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Jerry Van Dyke was born on the 27th July 1931, in Danville, Illinois, USA and is a comedian and actor, still widely known for his own TV show – “The Jerry Van Dyke Show” – and for appearances in the movies “The Amazing Cosmic Awareness of Duffy Moon” (1976) and “13 Queens Boulevard” (1979) as well as for the role in the TV series “Coach”.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this talented artist has accumulated so far? How rich Jerry Van Dyke is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total size of Jerry Van Dyke’s net worth, as of mid-2016, is $15 million, including assets such as an 800-acre ranch in Arkansas and residences in Los Angeles and Mexico. This amount has been acquired through his career in the entertainment industry, now spanning almost 55 years.
Jerry Van Dyke Net Worth $15 Million
Jerry Van Dyke was born to Hazel Victoria, a stenographer, and Loren Van Dyke, a salesman, and is the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, legendary actor, comedian, dancer, writer, singer and producer who won Grammy, Tony and five Emmy Awards. Jerry Van Dyke’s ancestry is mostly of Dutch by his father, but it also includes Scottish, English and Irish descent from his mother’s side.
Jerry Van Dyke’s interest in comedy dates back to his high school days at Danville High School when he started performing his first stand-ups. Prior to the official beginning of his career in 1962 when he joined WTHI-TV in Indiana, during his time in the US Air Force, Jerry joined Tops In Blue, an active duty members touring performance troupe in 1954. Jerry’s initial TV career includes his own show, “The Jerry Van Dyke Show”, which provided the basis for his net worth.
The real breakthrough in Jerry’s career came after he began appearing in his brother’s show, “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, and soon after he became a part of the regular cast on “The Judy Garland Show” in 1963. In the same year, Jerry Van Dyke made his big screen debut with supporting roles in the movies “McLintock”, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” and “Palm Springs”. All these ventures contributed to the overall net worth of Jerry Van Dyke.
By 1970, Jerry Van Dyke had added more acting roles in his portfolio, including starring in the sitcoms “My Mother the Car” and “Accidental Family”, as well as in the movies “Love and Kisses” (1965) and “Again in My Pocket” (1969). It is certain that these roles made a positive impact on his net worth.
Almost the entire next decade, Jerry Van Dyke spent touring various Playboy Clubs all around the country, and occasionally appearing in TV shows such as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “Fantasy Island” and “Love, American Style”. Doubtlessly, all these engagements helped Jerry Van Dyke to add a significant sum to his wealth in total.
Between 1989 and 1997, Jerry Van Dyke starred as Luther Van Dam in ABC TV’s sitcom “Coach”. For this role, which is his most famous and most recognizable role, Jerry Van Dyke was nominated for Emmy Awards four times in a row from 1990 to 1993, for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Apart from enhancing his popularity, these ventures increased the wealth of Jerry Van Dyke as well.
Some of Jerry Van Dyke’s more recent engagements include appearances in popular TV series “Yes, Dear”, “Raising Hope”, “The Millers” and “The Middle”. He is maintaining his net worth.
When it comes to his personal life, Jerry Van Dyke was married to Carol Johnson between 1957 and 1974, with whom he had three children – their daughter, actress and adult movie performer Kelly Jean Van Dyke, took her own life in 1991. With his second wife, Shirley Jones to whom he has been married since 1984, Jerry resides on their 800-acre ranch where they raise llamas and horses.
Apart from his career in the entertainment industry, Jerry Van Dyke is an avid poker player and occasionally plays at ESPN tournaments.