Star of The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder who won a SAG Life Achievement Award in 2012 and a Disney Legend Award in 1998. He starred in the 1964 classic Mary Poppins and was also cast in the film's sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, which is slated for a 2018 release. He served as a Born: Dec 13, 1925. Early life. Van Dyke was born on December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (née McCord; 1896 – 1992), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne "Cookie" Van Dyke (1898–1976), a salesman. He grew up in Danville, Illinois.He is the older brother of actor Jerry Van Dyke (1931–2018), who sometimes appeared as his brother in The Dick Van Dyke Show but is best known for a role in.
Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (McCord), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne Van Dyke, a salesman. the Van Dykes were so poor that they had to live in their car for a while. Beat out Johnny Carson for the role of Rob Petrie on what later became The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961). Won. Dick Van Dyke is the comedian and multi-purpose entertainer best known for his successful TV series The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66) and Diagnosis Murder (1993-2001).. A song-and-dance man who got his start in radio, Dick Van Dyke made the leap to the big time when he starred in both the Broadway and Hollywood versions of the musical Bye Bye Birdie (1960 and 1963).