the United States Army during World War II.
72 Was a radio announcer at a Danville Illinois radio station at the age of 16. He did the news as well as spun records.
73 Made his acting debut playing the baby Jesus in a church Christmas pageant. Was told he cried all the way through it.
74 He has English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch, ancestry. His family moved from Missouri to Danville, Illinois when Dick was quite young.
75 Did not appear in his first movie until he was 36.
76 He was nearly cast as Fagin in Oliver! (1968) since the Columbia producers felt that Ron Moody, who had played the part in the London stage version, wasn't famous enough to attract movie audiences. Van Dyke ultimately chose to star in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) instead.
77 Although highly praised for his dancing in Mary Poppins (1964) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), Van Dyke was never trained as a dancer and did not begin dancing until he was in his thirties.
78 By the late 1980s, it seemed that Van Dyke's career was over. However, his acclaimed performance as the District Attorney in Dick Tracy (1990) led to Diagnosis Murder (1993), which proved to be a big television comeback for the 67-year-old star.
79 Is a huge fan of Barbra Streisand.
80 Actively campaigned in Democrat Pierre Salinger's losing 1964 fight for senator against Republican George Murphy.
81 In 1968, he left Hollywood and bought a ranch in Arizona.
82 Best known by the public for his starring roles as Rob Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and as Dr. Mark Sloan on Diagnosis Murder (1993).
83 Was a heavy smoker for fifty years, smoking up to two packs of cigarettes a day. He finally managed to quit using gum and patches. He claimed that quitting smoking was much harder than quitting drinking.
84 Is a staunch Democrat and a vocal supporter of gun control. Attended some fundraisers for Eugene McCarthy in the 1968 Democratic primaries.
85 Had portrayed Albert Peterson in the original Broadway stage version of "Bye Bye Birdie" and reprised his role in the movie Bye Bye Birdie (1963).
86 Had a brief stint as a television weatherman in New Orleans, Louisiana.
87 Son of Loren Van Dyke and wife Hazel Vorice McCord.
88 His cockney accent in Mary Poppins (1964) was so heavily criticized that it may have cost him a Best Leading Actor Academy Award nomination the following year.
89 Dabbled in computer animation since the 1980s. Using Newtek's Lightwave 3D from home, he created and animated a CG version of himself that he danced with on The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (2004).
90 Was offered the role of Ambassador Thorn in The Omen (1976) before it went to Gregory Peck, but turned it down because of the film's violent and gory content. In a 2013 interview with "The Daily Telegraph" Van Dyke said his decision to decline the role was "stupid".
91 Grew up in Danville, Illinois, with brother Jerry Van Dyke and fellow celebrities Gene Hackman and Bobby Short. Was a graduate of Danville High School, where he was in the drama club.
92 Is close friends with his The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) co-star Mary Tyler Moore.
93 He played Lionel Jeffries's son in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) even though Jeffries was actually six months his junior.
94 In his 30s and 40s, he had a talent for playing crotchety, eccentric old men. He played this kind of role in Mary Poppins (1964) as Mr. Dawes Sr. and in a The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) episode where he played one of Rob Petrie's elderly relatives.
95 Although he had light brown hair when he was in his 30s and 40s, he had blonde hair as a child.
96 Rob Petrie, Van Dyke's role on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), was ranked #22 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
97 The album "Songs I Like By Dick Van Dyke" was recorded on Friday, November 22, 1963. Early in the recording session, the artists and orchestra were informed of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. In spite of the tragic news, and a deadline from Command Records that had to be met, the recording session continued to a successful conclusion - albeit in an emotionally-charged atmosphere. He said that he scarcely remembers the session because he was in such a state of shock after hearing the news.
98 In July 1999, he was made an honorary life member of The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA), Inc. at their annual International Convention in Anaheim, California. He has sung in an a cappella quartet called "The Vantastix" since 2000. The group released a children's album in 2008.
99 His attempt at a Cockney accent in Mary Poppins (1964) is so notorious that a "Dick Van Dyke accent" is an accepted slang term for an American's unsuccessful attempt at any British accent. Despite that, he is quite popular in the UK.
100 His album "Songs I Like by Dick Van Dyke" (Command Records, 1963), released at the height of his television success and just before the release of Mary Poppins (1964), was actually a bestseller, remaining on Billboard's top-40 albums chart for several weeks in late 1963-early 1964.
101 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 25, 1993. But when the star was unveiled, his name was misspelled on the star as "VANDYKE". Being a good sport, he laughed, took a pen and drew a slash between "VAN" and "DYKE". The star was corrected soon after.
102 Became a great-grandfather on July 26, 2001, when his grandson Carey Van Dyke (Barry Van Dyke's oldest child) and his wife Anne Van Dyke had a baby girl named Ava Van Dyke.
103 Children: Christian Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke and Carrie Beth van Dyke. Grandchildren: Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke, Wes Van Dyke and Taryn Van Dyke. Great-granddaughter: Ava Van Dyke.
104 Overcame alcoholism in the 1970s.
105 Says that his most memorable role is that of Bert the chimney-sweep in Mary Poppins (1964).
106 His comic inspiration was Stan Laurel. He says he was able to find him by looking up his name in the phone book in Santa Monica, California, where Laurel lived. He called and Laurel invited him over. The two became good friends. When Laurel died, Van Dyke delivered his eulogy at the funeral.
107 Won Broadway's 1961 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Bye, Bye Birdie" and a Grammy Award for the Mary Poppins (1964) soundtrack.
108 Beat out Johnny Carson for the role of Rob Petrie on what later became The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) .
109 He and his wife Margie married on the radio show "Bride and Groom" because the show paid for the wedding rings, a honeymoon and household appliances. After their wedding, the Van Dykes were so poor that they had to live in their car for a while.
110 He enlisted to be a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II, but initially did not make the cut because he did not meet the weight requirement, as he was underweight. He tried three times to enlist, before barely making the cut. He actually served as a radio announcer during the war, and he did not leave the United States.
111 Served in the United States Air Force.
112 Is ambidextrous but writes mainly left-handed.
113 According to his book "Those Funny Kids: A Treasury of Classroom Laughter", by age 11 he had grown to 6' 1".
114 Daughter Stacy Van Dyke guest starred on Diagnosis Murder (1993), in Diagnosis Murder: Murder in the Family (1996). Grandson Shane Van Dyke guest-starred in 14 episodes of Diagnosis Murder (1993).
115 Son Barry Van Dyke and grandson Carey Van Dyke also worked on Diagnosis Murder (1993) with him. Sons Barry and Christian Van Dyke also appeared in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) episode, The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Talented Neighborhood (1962).
116 Older brother of entertainer Jerry Van Dyke.
117 Lived with Michelle Triola from 1976 until her death in 2009. Van Dyke had become friendly with her before his marriage ended and in his autobiography he admits that the final cause of his divorce from his wife was when he gave Michelle Triola out of his own pocket the six-figure amount she had sued for unsuccessfully in her infamous "palimony" case against Lee Marvin.
118 Often hosted game shows when he was a struggling actor. He hosted Mother's Day (1958) and Laugh Line (1959) but turned down The Price Is Right (1956).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Buttons 2016/II Angel
Life Is Boring 2016 The Night Owl
The Middle 2015 TV Series Dutch Spence
Merry Xmas 2015/I Short Father
Night at the Museum 3 2014 Cecil
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 2014 TV Series Captain Goof Beard / Grandpappy Goof
The Caretaker 3D 2010 Short The Caretaker
Murder 101: New Age 2008 TV Movie Dr. Jonathan Maxwell
Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses 2007 TV Movie Dr. Jonathan Maxwell
Murder 101: College Can Be Murder 2007 TV Movie Dr. Jonathan Maxwell
Night at the Museum 2006 Cecil
Curious George 2006 Mr. Bloomsberry (voice)
Murder 101 2006 TV Movie Dr. Jonathan Maxwell
Batman: New Times 2005 Video short Commisioner Gordon (voice)
The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited 2004 TV Movie Robert 'Rob' Petrie
The Alan Brady Show 2003 TV Movie Webb (voice)
The Gin Game 2003 TV Movie Weller Martin
Scrubs 2003 TV Series Dr. Townshend
Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning 2002 TV Movie Dr. Mark Sloan
Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity 2002 TV Movie Dr. Mark Sloan
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2000 TV Series Duke
Becker 1999 TV Series Fred Becker
Coach 1993 TV Series Partygoer
The Town Santa Forgot 1993 TV Movie Narrator / Old Jeremy Creek (voice)
A Twist of the Knife 1993 TV Movie Doctor Mark Sloan
Chairman's Choice 1993 TV Movie Chairman
The House on Sycamore Street 1992 TV Movie Doctor Mark Sloan
Diagnosis Murder 1992 TV Movie Dr. Mark Sloan
Jake and the Fatman 1991 TV Series Dr. Mark Sloan
Daughters of Privilege 1991 TV Movie Buddy Keys
Dick Tracy 1990 D.A. Fletcher
The Golden Girls 1989 TV Series Ken
The Van Dyke Show 1988 TV Series Dick Burgess
Airwolf 1987 TV Series Malduke - Special Guest Star
Ghost of a Chance 1987 TV Movie Bill Nolan
Highway to Heaven 1987 TV Series Wally Dunn
Strong Medicine 1986 TV Movie Sam Hawthorne
Matlock 1986 TV Series Judge Carter Addison
American Playhouse 1985 TV Series Les Dischinger
Found Money 1983 TV Movie Max Sheppard
CBS Library 1983 TV Series Father
The Country Girl 1982 TV Movie Frank Elgin
Drop-Out Father 1982 TV Movie Ed McCall
Harry's Battles 1981 TV Movie Harry Fitzsimmons
The Runner Stumbles 1979 Father Brian Rivard
Supertrain 1979 TV Series Waldo Chase
The Carol Burnett Show 1977 TV Series Various Characters
Tubby the Tuba 1975 Tubby the Tuba (voice)
Columbo 1974 TV Series Paul Galesko
The Morning After 1974 TV Movie Charlie Lester
The New Dick Van Dyke Show 1971-1974 TV Series Dick Preston
The New Scooby-Doo Movies 1973 TV Series Dick Van Dyke
Cold Turkey 1971 Rev. Clayton Brooks
The Bill Cosby Show 1971 TV Series Martin
The Comic 1969 William Simon aka Billy Bright
Some Kind of a Nut 1969 Fred Amidon
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 Caractacus Potts
Never a Dull Moment 1968 Jack Albany
Fitzwilly 1967 Claude R. Fitzwilliam
Divorce American Style 1967 Richard Harmon
Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. 1966 Lt. Robin Crusoe
The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961-1966 TV Series Rob Petrie / Hezekiah Petrie
The Art of Love 1965 Paul Sloane
Mary Poppins 1964 Bert Mr. Dawes Senior (as Navckid Keyd)
What a Way to Go! 1964 Edgar Hopper
Bye Bye Birdie 1963 Albert F. Peterson
Look Up and Live 1960 TV Series
New Comedy Showcase 1960 TV Series Richard Alexander
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1960 TV Series Thomas Craig
The United States Steel Hour 1959 TV Series Justin Grey
The Phil Silvers Show 1957-1958 TV Series Pvt. Swiftington 'Swifty' Bilko / Pvt. Hank Lumpkin

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Gin Game 2003 TV Movie co-executive producer
Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning 2002 TV Movie executive producer
Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity 2002 TV Movie executive producer
Diagnosis Murder 1995-2001 TV Series executive producer - 137 episodes
Cold Turkey 1971 executive producer - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saving Mr. Banks 2013 performer: "Jolly Holiday", "Step In Time", "Let's Go Fly a Kite"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Paul O'Grady Show 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 Documentary performer: "Chim Chim Cher-ee", "Let's Go Fly a Kite", "Jolly Holiday", "A Man Has Dreams", "I Love To Laugh", "Hushabye Mountain"
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics 2008 TV Movie documentary performer: "Jolly Holiday", "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" - uncredited
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 2008 TV Movie performer: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World 2005 performer: "Put on a Happy Face"
MGM Sing-Alongs: Being Happy 1997 Video short performer: "Me Ol' Bamboo"
MGM Sing-Alongs: Friends 1997 Video short performer: "You Two"
MGM Sing-Alongs: Having Fun 1997 Video short performer: "Toot Sweets"
MGM Sing-Alongs: Searching for Your Dreams 1997 Video short performer: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", "Doll on a Music Box" and "Truly Scrumptious", "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Reprise"
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue 1985 Video short performer: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 TV Special performer: "I Still Get Jealous", "Gus: The Theatre Cat"
The Morning After 1974 TV Movie performer: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - uncredited
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 performer: "You Two", "Toot Sweets", "Hushabye Mountain", "Me Ol' Bamboo", "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", "Doll On a Music Box/Truly Scrumptious" - uncredited
The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961-1965 TV Series performer - 15 episodes
Mary Poppins 1964 "Chim-Chim-Cheree", uncredited / performer: "Jolly Holiday", "Pavement Artist Chim Chim Cheree", "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", "I Love to Laugh", "Fidelity Fiduciary Bank", "Chim-Chim-Cheree", "Step in Time", "A Man Has Dreams", "Sobre las Olas Over the Waves", "Let's Go Fly a Kite" - uncredited
The Danny Kaye Show 1963 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bye Bye Birdie 1963 performer: "Put On a Happy Face", "Kids", "Everything Is Rosie/Everything Is Hugo"
The Andy Williams Special 1962 TV Special performer: "Sixteen Going on Seventeen"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1960 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Fabulous Fifties 1960 Documentary performer: "Just You Wait"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Diagnosis Murder 1997 TV Series story - 1 episode
Van Dyke and Company TV Series 3 episodes, 1976 written by - 1 episode, 1976
Van Dyke and Company 1975 TV Special

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Starring: Nancy Clancy 1973 TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation 2009 TV Movie documentary acknowledgment
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics 2008 TV Movie documentary grateful thanks
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth 2001 TV Movie documentary grateful acknowledgment
The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story 1999 Documentary special thanks
She's Having a Baby 1988 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series
CBS: On the Air 1978 TV Mini-Series documentary Co-host - part IV
How to Survive the 70s and Maybe Even Bump Into Happiness 1978 TV Special
Hollywood & Vine 1977 Documentary short Himself
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Comedy - Variety or Music Series / Nominee: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy - Variety or Music Series and Presenter
CBS Galaxy 1977 TV Special Himself - Host
The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Host and Winner: Favourite Male Performer in a New Television Show and Presenter: Favourite Male Musical Performer
Van Dyke and Company 1976 TV Series Himself - Host
The Carol Burnett Show 1976 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1971-1976 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
Spring in New Orleans 1976 TV Special
Lola! 1976 TV Series Himself
Van Dyke and Company 1975 TV Special Himself - Host
Julie and Dick at Covent Garden 1974 TV Movie Himself
Omnibus 1974 TV Series documentary Himself
Don't Call Me Mama Anymore 1973 TV Special Guest Star
The David Frost Show 1971-1972 TV Series Himself
Robert Young and the Family 1971 TV Special Sketch Actor
The First Nine Months Are the Hardest 1971 TV Movie Himself
Dick Van Dyke Meets Bill Cosby 1970 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Leslie Uggams Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman 1969 TV Special Himself
The 20th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1968 TV Special Himself - Host (New York City)
Dick Van Dyke 1968 TV Special Himself - Host
Dick Van Dyke Special 1967 TV Movie Himself
The 39th Annual Academy Awards 1967 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Music Score Awards
The Garry Moore Show 1960-1966 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Stan Laurel Funeral 1965 Documentary short Himself
Salute to Stan Laurel 1965 TV Special documentary Himself
The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design
Danny Thomas Special 1964 TV Special Himself
The 16th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1964 TV Special Himself
The Andy Williams Show 1964 TV Series Himself
Cinema 1964 TV Series documentary Himself
The Danny Kaye Show 1963 TV Series Himself
The Bob Hope Show 1963 TV Series Himself
I've Got a Secret 1962-1963 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Stump the Stars 1962 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959-1962 TV Series Himself - Guest Host / Himself / Himself - Guest
The Andy Williams Special 1962 TV Special Himself
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Himself
Henry Fonda and the Family 1962 TV Special Himself
Password All-Stars 1962 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1961 TV Series Himself
CBS Fall Preview Special: Seven Wonderful Nights 1961 TV Movie documentary Himself
No Place Like Home 1960/II TV Movie Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1959-1960 TV Series Himself - Singer / Himself - Comedian / Albert F. Peterson - Scene from 'Bye Bye Birdie' / ...
What's My Line? 1960 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Fabulous Fifties 1960 Documentary
Art Carney Special 1959 TV Series Himself
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams 1958-1959 TV Series Himself
Laugh Line 1959 TV Series Himself - Host
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1957-1959 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Himself
Mother's Day 1958 TV Series Himself - Host
The Polly Bergen Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom 1958 TV Series Himself
Social Security in Action 1958 TV Series Himself
Of All Things 1956 TV Series Himself
CBS Cartoon Theatre 1956 TV Series Himself - Host
Frankie Laine Time 1955 TV Series Himself
The Morning Show 1954 TV Series Himself / Host (1955-1956)
Rose Marie 2017 post-production Himself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005-2016 TV Series Himself
Today 1979-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
To Tell the Truth 1956-2016 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special 2016 TV Movie Himself
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2016 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood Live 2013-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Conan 2012-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Access Hollywood 2015 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2015 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2015 TV Series Himself - Author, Keep Moving
Larry King Now 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration 2015 TV Movie Himself / Rob Petrie
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 2014 Himself (uncredited)
Pioneers of Television 2008-2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Rob Petrie
Inside Comedy 2014 TV Series Himself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2013 TV Series Himself
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Honoree
The Doctors 2012 TV Series Himself
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Life Achievement
CBS This Morning 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fun with Dick and Jerry Van Dyke 2012 TV Movie Himself
America in Primetime 2011 TV Series documentary Himself / Rob Petrie, The Dick Van Dyke Show
A Tribute to Laurel & Hardy 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2011 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2011 TV Series Himself
79th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2010 TV Movie Himself
Actors Entertainment 2010 TV Series Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 Documentary Himself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
TV Land Moguls 2004-2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Wonder Kids 2008 Documentary
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special 2008 TV Special Himself
Stanley Kramer: A Man's Search for Truth 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Night at the Museum' 2007 Video short Himself / Cecil
Getaway 2007 TV Series Himself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Film '72 2006 TV Series Himself
HypaSpace 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
A Night at the Museum with McFly 2006 TV Movie Himself
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1997-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
After They Were Famous 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Making of 'Mary Poppins' 2004 Video documentary Himself - Host
This Morning 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
The Ultimate Film 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Emmy's Greatest Moments 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Remembering 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Inside TV Land: Style and Fashion 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside TV Land: Taboo TV 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Special Himself
The Mark Twain Prize: Celebrating the Humor of Carl Reiner 2001 TV Movie Himself
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Co-Host
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth 2001 TV Movie documentary Narrator / Himself
The 10th Annual Ella Award Presented a Salute to Julie Andrews 2001 TV Movie Himself - Speaker
Larry King Live 1993-2000 TV Series Himself
Inside TV Land: The Dick Van Dyke Show 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
CBS: The First 50 Years 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1995-1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Himself
Heroes of Comedy 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mary Poppins Practically Perfect in Every Way: The Magic Behind the Masterpiece 1997 Video documentary short Himself
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favorite New Television Comedy Series
Great Performances 1995 TV Series Himself
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 TV Special Himself
The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
The Dick Van Dyke Show Remembered 1994 TV Special documentary Himself
The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Comic Relief V 1992 TV Special Himself
The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love 1991 Video documentary
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
7th Annual American Cinema Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Wogan 1989 TV Series Himself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
CBS This Morning 1988 TV Series Himself
Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series / Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
The 5th Annual American Cinema Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
American Film Institute Comedy Special 1987 TV Special Himself - Host
Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1987 TV Special Himself - Honoree
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Host and Presenter: Favourite Music Video
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special
The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Presenter & Performer
Battle of the Network Stars XVIII 1985 TV Special Himself - Host
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Himself
Musical Comedy Tonight III 1985 TV Movie Himself
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday 1984 TV Special short Himself - Host
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Host
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1966-1981 TV Series Himself
Florida's Disney Decade 1981 TV Special Himself - Host
How to Eat Like a Child 1981 TV Movie Himself
True Life Stories 1981 TV Movie documentary Charlie
The 34th Annual Tony Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Musical
The Mike Douglas Show 1976-1980 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor
30 Years of TV Comedy's Greatest Hits: To Laughter with Love 1980 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The 33rd Annual Tony Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress & Best Actor in a Musical
The Muppets Go Hollywood 1979 TV Special Himself - Host
The Merv Griffin Show 1979 TV Series Himself
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour 1979 TV Series Himself / Rob Petrie
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1979 TV Series Himself
The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Host
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Rob Petrie
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2014 TV Series Bert
Subconscious Password 2013 Short Himself (uncredited)
Welcome to the Basement 2012 TV Series Burt
Luke and Joe Get Lost 2010 Robert 'Rob' Petrie
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Bert / Mr. Dawes Senior
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases 2009 TV Movie
That Fellow in the Coat 2008 TV Series Bert
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights 2006 Video documentary short Himself
¿De qué te ríes? 2006 TV Movie Bert
The Award Show Awards Show 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Jack Paar: Smart Television 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 TV Movie documentary
I Love Christmas 2001 TV Special documentary
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond 2000 TV Short documentary Caractacus Potts (uncredited)
Cronkite Remembers 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (on 'The Dick Van Dyke Show') (uncredited)
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 TV Movie Himself
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 1990 Video Bert
Matlock 1990 TV Series Judge Carter Addison
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: You Can Fly 1988 Video short Bert
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Heigh-Ho 1987 Video short Bert
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue 1985 Video short Bert
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1979 TV Series Jack Albany
The Walt Disney Story 1973 Documentary short Bert ('Mary Poppins') (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Life Achievement Award Screen Actors Guild Awards
2008 Lifetime Achievement Award New York International Independent Film & Video Festival For film and TV.
2000 Life Career Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
2000 OFTA TV Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Actors and Actresses
2000 Career Achievement Award Television Critics Association Awards
1998 Hollywood Legend Award Golden Apple Awards
1994 Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy American Comedy Awards, USA
1993 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 25 February 1993. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
1984 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming CBS Library (1979)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series Van Dyke and Company (1976) · Byron Paul (executive producer)
· Allan Blye (producer)
· Bob Einstein (producer)
1977 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program Tied with Robert Conrad
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Comedy Performance Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (1966)
1966 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)
1965 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)
1965 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children Mary Poppins (1964) · Richard M. Sherman (music and lyrics by)
· Robert B. Sherman (music and lyrics by)
· Irwin Kostal (music adapted and conducted by)
· Julie Andrews (performed by)
1964 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead) The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)
1963 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Most Cooperative Actor

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006)
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Middle (2009)
2010 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement Award (Performer)
2008 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Lifetime Achievement Award (Performer)
2003 DVDX Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD) The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) · Carl Reiner
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Becker (1998)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Golden Girls (1985)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series Van Dyke and Company (1976) · Bob Einstein (writer)
· Allan Blye (writer)
· George Burditt (writer)
· Garry Ferrier (writer)
· Ken Finkleman (writer)
· Mitch Markowitz (writer)
· Tom McLoughlin (writer)
· Don Novello (writer)
· Pat Proft (writer)
· Leonard Ripps (writer)
· Mickey Rose (writer)
· Aubrey Tadman (writer)
· Paul Wayne (writer)
1976 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special Van Dyke and Company (1975) · Allan Blye
· Bob Einstein
· James R. Stein
· George Burditt
· Bob Illes
· Steve Martin
· Jack Mendelsohn
· Rick Mittleman
1974 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Lead Actor in a Drama The Morning After (1974)
1972 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actor - Comedy or Musical The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971)
1970 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) · Richard M. Sherman (musical score and lyrics by)
· Robert B. Sherman (musical score and lyrics by)
· Irwin Kostal (music adapted, arranged, and conducted by)
· Sally Ann Howes (performed by)
· Lionel Jeffries (performed by)
· Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus (performed by)
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star 14th place.
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Comedy Performance, Male The Art of Love (1965)
1965 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Mary Poppins (1964)
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male New Face 4th place.
1963 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead) The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Musical Performance, Male Mary Poppins (1964)


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1 It took Walt twenty years to talk Travers [P.L. Travers, author of the Mary Poppins novels] into giving him the rights for the picture and then she fought him tooth and nail all the way through it. She hated me, she hated Julie Andrews, she didn't think either one of us were right. After the premiere she met Walt in the lobby and said, 'All the animation has to go.' Walt said, 'Pamela, the boat has sailed.'
2 I was an alcoholic for about twenty-five years. In the Fifties and Sixties, everybody had their martini, everybody smoked incessantly. The funny thing is that all through my twenties and early thirties I didn't drink at all. Then we moved to a neighborhood full of young families with the same age kids and everyone drank heavily, there were big parties every night. I would go to work with terrible hangovers which if you're dancing is really hard. I was in deep trouble, you get suicidal and think you just can't go on. I had suicidal feelings, it was just terrible. But then suddenly, like a blessing, the drink started not to taste good. I would feel a little dizzy and a little nauseous and I wasn't getting the click. Today I wouldn't want a drink for anything. But I do occasionally think of taking a nice drag. I've been on this gum for ten years and it's just as addictive but at least it's not hurting my lungs. (2013)
3 My whole generation has disappeared on me. My contemporaries, not in talent but in age, were Paul Newman, Jack Lemmon, Rock Hudson. All gone.
4 [on turning down The Omen (1976)] My god, that was stupid. Gregory Peck got the part, but at that time there was a lot of violence in it - people impaled on things. I was pretty puritan at the time, a goody-two-shoes, I felt I'd put myself in a position where the audience trusted me. I turned down several things for that reason - either taste or violence or sex or something.
5 People from the UK love to tease me. I invented a whole new dialect. I never could do a British accent, not even in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).
6 It's quite hard to act yourself all the time. My first wife, Margie, used to say she could see no difference between Rob [the husband he played on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) for five years] and me. She said 'You're not acting. You are exactly the same on screen as you are at home.'
7 I was a Laurel & Hardy nut. I got to know Laurel at the end of his life and it was a great thrill for me. He left me his bow tie and derby and told me that if they ever made a movie about him, he'd want me to play him.
8 I've found a home here because actors have always said, 'He's really a dancer', and dancers said, 'No, no he's a singer', and singers said, 'No I think he's an actor.' I don't know, I was never that good at anything but I did a little bit of it all. I've never studied dancing but I've always loved to dance. I never sang anywhere except the shower and it took me forever to get into the high school choir. When I auditioned for Bye Bye Birdie (1963) I did a song and a little soft-shoe and for some reason they saw I could move. And I've never studied acting - which is maybe lucky otherwise I'd just be a copy of everybody else.
9 I asked Fred Astaire once when he was about my age if he still danced and he said 'Yes, but it hurts now.' That's exactly it. I can still dance too but it hurts now! I've always kept moving. I was at the gym at six this morning. Of course marrying a beautiful young woman has been a big help. There are so many years between us and we don't feel it. I'm emotionally immature and she's very wise for her age so we kind of meet in the middle.
10 We had a little ranch way out in the middle of nowhere. My wife didn't like showbusiness - as most spouses don't: they get shunted aside. But it was too soon for me. I could not afford either emotionally or financially to quit and retire. Not in my forties. We finally parted company because of that. And now another forty years have gone by and I've been very busy. I still am.
11 I'm really in retirement. My career is over. I'm just playing now and having a great time. I like to keep busy, and I'm doing what's fun for me.
12 I think that cigarettes are worse. I think that nicotine ... I've heard heroin addicts and cocaine addicts say it was nothing compared to getting off cigarettes.
13 But at the time, I thought I would come out, because there was such a strange perception about alcoholism that people had serious character flaws, you know. They had weak wills or something. They had this image of, you know, a guy laying in on the street and skid row, whereas it can happen to normal, average middle-class guy.
14 It was a marvelous relaxer . . . Jack Daniels (Tennessee Whiskey) became my good friend. Then sometime in my early forties he turned on me.
15 [about Mary Poppins (1964)] I thought Walt Disney hired me because I was such a great singer and dancer. As it turns out, he had heard me in an interview talking about what was happening to family entertainment. I was decrying the fact that it seemed like no holds were barred anymore in entertainment . . . That's why he called me in, because I said something he agreed with. And I got the part.
16 I think it's such a shame that [Walt Disney] didn't live to see computer animation, because he would have had a good time with it . . . In those days it was before the blue screen. They used what was called yellow sulphur lighting--the screen was yellow, and we worked with that all day, and by the time the day was over you couldn't see anything . . . It was just an empty soundstage. And sometimes we didn't even have the music--we would just dance to a click rhythm. But I think technically it holds up today just as well as anything.
17 In the best of all worlds the producers would take some responsibility for the kinds of things they're putting out. Unfortunately, they don't. And then I-- they keep saying we can't have our First Amendment rights abridged and we can't have censorship. Well we had it back in the Hays days [Production Code Administration, headed by 'Will H. Hays', the official Hollywood censor office], in the Johnson office days. And I think they should--maybe the American people might bring it back if things get bad enough.
18 I've made peace with insecurity... because there is no security of any kind.
19 I never wanted to be an actor and to this day I don't. I can't get a handle on it. An actor wants to become someone else. I am a song-and-dance man and I enjoy being myself, which is all I can do.
20 I remember in the book that Caractacus was married. There was no love interest, no love story. So I think bringing Truly Scrumptious in works very well because we had assumed he was a widower. And they couldn't have picked a better Truly Scrumptious than Sally [Sally Ann Howes]. They came up with Sally Ann and I heard her voice, and it was the richest contralto. She auditioned with "The Lovely Lonely Man" and I thought, "My God, this girl is great!" and then she was stunningly beautiful. She loved those kids and they loved her, which I think comes across on the screen. They just thought a great deal of her and she spent a lot of time with them, you know, between shots - telling stories and playing games during all those long waiting periods.
21 I've retired so many times now it's getting to be a habit.

#Trademark
1 Deep baritone voice
2 Grey moustache
3 Performed his own unique style of dancing
4 Often works with his son Barry Van Dyke

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