Dick Van Dyke admits his retirement plans have yet to work out.
With five Emmys, a Tony and a Grammy, Van Dyke has the zest for life that propelled him into the limelight with the Broadway and film version of Bye, Bye Birdie, The Dick Van Dyke Show and film classics Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. More recently, Dick has appeared in family comedies, Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Since Dr. Mark Sloan solved his final crime, on the long running CBS Series, Diagnosis: Murder, Dick's "retirement" has also included returns to the stage with Chita Rivera in A Dancer's Life as well as with brother Jerry Van Dyke in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys.
Dick's life-long love of singing, especially acappella, has lead to the formation of his singing group, The Vantastix. Started more than a decade ago, "just for fun", the guys have performed across the country at world class venues, including the Ford Theatre in Washington for President Obama.
He has also been tirelessly committed to his work at The Midnight Mission, a downtown Los Angeles shelter for the troubled and homeless.
In honor of Dick's on-going contribution to the world of entertainment and charity, he was the recipient of the 2013 SAG Life Achievement Award. The SAG Awards have become a very special place for Mr. Van Dyke. In 2007, when presenting the award to Julie Andrews, Dick met his future wife, makeup-artist and now occasional Vantastix vocalist, Arlene Silver. They were married on February 29, 2012, in Malibu.