Dick Van Patten Net Worth

Dick Van Patten Net Worth is
$5 Million

Dick Van Patten Biography

He wedded Patricia Poole in 1954, and the pair had three kids together. He is most widely known for playing the daddy, “Tom Bradford” on the tv screen comedy, Eight will do

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameDick Van Patten
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 9, 1928
DiedJune 23, 2015, Santa Monica, California, United States
Height1.76 m
ProfessionActor, Model, Businessperson
SpousePat Van Patten
ChildrenVincent Van Patten, James Van Patten, Nels Van Patten
ParentsJosephine Rose Acerno, Richard Byron Van Patten
SiblingsJoyce Van Patten, Tim Van Patten
MoviesSpaceballs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, High Anxiety, Westworld, Soylent Green, Freaky Friday, Charly, Superdad, The Shaggy D.A., The Santa Trap, The Strongest Man in the World, Opposite Day, Gus, Snowball Express, Violent Midnight, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, Love Is All There Is, A Dangerous Place, Quiet Kill, The Midnight Hour, Zachariah, Groom Lake, Big Brother Trouble, Evasive Action, Nutcracker Fantasy, Final Embrace, Sarah's Choice, Demolition High, Roller Boogie, First Dog, An Angel on Abbey Street, Jake Spanner, Private Eye, Y2K – World in Crisis, According to Dom, Another Pretty Face, You'll Never Amount to Anything, A Memory of Two Mondays, Once in a Lifetime: Just Go for It, The Real James Dean
TV ShowsWIOU, Eight Is Enough, When Things Were Rotten, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, The Partners, Mama, Young Doctor Malone

Interesting Facts

1 After his role on Hot in Cleveland (2010), he retired from acting at age 82.
2 Friends with: Shirley Jones, Florence Henderson, Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Telly Savalas, Kevin Dobson, Bea Arthur, Adrienne Barbeau, Julie London, Randolph Mantooth, Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Della Reese, Roma Downey, Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Lorenzo Lamas, Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Don Adams, Betty Buckley, Diana Hyland, Lee Majors, Larry Hagman, Angie Dickinson, Tom Bosley, Gordon Jump, Norman Lear, Jack Webb, Aaron Spelling, Quinn Martin, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Doris Day, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Barbara Rush, Peter Marshall, Richard Dawson, Paul Lynde, Nanette Fabray, Betty White, Keenan Wynn, Herschel Bernardi, Joyce Van Patten, Don Adams, Don Rickles, Beverly Garland and James Brolin.
3 His publicist was Jeff Ballard.
4 Acting mentor and friends of: Laurie Walters, Susan Richardson, Dianne Kay, Grant Goodeve, Lani O'Grady, Connie Needham, Willie Aames and Adam Rich.
5 Owned racehorses and attended races at The Hollywood Park track from 1970 until his death. He regularly sat in the same front row section and ordered the exact same food items.
6 Co-host, with Tiran Zaken, of an infomercial for "The Zaken Corp". [2008]
7 Release of his book, "Totally Terrific TV Trivia". [2007]
8 Was a staunch conservative Republican.
9 Best known by the public for his role as Nels Hansen in Mama (1949) and for his starring role as Tom Bradford on Eight Is Enough (1977).
10 Was offered the co-starring role of Dr. Adam Brinker on The Love Boat (1977), opposite Gavin MacLeod, but had already decided to star on Eight Is Enough (1977), instead. The role was ultimately given to Bernie Kopell, a best friend of Van Patten's.
11 He also has a younger brother by the name of John Van Patten. Who lives in Seattle.
12 Founder of "Natural Balance" dog and cat food.
13 Son of Richard Byron Van Patten and wife Josephine Rose Acerno.
14 Suffered a diabetic stroke in January, 2006.
15 Ex-brother-in-law of Martin Balsam.
16 Father-in-law of Shana Hiatt, Nancy Valen and Eileen Davidson.
17 Tom Bradford, Van Patten's character on Eight Is Enough (1977), was ranked #33 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
18 Half-brother of Timothy Van Patten. Uncle of Talia Balsam.
19 Honorary mayor of Sherman Oaks, California, USA. [2001]
20 He was cast in Eight Is Enough (1977) 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.
21 He appeared in 'Weird Al' Yankovic's "Smells Like Nirvana" and "Bedrock Anthem" music videos.
22 Father of actor James Van Patten, with whom he appeared in Lunch Wagon (1981).
23 Older brother of actress Joyce Van Patten. They appeared together, as children, in Reg'lar Fellers (1941), and, decades later, in Making It (1971).
24 Began acting as a child.
25 Father of actors Nels Van Patten, James Van Patten and Vincent Van Patten.


1 Nasally, whiny voice.
2 New York City accent.
3 His friendly personality.


1 [on the 1981 cancellation of Eight Is Enough (1977)] Nobody called me to tell me it was canceled. I read it in the paper.


All Dick Van Patten pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 20 November 1985. At 1541 N. Vine Street



Rawhide 1959 TV Series Matt Reston
Young Dr. Malone 1958 TV Series Larry Renfrew (1961-1962)
The Silent Service 1958 TV Series Hadley
Mike Hammer 1958 TV Series Paul Sterovsky
Mama 1949-1956 TV Series Nels Hansen
Hot in Cleveland 2011 TV Series Lester
Sarah's Choice 2009 Video Rev. Al Smith
Opposite Day 2009 Jack Benson
The Christmas Conspiracy 2008 Short Narrator
The Sarah Silverman Program. 2008 TV Series Dr. Eddie Hackmeyer
That '70s Show 2006 TV Series Murph
Freezerburn 2005 Alan Merkel
Arrested Development 2005 TV Series Cal Cullen
Quiet Kill 2004 Frank Rubin
7th Heaven 2004 TV Series James Rodgers, Sr.
The Sure Hand of God 2004 Jamie Denton
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 Dick Van Patten
The Santa Trap 2002 TV Movie Santa Claus
Another Pretty Face 2002 TV Movie Levi Downs
Groom Lake 2002 Irv Barnett
The Price of Air 2000 Mr. Rye
Big Brother Trouble 2000 Captain Stacey
Angel on Abbey Street 1999 Preacher
Demolition University 1999 Video Army General (uncredited)
Family Guy 1999 TV Series Tom Bradford
Evasive Action 1998 Parole Officer
Touched by an Angel 1995-1998 TV Series Eb Jerry
Love Boat: The Next Wave 1998 TV Series Sid Glacken
The Weird Al Show 1997 TV Series The Burglar
Demolition High 1996 Video General Wainwright
For Goodness Sake II 1996 Short Game Show Host
Boy Meets World 1996 TV Series Amish Farmer
Love Is All There Is 1996 Dr. Rodino
Maybe This Time 1996 TV Series Jack
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 TV Series Orphanage Worker / Santa
Heaven Help Us 1994 TV Series Spencer
A Dangerous Place 1994 Principal
Baywatch 1994 TV Series Henry / Sam
Burke's Law 1994 TV Series
Diagnosis Murder 1993 TV Series Monty Emerson
The Odd Couple: Together Again 1993 TV Movie Roy
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 The Abbot
The Golden Palace 1993 TV Series Taylor
Final Embrace 1992 Larch
Body Trouble 1992 Max
WIOU 1990-1991 TV Series Floyd Graham
McGee and Me! 1990 TV Series Graham
Jake Spanner, Private Eye 1989 TV Movie The Commodore
An Eight Is Enough Wedding 1989 TV Movie Tom Bradford
Growing Pains 1989 TV Series Nick Simpson
Going to the Chapel 1988 Rick
14 Going on 30 1988 TV Movie Principal John Loonies
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking 1988 Greg The Glue Man
A Mouse, a Mystery and Me 1987 TV Movie Santa
Rags to Riches 1987 TV Series Phil Johnson
Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion 1987 TV Movie Tom Bradford
Buckle Up 1987 Video short
Spaceballs 1987 King Roland
The Facts of Life 1987 TV Series Frank Stickle
Combat High 1986 TV Movie Principal
Picnic 1986 TV Movie Howard Bevans
Murder, She Wrote 1986 TV Series District Atty. Fred Whittaker
The Midnight Hour 1985 TV Movie Martin Grenville
Crazy Like a Fox 1985 TV Series
Hotel 1983-1985 TV Series Frasier Pratt / Herbert Pitts
The New Mike Hammer 1984 TV Series Judge Charles R. Bamer
The Hoboken Chicken Emergency 1984 TV Movie Mayor
Finder of Lost Loves 1984 TV Series Alan Nettles
Masquerade 1984 TV Series
The Love Boat 1978-1984 TV Series Charlie Dillinger / George Hayes / The Great Stellini / ...
Insight 1973-1983 TV Series Joey / Frank / Jerry
Too Close for Comfort 1983 TV Series Arthur
High Powder 1982 TV Movie Tom Reed
Lunch Wagon 1981 Bernie Simmons (uncredited)
Eight Is Enough 1977-1981 TV Series Tom Bradford
CHiPs 1979 TV Series Dick Van Patten
Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker 1979 TV Movie Herb Thurston
Nutcracker Fantasy 1979 King Goodwin (voice)
With This Ring 1978 TV Movie Alvin Andrews
High Anxiety 1977 Dr. Wentworth
Happy Days 1976-1977 TV Series Mr. Conners / Hunsberger
One Day at a Time 1977 TV Series Frank
CPO Sharkey 1977 TV Series Psychiatrist
Gibbsville 1977 TV Series Patrick Malloy
The Tony Randall Show 1976 TV Series Myron C. Dobbs
Freaky Friday 1976 Harold Jennings
The Shaggy D.A. 1976 Raymond
What's Happening!! 1976 TV Series Mr. Claxton
The Six Million Dollar Man 1975-1976 TV Series Palmer / Harry Green
Wonder Woman 1976 TV Series Jack Wood
Maude 1976 TV Series Gordon Coleman
The Streets of San Francisco 1972-1976 TV Series Thurman Barber / Sterling / John Collins
Phyllis 1976 TV Series Walter
The Love Boat 1976 TV Movie O'Neil, the Doctor
Charo and the Sergeant 1976 TV Movie Chaplain
Ace 1976 TV Movie Mr. Mason
Gus 1976 Cal Wilson
Treasure of Matecumbe 1976 The Gambler
Barnaby Jones 1974-1976 TV Series Merle Overton / Melvin Pearson
Emergency! 1972-1976 TV Series Carter Merkle / Morris Meers
Ellery Queen 1976 TV Series Billy Geeter
When Things Were Rotten 1975 TV Series Friar Tuck
Medical Center 1972-1975 TV Series Man at Hotel / Dr. Feldman / Dr. Whittaker
Ladies of the Corridor 1975 TV Movie Mr. Humphries
Grandpa Max 1975 TV Movie Mr. Unger
The Rookies 1973-1975 TV Series Waldon / Mr. Fullmer
Hot L Baltimore 1975 TV Series A.J. Horn
The Strongest Man in the World 1975 V.P. Harry Crumply
Adam-12 1974 TV Series Harry Curtis
Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 TV Series Alfred Brindle
Sierra 1974 TV Series Ed
Ernie, Madge and Artie 1974 TV Movie
Young Love 1974 TV Movie April's Father
The Girl with Something Extra 1974 TV Series Morgan
The New Dick Van Dyke Show 1972-1974 TV Series Max Mathias / Mr. Compton
Chopper One 1974 TV Series Arnie Nolan
Banacek 1974 TV Series Donald Morgan
Superdad 1973 Ira Kushaw
Love, American Style 1971-1973 TV Series George (segment "Love and the Parent's Sake") / Lavern Veemer (segment "Love and the Tycoon") / Jack (segment 'Love and the Particular Girl') / ...
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home 1973 TV Series
Adam's Rib 1973 TV Series Commissioner Hoyt
Westworld 1973 Banker
Thicker Than Water 1973 TV Series John
Soylent Green 1973 Usher #1
Acts of Love and Other Comedies 1973 TV Movie Larry Grogman (uncredited)
The Paul Lynde Show 1972-1973 TV Series Dr. Willis / Wollner
Cannon 1973 TV Series George Abel
The Brian Keith Show 1973 TV Series Jerry Mason
McMillan & Wife 1973 TV Series Henry
Snowball Express 1972 Mr. Carruthers
The Doris Day Show 1971-1972 TV Series Sam / April's Father
Banyon 1972 TV Series Earl Gifford
The Crooked Hearts 1972 TV Movie Edward, the desk clerk
Dirty Little Billy 1972 Berle's Customer
Hec Ramsey 1972 TV Series Earl Enright
The Partners 1971-1972 TV Series Sgt. Nelson Higgenbottom
Joe Kidd 1972 Hotel Manager
Beware! The Blob 1972 Scoutmaster Adleman
The Don Rickles Show 1972 TV Series David
Sanford and Son 1972 TV Series Hamlin
Making It 1971 Warren
That Girl 1970-1971 TV Series Race Announcer / Mr. Morse
Great Performances 1971 TV Series Raymond
Zachariah 1971 The Dude
Confessions of a Top Crime Buster 1971 TV Movie Sgt. Nelson Higgenbottom
Arnie 1970 TV Series Walter Granscog
The Governor & J.J. 1970 TV Series Bertrum Bannister
I Dream of Jeannie 1970 TV Series Market Clerk
Charly 1968 Bert (as Richard Van Patten)
The Secret Dream Models of Oliver Nibble 1967 Short Oliver Nibble (as John Acerno)
Violent Midnight 1963 Police Lt. Palmer
Naked City 1961 TV Series Carhop
The DuPont Show of the Month 1960 TV Series Dr. Michaelson


Spaceballs: The Documentary 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
John Candy: Comic Spirit 2005 Video documentary short special thanks


One Planet 2017 Documentary filming Himself
Silver Skies 2016 Himself
Pop Goes the Culture TV 2015 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - The Love Boat
Who Let the Dogs Out 2012 TV Series Himself
The Actor's Journey 2011 Video documentary Himself
The Actor's Journey for Kids 2011 Video documentary Himself
Surf's Up for Dogs: The Making of the World's Longest and Heaviest Float 2011 TV Movie Himself - Host
First Dog 2010 Himself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Today 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
According to Dom 2009 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood Moments 2009 Documentary Himself
Inside Edition 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense 2009 Video documentary short
Robin Hood: Men in Tights - Funny Men in Tights: Three Generations of Comedy 2009 Documentary short
The Florence Henderson Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
Jury Duty 2007 TV Series Himself (2007)
TV Land Confidential 2005-2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee / Himself
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2005 TV Special Himself
The John Kerwin Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
TV Land's Top Ten 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Spaceballs: The Documentary 2005 Video documentary short Himself
John Candy: Comic Spirit 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 2000-2004 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Friend
Living in TV Land 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Christmas in Tinseltown 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Life with Bonnie 2003 TV Series Himself
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection 2003 Video Himself (Smells Like Nirvana, Bedrock Anthem) (uncredited)
Comedic Genius: The Work of Bernard Slade 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Man Show 2000-2003 TV Series Himself
TVography: Lee Majors - Hollywood's Bionic Hero 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Squares 1999-2001 TV Series Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999-2000 TV Series documentary Himself / Narrator
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1999 TV Series Himself
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Himself / Interviewee
NY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Weird Al Show 1997 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos 1996 Video Himself
Crook & Chase 1996 TV Series Himself
Cybill 1995 TV Series Himself
The George Carlin Show 1994 TV Series Himself
Vicki! 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 'Weird Al' Yankovic Video Library: His Greatest Hits 1992 Video short Himself (uncredited)
The Chuck Woolery Show 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
Circus of the Stars #15 1990 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
Dirty Tennis 1989 Video short Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
1989 Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant 1988 TV Movie Himself
Couples Do It Debbie's Way 1988 Video Himself
All-Star Party for Joan Collins 1987 TV Special Himself
Family Comedy Hour 1987 TV Special Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987 TV Series Himself
War of the Stars 1987 TV Series 1987
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1986 TV Special Himself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Himself
The Gift of Song 1984 TV Movie Himself - Host
This Is Your Life 1983 TV Series Himself
The Fairest of Them All 1983 TV Movie Himself - Host
Just Men! 1983 TV Series Himself
Andy Williams' Early New England Christmas 1982 TV Movie Himself
Hour Magazine 1982 TV Series Himself
I Love Liberty 1982 TV Special Himself
The Regis Philbin Show 1981 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series & Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1978-1981 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Actor
CHiPs 1980 TV Series Himself
Thanksgiving Special 1980 TV Special Himself
To Tell the Truth 1980 TV Series Himself - Panelist (1980)
The Mike Douglas Show 1977-1980 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Guest / Himself - Actor
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Milton Berle 1980 TV Movie Himself
The 6th People's Choice Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favourite Young Television Performer
Battle of the Network Stars VII 1979 TV Special Himself - ABC Team Captain
The Hollywood Squares 1977-1979 TV Series Himself
Dance Fever 1979 TV Series Himself
Battle of the Network Stars VI 1979 TV Special Himself - ABC Team Captain
The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favourite New Television Comedy
Family Feud 1978-1979 TV Series Himself
Donny and Marie 1979 TV Series Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1978 TV Series Himself
ABC Presents Tomorrow's Stars 1978 TV Movie Himself
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress & Actor in a Play
Rich Little's Washington Follies 1978 TV Special Himself
Pat Boone and Family 1978 TV Movie Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1977-1978 TV Series Himself - Guest
All-Star Family Feud Special 1978 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Disco Fever: 'Saturday Night Fever' Premiere Party 1977 TV Movie Himself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 2 1977 TV Movie Himself
Dinah! 1977 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Magic of ABC 1977 TV Special Himself - Guest
The Face Is Familiar 1966 TV Series Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950 TV Series Himself - Actor

Archive Footage

The 70th Annual Tony Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - The Love Boat
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 2015 TV Series Himself / Eileen's father-in-law
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Herself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1976-1982 TV Series Harold Jennings / Raymond - Slade's Assistant / The Gambler / ...

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