Jerry McCord Van Dyke who is well known comedian, actor and a younger brother of Dick Van Dyke has passed away on January 5, 2018. So, what is the net worth of Jerry Van Dyke before his death? According to coed Jerry Van Dyke net worth as of 2018 stands to be mammoth $15 million while website named squander lists his net worth to be only $5 million.
Check out some facts about Jerry Van Dyke
1.Van Dyke Early Life and Career
Jerry Van Dyke was born on July 27, 1931 in Illinois to Hazel Victoria and Loren Wayne Van Dyke. His mother Hazel was a stenographer while his father Loren was a salesman. Van Dyke had an interest in comedy while he was in school. By the time he joined United States Air Force Tops in Blue, he was already a veteran of strip joints and nightclubs. He then joined WTHI-TV in a show “The Jerry Van Dyke Show” where he also performed at military bases around the world, winning the “All Air Force Talent Show” twice.
2.His Early Television Career
After his guest appearances on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” he performed other two shows on CBS including “The Ed Sullivan Show”. He was made regular on “The Judy Garland Show”. After that, he started playing small roles in movies like Palm Springs Weekend, The Courtship of Eddie’s father and many more. Van Dyke then played the lead role of attorney David Crabtree in sitcom “My Mother the Car” after “The Judy Garland Show” was cancelled. Although the series was considered a failure, he continued to work in supporting roles in movies and TV shows like Accidental Family, Love & Kisses, Angel in My Pocket and many more. During 1970s, Jerry Van Dyke once again returned back to his comedy career. He appeared to television for guest appearances on Love, American Style and Fantasy Island. He also appeared in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and in The Amazing Cosmic Awareness of Duffy Moon”.
3.He received four Emmy Awards for his role in TV Series “Coach”
Jerry Van Dyke was known for several roles but he was known notably for playing the assistant football coach Luther Van Dam on TV series “Coach”. The show lasted for almost 200 episodes from late 80s to late 90s. The character played by him was praise worthy and became a classic. For this role as assistant coach, he received consecutive four Emmy Awards from 1990 to 1993 in “Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy Series”.
After his popular series, Dyke appeared in several well known shows like The Middle, Yes, Dear, Raising Hope, The Millers and many more.
4.Jerry Van Dyke Wife and Kids
Van Dyke was married twice. He was first married to Carol Johnson on 1957. With Carol, he had three children, 2 daughters named Jerri Lynn and Kelly Jean and one son named Ronald. 17 years later Van Dyke and Carol divorced in 1974. In 1991, Kelly Jean Van Dyke died of suicide following family struggles with substance abuse.
In 1977, he then married his second wife named Shirley Ann Jones. Before his death, the couple resided together on 800 acre ranch near Heber Springs, Arkansas.
5.He died on January 5, 2018
Van Dyke died on January 5, 2018 at his Arkansas ranch due to heart failure. According to his wife Shirley he never fully recovered from a horrible car accident which occurred two and a half years ago. He was badly injured that time.