Jerry Van Dyke - Famous Comedian

Jerry Van Dyke Net Worth


Famous actor and comedian Jerry Van Dyke had a net worth of $20 million at the time of his death. Best known for his work on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ and ‘Coach,’ he also had several film credits to his name and received four consecutive Emmy nominations for his role on ‘Coach.’

Key facts:

  • Jerry Van Dyke was an American actor and comedian who began his career in stand-up comedy.
  • He came to national attention appearing on his older brother's sitcom 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' in the early 60s and later starred in popular television series such as 'Coach,' 'My Mother the Car,' and 'Accidental Family.'
  • Van Dyke began his film career in 1963, appearing in popular films such as 'Love & Kisses' and 'Angel in My Pocket.'
  • He received four consecutive Emmy nominations for his role as Luther Van Dam in the sitcom 'Coach.'
  • In his last television appearance on 'The Middle' in 2015, he appeared alongside his brother, Dick Van Dyke.

Basic Information About Jerry Van Dyke

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Comedian
Net worth$20,000,000
Date of birth1931-07-27
Place of birthDanville
Date of death2018-01-05 (aged 86)
NationalityUnited States of America
Spouse21 December - Shirley Ann Jones (Β 1977 - 5 JanuaryΒ 2018)Β (his death)
22 January - Carol Jean Johnson (Β 1957 - 1974)Β (divorced)Β (3 children)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Jerry Van Dyke awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Q Award - Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesNomineeCoach1994

Jerry Van Dyke roles

Movie / Series Role
The Pelican BriefAssistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam in Coach (archive footage) (uncredited)
McLintock!Matt Douglas Jr.
The MiddleTag Spence 8 episodes, 2010-2015
Mary Tyler MooreWes Callison 2 episodes, 1972-1973
The MillersBud 1 episode, 2013
Raising HopeMel 1 episode, 2011
That GirlHowie 1 episode, 1967
Teen AngelGrandpa Jerry Beauchamp 6 episodes, 1998
Love, American StyleDwayne Barone (segment "Love and the Gangster") / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1971
My Name Is EarlJerry 1 episode, 2008
The Andy Griffith ShowJerry 1 episode, 1965
The Love BoatNorman Quigley 1 episode, 1982
My Mother the CarDave Crabtree 30 episodes, 1965-1966
The New Addams FamilyThe Burglar 1 episode, 1998
CoachAssistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam / ... 199 episodes, 1989-1997
Fantasy IslandFred Cooper / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
The Drew Carey ShowLuther Van Damme 1 episode, 1997
Grace Under FireLuther Van Damme 1 episode, 1997
The Daily ShowSelf 1 episode, 1999
The New Dick Van Dyke ShowMickey Preston 1 episode, 1973
Charles in ChargeMr. Merken 1 episode, 1988
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1997

Jerry Van Dyke's Quotes

  • [Describing his famous older brother] "Dick has always been kind of a private guy. He has a wonderful personality and he's great to talk to, but it's hard to really get close to him. Dick's a loner."
  • (On the demise of his long-running sitcom Coach (1989)): "I was ready to move on and try some other things. But I had mixed feelings: I hated to leave the set; but after a while, you run out of stories".
  • To me, life is like a soap opera. I love tuning in every day to see what's going to happen next.
  • [on the script for the pilot of Gilligan's Island (1964)] It was the worst thing I have ever read in my life.

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Interesting Facts about Jerry Van Dyke

  1. Turned down the role of Gilligan on Gilligan's Island (1964) because he thought it was "the worst thing" he had ever read. In addition, he was offered to join the cast of The Andy Griffith Show (1960) in 1965, when Don Knotts left the show, but he declined. Instead, he chose to do My Mother the Car (1965). The cancellation of that short-lived series led him to regret his decision not to do either Gilligan's Island (1964) or The Andy Griffith Show (1960).
  2. Uncle of actor Barry Van Dyke, Carrie Beth van Dyke, Christian Van Dyke and Stacy Van Dyke.
  3. Younger brother of actor Dick Van Dyke.
  4. The part of George Utley on Newhart (1982) was originally created for him.
  5. Was one of the first people to tour with the Air Force Tops in Blue. Appeared on the Ed Sullivan show with the group.
  6. Father of actress Kelly Van Dyke, Jerri Van Dyke, and Ronald Van Dyke.
  7. Greatuncle of actor Shane Van Dyke, Carey Van Dyke, Taryn Van Dyke and Wes Van Dyke.
  8. Daughter, Jerri, runs Jerry Van Dyke's Soda Shoppe in Benton, Arkansas.
  9. Started his television career at WTHI-TV in Terre Haute in the 1950s. He and his brother both applied for a job there but Dick did not get hired.
  10. Was considered for the role of Tom Hagen in The Godfather (1972).
  11. Father-in-law of Jack Nance.
  12. Doing commercials for store chain Big Lots. [December 2003]

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