What ever happened to the cast of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'?

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By Serge Stevens

One of the most beloved TV shows of the 1960s was a sitcom about a couple living in New Rochelle, New York, The Dick Van Dyke Show. Van Dyke had already established himself as a popular song-and-dance comedian, appearing in such hits as Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Moore, who started out as a dancer (she was a dancing elf in Hotpoint appliance TV commercials in the 50s), had appeared in a number of situation comedies, prior to assuming the part of Laura Petrie, a thoroughly modern suburban housewife.

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The show also featured some really great character actors. We were wondering: What happened to the cast when the show wrapped in 1966. Where are they now?

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LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 18: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated August 18, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actors Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore reprise their roles as Rob and Laura Petrie in a scene from 'The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited,' Los Angeles, California, March 11, 2004. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 4: DICK VAN DYKE AND THE OTHER WOMAN (variety special in color). Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Larry Mathews (as Ritchie Petrie). Image dated March 4, 1969. Show date April 13, 1969. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 11: Dick Van Dyke (left) and Carl Reiner (right) reprise their roles as Alan Brady and Rob Petrie on the DICK VAN DYKE SHOW REVISITED a new television special to be broadcast Tuesday, May 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 21: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'The Gunslinger.' Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated March 21, 1966. Show date May 25, 1966. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 2: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: '100 Terrible Hours'. From left: Mary Tyler Moore (Laura Petrie), Dick Van Dyke (Rob Petrie), Carl Reiner (Alan Brady) and Richard Deacon (Mel Cooley). Image dated March 2, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actor Dick Van Dyke, who reprises his role as Rob Petrie, poses for a publicity to promote 'The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited,' Los Angeles, California, March 13, 2004. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 2: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: '100 Terrible Hours'. Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated March 2, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actors Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke, who reprise their roles as Laura and Rob Petrie, dance together on the set of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited,' Los Angeles, California, March 11, 2004. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 2: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: '100 Terrible Hours'. Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated March 2, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 16: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Never Bathe on Saturday'. Off camera moment: at left: Frank Adamo: Mr. Van Dyke's secretary and Dick Van Dyke (Rob Petrie). Image dated February 16, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 29: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Three Letters from One Wife.' Featuring (from left): Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers), and Carl Reiner (as Alan Brady). Image dated September 29, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 30: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, episode 'The Ghost of A. Chantz' broadcast on CBS September 30, 1964. From left: Morey Amsterdam as Buddy Sorrell, Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie, Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie, and Rose Marie as Sally Rogers. Image dated August 11, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 24: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, episode 'I'd Rather Be Bald Than Have No Head at All.' From left to right: Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), and Ned Glass (as Irwin the barber). Neg code T30902, frame 74. Image dated March 24, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actors Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie (far right and far left, respectively) attempt to share a fold-a-bed with Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore, who play married couple Rob and Laura Petrie, in 'The Ghost of A. Chantz' episode of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' August 11, 1964. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 10: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Dear Mrs. Petrie, Your Husband Is in Jail' featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Mary Tyler Moore (as laura Petrie.). Neg Dated March 10, 1964. Original broadcast date: April 15, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 3: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'October Eve'. Dick Van Dyke (Rob Petrie), and Carl Reiner as eccentric artist Serge Carpetna. Image dated March 3, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 20: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Laura's Little Lie'. Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie). Image Dated August 20, 1963. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 20: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Laura's Little Lie'. Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie). Image Dated August 20, 1963. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actors Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore, who play married couple Rob and Laura Petrie, appear in a scene from the 'It May Look Like a Walnut' episode of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' January 15, 1963. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 20: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Laura's Little Lie'. Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie). Image Dated August 20, 1963. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 18: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'The Return of Edwin Carp' featuring Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie) ; Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Richard Hayden (as Edwin Carp). Image dated February 18, 1964. Original broadcast date: April 1, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie in the American sitcom 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', circa 1963. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie in the American sitcom 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', circa 1963. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie in the American sitcom 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', circa 1963. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 11: The Dick Van Dyke Show. Episode: 'Ray Murdock's X-Ray.' Featuring (from left): Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie). Image dated December 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 11: Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) smoking a cigarette while being interviewd by Ray Murdock (Gene Lyons) in the DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode, 'Ray Murdock's X-Ray.' Image dated December 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 11: Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) tries to prevent Laura Petrie (Mary Tyler Moore) from watching a TV interview he gave in the DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode, 'Ray Murdock's X-Ray.' Image dated December 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 4: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Will You Two Be My Wife?' Featuring (from left): Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), and Barbara Bain (as Dorothy). Image dated December 4, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 4: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Will You Two Be My Wife?' Featuring (from left): Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie) and Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated December 4, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actor Dick van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) makes an exaggerated crying face as he wears a suit in front of the stove in the kitchen set alongside American actress Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie) in a still from the television sitcom 'The Dick van Dyke Show,' November 21, 1962. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 13: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra.' Featuring (from left): Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Bob Crane (as Harry Rodgers), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), and Jerry Paris (as Jerry Helper). Image dated November 13, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 18: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, episode 'My Husband Is Not a Drunk.' From left to right: Morey Amsterdam (as Buddy Sorrell), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), Charles Aidman (as Glen Jameson), and Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers). Image dated September 18, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 11: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode 'What's in a Middle Name?' featuring (from left) : Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie) ; Larry Mathews (as Ritchie Petrie) and Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated September 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 13: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra.' Featuring (from left): Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), and Bob Crane (as Harry Rodgers). Image dated November 13, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 13: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra.' Featuring (from left): Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), and Bob Crane (as Harry Rodgers). Image dated November 13, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 11: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode 'What's in a Middle Name?' featuring Mary Tyler Moore (Laura Petrie) and Dick Van Dyke (Rob Petrie). Image dated September 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 12: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, Show Time Change Announcement. Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated March 12, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 29: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW with cast members Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie and Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie on the set of episode 'To Tell or Not to Tell'. Image dated August 29, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 23: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, episode 'Where Have You Been, Fassbinder?' From left to right: Richard Deacon (as Mel Cooley), Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers), Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Barbara Perry (as Pickles Sorrell), and Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated January 23, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW with cast members Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie, Sally Rogers as Rose Marie and Buddy Sorrell as Morey Amsterdam. On the set of episode, 'Washington vs. The Bunny'. Image dated July 10, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW with cast members Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie and Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie on the set of episode 'Washington vs. The Bunny'. Image dated July 10, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Washington vs. the Bunny' featuring Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie) ; Larry Mathews (as Ritchie Petrie ) and Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated July 10, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
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After his enormously popular sitcom, Van Dyke starred in two more eponymous comedy shows: The New Dick Van Dyke Show and Van Dyke and Company. An admitted alcoholic, in 1997, Van Dyke was a regular on The Carol Burnett Show. He starred in another hit TV show, "Diagnosis: Murder," while garnering a variety of small film roles. In 2000, he began singing in an a cappella group, "Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix." He became a computer animation nut after acquiring Commodore Amiga in 1991. In August 2013, his automobile caught fire, and he narrowly escaped injury. Rumors about the 88-year-old's failing health periodically circulate.

Mary Tyler Moore-Laura Petrie

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LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 20: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Laura's Little Lie'. Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie). Image Dated August 20, 1963. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - 1979: Academy Award-nominated film and Emmy Award-winning television actress, Mary Tyler Moore, poses during a 1979 Los Angeles, California, photo portrait session. Mary Tyler Moore first appeared in the role of Laura Petrie on 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' in the 1960s. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 20: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Laura's Little Lie'. Featuring Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) and Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie). Image Dated August 20, 1963. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2012 file photo, Mary Tyler Moore accepts the Life Achievement award at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Moore is being spotlighted in a new DVD collection called "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Classic Mary Tyler Moore Episodes." The set gathers 20 episodes that dwell on the home life of Rob and Laura Petrie, putting the comic radiance of Moore on full display. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 11: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode 'What's in a Middle Name?' featuring : (seated) Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers) and Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie). Image dated September 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Washington vs. the Bunny' featuring Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie) ; Larry Mathews (as Ritchie Petrie ) and Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated July 10, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
Promotional portrait of American actors Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke reprise their roles as Laura and Rob Petrie on 'The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited,' Los Angeles, California, March 10, 2004. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
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Moore has made a career out of playing the bright, enthusiastic and somewhat naïve female character trying to find her way in a man's world. Following her Emmy-winning stint with Van Dyke, Moore was cast as Mary Richards, a small-town girl hoping to find fame, fortune -- and a husband -- in the big city world of Minneapolis, St. Paul, in the wildly popular Mary Tyler Moore Show. Her show held the record for the most Emmys: 29. While appearing sporadically in cameo roles on TV, she appeared in the gripping film, "Ordinary People," for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. Her MTM Enterprises was responsible for producing TV hits, including "The Bob Newhart Show," "WKRP in Cincinnati," "The White Shadow," "St Elsewhere" and "Hill Street Blues." Like her early co-star, she revealed in one of two memoirs that she was a recovering alcoholic. When she was 33, Moore was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She has reportedly suffered heart and kidney problems and is nearly blind.

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LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 22: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'The Alan Brady Show Goes to Jail'. Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers). Image dated September 22, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
Actress/singer Rose Marie is gleeful as director Carl Reiner, right, and Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Johnny Grant, present her with the 2,184th star on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Rose Marie is best known for her role as Sally Rogers on the "Dick Van Dyke show." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 2: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Fifty-two Forty-five or Work' . Featuring Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers). Image dated November 2, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
Left to right, American actors Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore and Rose Marie, who reprise their roles as Alan Brady, Rob Petrie, Laura Petrie and Sally Rogers respectively, pose for a cast portrait on the set of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited,' Los Angeles, California, March 30, 2004. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 22: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'The Case of the Pillow.' Featuring (from left): Jerry Paris (as Jerry Helper), Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers), Ann Morgan Guilbert (as Millie Helper), and Morey Amsterdam (as Buddy Sorrell). Image dated December 22, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 29: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Three Letters from One Wife.' Featuring (from left): Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers), and Carl Reiner (as Alan Brady). Image dated September 29, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 18: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, episode 'My Husband Is Not a Drunk.' From left to right: Morey Amsterdam (as Buddy Sorrell), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), Charles Aidman (as Glen Jameson), and Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers). Image dated September 18, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 11: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode 'What's in a Middle Name?' featuring : (seated) Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers) and Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie). Image dated September 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 23: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, episode 'Where Have You Been, Fassbinder?' From left to right: Richard Deacon (as Mel Cooley), Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers), Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Barbara Perry (as Pickles Sorrell), and Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated January 23, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW with cast members Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley, Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie, Morey Amsterdam as Buddy Sorrell and Rose Marie as Sally Rogers. On the set of episode 'Washington vs. The Bunny'. Image dated July 10, 1061. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW with cast members Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie, Sally Rogers as Rose Marie and Buddy Sorrell as Morey Amsterdam. On the set of episode, 'Washington vs. The Bunny'. Image dated July 10, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 30: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, episode 'The Ghost of A. Chantz' broadcast on CBS September 30, 1964. From left: Morey Amsterdam as Buddy Sorrell, Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie, Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie, and Rose Marie as Sally Rogers. Image dated August 11, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 29: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW with cast members Morey Amsterdam as Buddy Sorrell and Rose Marie as Sally Rogers on the set of episode 'To Tell or Not to Tell'. Image dated August 29, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 26: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Jealousy' featuring (from left) Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers); Morey Amsterdam (as Buddy Sorrell) and Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated June 26, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 19: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'The Meershatz Pipe' featuring (from left) Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie) ; Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers) and Morey Amsterdam (as Buddy Sorrell). Image dated June 19, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
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A veteran of vaudeville and early radio and TV, Marie was one of the hard-boiled, wise-cracking writers on The Alan Brady Show. Following Van Dyke, she had a recurring role in "Murphy Brown," and co-starred with Rosemary Clooney, Helen O'Connell and Margaret Whiting in the musical revue, "4Girls4." She currently lives in New York City, and is 91-years old. Morey Amsterdam-Buddy Sorrell. Dubbed in the show "The Human Joke Machine," Amsterdam had a long career on stage, in radio and TV, prior to landing his Van Dyke part. After the show, he made sporadic appearances on TV, including Match Game, "The Hollywood Squares" and "Caroline in the City." He died from a fatal heart attack in 1996 at age 87.

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LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW with cast members Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley, Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie, Morey Amsterdam as Buddy Sorrell and Rose Marie as Sally Rogers. On the set of episode 'Washington vs. The Bunny'. Image dated July 10, 1061. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 23: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, episode 'Where Have You Been, Fassbinder?' From left to right: Richard Deacon (as Mel Cooley), Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers), Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Barbara Perry (as Pickles Sorrell), and Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie). Image dated January 23, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 2: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: '100 Terrible Hours'. From left: Mary Tyler Moore (Laura Petrie), Dick Van Dyke (Rob Petrie), Carl Reiner (Alan Brady) and Richard Deacon (Mel Cooley). Image dated March 2, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
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On the show, Deacon played the toadying producer who was brother-in-law to the make-believe show's star, Alan Brady (played by Carl Reiner). Richard Deacon. His distinctive bald, dour visage appeared on countless TV sitcoms throughout the 60s and 70s. A renowned gourmet chef, he penned a series of cookbooks before passing away in 1984, at age 63.

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LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 29: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Three Letters from One Wife.' Featuring Carl Reiner (as Alan Brady). Image dated September 29, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American actor and director Carl Reiner, who reprises his role as Alan Brady, consults a script on the set of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited,' Los Angeles, California, March 12, 2004. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 15: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth' featuring Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie and Carl Reiner as Alan Brady. Broadcast on CBS on September 15, 1965. Image dated August 3, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 11: Carl Reiner and Mary Tyler Moore reunited as Alan Brady and Laura Petrie on the DICK VAN DYKE SHOW REVISITED a new television special to be broadcast Tuesday, May 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 2: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: '100 Terrible Hours'. From left: Mary Tyler Moore (Laura Petrie), Dick Van Dyke (Rob Petrie), Carl Reiner (Alan Brady) and Richard Deacon (Mel Cooley). Image dated March 2, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 11: Dick Van Dyke (left) and Carl Reiner (right) reprise their roles as Alan Brady and Rob Petrie on the DICK VAN DYKE SHOW REVISITED a new television special to be broadcast Tuesday, May 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS via Getty Images)
Left to right, American actors Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore and Rose Marie, who reprise their roles as Alan Brady, Rob Petrie, Laura Petrie and Sally Rogers respectively, pose for a cast portrait on the set of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited,' Los Angeles, California, March 30, 2004. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
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Considered one of the funniest people alive, Reiner played the small but distinctive part of Alan Brady, the star of his own TV show. Since then, he's directed many hugely successful comedies, including Where's Poppa, Oh, God! and The Jerk. He's appeared in the remakes of the "Oceans Eleven" series, along with other movie and TV appearances. At age 92, the father of actor Rob Reiner currently resides in Beverly Hills, California.

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LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 11: Jerry Paris directing a DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode, 'Ray Murdock's X-Ray.' Paris usually plays the neighbor, Jerry Helper. Image dated December 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 22: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'The Case of the Pillow.' Featuring (from left): Jerry Paris (as Jerry Helper), Rose Marie (as Sally Rogers), Ann Morgan Guilbert (as Millie Helper), and Morey Amsterdam (as Buddy Sorrell). Image dated December 22, 1964. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
16TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Winners of Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Comedy for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' (l-r) director Jerry Paris, actor/writer Carl Reiner,unknown, unknown, actor Dick Van Dyke, actress Mary Tyler Moore, actor Richard Deacon at the 16th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA on May 25, 1964 (Photo by Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 11: Jerry Paris enters the final dress rehearsal of the DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode, 'Ray Murdock's X-Ray,' in traditional director's garb and broke up the entire set. Paris, who usually plays the neighbor Jerry Helper, is directing this episode. Image dated December 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 11: Jerry Paris, center, directing a DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode, 'Ray Murdock's X-Ray.' Paris usually plays the neighbor, Jerry Helper. Image dated December 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 13: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. Episode: 'Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra.' Featuring (from left): Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Bob Crane (as Harry Rodgers), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), and Jerry Paris (as Jerry Helper). Image dated November 13, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 11: Jerry Paris, center, directing the DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode, 'Ray Murdock's X-Ray.' Paris usually plays the neighbor, Jerry Helper. Image dated December 11, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 26: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episode: 'Jealousy' featuring (from left) Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie); Jerry Paris (as Jerry Helper) and Ann Morgan Guilbert (as Millie Helper). Image dated June 26, 1961. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
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As the Petrie's next-door dentist neighbor, Harris had a small role. Behind the camera, however, his role was much greater, as a frequent director. Since the show, he was one of Hollywood's busiest TV directors, on shows like "The Partridge Family," "Here's Lucy," "Happy Days," "Laverne & Shirley," "The Odd Couple" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." He directed two of the" Police Academy" films. Paris died of complications following brain surgery, in 1986. He was 60-years old.

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FILE - In this 1965 file photo, from left, Dick Van Dyke, as Rob Petrie, and Mary Tyler Moore, as Laura Petrie, talk to Larry Matthews, who plays their son, Ritchie, on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Moore is being spotlighted in a new DVD collection called "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Classic Mary Tyler Moore Episodes." The set gathers 20 episodes that dwell on the home life of Rob and Laura Petrie, putting the comic radiance of Moore on full display. (AP Photo/File)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Actor Larry Mathews attends a signing for Dick Van Dyke's book 'My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business' at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Grove on May 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
American actress Mary Tyler Moore pours a glass of milk for American actor Larry Mathews in an episode of the American television series 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' titled 'Laura's Little Lie,' Culver City, California, August 20, 1963. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
Larry Mathews (Ritchie Petrie) and Rose Marie (Sally Rogers). Not sure of the date on this one. http://t.co/ZpZtMgiBxd
American actors (left to right) Dick Van Dyke, Larry Mathews and Mary Tyler Moore, in a promotional portrait for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Actors Dick Van Dyke, left, and Larry Mathews pose together at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' "A Father's Day Salute to TV Dads" in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Thursday, June 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Actors Larry Mathews (L) and Rose Marie attend a signing for Dick Van Dyke's book 'My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business' at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Grove on May 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
American actress Mary Tyler Moore (left) reacts to getting dye all over her hands as American actors Larry Mathews and Ann Morgan Guilbert look on, in a scene from the episode 'Show of Hands' of the American television series 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' Culver City, California, March 9, 1965. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
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Following his relatively brief stint on the show as the son of Rob and Laura, Matthews left show business to attend school, graduating from UCLA in 1976. He currently is a businessman, but has frequently appeared on TV discussing his experiences on the famous show.

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