Happy Birthday Dick Van Dyke!

Richard Wayne Van Dyke was born on 13th December 1925 so today marks his 87th birthday.

I had to include a pick of Van Dyke as Dr Mark Sloan. Had to.

I had to include a pick of Van Dyke as Dr Mark Sloan. Had to.

We here at DTSFT have a great fondness for Diagnosis Murder and much of that is due to Dick Van Dyke. But we can’t forget his memorable roles in Mary Poppins (that accent), The Dick Van Dyke Show and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or the fact that he is Barry Van Dyke’s father (and most family members have appeared on Diagnosis Murder at one time or another). So here are some wonderful clips from his life.

Turns out it’s really hard to find clips of Diagnosis Murder on YouTube. The place is just full of episodes. So I give you one episode here. (It’s not the best quality, but let’s not be picky.)

Oh, and he is due to receive the The Life Achievement Award at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Well deserved!

S x

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