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Facts About Barry Van Dyke – Dick Van Dyke’s Son and Actor

Published Thu Jul 25 2019 By Akki
Facts About Barry Van Dyke – Dick Van Dyke’s Son and Actor

If you guys have watched the 'Diagnosis Murder' mystery crime TV series of the '90s then you must have known Steve Sloan, the role which has been played by an American actor Barry Van Dyke. He is also a writer, director, and presenter. 

Barry Van Dyke was born on July 31, 1951, in Atlanta, Georgia, the USA to Dick Van Dyke and Margie Willett. He is the second son on family and nephew of famous musician and comedian, Jerry Van Dyke. 

Here are the 10 facts about Barry:

Net Worth of Barry Van Dyke

Barry Van Dyke has a net worth of 3 million dollars, most of his fortune is accumulated through his dedication towards acting career in Hollywood. He has appeared in more than 50 films and TV show till date, for which he charged a good amount of cash.  

Barry Van Dyke got caught taking his dog in a ride on his motorcycle.
Barry Van Dyke and his Josie got capture in-camera with his expensive bike.
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Passion for Bikes

The 'Airwolf II' actor is an avid motorcyclist, who has been always supportive for the rights of motorcyclists to fair use of public lands and participated in protest rides to preserve it. He is also a good surfer and has saved the life of a drowning person from the ocean off Baja.

Mary Carey - Wife 

Mary Carey is one of the luckiest women in this world to have a man like Barry Van Dyke, who hasn't put an eye on other than his wife. The lovebird tied the knot in 1974 and has a strong bond of 45 years of marriage till date and share four kids together. 

Four Children  

The 'Diagnosis Murder' actor has four children together with his wife Mary Carey; four sons 'Taryn Van Dyke', 'Shane Van Dyke', 'Carey Van Dyke', and 'Wes Van Dyke'. Carey is the eldest son of the Barry and Mary Carey born on February 25, 1976, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Shane Van was born on August 28, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, United States and the second child of Mary Carey and Barry Van. Wes is an actor from Titanic II born on October 22, 1984. Taryn Van was born on June 1, 1986, and he is the youngest kid in the family.


The sixty-seven-years-old actor, Barry Van Dyke is a grandfather of 'Mia Van Dyke', 'Ava Van Dyke', and 'Alex Van Dyke'. Mia, All of them are the children of his son Carey van and his wife Anne Coolbaugh. 

Legendary Dad - Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke is one of the greatest actors in the Hollywood and father of Barry Van Dyke. Dick has contributed more than sixty years of his life for the entertainment industry and still work on his 90's. He has been part of biggest hit movies like; 'Mary Poppins' and 'Dick Tracy'.


The 'Remington Steele' actor has three siblings from his parents together; two sisters 'Stacy Van Dyke' and 'Carrie Beth Van Dyke', and a brother 'Christian Van Dyke'. The two sisters are younger than him, where Christian is an elder brother.

Dick Van Dyke and his son Barry Van poses for a picture.
Barry Van Dyke and Dick van taking a picture together.
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Education - Alma Mater

Talking about Barry Van Dyke academic qualifications, he attended Birmingham Community Charter High School and earned a high school certificate. After that, he studied and got graduated with the major in Theater Arts from Pierce College located at the northern Chalk Hills of Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.


Barry Van Dyke got his first on-screen debut at the age of 11 in 1962 as a Florian in season 1 episode 19 'The Talented Neighborhood'  along with brother Christian in comedy family series 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'. After that, he took a break for 9 years as his father advice to wait before pursuing a show business career.  

Later on, Dick appears on 'The New Dick Van Dyke Show' from 1971-1974 over 7 episodes of the show. He has worked in hit series like; 'Diagnosis Murder', 'Remington Steele', and 'Magnum, P.I.'.

Physical Stats 

The American actor, Barry Van Dyke stands tall at a height of about 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m) with 84 kg weight. He is 67 years old handsome hunk with short brown hair, light blue eye color and classic look.

Barry Van Dyke taking a picture.
Barry Van Dyke poses for a picture.
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