Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Dick Van Dyke

b.12/13/1925  West Plains, MO

Raised in Danville, Illinois where he excelled as an actor in his high school drama club    Moves to New York and secures leading roles on Broadway including “Bye Bye Birdie”    World War II: Enlists in the United States Army Air Force and serves as an actor and narrator for newsreel films and as a broadcaster for the troops    After the war, settles in Hollywood for television and movie roles but continues acting on stage     TV serials and movies: “The Phil Silvers Show” 1957-59  “Dick Van Dyke Show” 1961-66  “New Dick Van Dyke Show” 1971-74  “Diagnosis Murder” 1993-2002    First cinematic movie: “Bye Bye Birdie” 1963


Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, The Art of Love, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Cold Turkey, Dick Tracy, Night at the Museum, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb