Jerry Van Dyke, comedian and actor, dies at 86

07 January, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
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Coach Luther Van Dam on the ABC sitcom Coach, has died at the age of 86.

We're told Dick visited them at the ranch over the Christmas holiday. She says they were involved in a auto accident over 2 years ago. and Jerry's health had deteriorated since.

He started his career he performing at military bases around the world before transitioning to the screen.

For years, Van Dyke was best known for his starring role in the television sitcom "My Mother the vehicle", before finding success as the sidekick in television's "Coach".

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Refresh for updates Craig T. Nelson and Patricia Heaton are among the costars, friends and collaborators remembering Jerry Van Dyke today. Van Dyke earned four consecutive Emmy nominations thanks to his comedy chops on the series.

He also acted in the thriller Run If You Can opposite Oscar victor Martin Landau and the 1969 comedy Angel In My Pocket with star Andy Griffith.

He worked alongside his brother in recent years, even as both were in their 80s, telling the Los Angeles Times of the elder Van Dyke: "I looked up to him as a kid".

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