Today, it was announced that famed actor Jerry Van Dyke died. Van Dyke was best known for his time on the hit show Coach, but he was also famous for other shows, and for who his brother was.Image Credit: Alan Light
So what is Jerry Van Dyke net worth in 2018? What are Jerry Van Dyke’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Jerry Van Dyke was born into a very talented family. In fact, his brother was the famous Dick Van Dyke. Additionally, his family had a very long, history of talent.
But it took him a while to get into the industry. Jerry Van Dyke started in comedy when he was in high school, where he did comedy shows in clubs and other venues. He parlayed that experience to do entertainment in the military. He performed around the world, and he won the Air Force national talent show twice.
Then he was able to find a job with a local TV station. He worked at the show, until he got his own show, the Jerry Van Dyke Show. That show served him well, as he got connected with famous future talents.
But what really propelled Jerry Van Dyke to fame was his brother, who had his own show, the Dick Van Dyke show. Jerry Van Dyke also got multiple appearances on the most famous shows on the time, including the Ed Sullivan Show, and The Judy Garland. Van Dyke also got to guest host on the show.
From there, Van Dyke got a CBS series, and a recurring role on The Judy Garland Show. He even got a chance to be the star of Gilligan’s Island, but he didn’t take it.
He did several sitcoms over the 60s and 70s, and he continued to do stand up. Then, he managed to get his role on Coach. The show, which lasted 200 episodes from 1989 to 1997, starred Craig T Nelson, but Van Dyke was one of the most common characters, and essentially was a co-star. He played an assistant coach, who wasn’t particularly bright.
The character that Van Dyke played on Coach became a classic, and was a hit with many people across the world. After Coach, Van Dyke appeared in commercials, and had a recurring role on several well known shows of the 2000s, including The Middle, Yes, Dear, and more.
Van Dyke made a significant amount of money from those appearances, as well as from poker, where he was a professional announcer.
So what is Jerry Van Dyke net worth? He didn’t earn a huge amount over the 60s and 70s, but his Coach gig was rather lucrative. In fact, he was estimated to have made over $10,000 per episode at the end of the run of the show. In total, he made over $2 million from Coach.
Additionally, he made money from his recent gigs, and promotional work, which he did for Big Lots and other companies.
In all, we estimate Jerry Van Dyke net worth in 2018 at $5-8 million. His estate will likely be passed down to his 3 children, and his wife, whom he married in 1977.