Dick Van Patten

Dick Van Patten
1928 - 2015

Dick Van Patten  American Actor


Richard Vincent "Dick" Van Patten (December 9, 1928 – June 23, 2015) was an American actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate, best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on the ABC television comedy-drama Eight Is Enough....

Confirmed Relationships1
Longest Relationship62 yrs, 5 mths
Shortest Relationship62 yrs, 5 mths
Average Relationship Length62 yrs, 5 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name Dick
Middle Name Vincent
Last Name Van Patten
Full Name at Birth Richard Vincent Van Patten
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 9th December, 1928
Birthplace New York, New York, USA
Died 23rd June, 2015
Place of Death Santa Monica, California
Cause of Death Diabetic Complications
Height 5' 9½" (177 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, Businessman, And Animal Welfare Advocate
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Eight Is Enough, Love Boat
Year(s) Active 1937–present, 1935–2015
Father Richard Byron Van Patten
Mother Josephine Rose Acerno
Brother Tim Van Patten (younger half bro)
Sister Joyce Van Patten
Family Member Nels Van Patten (son), James Van Patten (son), Vincent Van Patten (son), Martin Balsam (bro in law), Talia Balsam (niece)
Friend Robert Evans
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Pat Van Patten-Actress
Rita Moreno84 SagittariusActress
Puerto Rican


Male195561 years old
Male7th October, 195659 years old
Male17th October, 195758 years old

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Hot in Cleveland2010 Lester TV Show
Opposite Day2009 Jack Benson Movie
The Christmas Conspiracy2008 Narrator Short Film
The Sarah Silverman Program.2007 Dr. Eddie Hackmeyer TV Show
Freezerburn2005 Alan Merkel Movie
Quiet Kill2004 Frank Rubin Movie
The Sure Hand of God2004 Jamie Denton Movie
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003 Dick Van Patten Movie
Arrested Development2003 Cal Cullen TV Show
Groom Lake2002 Irv Barnett Movie
Another Pretty Face2002 Levi Downs TV Movie
The Santa Trap2002 Santa Claus TV Movie
Big Brother Trouble2000 Captain Stacey Movie
The Price of Air2000 Mr. Rye Movie
Family Guy1999 Tom Bradford TV Show
Angel on Abbey Street1999 Preacher Movie
Evasive Action1998 Parole Officer Movie
That '70s Show1998 Murph TV Show
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998 Sid Glacken TV Show
The Weird Al Show1997 The Burglar TV Show
For Goodness Sake II1996 Game Show Host Movie
Love Is All There Is1996 Dr. Rodino Movie
7th Heaven1996 James Rodgers, Sr. TV Show
A Dangerous Place1995 Principal Movie
Maybe This Time1995 Jack TV Show
Burke's Law1994 TV Show
Heaven Help Us1994 Spencer TV Show
Touched by an Angel1994 Eb, Jerry TV Show
Robin Hood: Men in Tights1993 The Abbot Movie
The Odd Couple: Together Again1993 Roy TV Movie
Boy Meets World1993 Amish Farmer TV Show
Diagnosis Murder1993 Monty Emerson TV Show
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1993 Santa TV Show
The Golden Palace1992 Taylor TV Show
Body Trouble1992 Max Movie
Final Embrace1992 Larch Movie
WIOU1990 Floyd Graham TV Show
An Eight Is Enough Wedding1989 Tom Bradford TV Movie
Jake Spanner, Private Eye1989 The Commodore TV Movie
Baywatch1989 Henry, Sam TV Show
McGee and Me!1989 Graham TV Show
Going to the Chapel1988 Rick Movie
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking1988 Greg The Glue Man Movie
14 Going on 301988 TV Movie
Spaceballs1987 King Roland Movie
Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion1987 Tom Bradford TV Movie
Rags to Riches1987 Phil Johnson TV Show
A Mouse, a Mystery and Me1987 Santa Claus TV Movie
War of the Stars1987 TV Show
Combat High1986 Principal TV Movie
Picnic1986 Howard Bevans TV Movie
The Midnight Hour1985 Martin Grenville TV Movie
Growing Pains1985 Nick Simpson TV Show
The Hoboken Chicken Emergency1984 Mayor TV Movie
Crazy Like a Fox1984 TV Show
Finder of Lost Loves1984 Alan Nettles TV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984 District Atty. Fred Whittaker TV Show
The New Mike Hammer1984 Judge Charles R. Bamer TV Show
Hotel1983 Frasier Pratt, Herbert Pitts TV Show
Masquerade1983 TV Show
High Powder1982 Tom Reed TV Movie
Lunch Wagon1981 Bernie Simmons (uncredited) Movie
Too Close for Comfort1980 Arthur TV Show
Nutcracker Fantasy1979 King Goodwin (voice) Movie
Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker1979 Herb Thurston TV Movie
The Facts of Life1979 Frank Stickle TV Show
With This Ring1978 Alvin Andrews TV Movie
High Anxiety1977 Dr. Wentworth Movie
CHiPs1977 Dick Van Patten TV Show
Eight Is Enough1977 Tom Bradford TV Show
The Love Boat1977 George Hayes TV Show
Freaky Friday1976 Harold Jennings Movie
Gus1976 Cal Wilson Movie
The Shaggy D.A.1976 Raymond Movie
Treasure of Matecumbe1976 The Gambler Movie
The Love Boat1976 O'Neil, the Doctor TV Movie
CPO Sharkey1976 Psychiatrist TV Show
Gibbsville1976 Patrick Malloy TV Show
The Tony Randall Show1976 Myron C. Dobbs TV Show
What's Happening!!1976 Mr. Claxton TV Show
Charo and the Sergeant1976 Chaplain TV Movie
Ace1976 Mr. Mason TV Movie
The Strongest Man in the World1975 V.P. Harry Crumply Movie
Ellery Queen1975 Billy Geeter TV Show
Hot L Baltimore1975 A.J. Horn TV Show
One Day at a Time1975 Frank TV Show
Phyllis1975 Walter TV Show
Wonder Woman1975 Jack Wood TV Show
When Things Were Rotten1975 Friar Tuck TV Show
Grandpa Max1975 Mr. Unger TV Movie
Ladies of the Corridor1975 Mr. Humphries TV Movie
Chopper One1974 TV Show
Happy Days1974 Mr. Conners, Hunsberger TV Show
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974 Alfred Brindle TV Show
Sierra1974 Ed TV Show
The Six Million Dollar Man1974 Palmer, Harry Green TV Show
Young Love1974 April's Father TV Movie
Ernie, Madge and Artie1974 TV Movie
Soylent Green1973 Usher #1 Movie
Superdad1973 Ira Kushaw Movie
Westworld1973 Banker Movie
Adam's Rib1973 Commissioner Hoyt TV Show
Barnaby Jones1973 Merle Overton, Melvin Pearson TV Show
The Girl with Something Extra1973 Morgan TV Show
Thicker Than Water1973 John TV Show
Acts of Love and Other Comedies1973 Larry Grogman (uncredited) TV Movie
Beware! The Blob1972 Scoutmaster Adleman Movie
Dirty Little Billy1972 Berle's Customer Movie
Joe Kidd1972 Hotel Manager Movie
Snowball Express1972 Mr. Carruthers Movie
Banacek1972 Donald Morgan TV Show
Emergency!1972 Carter Merkle, Morris Meers TV Show
Hec Ramsey1972 Earl Enright TV Show
Maude1972 Gordon Coleman TV Show
Sanford and Son1972 Hamlin TV Show
The Brian Keith Show1972 Jerry Mason TV Show
The Paul Lynde Show1972 Dr. Willis, Wollner TV Show
The Rookies1972 Waldon, Mr. Fullmer TV Show
The Streets of San Francisco1972 Thurman Barber, Sterling, John Collins TV Show
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home1972 TV Show
The Don Rickles Show1972 David TV Show
The Crooked Hearts1972 Edward, the desk clerk TV Movie
Making It1971 Warren Movie
Zachariah1971 The Dude Movie
Banyon1971 Earl Gifford TV Show
Cannon1971 George Abel TV Show
Great Performances1971 Raymond TV Show
McMillan & Wife1971 Henry TV Show
The New Dick Van Dyke Show1971 Max Mathias TV Show
The Partners1971 Sgt. Nelson Higgenbottom TV Show
Confessions of a Top Crime Buster1971 Sgt. Nelson Higgenbottom TV Show
Arnie1970 Walter Granscog TV Show
Love, American Style1969 George (segment "Love and the Parent's Sake"), Lavern Veemer (segment "Love and the Tycoon"), Jack (segment 'Love and the Particular Girl') TV Show
Medical Center1969 Man at Hotel, Dr. Feldman, Dr. Whittaker TV Show
The Governor & J.J.1969 Bertrum Bannister TV Show
Charly1968 Bert (as Richard Van Patten) Movie
Adam-121968 Harry Curtis TV Show
The Doris Day Show1968 April's Father TV Show
The Secret Dream Models of Oliver Nibble1967 Oliver Nibble (as John Acerno) Short Film
That Girl1966 Race Announcer, Mr. Morse TV Show
I Dream of Jeannie1965 Market Clerk TV Show
Violent Midnight1963 Police Lt. Palmer Movie
Insight1960 Joey, Frank, Jerry TV Show
Rawhide1959 Matt Reston TV Show
Naked City1958 Carhop TV Show
Young Dr. Malone1958 Larry Renfrew (1961-1962) TV Show
The DuPont Show of the Month1957 Dr. Michaelson TV Show
The Silent Service1957 Hadley TV Show
Mike Hammer1956 Paul Sterovsky TV Show
Mama1949 Nels Hansen TV Show
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