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Barry Van Dyke was born on 31 July 1951, in Atlanta, Georgia USA, and is an actor, but perhaps best known for being the second son of entertainer Dick Van Dyke, and the nephew of comic actor Jerry Van Dyke, but all of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Barry Van Dyke? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor. He is best known professionally for his role of Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan in “Diagnosis: Murder”, the son of Dr. Mark Sloan played by his father Dick. Other relatives were often played by family. His career in entertainment began in 1962.
Barry Van Dyke Net Worth $3 million
Barry made his acting debut at the age of nine in an episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, in which he played the violin-toting Florian, alongside his elder brother Christian, and would be involved in the numerous ventures with his father. Meantime, he attended Pierce Junior College, majoring in Theater Arts.
He later co-starred in two television series, the first being “The Van Dyke Show” which was canceled after just six episodes. However, he would then gain a huge amount of popularity as part of “Diagnosis: Murder”, of which he also directed several episodes..
“Diagnosis: Murder” is a television series which focused on Dr. Mark Sloan played by Dick Van Dyke. In the show, he solves various crimes with the help of his son Steve played by Barry Van Dyke. The series started as a spin-off of the show “Jake and the Fatman”, and had troubles getting traction during its first season. Eventually, it started to gain popularity and aired 178 episodes during its run. The series later transitioned into three television movies that aired on CBS. The show also inspired the creation of various “Diagnosis Murder” novels released from 2003 to 2007. Some characters also had crossovers into the series “Monk”. The show was internationally syndicated, showing in countries such as France, Sweden, Spain, and Ireland. After the end of the run of the show, Barry appeared in the “Murder 101” television films alongside his father, all of which contributed to his net worth.
Barry’s had a lot of other television work as well, including the short-lived “Galactica 1980” in which he played Lieutenant Dillon. He also appeared in the series “Magnum PI”, “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “Remington Steele”, and was a part of the final season of “Airwolf” as St. John Hawke. Other projects he’s been involved in include “Gun Shy”, “The A-Team” and “The Redd Foxx Show”. His net worth rose stesadily with contribtions from all these appearances.
For his personal life, it is known that Barry married Mary Carey in 1975 and they have four children. His son Shane Van Dyke would become an actor and director, also making an appearance in “Diagnosis: Murder” along with his three siblings. He is a motorcycle enthusiast and has participated in protest rides to help motorcyclist’s rights.