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Old 01-07-2018, 03:38 PM   #1
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RIP Jerry Van Dyke

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Born and raised in Danville, Illi., Van Dyke started in stand-up before appearing on his brother's series in the early 1960s. He would make regular appearances on "The Judy Garland Show," "The Ed Sullivan Show" and other variety showcases, and was featured in "The Courtship of Eddie's Father," and the John Wayne comedy "McLintock!"

He then starred in one of the most high-concept situation comedies ever: "My Mother the Car," in which his character's deceased mother is reincarnated as a 1928 Porter automobile. He followed up that short-lived show with another, "Accidental Family."

With scores of TV and movie appearances, Van Dyke scored his greatest success with the long-running ABC comedy "Coach," playing assistant coach Luther Van Dam opposite series star Craig T. Nelson.

Van Dyke earned four Emmy Award nominations for his role.
Coach was his best role. That was a good show. They should re-boot it, for the 2010's... starring Jim Tressel and his sleazy recruiting hi-jinks in Jerry Van Dyke's role, with The Rock as Coach, always trying to stay oblivious.

Jerry Van Dyke purportedly turned down the role of Gilligan in Gilligan's Island to star in "My Mother the Car."

It bombed... but maybe it was actually good? Any of you old guys or TV junkies remember it?
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