Jerry Van DykeDead at 86
1/6/2018 10:26 AM PST
Jerry Van Dyke — the famed younger brother of Dick Van Dyke — has died … TMZ has learned.
Jerry’s wife, Shirley, tells us … he died Friday afternoon at their Arkansas ranch with her by his side. She says they were involved in a car accident over 2 years ago … and Jerry’s health had deteriorated since.
We’re told his brother, Dick, visited them at the ranch over the Christmas holiday.
A comedian just like his brother, Jerry pursued stand-up as a young man and performed at military bases around the world. He made his acting debut on “The Dick Van Dyke” show and followed that up with appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” before becoming a regular on “The Judy Garland Show.”
Jerry’s best known role is on “Coach” … where he played Asst. Coach Luther Van Dam alongside Craig T. Nelson. He’s also had major roles on “Yes, Dear” and most recently, “The Middle.”
He was 86.
Published at Sat, 06 Jan 2018 18:26:00 +0000