Dick is a multi-talented American that has made his mark in the world of make-belief. He is passionate about his job and has achieved quite a lot for himself in the career that he has chosen.
A veteran of many years in the industry, he was born in the year 1925 on the 13th day of the last month of that year. His birth was recorded at West Plains, Missouri, US.
The names of his parents are Hazel Victoria and Loren Wayne “Cookie” Van Dyke. The records show that he has two siblings. His father is a known salesman while the mother is a stenographer. His growing up was in Danville. Dick presently resides in Malibu California, the U.S. He went to Danville High school.
He has exchanged marital vows on two occasions. His first was with Margie Willett which was consummated on 12th February 1948. The marriage was dissolved in 1984 and both couples went their separate ways. The union produced four children- Christian, Barry, Stacy, and Carrie.
It is recorded that Dick lived with his friend Michelle Triola after the dissolution of his first marriage and the couple spent 30 years together. After the death of Michelle, Dick moved on with his life by looking for love elsewhere.
He tried his luck in marriage again a second time in 2012. He is presently married to 47 years old Arlene Silver. Dyke was 86 and Arlene was 40 years of age as at the time the couple married each other. All his children are now married adults. At the present moment; he has gotten 7 grandchildren altogether.
Dick is a multi-talented individual. He was a singer, actor, producer, writer, comedian as well as a dancer. He is a jack of all trades and has excelled in all by proving the worth of what he can do. He gained prominence through some musical films, his talent as a dancer contributed in no small measure to the mass appeal he commanded within his fan base.
He has been immensely rewarded for his talents in show business. It is on record that he has won five Primetime Emmys, a Grammy award in 2013 among several other awards of recognition for his efforts in the notch. Dick was inducted in 1995 into the television hall of fame. He is best known for his roles in Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the series on TV known as Diagnosis Murder
Dick has been rewarded handsomely for his roles in the world of make-belief. His estimated net worth is put at an estimated $50 million.