Jerry Van Dyke dead at 86

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject: Jerry Van Dyke dead at 86

I wonder with The Middle being in its last season they will do a tribute episode to him being Frankie's dad and all

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http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/jerry-van-dyke-star-coach-dead-86-article-1.3741451

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Jerry Van Dyke, star of ‘Coach,’ dead at 86

TMZ that her husband's health had been slowly deteriorating since the couple was involved in a car accident two years ago.

Van Dyke was born in Illinois, and launched his career as a comedian by joining the touring ensemble in the Air Force.

"In the service, you can steal other people's material," Dick said in 2015 of realizing his brother's talent for the first time. "I didn't realize how good he was. The main thing about Jerry is that he's funny from the inside out."

He soon launched a television career, appearing on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" for a handful of episodes as Stacey Petrie, the military younger brother of Dick's Rob Petrie.

In the 1960s, he headlined two short-lived NBC sitcoms: "My Mother the Car," which ran from 1965 to 1966, and "Accidentally Family," from 1967 to 1968.

“I became known as the guy who did the worst show in the history of television,” he joked to People of “Mother” in 1993. “At least it took the edge off being Dick Van Dyke’s brother.”


In the years following, Van Dyke rounded out his resume with stints on dozens of popular TV shows, including "The Ed Sullivan Show," "Charles In Charge," "The Love Boat," "My Name Is Earl," and "Yes, Dear," where he appeared as the father of Jim Belushi's character.


However, his best known role came as Luther Van Dam on "Coach," a sitcom which ran from 1989 to 1997 on ABC.

Van Dyke scored four Emmy nominations for his role as an assisant coach for a college football team alongside Craig T. Nelson.

More recently, Van Dyke starred in a guest spot on ABC sitcom "The Middle" as Tag Spence, the father of Patricia Heaton's Frankie Heck.

In 2015, brother Dick appeared alongside him in an episode as his character's brother.

"We are becoming closer. I'm really getting to know him better at this age," Jerry said that year of working with his brother. "The nicer he is to me, the more I think he thinks I'm going to die."

Van Dyke is survived by Shirley, his wife of 40 years, and two children.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:25 pm    Post subject:

RIP.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:46 pm    Post subject:

RIP

I actually remember My Mother the Car. It wasn't great, but there have been a lot worse TV series than that one.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:00 pm    Post subject:

Funny, funny man who understood the nuances of being a character while still being subtle.

RIP Jerry.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject:

my dad was on that show once true story
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject:

RIP Jerry, he was in one Andy Griffith show as well and was great it in...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:22 am    Post subject:

I'm only familiar with his work on "Coach", and he was really good in it. RIP.
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