Shane Van Dyke

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Shane Van Dyke
Born (1979-08-28) August 28, 1979 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, film director
Parent(s) Barry Van Dyke
Mary Carey Van Dyke
Relatives Wes Van Dyke (brother)
Carey Van Dyke (brother)
Taryn Van Dyke (sister)
Dick Van Dyke (grandfather)
Margie Willett (grandmother)
Jerry Van Dyke (granduncle)

Shane Van Dyke (born August 28, 1979) is an American television and film actor, film director and screenwriter.

Early life[edit]

Van Dyke is the son of Mary (Carey) Van Dyke and actor Barry Van Dyke. He is the patrilineal grandson of the entertainer Dick Van Dyke. He is also a grandnephew of Jerry Van Dyke and first cousin once removed of Jerry's daughter Kelly Jean Van Dyke.

Van Dyke's professional acting career began after graduating from high school, when he became involved with the theatre program at Moorpark College in California. He launched his television career as the smaller recurring character of Alex Smith, a medical student, on the CBS television show, Diagnosis: Murder, appearing in a total of 14 episodes. In 2002 he starred in the musical Annie.


In the years following his role on Diagnosis: Murder, Van Dyke worked on other television shows including the long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, as well as the independent film Arizona Summer.

In the summer of 2007, Shane rejoined his grandfather and father in a series of Hallmark Channel Original Movies titled Murder 101. Around the same period, he also co-starred in the Hallmark mini-series, Shark Swarm, opposite John Schneider and Daryl Hannah.

Van Dyke is also a screenwriter, and gained literary representation with Mad Hatter Entertainment, a Hollywood production and management company with several notable clients, and has performed screenwriter duties for various films including Transmorphers 2, Street Racer, Paranormal Entity and The Day the Earth Stopped.[1]

As of 2009, Van Dyke resides in Los Angeles and is a film and television faculty member with Hollywood for Kids.[2]

Van Dyke was the director and writer of the movie Titanic II and portrayed the ship's builder, Hayden Walsh. In 2012, he produced with his brother, Carey, and Oren Peli, the horror film Chernobyl Diaries.[3]

In July 2013 Van Dyke appeared as Greg, a lifeguard in the SyFy film "Supershark" about a giant shark released from stone by an oil-drilling rig off the California coast.[4]


  1. ^ "Shane Van Dyke Summary". Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Hollywood for Kids". Hollywoods for Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  3. ^ "New Chernobyl Diairies Image Has its Back Up to the Wall". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  4. ^ Super Shark at the Internet Movie Database

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