Both of Dick Van Dyke’s sons appeared in the same episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show

Barry Van Dyke plays Rose Marie’s nephew.

On January 31, 1962, CBS aired a unique episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show. Called "The Talented Neighborhood," the story entailed Alan Brady holding a children’s talent search on his TV show. This naturally leaves Rob in a bind when anyone and everyone start telling him their child should be on the show.

In a hilarious scene in the writers' room, a parade of children files in, each showing off their talents. One boy in the scene tunes his violin and chastises “Aunt Sally” for playing him an A-flat instead of an A on the piano. This precocious youngster is played by Dick Van Dyke’s oldest son, Barry, who continues to act to this day.

Later in the scene, Buddy Sorrell brings in a few more children to audition. The last one, "Frankie," swaggers in snapping his fingers and wearing a fedora low over his eyes. This brief but memorable cameo is none other than Christian Van Dyke, Dick's second son.

Dick Van Dyke also has two daughters, Stacy and Carrie Beth. All four children have appeared with their father on television in some way. Most appeared on either The New Dick Van Dyke Show or Diagnosis: Murder.

When The Wizard of Oz was shown on TV in the early Sixties, Dick brought all four children along to help introduce it.

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Mark 8 months ago
Didn't know he had two sons...I only knew of Barry because of his acting career, which mostly consists of things he'd done with his dad.
Thomas 48 months ago
Does anyone know what happened to Michael Davis, the little boy who danced during the final scenes of The Talented Neighborhood? He was very talented, but I can't find anything else about him, or even if he's still alive. If you do, please let me know. Thanks!
Swat 50 months ago
I don’t watch MeTV much anymore because I don’t get The Dick Van Dyke show, Doris Day show etc. Very frustrating!!!!! If you only show Doris Day on line, the same 5 shows have been there for weeks. You never changed them!!!!
Where are my shows???????
Jeffrey Swat 49 months ago
here in the midwest we get DVDyke on sundays (PM) 1 ep - was smart enough to squirrel most away to watch whenever
texasluva 51 months ago
I wonder what they thought of their dads TV Wife. They worked so well together.
Jeffrey texasluva 51 months ago
hate to say it - lorrie or laura (both names were used) (then there was Meehan and Meeker for last names) IMO was a self centered; egotistical;overly jealous "how about some coffee" freak
CANARYMETV666 texasluva 50 months ago
Good question
MadMadMadWorld Jeffrey 49 months ago
Lorrie was never used, but maybe you are referring to the pronunciation. But you are correct on Laura's maiden names. Sometimes it was Meehan, and other times it was Meeker. Mary married Richard Meeker when she was only 18, in 1955, and had son Richard ("Ritchie" derivative?) in Jul. 1956. Larry Mathews birthday was Aug. 15, 1955, so he was 5 when the pilot was filmed, and 6 when it aired. He (64), Dick (94), and Carl Reiner (98) are the last survivors of the main cast members.
Jeffrey MadMadMadWorld 49 months ago
hate to say it lorrie or whatever spelling is valid - Rob does call her lori\lorrie will go thru my eps and find it - its a real early one
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