Richard Wayne ‘Dick’ Van Dyke was born 13 December 1925 in Missouri, USA. He is a United States Army Air Corps (WWII) veteran, actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning almost seven decades. Van Dyke starred in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and in the TV series The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder. At the age of 88 Van Dyke’s latest film role was in Night at the Museum; Secret of the Tomb in 2014. He will celebrate his 90th birthday this month.