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Dick Van Patten


Dick Van Patten has been acting since he was a child. He made his first of 27 Broadway appearances at age seven in Tapestry in Grey. Since then, he has appeared in many films including Freaky Friday (with Jodie Foster) Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Space Balls. His TV credits include his starring role on the hit 80's comedy-drama Eight is Enough, ... See full bio »
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 2011 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Lester
- Elka's Wedding (2011) ... Lester
 2009 Sarah's Choice (Video)
Pastor Smith
 2008 The Christmas Conspiracy (Short)
Narrator
 2006 That '70s Show (TV Series)
Murph
- Sweet Lady (2006) ... Murph
 2005 Freezerburn
Alan Merkel
 2004 Quiet Kill
Frank Rubin
 2004 7th Heaven (TV Series)
James Rodgers, Sr.
- Two Weddings, an Engagement and a Funeral (2004) ... James Rodgers, Sr.
 2004 The Sure Hand of God
Jamie Denton
 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Dick Van Patten
 2002 The Santa Trap (TV Movie)
Santa Claus
 2002 Another Pretty Face (TV Movie)
Levi Downs
 2002 Groom Lake
Irv Barnett
 2000 The Price of Air
Mr. Rye
 2000 Big Brother Trouble
Captain Stacey
 1999 Angel on Abbey Street
Preacher
 1999 Demolition University (Video)
Army General (uncredited)
 1999 Family Guy (TV Series)
Tom Bradford
- Brian: Portrait of a Dog (1999) ... Tom Bradford (voice)
 1995-1998 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Eb / Jerry
- Lady of the Lake (1998) ... Eb
- In the Name of God (1995) ... Jerry
 1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
Sid Glacken
- How Long Has This Been Going On? (1998) ... Sid Glacken
 1997 The Weird Al Show (TV Series)
The Burglar
 1996 Demolition High (Video)
General Wainwright
 1996 For Goodness Sake II
Game show host
 1996 Boy Meets World (TV Series)
Amish Farmer
- You Can Go Home Again (1996) ... Amish Farmer
 1996 Love Is All There Is
Dr. Rodino
 1996 Maybe This Time (TV Series)
Jack
- Break a Leg (1996) ... Jack
 1995 A Dangerous Place
Principal
 1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Orphanage Worker / Santa
- Season's Greedings (1994) ... Orphanage Worker / Santa
 1994 Baywatch (TV Series)
Henry / Sam
- Guys & Dolls (1994) ... Henry / Sam
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
 1993 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Monty Emerson
- Murder at the Telethon (1993) ... Monty Emerson
 1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Taylor
- Heartbreak Hotel (1993) ... Taylor
 1992 Final Embrace
Larch
 1992 Body Trouble
Max
 1990 McGee and Me! (TV Series)
Graham
- Do the Bright Thing (1990) ... Graham
 1989 Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Movie)
The Commodore
 1989 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Nick Simpson
- Fortunate Son (1989) ... Nick Simpson
 1988 Going to the Chapel
Rick
 1988 14 Going on 30 (TV Movie)
 1987 A Mouse, a Mystery and Me (TV Movie)
Santa Claus
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series)
Phil Johnson
- Dear Diary (1987) ... Phil Johnson
 1987 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Frank Stickle
- Ex Marks the Spot (1987) ... Frank Stickle
 1987 War of the Stars (TV Series) (1987)
 1986 Combat High (TV Movie)
Principal
 1986 Picnic (TV Movie)
Howard Bevans
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
District Atty. Fred Whittaker
- Murder in the Electric Cathedral (1986) ... District Atty. Fred Whittaker
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie)
Martin Grenville
 1985 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
 1983-1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Frasier Pratt / Herbert Pitts
- Missing Pieces (1985) ... Frasier Pratt
- Charades (1983) ... Herbert Pitts
 1984 The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (TV Movie)
Mayor
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Judge Charles R. Bamer
- Cold Target (1984) ... Judge Charles R. Bamer
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Alan Nettles
- Undying Love (1984) ... Alan Nettles
 1984 Masquerade (TV Series)
- Sleeper (1984)
 1978-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Charlie Dillinger / George Hayes / The Great Stellini / ...
 1973-1983 Insight (TV Series)
Joey / Frank / Jerry
- The Day Everything Went Wrong (1983) ... Joey
- Welcome Home (1975) ... Frank
- Roomates on a Rain Day (1973) ... Jerry
 1983 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Arthur
- Don't Rock the Boat (1983) ... Arthur
 1982 High Powder (TV Movie)
Tom Reed
 1981 Lunch Wagon
Bernie Simmons (uncredited)
 1979 Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (TV Movie)
Herb Thurston
 1979 Nutcracker Fantasy
King Goodwin (voice)
 1978 With This Ring (TV Movie)
Alvin Andrews
 1976-1977 Happy Days (TV Series)
Mr. Conners / Hunsberger
- The Graduation: Part 2 (1977) ... Mr. Conners
- The Graduation: Part 1 (1977) ... Mr. Conners
- Fonzie the Salesman (1976) ... Hunsberger
 1977 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Frank
- Ginny's Child (1977) ... Frank
 1977 CPO Sharkey (TV Series)
Psychiatrist
- Kowalski, the Somnambulist (1977) ... Psychiatrist
 1977 Gibbsville (TV Series)
Patrick Malloy
- Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Chautauqua (1977) ... Patrick Malloy
 1976 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
Myron C. Dobbs
- Case: O Come All Ye Wastrels (1976) ... Myron C. Dobbs
 1976 The Shaggy D.A.
Raymond
 1976 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Mr. Claxton
- The Burger Queen (1976) ... Mr. Claxton
 1975-1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Palmer / Harry Green
- The Bionic Boy (1976) ... Palmer
- The E.S.P. Spy (1975) ... Harry Green
 1976 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Jack Wood
- Beauty on Parade (1976) ... Jack Wood
 1976 Maude (TV Series)
Gordon Coleman
- Walter's Crisis: Part 1 (1976) ... Gordon Coleman
 1972-1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Thurman Barber / Sterling / John Collins
- The Thrill Killers: Part 2 (1976) ... Thurman Barber
- The Thrill Killers: Part 1 (1976) ... Thurman Barber
- Clown of Death (1976) ... Sterling
- 45 Minutes from Home (1972) ... John Collins
 1976 Phyllis (TV Series)
Walter
- The New Job (1976) ... Walter
 1976 The Love Boat (TV Movie)
O'Neil, the Doctor
 1976 Charo and the Sergeant (TV Movie)
Chaplain
 1976 Ace (TV Movie)
Mr. Mason
 1976 Gus
Cal Wilson
 1976 Treasure of Matecumbe
The Gambler
 1974-1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Merle Overton / Melvin Pearson
- Deadly Reunion (1976) ... Merle Overton
- Odd Man Loses (1974) ... Melvin Pearson
 1972-1976 Emergency! (TV Series)
Carter Merkle / Morris Meers
- Grateful (1976) ... Carter Merkle
- Women (1972) ... Morris Meers
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Billy Geeter
- The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer (1976) ... Billy Geeter
 1972-1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Man at Hotel / Dr. Feldman / Dr. Whittaker
- Street Girl (1975) ... Man at Hotel
- Conflict (1972) ... Dr. Feldman
- Awakening (1972) ... Dr. Whittaker
 1975 Ladies of the Corridor (TV Movie)
Mr. Humphries
 1975 Grandpa Max (TV Movie)
Mr. Unger
 1973-1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Waldon / Mr. Fullmer
- S.W.A.T. (2hr Pilot) (1975) ... Waldon
- Life Robbery (1973) ... Mr. Fullmer
 1975 Hot L Baltimore (TV Series)
A.J. Horn
- The Rent Increase (1975) ... A.J. Horn
 1975 The Strongest Man in the World
V.P. Harry Crumply
 1974 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Harry Curtis
- Alcohol (1974) ... Harry Curtis
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Alfred Brindle
- They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be... (1974) ... Alfred Brindle
 1974 Sierra (TV Series)
Ed
- Cruncher (1974) ... Ed
 1974 Ernie, Madge and Artie (TV Movie)
 1974 Young Love (TV Movie)
April's Father
 1974 The Girl with Something Extra (TV Series)
Morgan
- The New Broom (1974) ... Morgan
 1974 Chopper One (TV Series)
- The Informer (1974)
 1974 Banacek (TV Series)
Donald Morgan
- Rocket to Oblivion (1974) ... Donald Morgan
 1973 Superdad
Ira Kushaw
 1971-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
George (segment "Love and the Parent's Sake") / Lavern Veemer (segment "Love and the Tycoon") / Jack (segment 'Love and the Particular Girl') / ...
- Love and the Christmas Punch/Love and the Mystic/Love and the Tycoon (1972) ... Lavern Veemer (segment "Love and the Tycoon")
- Love and the Arctic Station/Love and the Pulitzer Prize/Love and the Tattoo (1971) ... Homer (segment "Love and the Tattoo")
 1973 Westworld
Banker
 1973 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series)
- Don for the Defense (1973) ... (voice, as Dick Van Patton)
 1973 Adam's Rib (TV Series)
Commissioner Hoyt
- Katey at the Bat (1973) ... Commissioner Hoyt
 1973 Thicker Than Water (TV Series)
John
- The Piano Teacher (1973) ... John
 1973 Acts of Love and Other Comedies (TV Movie)
Larry Grogman (uncredited)
 1972-1973 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
Dr. Willis / Wollner
- Back Talk (1973) ... Dr. Willis
- Howie Comes Home to Roost (1972) ... Wollner
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
George Abel
- Murder for Murder (1973) ... George Abel
 1973 The Brian Keith Show (TV Series)
Jerry Mason
- Malpractice Makes Perfect (1973) ... Jerry Mason
 1973 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Henry
- No Hearts, No Flowers (1973) ... Henry
 1972 Snowball Express
Mr. Carruthers
 1971-1972 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Sam / April's Father
- Anniversary Gift (1972) ... Sam
- Young Love (1971) ... April's Father
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Earl Gifford
- Time to Kill (1972) ... Earl Gifford
 1972 The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie)
Edward, the desk clerk
 1972 Dirty Little Billy
Berle's customer
 1972 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Earl Enright
- The Century Turns (1972) ... Earl Enright
 1972 Joe Kidd
Hotel Manager
 1972 Beware! The Blob
Scoutmaster Adleman
 1972 The Don Rickles Show (TV Series)
David
- The Dr. Rudolph Affair (1972) ... David
 1972 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Hamlin
- The Great Sanford Siege (1972) ... Hamlin
 1971 Making It
Warren
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
Raymond
- A Memory of Two Mondays (1971) ... Raymond
 1971 Zachariah
The Dude
 1970 Arnie (TV Series)
Walter Granscog / Walker
- Let Them Eat Cookies (1970) ... Walker
- An Urge to Splurge (1970) ... Walter Granscog
- Pilot (1970) ... Walter Granscog
 1970 That Girl (TV Series)
Mr. Morse
- Rattle of a Single Girl (1970) ... Mr. Morse
 1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Bertrum Bannister
- File Safe (1970) ... Bertrum Bannister
 1970 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Market Clerk
- My Master, the Chili King (1970) ... Market Clerk
 1968 Charly
Bert (as Richard Van Patten)
 1967 The Secret Dream Models of Oliver Nibble (Short)
Oliver Nibble (as John Acerno)
 1963 Violent Midnight
Police Lt. Palmer
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Carhop
- The Well-Dressed Termite (1961) ... Carhop (uncredited)
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Dr. Michaelson
- Men in White (1960) ... Dr. Michaelson
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Matt Reston
- Incident of the Power and the Plow (1959) ... Matt Reston
 1958 Young Dr. Malone (TV Series)
Larry Renfrew (1961-1962)
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Hadley
- The Tigershark (1958) ... Hadley
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Paul Sterovsky
- The Broken Frame (1958) ... Paul Sterovsky
 1949-1956 Mama (TV Series)
Nels / Nels Hansen
- Episode #1.8 (1956) ... Nels Hansen
- Mama's Nursery School (1955) ... Nels
- T.R.'s Surprise Party (1954) ... Nels
- Queen of the Bee (1950) ... Nels
- Mama and Madam Zodiac (1950) ... Nels
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Other Works:

Stage Play: But, Seriously... Written by Julius Epstein. Directed by John Allen. Henry Miller's Theatre: 27 Feb 1969- 1 Mar 1969 (4 performances). Cast included: Richard Dreyfuss, Tom Poston. See more »

Alternate Names:

John Acerno | John Irwin | Richard Van Patten | Dick Van Patton

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the 1981 cancellation of Eight Is Enough (1977)] Nobody called me to tell me it was canceled. I read it in the paper.

Trivia:

He also has a younger brother by the name of John Van Patten. Who lives in Seattle. See more »

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