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Dick Van Dyke

Was an announcer for the Armed Forces Network during World War II. Made his TV debut on  The Phil Silvers   Show in 1957. The Dick Van Dyke Show was originally titled Head of the Family and the lead was played by show creator Carl Reiner; network executives recast Van Dyke in the role after seeing his Tony-winning performance on Broadway in Bye, Bye Birdie . Delivered the eulogy at the 1965 funeral for his idol, actor Stan Laurel. Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1995.… Show more

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