Shane Van Dyke is an actor, screenwriter, and director who rose to fame recently. He is the son of actor Barry Van Dyke and grandson of the legendary comedian and actor Dick Van Dyke.
Shane Van Dyke was born on 28 August of the year 1979, under the sun sign Leo. He is currently 41 years old.
Van Dyke was born in a very wealthy family from Los Angeles, California. His full name is Shane Thomas Van Dyke.
California is a home for actors, movie stars, and startups. Shane’s family was no exception. His father, grandfather, and grand-uncle were notable names in the field of entertainment. The family’s reputation made it difficult for them to escape the media’s attention.
Shane Van Dyke’s Father: Barry Van Dyke
Shane was born to Barry Van Dyke (Father) and Mary Carey Van Dyke (Mother). Shane’s father, Barry, was born into fame because of his grandfather, a legend in the show business. Barry also grew up to become a successful American actor, writer, and director.
The audiences have also credited him for appearances in ‘Gun Shy,’ ‘Airwolf,’ etc. Barry majored in Theater Arts. And, he followed his father’s footsteps into the show business. He always considered his father his mentor in acting. Shane also believes his father to be his mentor in acting.
Barry Van Dyke married Mary Carey in 1974. But, people didn’t see this couple in public very often. There is no information on Mary’s career. Thus, we can say that she was a housewife. Barry and Mary have four children altogether, including Shane.
Unfortunately, Mary Carey died in the year of 2017. There hasn’t been any news of Barry’s remarriage after his wife’s death.
Shane Van Dyke’s Brother: Carey Van Dyke
Carey is also an actor. He has acted in “The Silence,” released in 2019. He has also written the screenplay for the disaster horror film, “Chernobyl Diaries.” It tells the story about a group of friends who go on an adventure near the Chernobyl town.
Shane Van Dyke’s Grandfather: Dick Van Dyke
Shane’s grandfather, Dick Van Dyke was somewhat of a legend. His real name was Richard Wayne Van Dyke.
Dick Van Dyke was a very popular actor, comedian, writer, dancer, and singer. His career went on for seven long decades.
Dick had a famous television sitcom called “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” This show earned him most of his popularity. His outstanding performance in “Marry Poppins,” released in 1964, is still praised. “Bye Bye Birdie” is another one of his masterpieces.
Alongside being an outstanding performer, he also served in the military. Dick served as a Staff Sergeant from 1943 to 1946, during World War II.
Dick married Shane’s grandmother in a radio show named, “Bride and Groom.” They got divorced in 1984 and had four children, including Barry. He married Arlene Silver in 2012.
Dick is currently 94 years old. He had celebrated his 90th birthday in Disneyland.
Another famous person in the family is Jerry Van Dyke, Shane’s grand-uncle.
Shane completed his high school education from a local school.
He became involved in the Theatre program at his college. He attended the Moorpark College, Ventura County, California.
Shane has managed to keep most of his relationships hidden. Despite his family’s reputation, the media couldn’t discover most of his affairs.
Shane is currently single. In 40 long years of his life, there was only one public relationship.
Back in 2004, Shane had dated Sky Valencia. She is an animal rights activist. She also founded a non-profit organization called ‘St. Martins Animal Foundation.’ The couple broke up shortly and didn’t disclose the reason for their break-up. Her family, comprised of activists and humanitarians, is from Lima, Peru. She seems to have a soft spot for dogs. Her Instagram profile is full of adorable dog pictures. She even adopted a dog named Gracie. Her organization has been providing help to all needy animals since 2000.
Shane has a lot of friends in and out of the industry. Sources state that he is good friends with Josh Roman. Both of them worked together in “Titanic II.”
Shane seems to be media-shy.
Shane Van Dyke’s career started when he began his Theatre Program in college.
He started making TV appearances in a minor role as a medical student in the series, “Diagnosis: Murder.” This series starred both his grandfather and his father. “Diagnosis: Murder” is a medical crime drama that had eight seasons altogether.
After that, he also performed in the musical “Annie.” It is a famous musical that portrays the story of an orphan. “Annie” has also won awards like Tony Awards for the Best Musical.
People also remember Shane in the series, “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Often referred to as B&B, it is a long-running soap opera about the Forrester family.
After that, Shane starred in an independent film titled “Arizona Summer.”
In 2007, he again got an opportunity to work with his father and grandfather in the series, “Murder 101.” Dan Hargrove created the show, and it received a lot of love from the audience.
Shane has also appeared in a miniseries called “Shark Swarm.” The cast of this miniseries included notable names: John Schneider and Daryl Hannah.
Apart from being an actor, he has also written screenplays for various films. He wrote scripts for “Transmorphers II,” “Street Racer,” “Paranormal Entity,” and so on.
Shane Van Dyke was also a faculty member at ‘Hollywood for Kids’ back in 2009. ‘Hollywood for Kids’ provides workshops on acting, filmmaking, cinematic arts, etc.
He started his directorial venture with “Titanic II.” The name of the movie sounds like the famous James Cameron movie “Titanic,” but it isn’t the sequel for that movie.
“Titanic II” is a mockbuster for the original movie, which focuses on global warming. He wrote the screenplay for the film and also played the role of Hadeyn Walsh in it.
Shane played the role of a lifeguard in the Sci-fi film “Super Shark.”
In 2012, he produced a horror film, “Chernobyl Diaries,” in which he cast his brother Carey.
Shane not only belongs to a high profile family but also has unique talents. Due to that, there has never been a shortage of work for him.
As of 2020, Shane Van Dyke has accumulated a net worth of 1.7 million dollars. Meanwhile, his father has a net worth of 3 million dollars. His grandfather, Dick Van Dyk, who had the longest career among them, has a net worth of 50 million dollars.
Controversies and Charity
Shane Van Dyke has always lived up to his family name and never caused any form of controversies.
He has always proved to be an ideal member of society and hasn’t disclosed any of his charity details. A few charitable organizations have involved Dick Van Dyke in their works.
And Shane’s girlfriends were very much active in charity works too.
Here are some quick facts on Shane Van Dyke:
|Date of Birth||28 August 1979|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, US|
|Height||6 feet 3 inches(191 cm)|
|Weight||73 kg(160 lbs)|
|Profession||Actor, Director, Screenwriter|
|Net Worth||$1.7 million|