Dick Van Dyke Married, Wife, Divorce Net Worth and Dead
Posted On: 08 Dec, 2014
|Date of Birth||December 13, 1925|
|Age||91 Years 3 Month(s)|
|Wife/Spouse||Margie Willett(div), Arlene Silver|
|Net Worth||$30 Million Dollars|
|Height||6 feet 1 inches(185 cm)|
|Weight||140 lbs (64 kg)|
|Children/Kids||Barry Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, Carrie Beth van Dyke, Christian Van Dyke|
“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.”
Richard Wayne Van Dyke, also known as Dick Van Dyke, was born in 13th of December, 1925 in West Plains, Missouri. He is a popular name in Hollywood industry who has worked as singer, dancer, writer, producer, comedian as well as an actor. He has played in many successful movies and spent more than 70 years in this sector. Some of his notable works are “Bye Bye Birdie”, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Mary Poppins”.
Though he has never thought of being an actor, his fate gave him a chance for it. He was enlisted for the army where he got the job of radio announcer. He started his career as a DJ in 1940s. He appeared in several acts in the stage which made him popular among the audience. He started his TV career from 1955 where he was a host of “The Morning Show” broadcasted from CBS. Later, he appeared in the TV series as an actor as well. Some of his early TV series includes “Columbo”, “The Morning After”, “The New Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Matlock”. He has appeared in both TV shows as well as movies. His roles in the movies are more prominent than the roles in TV series. He has appeared lately in “The Bonnie Hunt Show”, “Rachael Ray”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”.
As he is also a musician, he has recorded more than 5 albums which also became popular in the group of people. He is also the author of his autobiography. He made his debut in the movies from “Bye Bye Birdie” in 1963 where he played the role of Albert F. Peterson. From his 1966 movie “Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.” he won the Laurel Award for Male Comedy Performance. Some of his successful movies are “Divorce American Style”, “Cold Turkey”, “Dick Tracy”, “Night at the Museum” and “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”. From his dedication and hard works in this field, he has won many prestigious awards as well. From his debut movie, he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in 1961. He won the Grammy Award for Best Album for Children in 1964. From his work in “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, he has won Primetime Emmy Award for 3 times. He has also won the same award for his work on “Van Dyke and Company”. In 1994, he won the American Comedy Award in the category of Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy. Lately, in 2013, he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Lifetime Achievement.
He is a tall guy with the height of 6 feet 1 inch and weight 81 kg. He got married to Marjorie Willettin 1948. Though they remained together for 36 years, her wife filed a divorce in 1984. They had 4 children altogether. Van Dyke is a family guy and loves his kids very much. So, he often works with his son in the movies as well. Lately, in 2012, he got married to Arlene Silver. Because of his alcoholic nature, he has got many problems in his health. He was almost got dead while driving a car once. He has already reached the age of 88 and his death can happen anytime if he did not take care of his health soon.
He has the net worth of $122 million. He is popular in various social sites such as twitter, Facebook as well as Instagram. He has also owned the appliance store which is located in Springfield. You can find his full biography in Wikipedia and IMDB.