About Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke net worth is currently estimated at $30 million dollars and I think he really deserves more than this. Dick, who was born in 1925 and started his career almost 70 years ago, is a real old-school star: the Entertainer from the capital „E“. Not only he is a talented actor, Van Dyke is also a great singer, dancer, writer, comedian and producer.
The man we are talking about has been working in the entertainment business for the biggest part of his life, hence it is not surprising that he can no longer live without stage, without spotlight. Dick is quoted saying: „I’ve retired so many times now it’s getting to be a habit“ and this is actually true. He did retire a dozen of times, but he kept returning to movies and television. Over the last few years he has featured as himself on variety of shows (such as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno), as well as a movie Fun with Dick and Jerry Van Dyke. In addition to this, this year he was a guest star on a couple of episodes of Signed, Sealed, Delivered, where he portrayed Kenneth Brandt. Of course, nowadays the actor is not working as hard as he did in his 30s and Dick Van Dyke net worth is not growing as fast as it used to. But I must say that as a 88-year-old he is still pretty active. But enough about his recent endeavours, let‘s go a several decades to the past, to the times when this charming man ascended to stardom and was at the prime of his career.
Dick Van Dyke net worth started to grow in 1955, as he began hosting The Morning Sow on CBS. Later on he worked on such programs as CBS Cartoon Theatre, To Tell the Truth, The Phil Silvers Show and Mother’s Day. But a really substantial breakthrough in his professional career came up in the early 1960s, as he started hosting The Dick Van Dyke Show. The program was incredibly popular and garnered him variety of accolades, including Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series. Speaking about movies, Dick is most famous for the role in Mery Poppins and here is how he got it: „As it turns out, he [Walt Disney] had heard me in an interview talking about what was happening to family entertainment. I was decrying the fact that it seemed like no holds were barred anymore in entertainment . . . That’s why he called me in, because I said something he agreed with. And I got the part.“ So yes, part of Dick Van Dyke net worth came in some strange ways!