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Jerry Van Dyke's greatest success outside of the nightclub
circuit has been on the small screen, especially in series
television. Like most veteran TV actors, he appeared in a fair share
of pilots and brief series before landing his signature series Coach.
He has also made numerous guest appearances in established shows like The
Mary Tyler Moore Show, Newhart, and his brother's The Dick
Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis Murder. His early guest
appearances often highlighted his banjo playing.
- Yes, Dear (2000)
-- Plays the recurring character Big Jimmy Hughes on the CBS
- Teen Angel (1997-98) -- Played Grandpa Jerry Beauchamp for one year
in the short-lived ABC sitcom.
- You Wish (1997-98) -- Another short-lived ABC sitcom where Jerry
again played a Grandfather.
- Coach (1989-97) -- In the role that brought him great popularity and
success, Jerry played Assistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam. He
was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
in 1991, 1992, and 1994.
- Fresno (1986) -- a comedy miniseries (a rarity) which spoofed Dallas,
set in the "cutthroat" raisin industry of Fresno,
California. Jerry teamed with some of the brightest comedians in
television, including Carol Burnett, Dabney Coleman, Teri Garr,
Charles Grodin, and Michael Richards. Unfortunately, it's
unavailable on video.
- 13 Queens Boulevard (1979) -- Jerry co-starred in this ABC sitcom
that lasted a few months of the 78-79 season.
- The Headmaster (1970-71) -- An unusual dramatic departure for Jerry,
playing a phys-ed teacher at an exclusive private high school,
opposite headmaster Andy Griffith. Audiences apparently had a hard time
accepting Griffith in a drama, and the show lasted just one
- Accidental Family (1967-68) -- Semi-autobiographical sitcom with
Jerry as a nightclub comedian and widower raising a young son.
- My Mother the Car (1965-66) -- This
notorious sitcom starred Jerry as
a lawyer who finds that his used car is the reincarnation of his
mother. Ann Sothern provided the mother's voice.
- The Judy Garland Show (1963) -- Jerry co-starred in this fascinating
musical variety show which never found an audience and was
cancelled after just one season.
- Picture This (1963) -- Jerry's first regular series, as emcee of a
CBS summer quiz show.
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