Meet Dick Van Dyke’s Oldest Daughter Carrie Beth Van Dyke- Some Of Her Unknown Facts

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Carrie Beth Van Dyke is an American actress and star kid. She is widely popular as the third child of Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke and his first wife Margie Willett. Her father is popular for The Dick Van Dyke Show where he appeared as Rob Petrie.

Dyke’s parents were together from 1948 to 1984 sharing four children together. Apart from her family name, Carrie Beth is an actress herself who took her shot with The New Dick Van Dyke Show.

However, as of 2022, she is living a private life away from the spotlight. So, let’s talk about her current profession, life updates, family, and her parent’s relationship. Is she close to her father? Find out here.

Carrie Beth Van Dyke Has Mixed Ethnical Race

The star kid Carrie Beth Van Dyke was born on 18th October 1961 in the United States of America. She is the third child of Dick Van Dyke and his first wife Margie Willett.

American actress Carrie Beth Van Dyke as a child with her parents
Carrie Beth Van Dyke was born to actor Dick Van Dyke and Margie Willett in 1961

Dyke is 60 years old as of 2022. Likewise, she belongs to the American nationality and has English, Dutch, Scottish, German, and Swiss-German ancestral backgrounds from her father’s side. Apart from this, details of her schooling are not public at the moment.

Carrie Beth Has Famous Siblings

As mentioned above, Carrie is the third among the four Dyke siblings. And thanks to their father’s successful legacy, all four of them had a chance to try their luck in the industry.

The oldest, Christian Van Dyke b. 13th May 1950 is popular for The Dick Van Dyke Show (1962), Hollywood goes to a World Premiere (1964), and The Dick Van Dyke Show – Celebrating the 60th Anniversary (2021).

Carrie Beth Van Dyke and her family
Carrie is the third among the four Dyke siblings

Similarly, the second, Barry Van Dyke b. 31st July 1951 is the most successful of the four siblings. He is popular for The Harvey Korman Show, Galactica 1980, Gun Shy, The Love Boat, Diagnosis Murder, Murder 101, and more.

Likewise, the third Dyke sibling, Stacy Van Dyke is also an actress popular for The Mike Douglas Show, Biography, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis Murder, and others.

Carrie Beth Van Dyke Parents- Dick Van Dyke & Margie Willett’s Three Decade Long Marriage Details

We are sure that by now, most of you guys already have an idea of who Carrie Beth’s parents and family are. Her parents, Dick Van Dyke and Margie Willett first met while Margie was still a high school kid and dating someone else.

After the two fell in love, they decided to get married only after a month of dating. Though their love was strong, they wed on ABC’s radio on-air show called Bride and Groom due to their weak financial situation.

Dick Van Dyke and his first wife Margie Willett
Carrie’s parents Margie and Dick were married for over three decades before divorcing in 1984

Likewise, they exchanged their wedding vows on 12th February 1948 amidst a minister and 15 million listeners. As per their contract, the show’s paid for Dick and Margie’s honeymoon.

Moreover, Carrie’s parents were among the 1000 couples who wed on the radio talk show. Sadly, even after this, the parents of four lived in a car for a few months before Dick shot to fame with his acting career.

Why Did Her Father Cheat On Her Mother?

Although Carrie Beth’s parents had to go through a lot of hardships and were together for 36 years, Carrie’s parents went through a divorce. While Dyke’s mother was getting help for her antidepressant addiction, her father started dating former actress Michelle Triola.

Moreover, in his defense, the Murder 101 actor said that Michelle understood him and it was easier around her. He simply said it like his marriage of over three decades with Margie meant nothing to him.

Dick and Michelle told Carrie’s mother about their relationship in 1976 and the parents of four officially divorced on 4th May 1984.

As of 2022, her famous father, Dick Van Dyke is married to his second wife, Arlene Silver since 2012. Her stepmother is 46 years younger than her father.

Carrie Beth Van Dyke’s Career Highlights

Just like her father and siblings, Carrie Beth also tried her luck in the showbiz industry. Sadly, she didn’t do well like her brother Barry.

Although she made her acting debut as herself or scout girl in her father’s show, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, it is not clear if she still acts. She appeared on the show from 1971 to 1973.

Moreover, details of her current career or profession are also under the radar. Since saying goodbye to the show in 1973, Carrie has somewhat lived a life of mystery away from the spotlight.

On the other hand, her father has an extensive career of over seven decades. He became a household name after playing Rob Petri in the CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show from 1961 to 1966.

Some of his other notable acting credits are Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Columbo, Curious George, Night at the Museum film sequel, and Mary Poppins.

American actor Dick Van Dyke
Carrie Beth’s father Dick Van Dyke as Bert in Mary Poppins (1964)

Moreover, Dick Van won the Grammy Awards for Best Children’s Album for Mary Poppins, a Tony Award for Best featured actor in a Musical for Bye Bye Birdie, and three Primetime Emmy Awards for his CBS sitcom.

Who Is Carrie Beth Van Dyke’s Husband?

Though Dyke has kept most of her private information to herself, it is of no surprise that she is a taken woman. She is reportedly married to a man named Kevin McNally since May 1983.

Moreover, her spouse Kevin and Carrie Beth do share two children together. Besides, details of their initial lovey-dovey phase and wedding are not public at the moment.

While many confuse Carrie’s husband with an English actor Kevin McNally, it is unclear if he’s really her husband. The confusion was created when people found out Kevin’s wife is also named Carrie.

What Is Carrie Beth Current Net Worth?

As the 60-year-old is private regarding her profession, her net worth is also under the radar. According to various online tabloids, her fortune is around $1 million as of 2022.

On the other hand, her famous actor father, Dick Van Dyke has a jaw-dropping wealth of $50 million as of 2022. He currently resides in his Malibu mansion alongside his second wife Arlene Silver.