Jerry Van Dyke, 'Coach' star and brother of Dick, dead at 86

Actor Jerry Van Dyke dead 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).

We're told Dick visited them at the ranch over the Christmas holiday. She says they were involved in a vehicle accident over 2 years ago. and Jerry's health had deteriorated since. Van Dyke's career included the distinction of being Judy Garland's co-star on The Judy Garland Show, the late '60s series Accidental Family and the lead human role in the infamous sitcom My Mother the auto.

Van Dyke made his acting debut on his older brother's show, The Dick Van Dyke Show and was a regular on "The Judy Garland Show".

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In 1989, however, Van Dyke nabbed the role of Assistant Coach Luther Van Dam on "Coach", which ran until 1997. "Coach" co-star Craig T. Nelson released a statement to Eyewitness News, saying he is incredibly sad to hear of his passing.

"I looked up to him as a kid", Van Dyke remarked of his brother Dick to The Los Angeles Times in 2015. In recent years, he was doing quietly marvelous stuff as talkative grandpa Tag Spence on The Middle.

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