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The Van Dykes
Barry Van Dyke & Dick Van Dyke
Barry Van Dyke & Dick Van Dyke
Jerry Van Dyke &  Dick Van Dyke
Jerry Van Dyke & Dick Van Dyke

The genial Dick Van Dyke has long been making his acting career a family affair. Younger brother Jerry Van Dyke launched his career as a comedian and comic actor after his older brother was well established, then parlayed guest appearances on The Dick Van Dyke Show into his own TV series, My Mother The Car. (As the title suggests, the premise of the show was that Jerry's mother had been reincarnated as a talking car. The show lasted an entire season, proving that they took a lot longer to axe shows back in those days than they do today). Jerry later reached his greatest success playing the dim-witted "Assistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam" on the TV series Coach. Meanwhile, brother Dick began a long run with the medical crime drama Diagnosis: Murder as "Dr. Mark Sloane." Sloane's son, "Detective Steve Sloan," was played by his real-life son Barry Van Dyke. Barry's sons and Dick's grandsons Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke also appeared in the show. All four reunited in 2006 for the Hallmark movie series Murder 101.

On August 24, 2010, the straight-to-video movie Titanic II was released by Asylum Pictures.  It was directed by and starred Shane Van Dyke, who had written the screenplays for other Asylum knock-offs such as Transmorphers and The Day the Earth Stopped. Titanic II, which of course has no connection to James Cameron's blockbuster, is about a ship of the same name launched 100 years after the first as a symbol of progress.  Guess what happens.

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