Van Patten, Dick

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Van Patten, Dick Gender: M
Richard Vincent Van Patten
born on 9 December 1928 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°44' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°21 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 04°33'

Dick Van Patten
photo: Philkon, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American stage, screen and TV actor who is best known for the TV series, "Eight Is Enough," 1977-1981. The show was canceled abruptly, however, to make room for more action shows. He continued with occasional acting jobs and commercials, though, having a comfortable living. His career originally began in 1935, when he made his Broadway debut at the age of seven.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Buckley, Betty (born 3 July 1947). Notes: Co-stars on "Eight is Enough"
  • has other family relationship with Russell, Betsy (born 6 September 1963). Notes: Father-in-law/ daughter-in-law, 1989-2001


  • Work : New Job 1935 (Broadway debut)
  • Work : New Job 1977 (New tv series)

Source Notes

Tashi Grady quotes his wife, Pat


  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Advertising (TV ads)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Broadway, age seven)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ('Eight Is Enough')