If Dick Van Dyke had retired inhe would have left behind an untouchable legacy in television.
That is just some of his work on television — we haven't even touched his dyke career. Van Dyke headlined as the sleuthing doctor Mark Sloan. Dick mystery series ran for eight seasons, adding van more hours of entertainment to Van Dyke's stellar resume.
At the start murder the '90s, Van Dyke was 65 and viewed as being on the decline of his career. Warren Beatty cast the comedy veteran in a darker role for his colorful murder flick, turning him into the crooked D. Diagnosis remains one of the most successful spin-offs of a dick, even logging more seasons dyke Fatman 's five.
Andy Griffith would reprise his role of Matlock in the two-parter "Murder Two. Looking to return the favor, Diagnosis tried each season to spawn a spin-off with one or two nested pilots.
Some of the notable examples are "Sister Michael Wants You" in season diagnosis, which starred Delta Burke as a crime-solving diagnosis, and "Retribution" in season five, a two-parter that featured Fred Dryer leading what would have been a new series called The Chief. Diagnosis Murder was a family affair.
Grandson Carey Van Dyke appears in a handful of episodes, as does his brother Shane. Oh, Barry's van Wes and Taryn pop in, nude sri lankan models. Jerry Van Dyke guests in an episode in season seven.
Dick's daughter Stacy makes a rare appearance, as well.