• Barry Van Dyke is a 66-year-old Caucasian actor, writer and director.
• He is best known for his role as Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan in the show “Diagnosis Murder”.
• He grew up in a famous family of actors and made his first on-screen appearance at age 8.
• He is married to Marey and has four children, all of whom are also actors.
• His current net worth is estimated to be close to $3 million.

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Short Info

Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthJuly 31, 1951
SpouseMary Carey Van Dyke
MarkOften works with his father Dick Van Dyke
FactBecame a grandfather in 2001 when his oldest son, Carey Van Dyke, and his wife, Anne, had a baby girl on July 26, 2001. The baby's name is Ava.

Who is Barry Van Dyke?

Born on the 31st of July 1951, in Atlanta, Georgia USA, Barry Van Dyke is a 66-year-old Caucasian actor, writer and director, perhaps best known for his co-lead role as Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan and the son of Dr. Mark Sloan (portrayed by his father) in the crime mystery drama by Joyce Burditt entitled “Diagnosis Murder”, which ran for eight years, from 1993 to 2001. He has had a number of other contracts in the world of cinematography, too, having been active in the sometimes lucrative acting business since 1962.

Early Life and Education

Barry was born into the world-renowned family of actor Dick Van Dyke, and his first wife Margie Willett, who passed away in 2008. He has an older brother, Christian, and two younger sisters, Stacy and Carrie, all of whom have had some success in the acting business. Also, his paternal uncle is actor, musician and comedian Jerry McCord Van Dyke. Barry first appeared on screen when he was only eight years of age, in the role of a young violinist in his father’s sitcom entitled “The Dick Van Dyke Show”. It appears as though Barry then took a higher interest in acting, since, according to an interview many years later, his father told him that if he still wanted to act after he matriculated from high school, that was acceptable. The name and location of the high school he went to are unknown, but it’s a public fact that he attended Pierce Junior College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from where he graduated with a major in theatre arts in an unspecified year.


After fulfilling his promise to his father, Barr began starring in his father’s show, this time entitled “The New Dick Van Dyke Show”, in which he had a number of different roles throughout the show from 1971 to 1974. For two years afterwards, Barry made no appearances on television, but in 1976, he for the first time had a role in a project that didn’t involve his father, although a minor one in the film entitled “Stalk the Wild Child”, proving he isn’t just pushed through by his family, but actually had talent. After a number of appearances in various other films and shows preceding 1993, he finally landed the role that would serve as a springboard for his career – Steve Sloan in 178 episodes of the eight-year-long aforementioned sitcom “Diagnosis Murder”. The show went on to extend the story in two subsequent feature films, entitled “Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity” and “Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning” chronologically, which both came out in 2002, a year after the original show had ended. He subsequently appeared as Mike Bryant in the four film franchise of “Murder 101” from 2006 to ’08, then in several TV films, and features on the big screen. Currently, Barry is working on two projects, one of which is in post-production and set to release late in 2018, while the other is completed and will come out in 2019.

Love Life

Barry met his future wife, Marey in his teenage years, during his part-time employment at one of the local movie theatres. Seven years after they met, in 1974 the two tied the knot. Two years afterwards in February 1976, their first son came into the world in Los Angeles, California, named Carey Wayne Van Dyke. He went on to act with his father in “Diagnosis Murder” and the 2012 horror film entitled “Chernobyl Diaries”. In August 1979, their second son named Shane Van Dyke was born, who also later became an actor, writer and film producer. Their third son, Wesley “Wes” Van Dyke, was born in October 1948, and he is an actor as well. Finally, their youngest child and only daughter, Taryn Elizabeth Van Dyke, was born in June 1986, and she is a kindergarten teacher, although she also has a few acting credits as well.

What is Barry Van Dyke’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Barry Van Dyke is, as of early 2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Barry’s accumulated wealth is close to $3 million, largely aided by his numerous successes in the movie industry, the greatest contribution coming from his long-term appearance in “Diagnosis: Murder.“ As his career continues, the said amount can be expected to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the aspiring actor, his vital statistics are not currently known to the public, while various sources claim that his height is at 6ft 1in (1.85m), but his body weight is unknown.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active actors to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the titles they’re working on, and thus their net worth. However, Barry himself doesn’t seem to be an active subscriber to this celebrity trend, as his social media presence is almost non-existent. Any Facebook account is either hidden from the public or it doesn’t exist at all, while his Twitter page has only 162 followers, and his Instagram account just 163.

General Info

Full NameBarry Van Dyke
Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthJuly 31, 1951
Height1.85 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Presenter, Actor, Television Director


SpouseMary Carey Van Dyke
ChildrenShane Van Dyke, Carey Van Dyke, Wes Van Dyke, Taryn Van Dyke
ParentsDick Van Dyke, Margie Willett
SiblingsStacy Van Dyke, Christian Van Dyke, Carrie Beth van Dyke


MoviesStrawberry Summer, 6 Guns, Murder 101, The Canterville Ghost, Diagnosis Murder:Without Warning, Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity, Diagnosis Murder, Foxfire Light, It Happened at Lakewood Manor, The Untold Story, Light Years Away, A Twist of the Knife
TV ShowsDiagnosis: Murder, Airwolf, Galactica 1980, The Redd Foxx Show, The Van Dyke Show, Gun Shy, The Harvey Korman Show

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#Marks / Signs
1Often works with his father Dick Van Dyke


1Credits Dick Van Dyke as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2His acting mentor was Dick Van Dyke, who is his father.
3Filming with his sons (Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke), and father (Dick Van Dyke) Murder 101: New Age (2008) for the Hallmark Channel. [November 2007]
4He and his father, Dick Van Dyke, returned to television in the Hallmark Channel movie, Murder 101 (2006). [January 2006]
5Stepson of Arlene Silver.
6Best known by the public for his role as Det. Steve Sloan on Diagnosis Murder (1993).
7Brother of Stacy Van Dyke, Carrie Beth van Dyke and Christian Van Dyke.
8He and his oldest son Carey wrote the very last episode of Diagnosis Murder (1993) (in the 8th season) called Diagnosis Murder: The Blair Nurse Project (2001).
9Became a grandfather in 2001 when his oldest son, Carey Van Dyke, and his wife, Anne, had a baby girl on July 26, 2001. The baby's name is Ava.
10Attended Pierce Junior College in LA - majored in Theater Arts.
11Second oldest son, Shane Van Dyke, had a small running role as medical student "Alex Smith" on Diagnosis Murder (1993).
12His four children have all starred in two episodes of Diagnosis Murder (1993) together: 6th season - Diagnosis Murder: Never Say Die (1999) and 7th season - Diagnosis Murder: Frontier Dad (2000).
13Nephew of actor Jerry Van Dyke.
14Has four children: Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke, Wes Van Dyke and Taryn Van Dyke.
15His sons Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke guest starred in two episodes of Diagnosis Murder (1993) written by Barry.
16Son of Dick Van Dyke




Gun Shy1983TV SeriesRussell Donovan
Magnum, P.I.1983TV SeriesDuke Davis
Foxfire Light1982Linc Wilder
Remington Steele1982TV SeriesCreighton Phillips
The Powers of Matthew Star1982TV SeriesCoach Curtis
Ghost of a Chance1981TV ShortWayne Clifford
Casino1980TV MovieEdge
Galactica 19801980TV SeriesLieutenant Dillon
The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove1979TV SeriesEric
What's Up Doc1978TV SeriesProfessor Howard Bannister
Mork & Mindy1978TV SeriesDan Phillips
Eight Is Enough1978TV SeriesLarry Phenton
The Harvey Korman Show1978TV SeriesStuart Stafford
Ants1977TV MovieRichard Cyril
Tabitha1977TV SeriesRoger Bennett
Wonder Woman1977TV SeriesFreddy
Gemini Man1976TV Mini-SeriesSteward
Stalk the Wild Child1976TV MovieVolleyball Player
The New Dick Van Dyke Show1971-1974TV SeriesTash Howard / Announcer / Second Intern / ...
The Dick Van Dyke Show1962TV SeriesFlorian
The Untold Story2017completedEdward
Heavenly Deposit2017post-productionRoland
Dad Dudes2015TV SeriesPrincipal Miller
Strawberry Summer2012TV MovieJim Landon
6 Guns2010VideoFrank Allison
Light Years Away2008Colonel Burke
Murder 101: New Age2008TV MovieMike Bryant
Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses2007TV MovieMike Bryant
Murder 101: College Can Be Murder2007TV MovieMike Bryant
Murder 1012006TV MovieMike Bryant
Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning2002TV MovieSteve Sloan
Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity2002TV MovieSteve Sloan
Diagnosis Murder1993-2001TV SeriesSteve Sloan
A Twist of the Knife1993TV MovieDet. Steve Sloan
The House on Sycamore Street1992TV MovieDet. Steve Sloan
Diagnosis Murder1992TV MovieSteve Sloan
She-Wolf of London1991TV SeriesAlan Decker
Murder, She Wrote1990TV SeriesBuddy Black
Full House1990TV SeriesEric Trent
The Van Dyke Show1988TV SeriesMatt Burgess
Airwolf1987TV SeriesSt. John Hawke
T.J. Hooker1986TV SeriesGeorge Collins
The Love Boat1980-1986TV SeriesBrandon Cobb / Roger DeConte / Joey Gardiner / ...
The Redd Foxx Show1986TV SeriesSgt. Dwight Stryker
New Love, American Style1986TV Series
The Canterville Ghost1985TV MovieJohn Otis
Mr. Mom1984TV MovieJack Butler
The Dukes of Hazzard1984TV SeriesBrock Curtis
The A-Team1984TV SeriesDr. Brian Lefcourt


Diagnosis MurderTV Series written by - 5 episodes, 1997 - 2001 story by - 1 episode, 2000 teleplay by - 1 episode, 2000


Diagnosis Murder2001TV Series 1 episode


Capture the FlagProducer pre-production


Eye on L.A.2016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Rock Store Regular
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Inside TV Land: The Dick Van Dyke Show2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Celebrity Profile2000TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1987TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Van Dyke and Company1976TV SeriesComputer Date No. 1

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Conquest of the Earth1981TV MovieLieutenant Dillon

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  1. Jona Denz-Hamilton Reply

    You have no caption for your banner photo of Barry VanDyke so I’d like to add that he is pictured with his famous actress, Shirley Jones (Partridge Family, Carousel, The Music Man, Oklahoma).

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