Dick Van Dyke aka Richard Wayne Van Dyke has a net worth of $50 million. Dick Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, singer, dancer, writer, and producer. He is widely recognized for his radio and theatrical performances in one of the high-level commercial theatre “Broadway” and has also gained familiarity with the “Disney Legend”.
Van Dyke married Arlene Silver on February 29, 2012, who is a make-up artist. Dyke first met Arlene at SAG awards when he was 80 years old.
Prior to that, Dyke, on February 12, 1948, married Margerie Willett and had four children, Christian, Barry, Stacy, and Carrie Beth Van Dyke. The couple, however, got divorced in 1984 after living separately for a very long time.
Van altogether has got seven grandchildren. His son Barry and his grandsons Shane and Carey Van Dyke have appeared in the series “Diagnosis: Murder”. His son Christ has served as District Attorney in the 1980’s.
Besides Willett, he was also involved with the American actress Michelle Triola for more than 30 years who died of lung cancer in 2009.
The 92-year-old comedian actor was born to a stenographer and a salesman in West Plains, Missouri and grew up in Danville, Illinois. Dyke is the elder brother of actor Jerry Van Dyke who is best known for his role in the television series “Coach”.
Van was fascinated by his mother’s religious family in his youth and even thought of making his career in the government but a single drama class in high school changed his mentality of getting involved in the ministry.
In his autobiography, he mentioned, “I suppose that I never completely gave up my childhood idea of being a minister.
Only the medium and the message changed. I have still endeavored to touch people’s souls, to raise their spirits and put smiles on their faces.”
The actor left high school in 1944. However, he continued school and received a diploma at the age of 84.
Although he was determined to join the pilot training in the United States Army Air Forces during the World War II, he had to abandon it as he was denied for being underweight.
Later, he was accepted as a radio announcer. After that, he got transferred to the Special Services and entertained troops in the continental United States.
The 92-year-old has a history of smoking Nicorette gum and excessive fatigue due to the lack of sleep. Van has been suffering neurological disorders since 2013.
Although the tests were made, there has been no diagnosis to date.
Dick Van Dyke stands 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) tall and has a slim appearance.
The dark brown blue-eyed athletic star is liked and celebrated worldwide. With his amazing height, charm and massive success in his profession, he has gathered millions of fans everywhere.
Dick van Dyke is a well-known figure in the entertainment industry. Dyke started in NBC first as a comedian and later made appearances on “James Chance of a Lifetime” in 1954.
Later, he appeared in two episodes of “The Phil Silvers Show”, “The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom” on ABC and “The Polly Bergen Show” on NBC.
Dyke, even being involved in the showbiz, had taught Sunday school in the Presbyterian Church in his early years, where he explained the importance of religion in everyday life.
He has published “Faith, Hope, and Hilarity: A Child’s Eye View of Religion”, a book which is solely based on his experiences as a Sunday School teacher.
Van Dyke had also been principal in “KXIV Inc.” and owned 1400 AM KXIV in Phoenix from 1965 to 1985.
He has made numerous uncountable roles in TV series and movies. Apart from being involved in the screen, he was also a computer animation enthusiast and has displayed his work at SIGGRAPH and is now working with the LightWave 3D.
Dick Van Dyke net worth is estimated to be $50 million but his salary is yet on a wrap. Dyke has been one of the admired entertainer and star in the industry and has achieved the SAG Life Achievement Award, won a Tony, Grammy and Primetime Emmy’s and has also been enlisted into the “Television Hall of Fame” in 1995.
Besides his stage performances, singing and acting, he has also published books and memoirs. No wonder, the grandfather of 7, has accumulated huge riches and lived a lavish life.