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Dick Van Patten

Highest Rated:   86% Westworld (1973)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Price of Air (2000)
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Through eight decades, actor Dick Van Patten retained the cherubic, chipmunk-cheeked countenance of his child-star days. Born into a family of actors, Van Patten was seven when he made his Broadway bow, playing Melvyn Douglas' son in Tapestry in Gray; that same year, he first stepped before a radio microphone. He would ultimately appear in over 20 Broadway productions, including Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth. His co-star in this endeavor was Tallulah Bankhead, who declared that "Dickie" was the only child actor she could tolerate because he could read The Racing Form. In 1941, Van Patten and his younger sister Joyce made their joint film debut in Reg'lar Fellers, repeating their roles from the radio version of the same property. He would not again appear in a film until 1968's Charly, by which time he had played eldest son Nels Hansen in the pioneering TV sitcom Mama had made a smooth transition to adult parts in the role of Mister Roberts' Ensign Pulver, and had co-starred in such New York stage presentations as The Tender Trap, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? and Don't Drink the Water. An avid tennis player, Van Patten met producer/director Mel Brooks on the courts; their personal relationship blossomed into a professional one, with Van Patten playing Friar Tuck in Brooks' 1975 TV series When Things Were Rotten and appearing in several of Brooks' theatrical features. From 1977 through 1981, Van Patten starred as Tom Bradford on the TV "dramedy" Eight is Enough. His other series-TV assignments include The Partners (1971), The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1973-74 season) and WIOU (1990). In addition to his sibling relationship with Joyce Van Patten, Dick Van Patten is the half-brother Timothy Van Patten and the father of James and Vincent Van Patten--actors all. Van Patten died in 2015, at age 86.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Silver Skies
  • Himself
2016
No Score Yet Sarah's Choice
  • Pastor Smith
2009
No Score Yet According to Dom
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Los Angeles
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Opposite Day
  • Jack Benson
2008
No Score Yet Santa Trap
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Freezerburn
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Quiet Kill
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Nightmare Boulevard
  • Frank Rubin
2004
No Score Yet An Angel on Abbey Street
  • Preacher
2003
23% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
  • Himself
$22.8M 2003
No Score Yet Zachariah
  • Dude
2003
No Score Yet The Santa Trap
  • Santa
2002
No Score Yet Groom Lake (The Visitor)
  • Irv Barnett
2002
No Score Yet Big Brother Trouble
  • Capt. Stacey
2000
0% The Price of Air
  • Mr. Rye
2000
No Score Yet Evasive Action
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Love Is All There Is
  • Dr. Rondino
1997
No Score Yet Demolition High
  • General Wainwright
1996
No Score Yet The Break
  • Mr. Tennis
1995
No Score Yet A Dangerous Place
  • Principal
1994
48% Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  • The Abbot
1993
No Score Yet Joker's Wild
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Final Embrace
  • Larch
1992
No Score Yet An Eight Is Enough Wedding
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet 14 Going on 30
  • Actor
1988
17% The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
  • Greg The Glue Man
1988
No Score Yet Going to the Chapel
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion
  • Tom Bradford
1987
54% Spaceballs
  • King Roland
1987
No Score Yet Combat High
  • Principal
1986
No Score Yet The Midnight Hour
  • Martin Grenville
1985
No Score Yet WonderWorks
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Lunch Wagon
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Nutcracker Fantasy
  • King Goodwin
1979
No Score Yet Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker
  • Herb Thurston
1979
75% High Anxiety
  • Dr. Wentworth
1977
50% The Shaggy D.A.
  • Raymond
1976
71% Freaky Friday
  • Harold Jennings
1976
No Score Yet Gus
  • Cal Wilson
1976
No Score Yet Treasure of Matecumbe
  • The Gambler
1976
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World
  • Harry
1975
No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker
  • Actor
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Superdad
  • Ira Hershaw
1973
86% Westworld
  • Banker
1973
71% Soylent Green
  • Usher
1973
No Score Yet Psychomania
  • Palmer
1973
No Score Yet Dirty Little Billy
  • Harry
1972
No Score Yet Snowball Express
  • Mr. Carruthers
1972
86% Joe Kidd
  • Hotel Manager
1972
No Score Yet Beware! The Blob
  • Scoutmaster
1972
No Score Yet A Memory of Two Mondays
  • Actor
1971
71% Charly
  • Bert
1968
No Score Yet Violent Midnight
  • Palmer
1963
No Score Yet Reg'lar Fellers
  • Actor
1941

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2013
  • Cal Cullen
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Growing Pains
1985-1992
  • Nick Simpson
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Frank Stickle
  • 1987
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Jack Wood
  • 1976

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