Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
1931 – Jerry Van Dyke, born on the 27th of July in Danville, Illinois.
He was a nightclub, movie, and television entertainer.
1948 – A trip to Hollywood with his parents convinced him to become a comedian.
1952 – He joined the Air Force and won international competition for emcee of "The Tops in Blue," a service entertainment troupe.
1962-65 – Appears on his brothers sitcom, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" at least 3 times.
1964 – He returned to nightclub performances and was invited to appear at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall to perform at the Elite Eight basketball tourney.
1965 – He had his own television series, "My Mother the Car."
1967 – He was in the "Accidental Family" television series on NBC.
1968 – He had several movie appearances, including "The Courtship of Eddie’s Father."
1988 – He joined Bobby Short, Donald O’Connor, Gene Hackman, and his brother Dick in May, in a gala fund-raising effort for the restoration of Danville’s Fischer Theater.
1989 – 1997 – His most successful TV series to date was "Coach." He prefers the nightclub circuit. "The clubs have always been my meat," he said.