Emmy-Nominated Actor Jerry Van Dyke Dies

07 January, 2018, 00:58 | Author: Evan Mason
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With scores of TV and movie appearances, Van Dyke scored his greatest success with the long-running ABC comedy "Coach", playing assistant coach Luther Van Dam opposite series star Craig T. Nelson.

Jerry Van Dyke, the comedian brother of actor Dick Van Dyke, reportedly has died at the age of 86.

TMZ reported Dyke died on Friday afternoon at the family's Arkansas ranch.

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Van Dyke married Shirley Jones of Glen Rose in 1984 and bought a ranch in Hot Spring County. She noted that a vehicle accident both were involved in two years ago provided deteriorated health in the aftermath.

He appeared as Stacey Petrie in the 1960s on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he followed up with appearances on The Andy Griffith Show, My Mother the vehicle, and Accidental Family. The role earned him four Emmy nominations. In recent years, he performed in roles on "Yes Dear" and "The Middle". His onscreen daughter Patricia Heaton marked Van Dyke's passing with a pair of heartfelt tweets.



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