Dick Van Dyke Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
December 13, 1924 (94)
Birth Place:
West Plains, MO, USA
Bio:
Five-time Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winning Dick Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning seven decades. He has starred in films that have transcended generations like Chitty Chity Bang Bang, Dick Tracy and the family classic Mary ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: December 13, 1924 (94)

Birth Place: West Plains, MO, USA

Bio:
Five-time Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winning Dick Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning seven decades. He has starred in films that have transcended generations like Chitty Chity Bang Bang, Dick Tracy and the family classic Mary ... (read more)

Five-time Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winning Dick Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning seven decades. He has starred in films that have transcended generations like Chitty Chity Bang Bang, Dick Tracy and the family classic Mary Poppins. His successful television career included the hit comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show and the drama series Diagnosis: Murder; and his theatrical pursuits have only added to his performance tapestry having earned him a Tony Award for Broadway's Bye Bye Birdie among many other memorable roles.



In 1995 Mr. Van Dyke was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. He received the Screen Actor Guild's highest honor, the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2013 and has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.



For nearly 20 years Mr. Van Dyke has been committed to volunteering at Los Angeles' century-old shelter, The Midnight Mission. He has helped raise millions for their new building program and is there each Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and many times in between offering comfort and cheer. He is also passionate about music and art in public schools. He has worked tirelessly to help get programs funded to ensure that the young artists of today have the resources to flourish. Mr. Van Dyke is the National Spokesman for the National Reye's Syndrome Foundation and is the first spokesperson for the Cell Therapy Foundation.

Dick Van Dyke Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Dick Van Dyke, Bye Bye Birdie
 
Theatre World Awards - 1960 - Performance Gold Star
Dick Van DykeThe Boys Against the Girls