Published: Sun, January 07, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Jerry Van Dyke, Emmy-Nominated 'Coach' Actor, Dies at 86

Jerry Van Dyke, Emmy-Nominated 'Coach' Actor, 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). Though an exact cause of death is unknown, the actor is said to have been involved in a vehicle accident two years ago from which he never truly recovered.

He started his career he performing at military bases around the world before transitioning to the screen.

Jerry Van Dyke, best known for his role as Asst.

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Jerry's star turn was on his brother's own Dick Van Dyke Show in 1962, later appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show as well as The Judy Garland Show. Van Dyke earned four consecutive Emmy nominations thanks to his comedy chops on the series.

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He reunited on screen with his celebrity sibling on The Middle, where Dick guest starred as the estranged brother of Van Dyke's character, Tag.

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