Profile of the Day: Dick Van Dyke

Posted December 13, 2022 by Amanda | No Comment

Happy birthday, Dick Van Dyke! Today the lovable actor turns 97.

Image: Dick Van Dyke / Wikimedia Commons

He was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke on December 13, 1925 in West Plains, Missouri. During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he became a radio announcer, and later, transferred to the Special Services to entertain the troops.

Over the course of his long and impressive career, Van Dyke has starred in many memorable roles on both the small and big screen, including the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, and the hit television series The Dick Van Dyke Show.

What’s your favorite role?

Explore Dick Van Dyke’s family tree on Geni and share how you’re related to the screen icon.

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