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By Dick Van Patten

Recognizable for his cherubic countenance and roles enjoying mild-mannered fathers in video clips and on television, Dick Van Patten has one of many lengthiest and such a lot extraordinary song documents within the appearing enterprise. in truth, he estimates that “I’ve most likely had extra jobs than the other actor living.” As a baby, Van Patten played along Broadway stars reminiscent of Melvyn Douglas, Tallulah Bankhead, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, frequently successful roles over rookies reminiscent of Marlon Brando and Roddy McDowell. He labored in radio and have become a well-recognized face within the early days of tv, even turning into “everydad” in the1970s comedy/drama 8 is adequate. He’s been a roommate to Burt Lancaster, a next-door neighbor to Michael Jackson and a profitable businessman. In 80 isn't really sufficient, this liked actor displays on a profession that has lasted over seven many years. alongside the way in which he stocks insights and anecdotes approximately a number of the greatest names in television, video clips and theater, in addition to the demanding situations he has confronted as a husband, father, animal rights crusader and dealing actor in an ever evolving business.

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