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Dick Van Patten

Dick Van Patten
Van Patten in April 2010
Personal information
Birth nameRichard Vincent Van Patten
Birth dateDecember 9, 1928(age 87)
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1937 present
SpousePat Van Patten

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Richard Vincent "Dick" Van Patten (born December 9, 1928) is an American actor, best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on the television sitcom Eight is Enough. He began work as a child actor and was successful on the [New York] stage, appearing in more than a dozen plays as a teenager. He later starred in numerous television roles including the long running CBS television series, I Remember Mama and Young Dr. Malone. Later, he would star or co-star in many feature films including Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Charlton Heston's Soylent Green and the Academy Award winning Charly.

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