Dick Van Dyke knew he was destined for Hollywood since the 1950s. The legendary actor was a talented singer, dancer, and actor for over 70 years. 

How did Dick Van Dyke start his career?

Dick Van Dyke was born in 1925. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He found a passion for show business, performing in variety shows and as a radio announcer during the war. When he came home, he was a local radio DJ. Then, he wanted to be on Broadway.

The Missouri native debuted on Broadway in 1959’s The Girls Against the Boys. The following year, he starred with Chita Rivera in Bye Bye Birdie and won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. 

After Broadway success, CBS cast Dick in The Dick Van Dyke Show, his most famous sitcom. The popular series ran until 1966. It starred Dick with top performers like Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, and Carl Reiner. Between episodes of the hit show, the star appeared in Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews in 1964.

The Hall of Fame inductee did several movies before returning to TV with The New Dick Van Dyke Show in 1971. Dick also appeared on The Carol Burnett Show before returning to Broadway in 1980’s The Music Man. 

How much is Dick Van Dyke worth?

Dick Van Dyke is worth about $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang actor has made a fortune from TV and films. But the TV star has always given back.

During the pandemic, Dick went to the Malibu Community Labor Exchange, where people were waiting in line for work. The Emmy winner gave money to people outside the center.

“Dick has given money to people in need before. “He’s a generous man who feels lucky to be where he is,” a friend told Closer in April 2021. “It’s not about publicity or feeling good about himself.” He wants to help.”

Is Dick Van Dyke married?

Dick married Margie Willett in 1948. The couple divorced in the 1970s after Dick met Michelle Triola. They divorced in 1984. 

Michelle died in 2009 at 76 from lung cancer. Dick met his second wife, Arlene Silver, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2007. He quickly became friends with the makeup artist and realized they were more than friends. They married in 2012. 

Does Dick Van Dyke have kids?

Dick and Margie had four children. Christian, Barry, Carrie, and Stacy. All their kids appeared on their dad’s shows when they were young. Dick has many grandchildren.

Where is Dick Van Dyke now?

From 1993 to 2001, Dick starred in the medical mystery series Diagnosis Murder. He appeared in the Murder 101 films from 2006 to 2008. He has also appeared in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Mary Poppins Returns. 

In 2021, Dick was honored at the Kennedy Center. He went to the ceremony with his wife and smiled on the red carpet. He’s well.

In February 2023, Dick was revealed on The Masked Singer. The entertainer performed “When You’re Smiling” as the Gnome during season 9. When the judges and viewers saw he was under the mask, they were amazed.

“We’re in the presence of an icon,” said host Nick Cannon. “This is our most experienced and decorated entertainer, ladies and gentlemen. “A true legend.”

In December 2023, Dick celebrated his 98th birthday with a two-hour tribute on CBS.