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Dick Van Patten
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Biography

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Pat Van Patten (? - present); 3 sons
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Father of actors Nels, James and Vincent Van Patten

Former child and juvenile actor, still performing.

Brother of actress Joyce Van Patten. They appeared together as children in 'Reg'lar Fellers' (1941), and, decades later, in 'Making It' (1971).

Father of actor James Van Patten, with whom he appeared in 'Lunch Wagon' (1980).

He appeared in Weird Al Yankovic's "Smells Like Nirvana" and "Bedrock Anthem" music videos.

He was cast in Eight is Enough 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.

Dick Van Patten stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Westworld 1973 Suzy Digital **
The Shaggy D.A. 1975 On Wonderful World of Disney Digital ** 1/2
The Strongest Man in the World 1975 On Wonderful World of Disney Digital ** 1/2
Gus 1976 Hamden Cinemart? **
High Anxiety 1978 ** 1/2
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking 1988 Suzy and Hanna Digital ** 1/2