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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 31 July 1951Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birth NameBarry Wayne Van Dyke
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Barry Van Dyke is the second son of legendary entertainer, Dick Van Dyke. He has one older brother, Christian Van Dyke, and two younger sisters, Stacy Van Dyke and Carrie Beth van Dyke. Barry's TV debut was as "Florian", a violin-toting nine-year-old in The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Talented Neighborhood (1962) episode of the classic The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) show. He worked behind the scenes on subsequent ventures of his father's, and has co-starred with him in three series, The Van Dyke Show (1988), Diagnosis Murder (1993) and Murder 101 (2006). Barry's other television work includes Galactica 1980 (1980), Airwolf (1984) (4th season), Gun Shy (1983), Mr. Mom (1983) and The Redd Foxx Show (1986), as well as numerous guest appearances. His films include Foxfire Light (1982), Ants (1977) (aka ANTS!) and Casino (1980). Barry met his wife, Mary, when they were both sixteen and he was working as a ticket-taker at a neighborhood movie theatre. Seven years later, they were married. They have four children, Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke, Wes Van Dyke and Taryn Van Dyke. All four children have guest-starred with their Dad and Grandpa, in scripts written by Barry, on Diagnosis Murder (1993). Barry is an avid motorcyclist with special enthusiasm for dirt bikes. He has participated in protest rides to preserve the rights of motorcyclists to fair use of public lands. He also loves to surf and once rescued a drowning person from the ocean off Baja.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Martha Kuhn <k9lovers@bright.net>

Spouse (1)

Mary Carey (1974 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Often works with his father Dick Van Dyke

Trivia (16)

Son of Dick Van Dyke
His sons Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke guest starred in two episodes of Diagnosis Murder (1993) written by Barry.
Nephew of actor Jerry Van Dyke.
His four children have all starred in two episodes of Diagnosis Murder (1993) together: 6th season - Diagnosis Murder: Never Say Die (1999) and 7th season - Diagnosis Murder: Frontier Dad (2000).
Second oldest son, Shane Van Dyke, had a small running role as medical student "Alex Smith" on Diagnosis Murder (1993).
Attended Pierce Junior College in LA - majored in Theater Arts.
Became a grandfather in 2001 when his oldest son, Carey Van Dyke, and his wife, Anne, had a baby girl on July 26, 2001. The baby's name is Ava.
He and his oldest son Carey wrote the very last episode of Diagnosis Murder (1993) (in the 8th season) called Diagnosis Murder: The Blair Nurse Project (2001).
Best known by the public for his role as Det. Steve Sloan on Diagnosis Murder (1993).
Stepson of Arlene Silver.
He and his father, Dick Van Dyke, returned to television in the Hallmark Channel movie, Murder 101 (2006). [January 2006]
Filming with his sons (Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke), and father (Dick Van Dyke) Murder 101: New Age (2008) for the Hallmark Channel. [November 2007]
His acting mentor was Dick Van Dyke, who is his father.
Credits Dick Van Dyke as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.

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