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10th May '13 6:37:53 PM Antwan
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Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer who has worked on stage, screen and television.

Born December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri, he grew up in Danville, Illinois. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WorldWarII and was made a radio announcer; he continued working in radio after the war, as well as in nightclubs and on television. He made his Broadway debut in 1959, soon landing the role of Albert Peterson in ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'', for which he won a Tony. This role, in turn, landed him in Hollywood when a film adaptation of the play was made. The remainder of his career has been in movies and television.

Van Dyke is best known on television for ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for {{Hanna-Barbera}}, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''. He appeared in a series 4 episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' where he murdered his wife.
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!!His career provides examples of:
* GameShowHost: He was the host of two obscure ShortRunners, ''Laugh Line'' and ''Mother's Day''.
* InherentlyFunnyWords: Many jokes have been made about his name.
* {{Slapstick}}: Many of his comedy routines.
* WorldWarII: He was in it.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: His horrible British accent in ''Mary Poppins'' was vastly mocked, leading to...
** NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: In ''Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'', even though he's still playing a Brit.
** Interestingly, he also played the elder Mr Dawes in MaryPoppins and disappeared so completely in the role that the child actors didn't even know it was him until they saw the credits.
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Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer who has worked on stage, screen and television.

Born December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri, he grew up in Danville, Illinois. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WorldWarII and was made a radio announcer; he continued working in radio after the war, as well as in nightclubs and on television. He made his Broadway debut in 1959, soon landing the role of Albert Peterson in ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'', for which he won a Tony. This role, in turn, landed him in Hollywood when a film adaptation of the play was made. The remainder of his career has been in movies and television.

Van Dyke is best known on television for ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for {{Hanna-Barbera}}, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''. He appeared in a series 4 episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' where he murdered his wife.
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!!His career provides examples of:
* GameShowHost: He was the host of two obscure ShortRunners, ''Laugh Line'' and ''Mother's Day''.
* InherentlyFunnyWords: Many jokes have been made about his name.
* {{Slapstick}}: Many of his comedy routines.
* WorldWarII: He was in it.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: His horrible British accent in ''Mary Poppins'' was vastly mocked, leading to...
** NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: In ''Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'', even though he's still playing a Brit.
** Interestingly, he also played the elder Mr Dawes in MaryPoppins and disappeared so completely in the role that the child actors didn't even know it was him until they saw the credits.
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9th Mar '13 7:06:29 PM wrestlingdog
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** Interestingly, he also played the elder Mr Dawes in MaryPoppins and disappeared so completely in the role that the child actors didn't even know it was him until they saw the credits.
18th Dec '12 9:04:15 PM Sheora
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Van Dyke is best known on television for ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for {{Hanna-Barbera}}, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''. He appeared in a series 4 episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' where he murdered his wife.

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Van Dyke is best known on television for ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''ChittyChittyBangBang''.''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for {{Hanna-Barbera}}, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''. He appeared in a series 4 episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' where he murdered his wife.
30th Oct '12 11:32:22 AM GGGG
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Van Dyke is best known on television for ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for {{Hanna-Barbera}}, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''.

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Van Dyke is best known on television for ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for {{Hanna-Barbera}}, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''. He appeared in a series 4 episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' where he murdered his wife.
29th Sep '12 8:53:38 AM CorahsUncle
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* GameShowHost: He was the host of two obscure ShortRunners, ''Laugh Lines'' and ''Mother's Day''.

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* GameShowHost: He was the host of two obscure ShortRunners, ''Laugh Lines'' Line'' and ''Mother's Day''.



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: His horrible British accent in ''Mary Poppins'' was vastly mocked leading to...

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: His horrible British accent in ''Mary Poppins'' was vastly mocked mocked, leading to...
29th Sep '12 8:49:09 AM Prfnoff
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Born December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri, he grew up in Danville, Illinois. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WorldWarII and was made a radio announcer; he continued working in radio after the war, as well as in nightclubs and on television. He made his Broadway debut in 1959, soon landing the role of Albert Peterson in ''ByeByeBirdie'', for which he won a Tony. This role, in turn, landed him in Hollywood when a film adaptation of the play was made. The remainder of his career has been in movies and television.

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Born December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri, he grew up in Danville, Illinois. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WorldWarII and was made a radio announcer; he continued working in radio after the war, as well as in nightclubs and on television. He made his Broadway debut in 1959, soon landing the role of Albert Peterson in ''ByeByeBirdie'', ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'', for which he won a Tony. This role, in turn, landed him in Hollywood when a film adaptation of the play was made. The remainder of his career has been in movies and television.
5th Jul '12 2:08:37 PM Tuckerscreator
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: His horrible British accent in ''Mary Poppins'' was vastly mocked leading to...
** NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: In ''Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'', even though he's still playing a Brit.
2nd Jul '12 5:28:16 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* ScunthorpeProblem: His name may give rise to this.
24th Jun '12 9:28:51 PM PaulA
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Van Dyke is best known on television for ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''MaryPoppins'' and ''ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for {{Hanna-Barbera}}, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''.

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Van Dyke is best known on television for ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''MaryPoppins'' ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for {{Hanna-Barbera}}, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''.
24th Jun '12 7:26:44 PM CorahsUncle
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Born December 13, 1925 in West Plains, Missouri, he grew up in Danville, Illinois. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps during WorldWarII and was made a radio announcer; he continued working in radio after the war, as well as in nightclubs and on television. He made his Broadway debut in 1959, soon landing the role of Albert Peterson in ''ByeByeBirdie'' (for which he won a Tony). This role in turn landed him in Hollywood when a film adaptation of the play was made. The remainder of his career has been in movies and television.

Van Dyke is best known on television for ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well-known for his roles in ''MaryPoppins'' and ''ChittyChittyBangBang''.

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Born December 13, 1925 1925, in West Plains, Missouri, he grew up in Danville, Illinois. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps during WorldWarII and was made a radio announcer; he continued working in radio after the war, as well as in nightclubs and on television. He made his Broadway debut in 1959, soon landing the role of Albert Peterson in ''ByeByeBirdie'' (for ''ByeByeBirdie'', for which he won a Tony). Tony. This role role, in turn turn, landed him in Hollywood when a film adaptation of the play was made. The remainder of his career has been in movies and television.

Van Dyke is best known on television for ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well-known well known for his roles in ''MaryPoppins'' and ''ChittyChittyBangBang''.
''ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for {{Hanna-Barbera}}, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''.



* GameShowHost: He was the host of two obscure ShortRunners, ''Laugh Lines'' and ''Mother's Day''.



* WorldWarII: He was in it.

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* WorldWarII: He was in it.it.
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