Shane Van Dyke

Shane Van Dyke
Born (1979-08-28) August 28, 1979 (age 39)
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, film director
Parent(s) Barry Van Dyke
Mary Carey Van Dyke
Relatives Dick Van Dyke (paternal grandfather)
Jerry Van Dyke (paternal grand-uncle)
Kelly Jean Van Dyke (paternal first cousin once removed)

Shane Van Dyke (born August 28, 1979) is an American television and film actor, film director, and screenwriter.

Early life

Van Dyke was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Mary (Carey) Van Dyke and actor Barry Van Dyke. He has two brothers, Wes and Carey, and a sister, Taryn Van Dyke. He is the paternal grandson of the entertainer Dick Van Dyke. He is also a grandnephew of Jerry Van Dyke and first cousin once removed of Jerry's daughter Kelly Jean Van Dyke.

Van Dyke's professional acting career began after graduating from high school when he became involved with the theatre program at Moorpark College in California. He launched his television career as the smaller recurring character of Alex Smith, a medical student, on the CBS television show, Diagnosis: Murder, appearing in a total of 14 episodes. In 2002, he starred in the musical Annie.


In the years following his role on Diagnosis: Murder, Van Dyke worked on other television shows including the long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, as well as the independent film Arizona Summer.

In the summer of 2007, Shane rejoined his grandfather and father in a series of Hallmark Channel Original Movies titled Murder 101. Around the same period, he also co-starred in the Hallmark mini-series, Shark Swarm, opposite John Schneider and Daryl Hannah.

Van Dyke is also a screenwriter, and gained literary representation with Mad Hatter Entertainment, a Hollywood production and management company with several notable clients, and has performed screenwriter duties for various films including , Paranormal Entity, The Day the Earth Stopped.[1] and The Silence.

As of 2009, Van Dyke resides in Los Angeles and is a film and television faculty member with Hollywood for Kids.[2]

In 2012, he produced with his brother, Carey, and Oren Peli, the horror film Chernobyl Diaries.[3]

In July 2013, Van Dyke appeared as Greg, a lifeguard in the SyFy film "Supershark" about a giant shark released from stone by an oil-drilling rig off the California coast.[4]


  1. ^ "Shane Van Dyke Summary". Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  2. ^ "Hollywood for Kids". Hollywoods for Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  3. ^ "New Chernobyl Diairies Image Has its Back Up to the Wall". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  4. ^ Super Shark on IMDb

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