Dick Van Dyke's Handsome Grandson Is All Grown up and Following in Grandfather's Footsteps
Taking after his grandfather, Shane Van Dyke has already paved a road for himself in Hollywood has grown into a talented, handsome man.
The legendary Dick Van Dyke is perhaps best known for his role in the 1964 version of Mary Poppins, but other performances are also hard to forget. Who would forget “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Dick Tracy,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Curious George,” or “Night at the Museum.”
Closely following in Dick’s footsteps is grandson Shane, who is a successful TV and film actor, screenwriter and director, and has even played in the same show as his 92-year-old grandfather.
Born on August 28, 1979, Shane became one of four children to Barry and Mary Van Dyke in Los Angeles, California. He has a sister, Taryn, and two brothers, Carey and Wes.
Shane appeared on the CBS television show, ‘Diagnosis: Murder’ as a medical student called Alex Smith in a smaller recurring role, which launched his career. Later in 2002, he starred in ‘Annie,’ the musical.
Following the end of the show, Shane worked on television shows such as the soap opera ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ as well as an independent film, ‘Arizona Summer.’
Shane rejoined his father and grandfather in the summer of 2007 where they made a series of movies titled ‘Murder 101’ for the Hallmark Channel.
It became a busy time for Shane as he also worked on the Hallmark mini-series, ‘Shark Swarm’ with co-stars Daryl Hannah and John Schneider.
As a screenwriter, Shane gained his literary representation with Mad Hatter Entertainment, a production, and management company in Hollywood. The company has some big clients, and Shane performed screenwriter duties for films which included ‘Street Racer,’ ‘Transformers 2,’ Paranormal Entity,’ and ‘The Day the Earth Stopped.’
In 2009, Shane moved to Los Angeles where he is also a television and film faculty member with ‘Hollywood for Kids.’
It would probably surprise many to learn that Shane was the writer and director of ‘Titanic II’ wherein he also played the ship’s owner, Hayden Walsh.
A role later on in July 2013 saw Shane play a lifeguard named Greg in ‘Supershark,’ a SyFy film about an oil drilling rig off the California coast the release a giant shark from stone.
Grandad Dick Van Dyke had the audience laughing at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, that got held on January 6.
Himself and Emily Blunt walked out on stage to present Best Picture nominee, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ when 93-year-old Dick jokingly said:
“I spotted Carol Burnett out there, and I said, my God, I know her!”