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Jerry Van Dyke

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Jerry Van Dyke
Van Dyke at the 1994 Emmys
Jerry McCord Van Dyke

(1931-07-27)July 27, 1931
DiedJanuary 5, 2018(2018-01-05) (aged 86)
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian
Years active1962–2018
Spouse(s)Shirley Ann Jones (1977–2018)
Carol Johnson (1957–1974; divorced)
RelativesDick Van Dyke (brother)

Jerry McCord Van Dyke (July 27, 1931 – January 5, 2018)[1] was an American actor and comedian. He performed in many television sitcoms and Big Lots commercials. His comedic acting goes back to the 1960s. He was the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke.

Early life[change | change source]

Van Dyke was born Jerry McCord Van Dyke on July 27, 1931 in Danville, Illinois. His parents were Loren (nicknamed "Cookie") and Hazel (née McCord) Van Dyke. He was of Dutch ancestry on his father's side and of English and Scottish ancestry on his mother's side. His mother is a Mayflower descendant.

Death[change | change source]

On January 5, 2018, Van Dyke died of heart failure at his ranch in Malvern, Arkansas at the age of 86. He had been in declining health since being involved a car accident two years earlier.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biography for Jerry Van Dyke". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  2. "Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86". TMZ. January 6, 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2018.