<p id=”par-1_51″>Dick Van Dyke is a Hollywood legend. But he’s not the only <a href=” in the family. The <a href=” Poppins </em>star</a> – who turned 98 on Dec. 13, 2023 – has four kids and multiple grandchildren. Several followed in their dad and granddad’s footsteps with careers both on and behind the screen. </p>

<h2>Christian Van Dyke </h2>

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-full” id=”emb-1″><img decoding=”async” width=”1200″ height=”776″ src=” alt=”Dick Van Dyke with his son Christian Van Dyke posing with their wives” class=”wp-image-3602859″ srcset=” 1200w, ?w=640&h=414 640w, ?w=768&h=497 768w, ?w=1024&h=662 1024w, ?w=541&h=350 541w, ?w=261&h=169 261w, ?w=200&h=129 200w, ?w=784&h=507 784w, ?w=93&h=60 93w” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px”><figcaption class=”wp-element-caption”>Actor Dick Van Dyke, Michelle Triola, son Chris Van Dyke, and his wife | Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images</figcaption></figure>

<p id=”par-2_118″>Dick Van Dyke married his first wife Margie Willet in 1948 on an episode of the radio show <em>Bride and Groom. </em>Their first child, Christian, was born in 1950. In 1962, Christian appeared in an episode of <a href=” Dick Van Dyke Show</em></a><em> </em>as a kid named Frankie. But Christian didn’t catch the acting bug. Rather than pursuing a career in Hollywood, he went to law school. He moved to Oregon, where he served as a district attorney and worked for companies such as Patagonia and Nike, according to Cascade Business News. In 1987, Christian’s daughter Jessica died at age 13 from Reye’s syndrome, prompting Dick Van Dyke to speak out about the dangers of giving aspirin to children. </p>

<h2>Barry Van Dyke </h2>

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-full” id=”emb-2″><img decoding=”async” loading=”lazy” width=”1200″ height=”804″ src=” alt=”Dick Van Dyke with his son Barry Van Dyke” class=”wp-image-3602858″ srcset=” 1200w, ?w=150&h=100 150w, ?w=640&h=429 640w, ?w=768&h=515 768w, ?w=1024&h=686 1024w, ?w=522&h=350 522w, ?w=252&h=169 252w, ?w=200&h=134 200w, ?w=757&h=507 757w, ?w=90&h=60 90w” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px”><figcaption class=”wp-element-caption”>Dick Van Dyke and Barry Van Dyke in 2015 | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images</figcaption></figure>

<p id=”par-3_34″>Dick Van Dyke’s second son, Barry, was born in 1951. Unlike his older brother, Barry embraced the idea of a career in Hollywood. But his dad didn’t want him to be a child actor. </p>

<p id=”par-4_38″>“He wanted me to have my childhood. He told me that if I still wanted to act after I graduated high school, then it would be okay,” Barry said in a 1994 interview with the <a href=” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Los Angeles Times</a>.</p>

<p id=”par-5_66″>Barry eventually worked with his famous dad on <em>The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis Murder </em>(where he played Detective Steve Sloan), and the Hallmark movie series <em>Murder 101 </em>(which also featured Barry’s son Shane Van Dyke). He also starred in the 1980s TV series <em>Airwolf, </em>and made appearances in shows such as <a href=” She Wrote</em></a><em>, Full House, The Dukes of Hazzard, </em>and <em>The Love Boat. </em></p>

<h2>Stacy Van Dyke </h2>

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-full” id=”emb-3″><img decoding=”async” loading=”lazy” width=”1200″ height=”802″ src=” alt=”Stacy Van Dyke, Michele Lee, Dick Van Dyke in denim and shaking tambourines” class=”wp-image-3602861″ srcset=” 1200w, ?w=150&h=100 150w, ?w=640&h=428 640w, ?w=768&h=513 768w, ?w=1024&h=684 1024w, ?w=524&h=350 524w, ?w=253&h=169 253w, ?w=200&h=134 200w, ?w=759&h=507 759w, ?w=90&h=60 90w” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px”><figcaption class=”wp-element-caption”>Stacy Van Dyke, Michele Lee, and Dick Van Dyke | Walt Disney Television via Getty Images</figcaption></figure>

<p id=”par-6_56″>For the Van Dykes, acting really is a family affair. Dick Van Dyke’s third child, Stacy Van Dyke, has shared the screen with her dad in <em>The New Dick Van Dyke Show </em>and <em>Diagnosis Murder.</em> She also performed at the Windmill Dinner Theater in Phoenix as part of a group called the Barnstormers, according to People. </p>

<h2>Carrie Beth Van Dyke </h2>

<p id=”par-7_51″>Dick Van Dyke’s fourth child, Carrie Beth Van Dyke, was born in 1961. She appeared in two episodes of <em>The New Dick Van Dyke Show </em>in the early 1970s but has otherwise kept a low profile. She is married to actor Kevin McNally, who appeared with her dad on <em>Diagnosis: Murder. </em></p>

<h2 id=”h-two-of-dick-van-dyke-s-grandchildren-wrote-the-original-script-for-don-t-worry-darling”>Two of Dick Van Dyke’s grandchildren wrote the original script for ‘Don’t Worry, Darling’ </h2>

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-full” id=”emb-4″><img decoding=”async” loading=”lazy” width=”1200″ height=”807″ src=” alt=”Dick Van Dyke with his son Barry and grandsons” class=”wp-image-3602857″ srcset=” 1200w, ?w=150&h=100 150w, ?w=640&h=430 640w, ?w=768&h=516 768w, ?w=1024&h=689 1024w, ?w=520&h=350 520w, ?w=251&h=169 251w, ?w=200&h=135 200w, ?w=754&h=507 754w, ?w=89&h=60 89w” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px”><figcaption class=”wp-element-caption”>Barry Van Dyke, Dick Van Dyke, Carey Van Dyke, and Shane Van Dyke | Michael Kovac/FilmMagic</figcaption></figure>

<p id=”par-8_61″>Several of Dick Van Dyke’s grandchildren have also pursued careers in the entertainment industry. Barry’s sons Shane and Carey Van Dyke wrote the spec script for <a href=” Worry, Darling</em></a><em>, </em>which eventually became a movie directed by Olivia Wilde and starring Chris Pine, Florence Pugh, and Harry Styles. Carey and Shane also wrote the screenplay for the 2012 horror film <em>Chernobyl Diaries. </em></p>

<p id=”par-9_5″>Sources:<strong> </strong><a href=” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Cascade Business News</a>, <a href=” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>People</a></p>

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