Comedian and Actor Jerry Van Dyke of 'Coach' Dies at 86

07 January, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Kristine Mills
  • Jerry Van Dyke- the famed younger brother of Dick Van Dyke- has died... TMZ has learned

Jerry Van Dyke, an actor, comedian, and younger brother of the legendary Dick Van Dyke, has died at the age of 86.

The actor died in his Arkansas ranch Friday, the New York Times reported. He's best known for his role as Assistant Coach LUTHER Van Dam on ABC's series "Coach".

As a high school student, Van Dyke was known as a class clown, according to a talent bio.

Jerry also appeared on The Dick Van Dyke show alongside his brother, as well as on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Judy Garland Show.

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Van Dyke maintained his reputation as a welcome variety show and comedy guest up to the point of his passing. It ran for only one season on NBC in September 1965. He was also a regular performer on The Judy Garland Show before going on to star as Dave Crabtree in the short-lived My Mother the vehicle, which ran from 1965-1966.

In his personal life, Van Dyke married twice.

Refresh for updates Craig T. Nelson and Patricia Heaton are among the costars, friends and collaborators remembering Jerry Van Dyke today.

Van Dyke was characteristically good-humored about the meandering nature of his career, telling USA Today in 1990 that the Emmy nominations he received for the role marked its peak. "I say: 'Comeback from what?"

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