Dick Van Dyke


Before his success as Rob Petrie, Dick Van Dyke starred in the 1960 musical "Bye-Bye Birdie" (for which he won a Tony Award), and then later in the movie based on that play. He has starred in a number of films throughout the years (including "Mary Poppins", "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", and "Fitzwilly"), as well as a number of successful television series' (which won him no less than four Emmys), and three made-for-CBS movies.

Dick has four children - Barry, Carrie, Chris, and Stacy -- all of whom are now married themselves. He has seven grandchildren, including Shane, Carey, Wes, and Taryn Van Dyke (Barry's children), and family members often appear with him on "Diagnosis Murder.

Born: December 13, 1925
Birthplace: West Plains, MO