Ever seen the television drama series titled Diagnosis: Murder? If you have, then you’d certainly remember Barry Van Dyke who played the role of Lieutenant Detective Sloan in the murder mystery TV series which ran from 1993 to 2001. Barry Van Dyke is a multi-talented American actor cum director, as well as a writer and show host most notable for being the son of the famous American entertainer named Dick Van Dyke. Learn more about the veteran actor below.
Barry Van Dyke Biography
The American actor was born as Barry Van Dyke in Atlanta, Georgia on the 31st day of March 1951. He was born to American parents Dick Van Dyke and his wife Margie Willett. Barry holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Growing up in Atlanta, Barry completed his basic education and went on to acquire his bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Pierce Junior College situated in Los Angeles.
Coming from a lineage of stars, Barry Van Dyke began his acting career when he was very young and at the age of nine; he started appearing on his father’s TV show titled The Dick Van Dyke Show along with his older brother named Christian. Subsequently, he disappeared from the television screens in order to finish his education. After his graduation from college, Barry played a minor role in the TV series titled The New Dick Van Dyke Show from 1971 to 1974. In 1976, he appeared in three films including Van Dyke and Company, Gemini Man, and Stalk the Wild Child.
During the ‘80s, Barry featured in a handful of movies including The Love Boat, Foxfire Light, Gun Shy, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Redd Foxx Show, and Airwolf, among others. In the ‘90s, he starred in blockbuster movies including CBS crime drama Murder, She Wrote, The House on Sycamore Street, Diagnosis of Murder, and Murder 101. His other notable movies include Dad Dudes, Heavenly Deposit, and The Untold Story, just to mention a few.
Net Worth: How Much is Barry Van Dyke?
Since the inception of his career, the talented actor has starred in several movies and television series. He has also made a huge wealth for himself and is currently living a lavish lifestyle. Barry Van Dyke currently has an estimated net worth of $3 million. He earns his net worth from his acting career, as well as his other endeavors.
Family: Who is The Wife?
Barry came from a lineage of entertainment stars, his father is a well-known figure in the American entertainment industry and his uncle Jerry was no different. The trio has worked together on many occasions to date. Meanwhile, he is not the only child of his parents; he has an older brother, Christian and two sisters – Stacy and Carrie Van Dyke. Barry and his late uncle Jerry has made several guest appearances on his father’s show titled The Dick Van Dyke Show. His parents apparently got divorced during the late ‘80s and his mother passed away in 2008. Barry has been working together with his father, he wrote a part of the series Diagnosis: Murder which ran from 1993 to 2001, as well as a handful of other movies alongside his father.
While Barry is doing well in his acting career, he is also successful in his love life. He is married to a lady named Marey Van Dyke (Carey). The amazing couple met each other several years ago, while Barry was still finding his way in the entertainment industry. After a few years of being in a relationship, the duo walked down the aisle in 1974.
Two years after their marriage, the couple welcomed their first symbol of love, a son named Carey Van Dyke on 25th February 1976. Subsequently, they had three other children – two sons, Shane Van Dyke (born in 1979) and Wes Van Dyke (born in 1984); as well as a daughter Taryn Van Dyke that was born in 1986. Just like their parents, Barry’s children have also established themselves in the American entertainment industry.
Is He Dead or Alive?
Wondering if Barry Van Dyke is dead or alive? Well, the answer isn’t farfetched. Barry has become one of those celebrities that have been caught up in a celebrity death hoax. The rumors began to spread in early 2018 when Barry’s uncle Jerry Van Dyke kicked the bucket. Amazingly, Jerry is the younger brother of Barry’s dad, Dick Van Dyke. He was also a comedian, actor, and musician; best known for his appearance on The Dick Van Dyke Show, as well as many other movies and TV series. He died on January 5, 2018, after suffering from a heart failure. The rumours died off after it was discovered that it was Barry’s uncle that died. Apparently, Barry Van Dyke is very much alive, hale, and hearty.