Barry Van Dyke
|Barry Van Dyke|
Van Dyke in 1980
July 31, 1951 |
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, writer, director, presenter|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Carey (m. 1974)|
|Children||4, including Shane Van Dyke|
|Parent(s)||Dick Van Dyke
|Relatives||Jerry Van Dyke (paternal uncle)|
Barry Van Dyke (born July 31, 1951) is an American actor and the second son of actor and entertainer Dick Van Dyke as well as the stepson of makeup artist Arlene Silver-Van Dyke and nephew of Jerry Van Dyke. He is best known to audiences as Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan, a homicide detective and the son of Dr. 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 Van Dyke was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Dick Van Dyke and his first wife, Margie Willett (1926–2008). He had one older brother, Christian, and two younger sisters, Stacy and Carrie Beth.
Van Dyke's television 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. However, Dick Van Dyke advised his son Barry to wait before pursuing a show business career. Barry Van Dyke later told a reporter, "He told me that if I still wanted to act after I graduated high school, then it would be OK."
Later, Barry Van Dyke worked as a gofer on his father's television series, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, which debuted in 1971 and aired until 1974. While working on that show, he secured a part as an extra.
He worked with his father again in the short-lived series The Van Dyke Show (which was canceled after six episodes in 1988) and then the long-running series Diagnosis: Murder, which aired from 1993-2001. In both series, he had major roles. 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 Van Dyke also appeared in many other television shows over the course of his long career. His 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.
Marriage and children
In 1974, he married Mary Carey; the couple had four children: Carey (born February 25, 1976), Shane (born August 28, 1979), Wes (born October 22, 1984), and Taryn (born June 1, 1986).
|1962||The Dick Van Dyke Show||Florian||Episode: "The Talented Neighborhood"|
|1971–1974||The New Dick Van Dyke Show||Various characters||7 episodes|
|1976||Stalk the Wild Child||Volleyball Player||Television film|
|1976||Gemini Man||Steward||Episode: "Escape Hatch"|
|1976||Van Dyke and Company||Computer Date #1||Episode #1.6|
|1977||Wonder Woman||Freddy||Episode: "Wonder Woman in Hollywood"|
|1977||Tabitha||Roger Bennett||Episode: "Tabitha"|
|1977||Ants||Richard Cyril||Television film|
|1978||The Harvey Korman Show||Stuart Stafford||Main cast (5 episodes)|
|1978||Eight Is Enough||Larry Phenton||Episode: "Cinderella's Understudy"|
|1978||Mork & Mindy||Dan Phillips||Episode: "A Mommy for Morky"|
|1978||What's Up, Doc?||Howard Bannister||Television pilot|
|1979||The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove||Eric||Episode: "Bridget's Romance"|
|1980||Galactica 1980||Lieutenant Dillon||Main cast (10 episodes)|
|1981||Ghost of a Chance||Wayne Clifford||Television pilot|
|1980||The Love Boat||Scott Hanson||Episode: "Boomerang"|
|1982||The Powers of Matthew Star||Coach Curtis||Episodes: "Winning" and "Endurance"|
|1982||Remington Steele||Creighton Phillips||Episode: "Steele Belted"|
|1982||Foxfire Light||Linc Wilder||Feature film|
|1983||Magnum, P.I.||Duke Davis||Episode: "The Big Blow"|
|1983||Gun Shy||Russell Donovan||Main cast (6 episodes)|
|1983||The Love Boat||Joey Gardiner||Episode: "When the Magic Disappears"|
|1984||The A-Team||Dr. Brian Lefcourt||Episodes: "The Bend in the River" (Parts 1 & 2)|
|1984||The Dukes of Hazzard||Brock Curtis||Episode: "The Dukes in Hollywood"|
|1984||Mr. Mom||Jack Butler||Television pilot|
|1985||The Canterville Ghost||John Otis||Television film|
|1985||The Love Boat||Roger DeConte||Episode: "Love Times Two"|
|1986||The Redd Foxx Show||Sgt. Dwight Stryker||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|1986||T.J. Hooker||George Collins||Episode: "Shootout"|
|1986||The Love Boat||Brandon Cobb||Episode: "Hello Emily/The Tour Guide/The Winner Number"|
|1987||Airwolf||Saint John Hawke||Main cast (Season 4: 24 episodes)|
|1988||The Van Dyke Show||Matt Burgess||Main cast (10 episodes)|
|1990||Full House||Eric Trent||Episode: "No More Mr. Dumb Guy"|
|1990||Murder, She Wrote||Buddy Black||Episode: "How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying"|
|1991||She-Wolf of London||Alan Decker||Episode: "Habeas Corpses"|
|1992||Diagnosis of Murder||Detective Steve Sloan||Television film|
|1992||The House on Sycamore Street||Detective Steve Sloan||Television film|
|1993||A Twist of the Knife||Detective Steve Sloan||Television film|
|1993–2001||Diagnosis: Murder||Detective Steve Sloan||Main cast (178 episodes)|
|2002||Diagnosis: Murder: A Town Without Pity||Detective Steve Sloan||Television film|
|2002||Diagnosis: Murder: Without Warning||Detective Steve Sloan||Television film|
|2006||Murder 101||Mike Bryant||Television film|
|2007||Murder 101: College Can Be Murder||Mike Bryant||Television film|
|2007||Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses||Mike Bryant||Television film|
|2008||Murder 101: The Locked Room Mystery||Mike Bryant||Television film|
|2008||Light Years Away||Colonel Burke||Feature film (released in 2015)|
|2010||6 Guns||Frank Allison||Direct-to-video film|
|2012||Strawberry Summer||Jim Landon||Television film|
|2015||Dad Dudes||Principal Miller||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2018||Heavenly Deposit||Roland||Feature film|
|2018||The Untold Story||Edward||Feature film (post-production)|
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