Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke on December 13, 1925 in West Plains, Missouri. He is best known for portraying Rob Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke show from 1961-1966. This show received four Emmy Awards as Outstanding Comedy Series and Van Dyke won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Van Dyke also starred on the Broadway stage in Bye Bye Birdie and The Music Man. He won the Best Actor Tony in 1961 for Bye Bye Birdie. He also starred in two classic children's movies, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Van Dyke is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke and the grandfather of actor Shane Van Dyke. He is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. His memoir, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business, was was written in 2011. In 2014 this memoir was on the New York Times bestseller list.