Dick Van Patten Net Worth

Dick Van Patten Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Richard Vincent Van Patten net worth is
$5 Million

Richard Vincent Van Patten Wiki Biography

Dick Van Patten was born Richard Vincent Van Patten on 9 December 1928 in Queens, New York City USA. He was businessman, actor and animal welfare activist, best known for his appearance In ‘Eight is Enough,’ an ABC TV comedy-drama, in which he took the role of patriarch Tom Bradford. He died on 23 June 2015 due to diabetes complications.

So, how rich was Dick Van Patten, as of his death? The net worth of Van Patten was estimated to be more than $5 million, as of mid-2015. He acquired most of his wealth from his acting career, being featured in more than 40 films and over 100 TV shows.

Dick Van Patten Net Worth $5 Million

Raised in Kew Gardens, New York City, Dick Van Patten was a son to Josephine Rose and Richard Van Patten, and was of Italian (mother), and Dutch and English (father) ancestry. He started working as an actor and a model while just a child, making his debut in Broadway at only seven years. He succeeded in a number of theatrical plays before finally moving to Hollywood, where he started his career as a professional actor and TV personality. The rise of his net worth had already started.

As an actor, Dick Van Patten started his career in 1935, starring with Melvyn Douglas in ‘Tapestry.’ He moved to television after being given a role in ‘Mama,’ a CBS series in which he took the role of Nels Hansen. Thereafter, he appeared in episodes of ‘Happy Days,’ ‘Emergency!’ ‘Adam-12,’ ‘The Streets of San Francisco,’ ‘The Brain Keith Show,’ ‘Arrested Development,’ ‘Banek,’ and ‘Sanford and Son.’ Some of his film credits include ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights,’ Spaceball,’ and ‘High Anxiety.’ Many of his appearances were in productions which proved popular, and so his net worth increased steadily if unspectacularly.

Dick Van Patten was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 20 November 1985. On 12 January 2008, he was among the people given a star on the famous Palm Springs Walk of Stars, and then in November 2009 he released a co-authored a book, ‘Eight Is Not Enough,’ in which he shares insights into his 80-year journey in the entertainment industry.

Due to his animal enthusiasm, Dick Van Patten co-funded a company called Natural Balance Pet Foods, which focused on dog foods. The company is one of the most renowned dog food brands in the US, and had been a major contributor to the star’s net worth.

In his personal life, Dick Van Patten married Patricia Poole in 1954. The couple had three sons, all who are actors: Nels Van Pattern, James Van Patten and Vincent Van Patten. On 23 June 2015, Dick Van Patten died of diabetes complications at Saint John’s Health Center. Until his death, he lived with his wife in Sherman Oaks, California.

Full NameDick Van Patten
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 9, 1928
Place Of BirthQueens, New York City, New York, U.S.
Height5' 9½" (1.77 m)
SpousePat Van Patten (m. 1954–2015)
ChildrenVincent Van Patten, James Van Patten, Nels Van Patten
ParentsJosephine Rose, Richard Van Patten
SiblingsJoyce Van Patten, Tim Van Patten
AwardsHollywood Walk of Fame (1985), Palm Springs Walk of Stars (2008)
Movies‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights,’ Spaceball,’, ‘High Anxiety, Mama,Eight is Enough,Happy Days, Emergency! Adam-12, The Streets of San Francisco, The Brain Keith Show, Arrested Development, Banek, Sanford and Son
TV ShowsWIOU, Eight Is Enough, When Things Were Rotten, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, The Partners, Mama, Young Doctor Malone
1Nasally, whiny voice.
2New York City accent.
3His friendly personality.
1[on the 1981 cancellation of Eight Is Enough (1977)] Nobody called me to tell me it was canceled. I read it in the paper.
1After his role on Hot in Cleveland (2010), he retired from acting at age 82.
2Friends with: Shirley Jones, Florence Henderson, Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Telly Savalas, Kevin Dobson, Bea Arthur, Adrienne Barbeau, Julie London, Randolph Mantooth, Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Della Reese, Roma Downey, Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Lorenzo Lamas, Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Don Adams, Betty Buckley, Diana Hyland, Lee Majors, Larry Hagman, Angie Dickinson, Tom Bosley, Gordon Jump, Norman Lear, Jack Webb, Aaron Spelling, Quinn Martin, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Doris Day, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Barbara Rush, Peter Marshall, Richard Dawson, Paul Lynde, Nanette Fabray, Betty White, Keenan Wynn, Herschel Bernardi, Joyce Van Patten, Don Adams, Don Rickles, Beverly Garland and James Brolin.
3His publicist was Jeff Ballard.
4Acting mentor and friends of: Laurie Walters, Susan Richardson, Dianne Kay, Grant Goodeve, Lani O'Grady, Connie Needham, Willie Aames and Adam Rich.
5Owned racehorses and attended races at The Hollywood Park track from 1970 until his death. He regularly sat in the same front row section and ordered the exact same food items.
6Co-host, with Tiran Zaken, of an infomercial for "The Zaken Corp". [2008]
7Release of his book, "Totally Terrific TV Trivia". [2007]
8Was a staunch conservative Republican.
9Best known by the public for his role as Nels Hansen in Mama (1949) and for his starring role as Tom Bradford on Eight Is Enough (1977).
10Was offered the co-starring role of Dr. Adam Brinker on The Love Boat (1977), opposite Gavin MacLeod, but had already decided to star on Eight Is Enough (1977), instead. The role was ultimately given to Bernie Kopell, a best friend of Van Patten's.
11He also has a younger brother by the name of John Van Patten. Who lives in Seattle.
12Founder of "Natural Balance" dog and cat food.
13Son of Richard Byron Van Patten and wife Josephine Rose Acerno.
14Suffered a diabetic stroke in January, 2006.
15Ex-brother-in-law of Martin Balsam.
16Father-in-law of Shana Hiatt, Nancy Valen and Eileen Davidson.
17Tom Bradford, Van Patten's character on Eight Is Enough (1977), was ranked #33 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
18Half-brother of Timothy Van Patten. Uncle of Talia Balsam.
19Honorary mayor of Sherman Oaks, California, USA. [2001]
20He was cast in Eight Is Enough (1977) because he was friends with the president of ABC, the network which ran the show. The producers wanted another actor for the part, but Van Patten was cast.
21He appeared in 'Weird Al' Yankovic's "Smells Like Nirvana" and "Bedrock Anthem" music videos.
22Father of actor James Van Patten, with whom he appeared in Lunch Wagon (1981).
23Older brother of actress Joyce Van Patten. They appeared together, as children, in Reg'lar Fellers (1941), and, decades later, in Making It (1971).
24Began acting as a child.
25Father of actors Nels Van Patten, James Van Patten and Vincent Van Patten.


Rawhide1959TV SeriesMatt Reston
Young Dr. Malone1958TV SeriesLarry Renfrew (1961-1962)
The Silent Service1958TV SeriesHadley
Mike Hammer1958TV SeriesPaul Sterovsky
Mama1949-1956TV SeriesNels Hansen
Hot in Cleveland2011TV SeriesLester
Sarah's Choice2009VideoRev. Al Smith
Opposite Day2009Jack Benson
The Christmas Conspiracy2008ShortNarrator
The Sarah Silverman Program.2008TV SeriesDr. Eddie Hackmeyer
That '70s Show2006TV SeriesMurph
Freezerburn2005Alan Merkel
Arrested Development2005TV SeriesCal Cullen
Quiet Kill2004Frank Rubin
7th Heaven2004TV SeriesJames Rodgers, Sr.
The Sure Hand of God2004Jamie Denton
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Dick Van Patten
The Santa Trap2002TV MovieSanta Claus
Another Pretty Face2002TV MovieLevi Downs
Groom Lake2002Irv Barnett
The Price of Air2000Mr. Rye
Big Brother Trouble2000Captain Stacey
Angel on Abbey Street1999Preacher
Demolition University1999VideoArmy General (uncredited)
Family Guy1999TV SeriesTom Bradford
Evasive Action1998Parole Officer
Touched by an Angel1995-1998TV SeriesEb Jerry
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV SeriesSid Glacken
The Weird Al Show1997TV SeriesThe Burglar
Demolition High1996VideoGeneral Wainwright
For Goodness Sake II1996ShortGame Show Host
Boy Meets World1996TV SeriesAmish Farmer
Love Is All There Is1996Dr. Rodino
Maybe This Time1996TV SeriesJack
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1994TV SeriesOrphanage Worker / Santa
Heaven Help Us1994TV SeriesSpencer
A Dangerous Place1994Principal
Baywatch1994TV SeriesHenry / Sam
Burke's Law1994TV Series
Diagnosis Murder1993TV SeriesMonty Emerson
The Odd Couple: Together Again1993TV MovieRoy
Robin Hood: Men in Tights1993The Abbot
The Golden Palace1993TV SeriesTaylor
Final Embrace1992Larch
Body Trouble1992Max
WIOU1990-1991TV SeriesFloyd Graham
McGee and Me!1990TV SeriesGraham
Jake Spanner, Private Eye1989TV MovieThe Commodore
An Eight Is Enough Wedding1989TV MovieTom Bradford
Growing Pains1989TV SeriesNick Simpson
Going to the Chapel1988Rick
14 Going on 301988TV MoviePrincipal John Loonies
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking1988Greg The Glue Man
A Mouse, a Mystery and Me1987TV MovieSanta
Rags to Riches1987TV SeriesPhil Johnson
Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion1987TV MovieTom Bradford
Buckle Up1987Video short
Spaceballs1987King Roland
The Facts of Life1987TV SeriesFrank Stickle
Combat High1986TV MoviePrincipal
Picnic1986TV MovieHoward Bevans
Murder, She Wrote1986TV SeriesDistrict Atty. Fred Whittaker
The Midnight Hour1985TV MovieMartin Grenville
Crazy Like a Fox1985TV Series
Hotel1983-1985TV SeriesFrasier Pratt / Herbert Pitts
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesJudge Charles R. Bamer
The Hoboken Chicken Emergency1984TV MovieMayor
Finder of Lost Loves1984TV SeriesAlan Nettles
Masquerade1984TV Series
The Love Boat1978-1984TV SeriesCharlie Dillinger / George Hayes / The Great Stellini / ...
Insight1973-1983TV SeriesJoey / Frank / Jerry
Too Close for Comfort1983TV SeriesArthur
High Powder1982TV MovieTom Reed
Lunch Wagon1981Bernie Simmons (uncredited)
Eight Is Enough1977-1981TV SeriesTom Bradford
CHiPs1979TV SeriesDick Van Patten
Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker1979TV MovieHerb Thurston
Nutcracker Fantasy1979King Goodwin (voice)
With This Ring1978TV MovieAlvin Andrews
High Anxiety1977Dr. Wentworth
Happy Days1976-1977TV SeriesMr. Conners / Hunsberger
One Day at a Time1977TV SeriesFrank
CPO Sharkey1977TV SeriesPsychiatrist
Gibbsville1977TV SeriesPatrick Malloy
The Tony Randall Show1976TV SeriesMyron C. Dobbs
Freaky Friday1976Harold Jennings
The Shaggy D.A.1976Raymond
What's Happening!!1976TV SeriesMr. Claxton
The Six Million Dollar Man1975-1976TV SeriesPalmer / Harry Green
Wonder Woman1976TV SeriesJack Wood
Maude1976TV SeriesGordon Coleman
The Streets of San Francisco1972-1976TV SeriesThurman Barber / Sterling / John Collins
Phyllis1976TV SeriesWalter
The Love Boat1976TV MovieO'Neil, the Doctor
Charo and the Sergeant1976TV MovieChaplain
Ace1976TV MovieMr. Mason
Gus1976Cal Wilson
Treasure of Matecumbe1976The Gambler
Barnaby Jones1974-1976TV SeriesMerle Overton / Melvin Pearson
Emergency!1972-1976TV SeriesCarter Merkle / Morris Meers
Ellery Queen1976TV SeriesBilly Geeter
When Things Were Rotten1975TV SeriesFriar Tuck
Medical Center1972-1975TV SeriesMan at Hotel / Dr. Feldman / Dr. Whittaker
Ladies of the Corridor1975TV MovieMr. Humphries
Grandpa Max1975TV MovieMr. Unger
The Rookies1973-1975TV SeriesWaldon / Mr. Fullmer
Hot L Baltimore1975TV SeriesA.J. Horn
The Strongest Man in the World1975V.P. Harry Crumply
Adam-121974TV SeriesHarry Curtis
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974TV SeriesAlfred Brindle
Sierra1974TV SeriesEd
Ernie, Madge and Artie1974TV Movie
Young Love1974TV MovieApril's Father
The Girl with Something Extra1974TV SeriesMorgan
The New Dick Van Dyke Show1972-1974TV SeriesMax Mathias / Mr. Compton
Chopper One1974TV SeriesArnie Nolan
Banacek1974TV SeriesDonald Morgan
Superdad1973Ira Kushaw
Love, American Style1971-1973TV SeriesGeorge (segment "Love and the Parent's Sake") / Lavern Veemer (segment "Love and the Tycoon") / Jack (segment 'Love and the Particular Girl') / ...
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home1973TV Series
Adam's Rib1973TV SeriesCommissioner Hoyt
Thicker Than Water1973TV SeriesJohn
Soylent Green1973Usher #1
Acts of Love and Other Comedies1973TV MovieLarry Grogman (uncredited)
The Paul Lynde Show1972-1973TV SeriesDr. Willis / Wollner
Cannon1973TV SeriesGeorge Abel
The Brian Keith Show1973TV SeriesJerry Mason
McMillan & Wife1973TV SeriesHenry
Snowball Express1972Mr. Carruthers
The Doris Day Show1971-1972TV SeriesSam / April's Father
Banyon1972TV SeriesEarl Gifford
The Crooked Hearts1972TV MovieEdward, the desk clerk
Dirty Little Billy1972Berle's Customer
Hec Ramsey1972TV SeriesEarl Enright
The Partners1971-1972TV SeriesSgt. Nelson Higgenbottom
Joe Kidd1972Hotel Manager
Beware! The Blob1972Scoutmaster Adleman
The Don Rickles Show1972TV SeriesDavid
Sanford and Son1972TV SeriesHamlin
Making It1971Warren
That Girl1970-1971TV SeriesRace Announcer / Mr. Morse
Great Performances1971TV SeriesRaymond
Zachariah1971The Dude
Confessions of a Top Crime Buster1971TV MovieSgt. Nelson Higgenbottom
Arnie1970TV SeriesWalter Granscog
The Governor & J.J.1970TV SeriesBertrum Bannister
I Dream of Jeannie1970TV SeriesMarket Clerk
Charly1968Bert (as Richard Van Patten)
The Secret Dream Models of Oliver Nibble1967ShortOliver Nibble (as John Acerno)
Violent Midnight1963Police Lt. Palmer
Naked City1961TV SeriesCarhop
The DuPont Show of the Month1960TV SeriesDr. Michaelson


Spaceballs: The Documentary2005Video documentary short special thanks
John Candy: Comic Spirit2005Video documentary short special thanks


One Planet2017Documentary filmingHimself
Silver Skies2016Himself
Pop Goes the Culture TV2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Love Boat
Who Let the Dogs Out2012TV SeriesHimself
The Actor's Journey2011Video documentaryHimself
The Actor's Journey for Kids2011Video documentaryHimself
Surf's Up for Dogs: The Making of the World's Longest and Heaviest Float2011TV MovieHimself - Host
First Dog2010Himself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Today2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
According to Dom2009Documentary shortHimself
Hollywood Moments2009DocumentaryHimself
Inside Edition2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense2009Video documentary short
Robin Hood: Men in Tights - Funny Men in Tights: Three Generations of Comedy2009Documentary short
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Jury Duty2007TV SeriesHimself (2007)
TV Land Confidential2005-2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee / Himself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2005TV SpecialHimself
The John Kerwin Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Spaceballs: The Documentary2005Video documentary shortHimself
John Candy: Comic Spirit2005Video documentary shortHimself
Biography2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Friend
Living in TV Land2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Christmas in Tinseltown2004Video documentary shortHimself
Life with Bonnie2003TV SeriesHimself
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection2003VideoHimself (Smells Like Nirvana, Bedrock Anthem) (uncredited)
Comedic Genius: The Work of Bernard Slade2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Man Show2000-2003TV SeriesHimself
TVography: Lee Majors - Hollywood's Bionic Hero2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares1999-2001TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999-2000TV Series documentaryHimself / Narrator
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999TV SeriesHimself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself / Interviewee
NY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Weird Al Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos1996VideoHimself
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
Cybill1995TV SeriesHimself
The George Carlin Show1994TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 'Weird Al' Yankovic Video Library: His Greatest Hits1992Video shortHimself (uncredited)
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Circus of the Stars #151990TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Dirty Tennis1989Video shortHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
1989 Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search1989TV MovieHimself
The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant1988TV MovieHimself
Couples Do It Debbie's Way1988VideoHimself
All-Star Party for Joan Collins1987TV SpecialHimself
Family Comedy Hour1987TV SpecialHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHimself
War of the Stars1987TV Series 1987
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1986TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
The Gift of Song1984TV MovieHimself - Host
This Is Your Life1983TV SeriesHimself
The Fairest of Them All1983TV MovieHimself - Host
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHimself
Andy Williams' Early New England Christmas1982TV MovieHimself
Hour Magazine1982TV SeriesHimself
I Love Liberty1982TV SpecialHimself
The Regis Philbin Show1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series & Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1978-1981TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Actor
CHiPs1980TV SeriesHimself
Thanksgiving Special1980TV SpecialHimself
To Tell the Truth1980TV SeriesHimself - Panelist (1980)
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1980TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Guest / Himself - Actor
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Milton Berle1980TV MovieHimself
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Young Television Performer
Battle of the Network Stars VII1979TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
The Hollywood Squares1977-1979TV SeriesHimself
Dance Fever1979TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars VI1979TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite New Television Comedy
Family Feud1978-1979TV SeriesHimself
Donny and Marie1979TV SeriesHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesHimself
ABC Presents Tomorrow's Stars1978TV MovieHimself
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress & Actor in a Play
Rich Little's Washington Follies1978TV SpecialHimself
Pat Boone and Family1978TV MovieHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1977-1978TV SeriesHimself - Guest
All-Star Family Feud Special1978TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Disco Fever: 'Saturday Night Fever' Premiere Party1977TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 21977TV MovieHimself
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Magic of ABC1977TV SpecialHimself - Guest
The Face Is Familiar1966TV SeriesHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1950TV SeriesHimself - Actor

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22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Love Boat
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills2015TV SeriesHimself / Eileen's father-in-law
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1976-1982TV SeriesHarold Jennings / Raymond - Slade's Assistant / The Gambler / ...

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