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      Dick Van Patten

      Dick Van Patten

      Highest Rated: 100% Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Dec 9, 1928

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Recognizable for his perennially cherubic countenance and myriad roles of mild-mannered and beleaguered fathers or authority figures on the big and small screen, Dick Van Patten boasted one of the lengthiest and most varied résumés in the acting business. As a child, Van Patten performed alongside giants of Broadway during its Golden Age in some of the theater's greatest works, became a familiar face nationally in the early days of television, and deftly avoided the "child actor curse" that some of his later co-stars could not, working consistently for six decades. Becoming a patriarch of a prolific show business family of his own, he briefly came to engender an American everydad in the 1970s comedy/drama "Eight is Enough" (ABC, 1977-1981), even as he built his comedic bona fides as a regular in the goofball ensemble often used by director Mel Brooks in classic comedies like "High Anxiety" (1977). In his later years, Van Patten essayed his lifelong love of animals into a successful line of pet food products that bore his name and image. This, on top of a career in which, by his own onetime estimate, "I've probably had more jobs than any other actor living." Dick Van Patten died of complications from diabetes on June 23, 2015, at the age of 86.

      Highest rated movies

      Kolchak: The Night Stalker poster
      Kolchak: The Night Stalker
      Westworld poster Westworld Joe Kidd poster
      Joe Kidd
      High Anxiety poster
      High Anxiety
      Freaky Friday poster
      Freaky Friday
      Spaceballs poster Spaceballs Charly poster
      Charly
      The Shaggy D.A. poster
      The Shaggy D.A.

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 38% Silver Skies Self - 2014
      No Score Yet 52% First Dog Self - 2010
      No Score Yet 58% Sarah's Choice Pastor Smith (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 30% Opposite Day Jack Benson (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare Boulevard Frank Rubin (Character) - 2004
      22% 46% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Self $22.7M 2003
      No Score Yet 23% The Santa Trap Santa Claus (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 17% Groom Lake Irv Barnett (Character) - 2002
      0% No Score Yet The Price of Air Mr. Rye (Character) $3.5K 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Angel on Abbey Street Preacher (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 35% Demolition High General Wainwright (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 47% Love Is All There Is Dr. Rodino (Character) $61.3K 1996
      No Score Yet 35% A Dangerous Place Principal (Character) - 1995
      41% 81% Robin Hood: Men in Tights The Abbot (Character) $35.3M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joker's Wild Max (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 20% Final Embrace Larch (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 57% An Eight Is Enough Wedding Tom Bradford (Character) - 1989
      17% 68% The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking Greg The Glue Man (Character) $2.3M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wedding Day Blues Rick (Character) - 1988
      57% 83% Spaceballs King Roland (Character) $36.7M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion Tom Bradford (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 40% Combat High Principal (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 69% The Midnight Hour Martin Grenville (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 72% Nutcracker Fantasy King Goodwin (Voice) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker Herb Thurston (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet With This Ring Alvin Andrews (Character) - 1978
      73% 67% High Anxiety Dr. Wentworth (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 50% Treasure of Matecumbe The Gambler (Character) - 1976
      70% 57% Freaky Friday Harold Jennings (Character) - 1976
      50% 45% The Shaggy D.A. Raymond (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 56% Gus Cal Wilson (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Unknown (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 37% Superdad Ira Kushaw (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 39% The Strongest Man in the World V.P. Harry Crumply (Character) - 1974
      100% 94% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Character) - 1974
      85% 70% Westworld Banker (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 67% Dirty Little Billy Berle's customer (Character) - 1972
      80% 54% Joe Kidd Hotel Manager (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Century Turns Earl Enright (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crooked Hearts Edward (Character) - 1972
      50% 42% Zachariah The Dude (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Confessions of a Top Crime Buster Sgt. Nelson Higgenbottom (Character) - 1971
      55% 62% Charly Bert (Character) - 1968

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Let the Dogs Out Unknown (Character) 2012-2013
      No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Lester (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 80% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      75% 85% Arrested Development Cal Cullen (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 75% 7th Heaven Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      71% No Score Yet Life With Bonnie Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 63% Family Guy Tom Bradford (Guest Voice) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1995 1998
      14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      80% No Score Yet The Weird Al Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 90% Boy Meets World Amish Farmer (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe This Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      86% 88% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet 18% Baywatch Henry/Sam (Guest Star) 1994
      43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet 0% Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Frank Stickle (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat The Great Stellini (Character) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Tom Bradford (Character) 1977-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1976-1977
      No Score Yet 60% Happy Days Hunsberger (Guest Star) 1975 1977
      No Score Yet 100% One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Happening!! Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      100% 78% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Thurman Barber (Guest Star) 1972 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When Things Were Rotten Friar Tuck (Character) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973 1975
      100% 89% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl With Something Extra Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Max Mathias (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1972-1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paul Lynde Show Dr. Willis (Guest Star) 1972-1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon George Abel (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet 100% Sanford and Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Jack (Character) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Governor & J.J. Bertrum Bannister (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet 100% I Dream of Jeannie Market Clerk (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star)