Jerry Van Dyke Dead At 86

 

Jerry passed Friday afternoon at his family’s Arkansas ranch with his Wife by his side. She says they were involved in a car accident over 2 years ago, and Jerry’s health had deteriorated since.  Apparently Dick visited them at the ranch over the Christmas holiday.

 

A beloved comedian just like his brother, Jerry pursued stand-up as a young man and performed at military bases around the world. He made his acting debut on “The Dick Van Dyke” show and followed that up with appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” before becoming a regular on “The Judy Garland Show.”  Jerry was best known for his role on “Coach” where he earned himself 4 Emmy nominations playing Asst. Coach Luther Van Dam alongside Craig T. Nelson. He also had major roles on “Yes, Dear” and most recently, “The Middle.”

He’s survived by his wife and 2 children. Jerry was 86.

 

RIP to a true legend.

 

Photo courtesy: Variety

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