Dick Van Patten

Dick Van Patten

Highest Rated: 87% Westworld (1973)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Price of Air (2000)

Birthday: Dec 9, 1928

Birthplace: Not Available

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.


Highest Rated Movies



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
22% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Himself $22.8M 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
No Score Yet The Odd Couple: Together Again Roy 1993
40% 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
57% 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
72% High Anxiety Dr. Wentworth 1977
50% The Shaggy D.A. Raymond 1976
70% 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 Director Actor 1974
No Score Yet Superdad Ira Hershaw 1973
87% 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
50% Zachariah Dude 1971
17% Making It Warren 1971
63% Charly Bert 1968
No Score Yet Violent Midnight Palmer 1963
No Score Yet Reg'lar Fellers Actor 1941


No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
No Score Yet That '70s Show
Murph 2006
75% Arrested Development
Cal Cullen 2005
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
James 2004
75% Life with Bonnie
Dick 2003
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Jerry Eb 1998
80% The Weird Al Show
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
Amish Man 1996
No Score Yet Baywatch
Krebs 1994
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Orphanage Worker/Santa 1994
No Score Yet Growing Pains
Nick Simpson 1989
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
Frank Stickle 1987
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Fred Whittaker 1986
No Score Yet Too Close for Comfort
Arthur 1983
No Score Yet Happy Days
Conners 1978
No Score Yet Maude
Gordon Coleman 1976
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
Jack Wood 1976
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Johnny Collins Sterling Thurman Barber 1976
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
Hamlin 1972
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
Grocery Store Clerk 1970
No Score Yet Rawhide
Matt 1963
89% WIOU
Floyd Graham


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