Barry Van Dyke
|Barry Van Dyke|
Van Dyke in 1980
July 31, 1951 |
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
|Occupation||Actor, Writer, Director, Presenter|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Carey (1974-present) 4 children|
|Children||Shane Van Dyke|
|Parents||Dick Van Dyke|
Barry Van Dyke (born July 31, 1951) is an American actor and the second son of actor and entertainer, Dick Van Dyke, and nephew of Jerry Van Dyke. He has one older brother, Christian, and two younger sisters, Stacy and Carrie Beth. He is best known to audiences as Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan, a homicide detective and the son of Mark Sloan (played by Dick Van Dyke) on Diagnosis: Murder. In the show, the characters' relatives were frequently played by real-life family members.
Barry's TV debut was as Florian, a violin-toting nine-year-old in "The Talented Neighborhood" episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show alongside big brother Christian. He worked behind the scenes on subsequent ventures of his father, and has co-starred with him in two television series, The Van Dyke Show (which was cancelled after just five episodes) and Diagnosis: Murder, as well as subsequently becoming a star in his own right, building up an extensive filmography. He also wrote and directed several episodes of Diagnosis: Murder. After Diagnosis: Murder ended, Barry appeared in the Murder 101 television films, again alongside his father.
Barry's other television work includes a starring role in the short-lived Galactica 1980 as Lieutenant Dillon, and appearances in Remington Steele, The Love Boat, Magnum, P.I., The Dukes of Hazzard, as Ace Combat Pilot and former M.I.A. soldier St. John Hawke in the fourth and final season of Airwolf, The A-Team, Gun Shy, Murder, She Wrote, Mork & Mindy, and The Redd Foxx Show.
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- "Barry Van Dyke - Filmography - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
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