Jerry Van Dyke

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Jerry Van Dyke
Jerry Van Dyke on the red carpet at the Emmys 1994 cropped.jpg
Van Dyke at the 1994 Emmys
Born July 27, 1931 (1931-07-27) (age 86)
Danville, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1962–present
Spouse(s) Shirley Ann Jones (1977–present)
Carol Johnson (1957–1974; divorced)
Children 3
Relatives Dick Van Dyke (brother)

Jerry Van Dyke (born July 27, 1931)[1] is an American comedian and television actor. He performed in many television sitcoms and Big Lots commercials. His comedic acting goes back to the 1960s. His brother is actor Dick Van Dyke.

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Van Dyke was born in Danville, Illinois, in 1931. His parents were Loren (nickname “Cookie”) and Hazel (nee McCord) Van Dyke. He is 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.

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