Everything You Didn’t Know About The Dick Van Dyke Show

When The Dick Van Dyke Show premiered in 1961, it instantly became an American comedy classic. The slapstick humor, impressive acting talent, and family-friendly plot line helped it earn its way into the hearts of millions of viewers, and many die-hard fans still watch the reruns! But, even if you don’t follow the show that closely, you’re probably still curious about what became of some of the cast.

We have put together some slides that are chock-full of photos of the cast then and now, some fun facts, and interesting tidbits about The Dick Van Dyke Show. All of the actors have had impressive careers since then, but some are more interesting stories than others! Presenting the biggest updates on the cast of The Dick Van Dyke Show, plus a few fun facts!

The Man Himself: Dick Van Dyke

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Starting us off is the man himself! Dick Van Dyke played Rob Petrie on his self-titled show. After the series ended, he starred in two more comedy shows and a few small film roles but is most remembered for his role as the lovable and goofy chimney sweep Bert in Mary Poppins. He also broke out his chops as a member of an acapella group. Van Dyke started identifying as a recovering alcoholic and commonly advocates for prevention and awareness. He has been quiet in recent years, and rumors about his failing health periodically circulate.