Dick Van Patten
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Father of actors Nels, James and Vincent Van Patten
Former child and juvenile actor, still performing.
Brother of actress Joyce Van Patten. They appeared together as children in 'Reg'lar Fellers' (1941), and, decades later, in 'Making It' (1971).
Father of actor James Van Patten, with whom he appeared in 'Lunch Wagon' (1980).
He appeared in Weird Al Yankovic's "Smells Like Nirvana" and "Bedrock Anthem" music videos.
He was cast in Eight is Enough because he was friends with the president of ABC, the network which ran the show. The producers wanted another actor for the part, but Van Patten was cast.
(2001) Honorary mayor of Sherman Oaks, California, USA.