Carey Van Dyke is an American actor and writer known for Don’t Worry Darling (2022), The Silence (2019), and Chernobyl Diaries (2012). More than his movie career, Carey is popular as the son and grandson of Diagnosis: Murder famed actors Barry Van Dyke and Dick Van Dyke simultaneously.
Talking about his personal life, Carey is a happily married man. He has been married to his wife Stephanie since 2019. Prior to his marriage to his current spouse, Dyke was also a husband to his ex-wife Anne Coolbaugh for almost a decade. If then, does the actor have any children from his two marriages?
Today, let’s talk everything about the personal and professional life of Barry Van Dyke’s oldest child Carey in the below piece of article.
Carey Van Dyke Bio: His Age And Early Life
Carey Van Dyke was born to his father Barry and his mother Mary Carey on February 25, 1976, in Oak Park, California, USA. As of 2023, he is 46 years of age. His birth name is Carey Wayne Van Dyke.
Similarly, he spent most of his early childhood in his hometown. As for education, he is believed to have attended Moorpark College alongside his brothers.
Besides, he belongs to mixed ethnicity and is American by nationality.
Carey’s Family Background; Most Of His Family Member Are Actors
Carey’s grandfather Dick Van Dyke is the first generation in his family who stepped into the acting world and earned a name and fame. Following his grandfather’s legacy, his dad Barry and his siblings Christian Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, and Carrie Beth Van Dyke also worked in movies.
Further, he is the great-nephew of an American actor and comedian Jerry Van Dyke. Likewise, Carey is the clate actress and adult performer Kelly Jean Van Dyke‘s first cousin.
Carey Van Dyke Has Three Siblings
Carey is the first-born child of his parents. He was followed by his two younger brothers Shane Van Dyke and Wes Van Dyke. Likewise, he is the older brother to his youngest sister Taryn Van Dyke.
Like him, all three of Carey’s siblings tried their luck in the movie industry among which Shane gained more success in comparison to others. His brother Shane, 43, is an American actor, screenwriter, and film producer. Similarly, his next sibling Wes, 38, has acted in more than a couple of movies and so by his sister Taryn, 36 as well.
All the siblings have together worked on several projects. But, lately, Carey and his popular brother Shayne Van Dyke have co-ordinated as professionals. Recently, their co-scripted movie Don’t Worry Darling was released. Here we discuss in short about the movie.
Carey And Shayne Van Dyke Co-Scripted Don’t Worry Darling; The Movie Screenplay By Katie Silberman
On September 3, 2022, the horror movie named Don’t Worry Darling was released and got quite good reviews from critics. The movie was announced back in 2019. The Dyke brothers, Carey Van Dyke, and Shayne Van Dyke wrote the original story of the movie and their spec script appeared in the 2019 Black List which means the most liked motion picture screenplay which is yet to produce.
Later, the screenwriter and producer Katie Silberman joined the project as a screenplay writer. Her rewritten story became the film’s screenplay and the movie went on to the floor.
Carey Van Dyke Career In Movies
Following the legacy of his father and grandfather, Carey also stepped into the movie world. He made his acting debut in 1994 through his dad and grandad’s starred series Diagnosis Murder. In this series, he portrayed seven different characters.
Following his debut, he then appeared as Doug in Clueless and Billy in Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity. His other acting credits include JAG, ER, 6 Guns, Titanic II, A Soldier’s Love Story, and others. He did his last acting project in 2011 in a video A Haunting in Salem.
Carey Is A Writer As Well; Has He Authored A Book?
Not really a book author but Carey is a screenwriter for sure. As mentioned earlier, he scripted the movie Don’t Worry Darling alongside his brother Shayne. Further, as a writer and screenwriter, he worked in the series Diagnosis Murder, The Sacred, Chernobyl Diaries, The Silence, Into the Dark, and others.
In addition, Dyke is also a movie producer.
Carey Van Dyke Is Married To His Wife Stephanie Rhodes Van Dyke
A 46-year-old former actor is a married man. He tied the knot with his wife Stephanie on September 3, 2019, as per his Facebook information.
Though their marriage has been for only some years, the now-married duo were in a relationship for a longer period. They had been dating since 2010 and time and again, both of them expressed their love for each other on their respective social media account. In March 2015, Dyke shared his picture together with his now-wife and wrote,
Happy Anniversary to my almost wife. I was pretty nervous on St. Patrick’s Day five years ago. Love you baby
A day after in March 2015, his then-girlfriend Stephanie also shared a photo of themselves with a caption, “Happy anniversary to the love of my life.💖”
At present, Carey and his wife are leading their marriage gracefully.
Before coming together, both the husband and wife were married to different people. Dyke was married to his first wife Anne Coolbaug while his spouse Stephanie was married too but her ex-husband’s name is not known.
Carey Van Dyke Is A Father
From his marriage with his former wife Anne, he is a loving father to his three daughters named Ava, Gracie, and Jane Van Dyke.
His first daughter Ava was born on July 26, 2001, which makes her 21 years old in 2023. On his Instagram, he keeps expressing his love for his elder child. On her 18th birthday, father Dyke posted her beautiful picture with a caption,
Happy 18th Birthday, sweetheart. Watching you grow up is painfully sweet. Your dreams are yours for the taking. I love you more than you can imagine ❤️
Further, his second child Gracy was born on December 8, 2003. She was diagnosed with meningitis as a child and still today, the 19 years old Carey’s daughter is in a recovery phase as she uses a wheelchair to go around. Carey and his now-wife take care of her. Likewise, Dyke’s youngest daughter Jane is 15 years old in 2023. Born on May 8, 2007, she is now a high school student.
Besides his biological children, he is also a father of his former wife’s children from her previous marriage Alex and Mia. After his marriage to his ex-wife, he adopted them.
Further, Dyke is also a father figure to his now-wife’s three children from her ex-husband. He is incredibly close to his step-children as well.
Dyke Is A Grandfather
The screenwriter is the grandfather. He has a granddaughter named Brielle Kodi from his stepson Brandon. Though Brielle is the daughter of his wife’s son from her previous marriage, Carey loves her just like a real grandpa.
He keeps sharing this adorable child on his Instagram. On her 2nd birthday in August 2020, he dedicated his post to Brielle and wrote,
I can’t believe how much joy you’ve brought us in only two short years. For such a little girl, you have these seeing eyes that pierce the soul when you look at us. That is love in its purest form. Your mom and dad sure did good. They still do. Happy Birthday angel face. You’re a miracle ❤️❤️
Van Dyke Is Passionate About Books
No doubt that Dick Van Dyke’s grandson is interested in movies after all he has been working in the movie industry for several years. For an extra, he is passionate about books as well. On his daughter Ava’s 19th birthday, he revealed that he likes to read books.
As per his caption, he is not only in the family who is into books but his daughter also likes them, he wrote,
I love our shared passion for books and movies. I cherish our talks more than you know.
Probably, due to his intense interest in books, he later evolves as a writer.
What Is Carey Van Dyke’s Net Worth?
Carey Vna Dyke is reported to have an estimated net worth of $1 million. Undoubtedly, he earned a huge amount from his career as a writer and an actor. On the other hand, his famous father Barry Van Dyke has an estimated net worth of $6 million while her grandfather Dick has a fortune of $50 million