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Barry Van Dyke

Personal information
Birth dateJuly 31, 1951(age 65)
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia, USA
OccupationActor, Writer, Director, Presenter
SpouseMary Carey (1974-present) 4 children

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Barry Van Dyke (born July 31, 1951) is an American actor and the second son of actor and entertainer, Dick Van Dyke, and nephew of Jerry Van Dyke. He has one older brother, Christian, and two younger sisters, Stacy and Carrie Beth. He is best known to audiences as Mark Sloan's (played by Dick Van Dyke) fictional son and police officer partner, Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan, on Diagnosis: Murder, in which fictional relatives were typically played by real-life ones.

Barry's TV debut was as Florian, a violin-toting nine-year-old in "The Talented Neighborhood" episode of the The Dick Van Dyke Show. He worked behind the scenes on subsequent ventures of his father's, and has co-starred with him in two series, The Van Dyke Show (which was cancelled after just five episodes), and Diagnosis: Murder, as well as since becoming a star in his own right, building up an extensive filmography. He also wrote and directed several episodes of Diagnosis: Murder. After Diagnosis: Murder ended, Barry appeared in Murder 101, again alongside his father.

Barry's other television work includes a supporting role in the short-lived Galactica 1980 as Lieutenant Dillon, and appearances in Remington Steele, The Love Boat, Magnum, P.I., The Dukes of Hazzard, as Ace Combat Pilot and former M.I.A. soldier St. John Hawke in the fourth and final season of Airwolf, The A-Team, Gun Shy, Murder, She Wrote, Mork & Mindy, and The Redd Foxx Show.

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