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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.

Dick Van Patten stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Treasure of Matecumbe 1976 At a theatre in Kansas? on vacation 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Freaky Friday 1977 Cine 1-4 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Spaceballs 1987 With Jessica 0000-00-00 **
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 at Kims with the kids 0000-00-00 **