Dick Van Patten
Name: Dick Van Patten
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 177 cm (5' 10'')
Birth Day: December 9, 1928
Death Date: Jun 23, 2015 (age 86)
Age: Aged 86
Birth Place: New York City, United States
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Dick Van Patten

Dick Van Patten was born on December 9, 1928 in New York City, United States (86 years old). Dick Van Patten is an Actor, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: $5 Million.


He played roles in the TV series I Remember Mama and Young Dr. Malone.

Net Worth 2020

$5 Million
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Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Tim Van Patten Brother $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 61 Director
#2 Richard Byron Van Patten Father N/A N/A N/A
#3 Vincent Van Patten Jr. Grandson N/A N/A N/A
#4 Josephine Rose Acerno Mother N/A N/A N/A
#5 Casey King Nephew N/A N/A N/A
#6 Grace Van Patten Grace Van Patten Niece $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 24 Actor
#7 Talia Balsam Talia Balsam Niece $4 Million N/A 61 Theater Personalities
#8 Joyce Van Patten Joyce Van Patten Sister $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 86 Actor
#9 Nels Van Patten Son N/A N/A N/A
#10 Vincent Van Patten Vincent Van Patten Son $2 million (2018) N/A 63 Tennis Player
#11 James Van Patten James Van Patten Son $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 64 Actor
#12 Pat Van Patten Spouse N/A N/A N/A
#13 Jesse Thomas Van Patten N/A N/A N/A

Does Dick Van Patten Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Dick Van Patten died on Jun 23, 2015 (age 86).


Height Weight Hair Colour Eye Colour Blood Type Tattoo(s)
177 cm (5' 10'') N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Before Fame

He debuted as a child actor and model, earning a role on Broadway at age 7 and his success led to twelve theatrical roles before hitting his teen years.


Biography Timeline


Richard Vincent Van Patten was born on December 9, 1928, in the Kew Gardens section of the New York City borough of Queens, the elder child of Richard Byron Van Patten, an interior decorator, and Josephine Rose (née Acerno), who worked in advertising. His younger sister is actress Joyce Van Patten.


Van Patten's career in show business began as a child actor on Broadway in 1935 in Tapestry In Gray starring Melvyn Douglas. He was billed as "Dickie Van Patten" and went on to appear in twelve other Broadway plays as a teenager. He moved on to television with the role of Nels Hansen in the CBS series, Mama, starring Peggy Wood, about a Norwegian-American family living in San Francisco, in the early 20th century. It ran from 1949-57. In 1949, James Dean, then an unknown, replaced Patten on the show for a time, when Patten was drafted into the Army. In 1975, he played "Friar Tuck" on When Things Were Rotten, a comic take on Robin Hood, created by Mel Brooks. The series ran for 13 episodes before being canceled. He was best-known as the Bradford family patriarch, Tom Bradford, on Eight Is Enough, which aired from 1977-81, and which was loosely based on a book of the same name by the American journalist Thomas Braden.


The Hollywood Walk of Fame honored Van Patten on November 20, 1985, with a Star of Television marker at 1541 North Vine Street. On January 12, 2008, Van Patten received a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.

On November 20, 1985, Dick Van Patten was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2008, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.


An animal enthusiast, Van Patten co-founded Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods in 1989. Van Patten's creation of his own brand of dog food was satirized in comedian John Hodgman's 2008 book More Information Than You Require, and was rebranded as Dick Van Patten's Hobo Chili for Dogs. He founded National Guide Dog Month which began in 2008 to raise awareness and money for non-profit guide dog schools in the United States, accredited by the International Guide Dog Federation.


In January 2006, Van Patten was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a diabetic stroke. Van Patten, who suffered from Type 2 diabetes, made a full recovery. Van Patten died at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, on June 23, 2015, at age 86. Complications from diabetes were the listed cause.


On November 1, 2009, Phoenix Books published Eighty Is Not Enough!, a book co-authored by Van Patten and Robert Baer, in which Van Patten shared his 80-year journey of insights and anecdotes through the entertainment industry. He discusses his journey from his humble beginning in Queens, New York; his rise as a childhood star on Broadway during the Great Depression; working as an actor on the radio; the advent of television and his role in the second-ever live situation comedy Mama; a rough period between acting gigs; a rise back to the top that led the TV icon to the lead role on the popular hit show Eight Is Enough and subsequent roles in television and movies.

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Currently, Dick Van Patten is 92 years, 7 months and 16 days old. Dick Van Patten will celebrate 93rd birthday on a Thursday 9th of December 2021.

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