Comedian Jerry Van Dyke dies at 86

The comedian - who is the younger brother of legendary actor Dick Van Dyke - passed away at his ranch in Arkansas on Friday (05.01.18).

He appeared as Stacey Petrie in the 1960s on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he followed up with appearances on The Andy Griffith Show, My Mother the auto, and Accidental Family.

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For years, Van Dyke was best known for his starring role in the television sitcom "My Mother the vehicle", before finding success as the sidekick in television's "Coach".

Van Dyke, who was 86, died at his range in Arkansas, according to his manager, the AP said. It ran for only one season on NBC in September 1965.

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Jerry's best known for his role on "Coach". where he earned 4 Emmy nominations playing Asst. He was also a regular performer on The Judy Garland Show before going on to star as Dave Crabtree in the short-lived My Mother the auto, which ran from 1965-1966.

When his television career began to seemingly taper off at the end of the '60s, he supported himself with his stage show, which played in Las Vegas, at Playboy Clubs, and on cruise ships. Van Dam assisted to Craig T. Nelson's Coach Hayden Fox as they oversaw the fictional Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles.

Van Dyke maintained his reputation as a welcome variety show and comedy guest up to the point of his passing.

In his personal life, Van Dyke married twice.