Jerry Van Dyke, Emmy-Nominated 'Coach' Actor, Dies at 86

07 January, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Dearly departed Legendary entertainer Dick Van Dyke's younger brother Jerry passed away at the age of 86 Friday at his Arkansas ranch according to his wife who spoke with TMZ Saturday

Jerry Van Dyke, the famed comedian and younger brother of actor Dick Van Dyke, died Friday afternoon, according to the New York Times.

Van Dyke's wife, Shirley, told the site he passed away Friday, two years after a debilitating vehicle accident injured them both.

Van Dyke's television career began in tandem with his brother's, as one of his earliest appearances was on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" in 1962 as Stacey Petrie.

Read the full story on TMZ's website here.




Van Dyke went into show business, just like his brother. Van Dyke's career included the distinction of being Judy Garland's co-star on The Judy Garland Show, the late '60s series Accidental Family and the lead human role in the infamous sitcom My Mother the auto.

In his personal life, Van Dyke married twice. The role earned him four Emmy nominations. Van Dam assisted to Craig T. Nelson's Coach Hayden Fox as they oversaw the fictional Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles.

Patricia Heaton, whose The Middle character was the daughter of Van Dyke's character, tweeted, "Much love to my wonderful TV dad #jerryvandyke and condolences to my TV dad-in-law #dickvandyke".

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