Who is Mary Carey Van Dyke?
Mary Carey Van Dyke is Barry Van Dyke’s wife, and the daughter in law of the legendary actor, singer and dancer, Dick Van Dyke. Mary came to the spotlight by marrying the famous actor Barry, who is probably best recognized for appearing in one of the most remarkable TV shows in 1990s entitled “Diagnosis: Murder” as Detective Lieutenant Steve Sloan. There is no information about Mary Carey’s childhood or career, so it is speculated that she was a homemaker.
Mary Carey’s relationship with Barry Van Dyke
People who knew the couple said that they met back in 1967, immediately fell in love and started dating. It is known that they were a couple for approximately seven years before they married, however, they managed to keep their relationship very private, so nobody knew when Barry proposed to her, how long they were engaged and what is the exact date of their wedding. They decided to keep their personal life away from the media, so that is the reason why they had a secret ceremony in 1974. They succeeded in keeping their secret, but sources close to them always described their marriage as very harmonious and loving, which is supported by the fact that there were never any rumors about infidelity or a possible break-up.
Van Dyke’s Children and Family
The fruit of Mary and Barry’s relationship are their four children whom they obviously loved, and put a lot of thought and effort in raising them to become such good and successful people as they are today. Their first child, Carey, was born on the 25th February 1976, Shane on the 28th August 1979, Wes the 22nd October 1984, and their youngest child, Taryn was born on the 1st June 1986. All of their children went in their father’s and grandfather’s footsteps by finding their passion in, and entering the entertainment industry. Carey became an exceptional Hollywood producer, actor and director as well as Shane who is a writer, too. Wes tried himself in acting, but discovered that he was more interested and talented in painting. He is probably best-known for his unique and outstanding paintings of his grandfather Dick Van Dyke, other celebrities, pets, sunsets and landscapes. He achieved such great success that his paintings are displayed in a number of notable art shows and galleries. As for Mary’s youngest child, Taryn, it is known that she also became an actress.
Mary Carey’s Husband
Barry Van Dyke was born on the 31st July 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia USA. As Dick Van Dyke’s son, he got the opportunity to make his debut appearance on TV in the episode entitled ‘The Talented Neighborhood’ in the popular “The Dick Van Dyke Show” as a nine-year-old boy. However, his father didn’t encourage him to pursue a career in acting while he was still in school, but told him that he would approve if Barry still wanted to do it after matriculating.
Therefore, as Barry was still interested in the entertainment industry after school, so Dick decided to feature him in his next show, “The New Dick Van Dyke Show” which aired from 1971 to 1974. In the following years, Barry worked on numerous projects his father created and produced alongside his brother. He was given the major role in one of the most popular series at the time entitled “Diagnosis: Murder” which was considered as the breakthrough in his career, and contributed to his personal popularity, airing from 1993 to 2001. Barry then made a memorable appearance in the movie “Murder 101” beside his father.
As for his later career on the television, it is worth mentioning that he appeared in numerous significant TV shows such as “The Love Boat”, “Galactica 1980”, “Mork and Mindy”, “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “The Red Foxx Show”, among many others. Speaking about his movie career, he was cast in a number of successful movies, for instance he played Freddy in ‘Wonder Woman’, was part of the main cast in ‘The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove’, appeared in ‘The Powers of Matthew Star’, and was Detective Steve Sloan in several television movies, among which was ‘The House on Sycamore Street’. He has remained active in the industry in recent years as well. In 2012 he made an appearance in the movie ‘Strawberry Summer’, after which he appeared in ‘Dad Dudes’ in 2015, and then in ‘Heavenly Deposit’ and ‘The Untold Story’ in 2018.
Van Dyke’s Net Worth
If you ever wondered how rich Mary and her husband are, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of Barry’s net worth is over $3 million, accumulated through his successful career in the entertainment industry which, of course, he shares with his wife.