The Life and Career of Taryn Van Dyke: Age, Wedding, Parents, Bio

Who is Taryn Van Dyke?

American former actress and celebrity family member Taryn Van Dyke was born under the zodiac sign Gemini on 1 June 1986, in Los Angeles, California USA. She appeared in only two TV series (and no movies) prior to leaving the film industry in 2007, so Taryn’s perhaps known best for being a granddaughter of American actor Dick Van Dyke and daughter of American actor Barry Van Dyke.

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Education and early life

Taryn was raised alongside her older brothers Carey, Shane and Wes in Los Angeles, by their father Barry and non-celebrity American mother Mary Carey; not many details have been disclosed about her siblings, but it’s known that her brother Shane Thomas Van Dyke is today an actor and screenwriter.

Taryn studied at a local elementary school in Los Angeles and was perhaps mostly into dancing during her four years there; she was only 13 when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Maddie in the 1999 episode “Never Say Die” of the hit crime mystery “Diagnosis Murder”, which Joyce Burditt wrote and directed, and which starred her father and grandfather. The series follows Dr. Mark Sloan as he’s solving crimes with his homicide detective son Steve, it aired from 1993 through 2001, and was nominated for five awards.

Taryn matriculated from a local high school in 2004, and although she’s yet to talk about her further education, it’s believed that she graduated from college in 2008.

Taryn’s career

In 2007, Taryn played Student Lisa in the episode “College Can Be Murder” of the drama series “Murder 101”, created by Dean Hargrove, and which starred her father and grandfather; it follows Professor Maxwell as he’s helping the police catch a race horse thief.

Taryn then disappeared from the entertainment industry, and no details about her further career have been disclosed.

Love life and marriage

Taryn rarely speaks about her love life in public but it’s known that she’s today a married woman. It was in 2014 that she exchanged vows with her non-celebrity American husband Chris, in a private ceremony held at the Malibu West Beach Club in California. The two don’t seem to have children together, and this is widely believed to be because they want to focus on their careers.

We don’t know about other men whom Taryn’s perhaps been with; she’s married to Chris as of February 2024, and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Taryn’s active on Instagram and nearly 500 people are following her on the network, while she’s shared only 10 pictures and videos; she’s made her account private and only her followers can view the content that she shares.

She’s into dancing; Taryn was seven when she began taking lessons, and at one point considered going professional.

She’s deeply religious and goes to church at least once a week, while she also often reads the Bible.

Taryn loves animals and some of her favorites are ducks, parrots and cats.

She’s into being physically active and works out at the gym a couple of times every week, while she also enjoys jogging and swimming.

One of Taryn’s favorite actors is Mark Ruffalo, and a couple of her favorite films are “13 Going on 30”, “Poor Things” and “All the Light We Cannot See”.

Net worth, height and age

Taryn’s age is 37. Her eyes and hair are brown, she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall.

Taryn’s net worth’s been estimated at more than $200,000, as of February 2024, and her father Barry’s at over $3 million.

Who is her father Barry?

American actor Barry Van Dyke was born under the zodiac sign Leo on 31 July 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia USA. He has 50 acting credits and is perhaps known best for playing one of the main characters Lieutenant Dillon in all 10 episodes of the 1980 adventure science fiction series “Galactica 1980”, which Glen A. Larson created, and which also starred Robyn Douglass and Kent McCord. It follows the arrival of Battlestar Galactica on Earth, and the series was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series.

Barry was raised in Los Angeles alongside his younger sister Carey Wayne Van Dyke, born on 25 February 1976, by their father Dick and mother Margie Willett, who died in 2008 aged 82. Barry was 11 when he made his debut TV series appearance, playing Florian in the 1962 episode “The Talented Neighborhood” of his father’s family comedy “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, which also starred Rose Marie and Mary Tyler Moore, and follows the life of a screenwriter; the series was a hit and won 27 of its 51 award nominations. Barry was then told by his father to focus on his education, and that he can continue acting after having matriculated from high school.

He spent most of his career appearing in his father’s TV series and movies, and what marked the ‘70s for Barry was perhaps playing Dan Phillips in the 1978 episode “A Mommy for Morky” of the science fiction family comedy “Mork & Mindy”, created by Joe Glauberg and Garry Marshall, and which starred Pam Dawber and Robin Williams. It follows an alien who has come to Earth and has taken human form, the series aired from 1978 through 1982 and won five of its 18 award nominations.

Some of Barry’s most notable performances in the ‘80s and ‘90s were perhaps in the 1986 romantic comedy series “The Love Boat”, the 1987 science fiction action adventure series “Airwolf”, and the 1993 crime mystery movie “A Twist of the Knife”.

In 2008, he portrayed Colonel Burke in the fantasy movie “Light Years Away”, written and directed by Bryan Michael Stoller, and which starred Meadow Williams, Christopher Knight and Eric Roberts; it follows an astronomer who’s just discovered the Dream Galaxy.

A couple of Barry’s most recent roles have been in the 2015 episode “Pilot” of the comedy series “Dad Dudes”, the comedy movie “The Untold Story” and the drama film “Heavenly Deposit” both in 2019.

Martha Clifford

As an Author at Affair Post, I lead a team in uncovering the stories of the world’s most influential personalities. My role involves diving deep into the lives of our subjects, combining accurate data with engaging narratives through every phase of the editorial process, from initial research to final publication. Our objective is to deliver comprehensive analyses of the net worth and accomplishments of pioneers in various sectors, including technology, culture, and social entrepreneurship. By integrating rigorous research with eloquent storytelling, we aim to connect our readers with exceptional individuals who are shaping our future, offering insights into their paths to success, challenges, and societal contributions.

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