An American actor, director, writer, and presenter by the name of Barry Van Dyke. In the television series “Diagnosis: Murder” and in “The Harvey Korman Show,” he is most known to viewers as Detective Steve Sloan and Stuart Stafford, respectively. Additionally, he is recognized for his roles in “The New Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Galactica 1980,” “Gun Shy,” and “Airwolf.” The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove, The Powers of Matthew Star, Gemini Man, Wonder Woman, Mork & Mindy, and other TV series featured the actor as a guest star. Dyke, who is renowned for his exceptional acting abilities, has also been in a number of television films, including “The Canterville Ghost,” “Murder 101,” “Diagnosis: Murder: A Town Without Pity,” and “The House on Sycamore Street,” to name just a few. In terms of his personal life, Dyke is a happily married father of four children, one of which is the actor Shane Van Dyke, who appears in both film and television. The American actor considered his father Dick Van Dyke to be his favorite acting teacher and they were very close.
The career of Barry Van Dyke
In 1971, Barry Van Dyke was cast in a significant TV role in “The New Dick Van Dyke Show.” He then made an appearance in “Stalk the Wild Child,” a television movie, and “Wonder Woman” and “Tabitha” episodes. The Harvey Korman Show’s Stuart Stafford was the actor’s role in 1978. He joined the cast of “Galactica 1980” two years later. In the same year, he also worked on the TV movie “Casino.”
He appeared as a guest star on “The Powers of Matthew Star” and “Remington Steele” shortly after.
In 1983, he then portrayed Russell Donovan in the television series “Gun Shy.” Dyke was offered a recurring part on “The Redd Foxx Show” three years later. After that, he was given the chance to portray Saint John Hawke in the drama “Airwolf.” Then he made an appearance in “The Van Dyke Show” as Matt Burgess.
The actor appeared in “Diagnosis: Murder: A Town Without Pity” and “Diagnosis: Murder: Without Warning” on television in 2002. Then he started as Mike Bryant in the television movie series “Murder 101.” Dyke was chosen to play Colonel Burke in the 2008 movie “Light Years Away.” He had an appearance in the direct-to-video movie “6 Guns” two years later.
Individual Life of Barry Van Dyke
Actor/producer Dick Van Dyke and his first wife Margie Willett welcomed Barry Van Dyke into the world on July 31, 1951, in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Along with an elder brother named Christian, he also has two younger sisters named Stacy and Carrie Beth. Arlene Silver-Van Dyke, the actor’s stepmother, and his father’s second wife is a makeup artist.
Dyke majored in theater arts while attending Pierce Junior College in Los Angeles. In 1974, he tied the knot with Mary Carey. The four children of the couple are Carey, Shane, Wes, and Taryn.
Barry Van Dyke Net Worth
American actor Barry Van Dyke has a $6 million dollar net worth. He is the nephew of Jerry Van Dyke, a prominent comedian and actor, and the son of Dick Van Dyke, an award-winning actor. He is widely recognized for his role as Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan in the television series Diagnosis: Murder.