The Van Dyke’s have been in Hollywood for three generations. It all started with the award-winning actor, comedian, writer, singer, and dancer, Dick Van Dyke. Dick was recognized as a Disney Legend was honored with Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, the SAG Life Achievement Award, in 2013. Of his four children, his second son, Barry Van Dyke, followed him into the entertainment industry and managed to make a name for himself. While all of Barry’s four children have found work in the entertainment industry, Shane Van Dyke is the most popular of the lot. While much has been written about the three-generation, there is little mention of their respective partners. This is why, in this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Mary Carey Van Dyke.
Bits and Pieces:
There is very little information about Mary’s early life. Information on her parents is difficult to come by and Mary is not a huge fan of media. It is believed that Mary met Barry way back in 1967 and fell in love. The pair dated for 7-years before tying the knot in 1974. Even though the Van Dyke household was in the center of attention in more instances than one, neither Mary nor Barry decided to disclose any information on their personal life.
Married Life and Children:
Since her marriage to Barry in 1974, Mary has given birth to four lovely children. The pair had their first child Cary Vany Dyky, who was born on the 25th of February, 1976. Shayne Van Dyke was born on the 28th of August 1979 and was followed by Wes Vand Dyke, who was born on the 22nd of October, 1984. Their youngest child, Tyra Van Dyke, was born on the 1st of June, 1986.
Of her four children, Shayne followed his father and grandfather into the acting industry and is probably the more popular of the lot. Both Shayne and Carey turned into exceptional television and film actors, film directors, and screenwriters. As for Wes, he did try to follow his father and grandfather into acting but soon realized he was out of his depth. After a career revelation, Wes started working as an artist and is quite good at his job. AS for the youngest of her children, Tyra also worked as an actress but had very few credits to her name.
About her husband:
Barry Van Dyke was born on July 31, 1951, to actor and entertainer Dick Van Dyke and Margie Willett. The second of Dick’s children, Barry shared a penchant for acting similar to his father. He made his debut as a violin-toting nine-year-old in “The Talented Neighborhood” episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show. While Barry loved acting, his father instructed him to graduate high school before getting in on the show biz. Over the years, Barry has worked alongside his father on numerous occasions and was an extra on his father’s show, The New Dick Van Dyke Show. He went on to play a series of roles in the likes of Remington Steele, The Love Boat, Magnum, P.I., The Dukes of Hazzard, Airwolf, The A-Team, Gun Shy, Murder, She Wrote, Mork & Mindy, and The Redd Foxx Show.