Comedian And 'Coach' Star Jerry Van Dyke Is Dead At Age 86

Coach Actor Jerry Van Dyke Dies
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07 January, 2018

"Coach" actor Jerry Van Dyke has died, his family confirmed.

Jerry's wife, Shirley Ann Jones, told TMZ that her husband died Friday afternoon at their Arkansas ranch.

Jerry's star turn was on his brother's own Dick Van Dyke Show in 1962, later appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show as well as The Judy Garland Show.

Read the full story on TMZ's website here. It ran for only one season on NBC in September 1965.

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Van Dyke earned four Emmy Award nominations for his role. He was also a regular performer on The Judy Garland Show before going on to star as Dave Crabtree in the short-lived My Mother the vehicle, which ran from 1965-1966. Coach Luther Van Dam with Craig T Nelson.

He was the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, and was also a comedian who pursued stand-up while still a young man, performing often at the world's military bases.

After "Coach" ended, Van Dyke continued to make guest appearances in sitcoms like "Yes, Dear", "Raising Hope" and "My Name is Earl".

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