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Barry Van Dyke

Barry Van Dyke was the second of Dick Van Dyke's four children. Born in Atlanta, Georgia Van Dyke grew up in New York and Los Angeles, where he attended Pierce Junior College, majoring in theater arts.

At age nine he made his acting debut on The Dick Van Dyke Show as Florian, a violin toting nine year old, and later appeared on and was production assistant for The New Dick Van Dyke Show. Barry was a regular on The Harvey Korman Show, Battlestar Galactica, Airwolf, and The Redd Foxx Show. His films include Foxfire Light, It Happened at Lakewood Manor (aka ANTS!) and Casino (1980).

Barry met his wife, Mary, at sixteen when he was working as a ticket-taker at a neighborhood movie theatre. They were married seven years later and now have four children Carey, Shane, Wes and Taryn. All four children have guest-starred with their Grandfather, in scripts written by Barry, on Diagnosis Murder. He is an enthusiastic surfer and an avid motorcyclist. Barry has participated in protest rides to preserve the rights of motorcyclists to fair use of public lands.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Barry Van Dyke Facts

Birth Name Barry Wayne Van Dyke
BirthdayJuly 31, 1951 (70)
BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Barry Van Dyke compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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