LOS ANGELES( Variety.com) – Jerry Van Dyke, a very young friend of performer Dick Van Dyke and a four-time Emmy nominee, croaked Friday in Arkansas. He was 86.
Jerry’s wife, Shirley Ann Jones, told the New York Times that his health had languished since a traffic accident in 2015.
Van Dyke’s television career began in tandem with his brother’s, as one of his earliest expressions was on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” in 1962 as Stacey Petrie.
Van Dyke was excellent known for his persona as Assistant Coach Luther Van Dam on ABC’s “Coach, ” which gave him four Emmy nominations.
Throughout his video career, Van Dyke tended towards projects that would go on to be short-lived, returning down a starring role in “Gilligan’s Island” to work on “My Mother the Car, ” which has been considered to be one of the worst television testifies of the age. It ran for only one season on NBC in September 1965. A few of his other ill-fated activities included “Accidental Family, ” “Headmaster” and “1 3 Queens Boulevard.”