Shane Van Dyke

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Shane Van Dyke
Born (1979-08-28) August 28, 1979 (age 39)
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, film director
Parent(s) Barry Van Dyke
Mary Carey Van Dyke
Relatives Dick Van Dyke (paternal grandfather)
Jerry Van Dyke (paternal grand-uncle)
Kelly Jean Van Dyke (paternal first cousin once removed) Sadie Banks

Shane Van Dyke (born August 28, 1979) is an American television and film actor, film director, and screenwriter.


Early life

Van Dyke was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Mary (Carey) Van Dyke and actor Barry Van Dyke. He has two brothers, Wes and Carey, and a sister, Taryn Van Dyke. He is the paternal grandson of the entertainer Dick Van Dyke. He is also a grandnephew of Jerry Van Dyke and first cousin once removed of Jerry's daughter Kelly Jean Van Dyke. His favorite cousin is Sadie Ann Banks.

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Barry Van Dyke American actor

Barry Van Dyke is an American actor and the second son of actor and entertainer Dick Van Dyke and Margie Willett, and nephew of Jerry Van Dyke. He has often worked with his father. He is best known to audiences as Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan, a homicide detective and the son of Dr. Mark Sloan on Diagnosis: Murder. In the show, the characters' relatives were frequently played by real-life family members.

Van Dyke's professional acting career began after graduating from high school when he became involved with the theatre program at Moorpark College in California. He launched his television career as the smaller recurring character of Alex Smith, a medical student, on the CBS television show, Diagnosis: Murder , appearing in a total of 14 episodes. In 2002, he starred in the musical Annie .

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<i>Diagnosis: Murder</i> American television drama series

Diagnosis Murder is an American action comedy-mystery-medical crime drama television series starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes with the help of his son Steve, a homicide detective played by Van Dyke's real-life son Barry. The series began as a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman, became a series of three TV movies, and then a weekly television series that debuted on CBS on October 29, 1993. Joyce Burditt wrote the episode in Jake and the Fatman and is listed here as the creator of the spin off series.

<i>Annie</i> (musical) Broadway musical

Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard Knock Life" are among its most popular musical numbers.


In the years following his role on Diagnosis: Murder, Van Dyke worked on other television shows including the long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful , as well as the independent film Arizona Summer .

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<i>Arizona Summer</i> 2003 film by Joey Travolta

Arizona Summer is a family oriented story revolving around Brent Butler, a wiser-than-his years youngster. A modern-day Tom Sawyer. The majority of the story takes place at a boys and girls camp owned and operated by Travers, who has spent a lifetime of quietly helping adolescents become confident young adults. In addition to the full gamut of camp activities, adventures, practical jokes, and conflict resolution there is the underlying theme that bolsters the importance of a positive father-son relationship.

In the summer of 2007, Shane rejoined his grandfather and father in a series of Hallmark Channel Original Movies titled Murder 101 . Around the same period, he also co-starred in the Hallmark mini-series, Shark Swarm , opposite John Schneider and Daryl Hannah.

Hallmark Channel American cable television network

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<i>Shark Swarm</i> 2008 television film directed by James A. Contner

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John Schneider (screen actor) born 1960; American actor and singer

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Van Dyke is also a screenwriter, and gained literary representation with Mad Hatter Entertainment, a Hollywood production and management company with several notable clients, and has performed screenwriter duties for various films including , Paranormal Entity, The Day the Earth Stopped . [1] and The Silence.

<i>Paranormal Entity</i> 2009 film by Shane Van Dyke

Paranormal Entity is a 2009 American supernatural horror film written, directed by and starring Shane Van Dyke and produced by The Asylum in 2009. It is one of many films dubbed as a "mockbuster", a movie designed to capitalize on the success of a more popular film. Paranormal Entity is a knockoff of the successful low-budget horror film Paranormal Activity. The film was followed by indirect sequels 8213: Gacy House in 2010, Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes in 2011, and 100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck in 2012.

<i>The Day the Earth Stopped</i> 2008 film by C. Thomas Howell

The Day the Earth Stopped is a 2008 American direct-to-DVD science fiction film produced by independent studio The Asylum, directed by and starring C. Thomas Howell. Its title and premise are similar to those of the 2008 remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still but the film's plot also incorporates elements from other science-fiction films involving aliens, such as Transformers, Independence Day and Earth vs. the Flying Saucers. The film is Howell's second Asylum film in which he was attached as director, the first being War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave.

<i>The Silence</i> (2019 film) 2019 American-German horror film directed by John R. Leonetti

The Silence is a 2019 English-language horror film released on Netflix and starring Kiernan Shipka and Stanley Tucci. It is directed by John R. Leonetti based on a screenplay by Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke that adapts the 2015 horror novel of the same name by Tim Lebbon. The film depicts a world under attack by creatures who hunt by sound. Shipka plays a late-deafened teenager who seeks shelter with her family, and a cult seeks to take advantage of her deafness.

As of 2009, Van Dyke resides in Los Angeles and is a film and television faculty member with Hollywood for Kids. [2]

Hollywood for Kids is a provider of educational workshops and after-school programs in the field of filmmaking, electronic media and cinematic arts for K-12 students worldwide.

In 2012, he produced with his brother, Carey, and Oren Peli, the horror film Chernobyl Diaries . [3]

In July 2013, Van Dyke appeared as Greg, a lifeguard in the SyFy film "Supershark" about a giant shark released from stone by an oil-drilling rig off the California coast. [4]

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