Who is Shane Van Dyke?

Shane Van Dyke is an actor, screenwriter, and director. Some of his well-known movies are Titanic II and Super Shark.

Shane is an Irish male name that means “God is Gracious.”

He is the son of actor Barry Van Dyke and grandson of the legendary comedian and actor Dick Van Dyke.

Below we’ve covered all the information you need to know about Shane.

Shane Van Dyke Biography
Shane Van Dyke Biography

Quick facts

Full NameShane Van Dyke
Date of birthAugust 28, 1979
Age43 years old
HoroscopeLeo
TraitsPositive: compassion, consciousness, and leadership

Negative: jealousy and possessiveness.
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, US
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
ParentsBarry Van Dyke (father)

Mary Carey Van Dyke (mother)
EducationMoorpark College
Height6 feet 3 inches( 191 cm)
Weight73 kg(160 lbs)
ProfessionActor, Director, Screenwriter
Net worthUSD 1.7 million
Marital statusMarried
WifeJulie Schreiner
Eye Color Hazel
Hair ColorBlonde brown

Early life

Shane Van Dyke was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 28, 1979. His full name is Shane Thomas Van Dyke.

Based on his birthdate, Shane is a Leo. Leo males are protective, warm, exceptionally helpful, fiercely loyal, and generous.

Shane finished high school in his hometown. As a child, he was drawn to theatre and aspired to make his mark in Hollywood.

Shane has attended Moorpark College, Ventura County, California.

He comes from a very wealthy family. Shane’s parents are Barry and Mary Carey Van Dyke. 

Bary was an American actor and the son of another legendary actor, Dick Van Dyke.

Shane’s father, grandfather, and grand-uncle were notable names in the field of entertainment. The family’s reputation made it difficult for them to escape the media’s attention.

Relationships

Shane has managed to keep most of his relationships hidden. So despite his family’s reputation, the media couldn’t discover most of his affairs.

Dick Van Dyke (grandfather)

Shane’s grandfather, Dick Van Dyke is a legend.

Dick Van Dyke's photo
Dick Van Dyke’s photo

The late Dick was an actor, comedian, writer, dancer, and singer. His career went on for seven long decades.

Dick had a famous television sitcom called The Dick Van Dyke Show. It was the show that made him a household name.

Some of his notable roles were in Marry Poppins and Bye Bye Birdie.

Shane’s grandfather has served in the military. Dick served as a Staff Sergeant from 1943 to 1946 in WWII.

Additionally, Shane’s grandmother was on Bride and Groom’s radio show.

They had four children. Sadly, they got divorced in 1984. He married Arlene Silver in 2012.

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Parents

Barry and Mary Carey
In the photo, Barry Van Dyke and Mary Carey, parents of Shane Van Dyke

Barry, Shane’s father, is an American actor, writer, and director. He is mainly known as Detective Steve Sloan in a popular TV series, Diagnosis: Murder.

However, his role as Stuart Stafford in ‘The Harvey Korman Show’ made him more famous.

The audiences have also credited him for appearances in Gun Shy, Airwolf, etc. Barry majored in Theater Arts.

As an actor, he followed in his father’s footsteps in the show business and considered his father his mentor.

Barry Van Dyke married Mary Carey in 1974. We can say that she was a housewife. Barry and Mary have four children altogether, including Shane.

Unfortunately, Mary Carey died in the year of 2017. There hasn’t been any news of Barry’s remarriage after his wife’s death.

Siblings

Shane has two brothers, Wes Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke.

Carey is also an actor. He has acted in The Silence, released in 2019. He has also written the screenplay for the disaster horror film Chernobyl Diaries.

Shane also has a beautiful sister named Taryn Van Dyke.

Actor Barry Van Dyke, Dick Van Dyke, Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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Julie Schreiner (wife)

Shane is currently happily married to Julie Schreiner. However, Julie is a private person, and she has not disclosed anything to the media.

Sky Valencia (girlfriend)

Back in 2004, Shane had dated Sky Valencia.

She is an animal rights activist. Shane also co-founded a non-profit organization called ‘St. Martins Animal Foundation.’

The couple broke up shortly and didn’t disclose the reason for their break-up.

Sky’s family, comprised of activists and humanitarians, is from Lima, Peru. She seems to have a soft spot for dogs.

Her Instagram profile is full of adorable dog pictures. She even adopted a dog named Gracie. Her organization has been providing help to all needy animals since 2000.

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Career

Actor Shane Van Dyke with co-star Marie Westbrook of movie Titanic II

Shane Van Dyke has appeared in TV shows and movies.

Initially, he appeared on television in a minor role as a medical student in the show Diagnosis: Murder. His grandfather and father starred in the show.

His next role was in the musical Annie. The musical tells the story of an orphan.

People also remember Shane in The Bold and the Beautiful. It was a long-running soap opera about the Forrester family.

After that, Shane starred in an independent film titled Arizona Summer.
Then, in 2007, he again worked with his father and grandfather in the series Murder 101.

Shane has also appeared in the miniseries Shark Swarm.

Additionally, Shane has written screenplays for various films such as Transmorphers II, Street Racer, Paranormal Entity, etc.

Shane was also a faculty member at Hollywood for Kids in 2009. It is a workshop for acting, filmmaking, and cinematic arts.

Shane has directed various movies till now. He started his directorial venture in 2009 with Paranormal Entity, 6 Guns in 2010, and Titanic II in 2011, to name a few.

Movies and shows

Movie TitleDate of ReleaseRole
Super Shark2011Greg
Titanic II2010Hayden Walsh/ writer/ director
6 Guns2010Chris Beall
Paranormal Entity2009Thomas Finley/ writer/ director
Transmorphers: Fall of Man2009Jake Van Ryberg/ writer
Shark Swarm2008Chris
Murder 101 (TV Series)2007-2008Ben Manners
Arizona Summer2004Mike
The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)2003Fan
Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning2002Alex Smith
Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)1997-2001Alex Smith / Tommy Anders / Jake Hallman
Into the Dark (TV Series) : Episode: – They Come Knocking2019writer
The Silence2019writer
The Sacred2012writer
The Day the Earth Stopped2008writer
Street Racer2008writer
A Haunting in Salem2011director
6 Guns 2010director
Don’t Worry Darling2022executive producer
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)2007self
Biography (TV Series documentary)2000self

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Net worth

As of 2021, Shane Van Dyke has accumulated a net worth of USD 1.7 million. Meanwhile, his father has a net worth of USD 3 million.

His grandfather, Dick Van Dyk, who had the longest career among them, has a net worth of USD 50 million.

Controversies

Shane has always lived up to his family name and never caused controversy.

However, he has always proved to be an ideal member of society and hasn’t disclosed his charity details. However, a few charitable organizations have involved Dick Van Dyke in their works.

And Shane’s ex-girlfriend was very much active in charity work too.

Social media

Shane Van Dyke is not available on social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

However, his granddad, Dick Van Dyke, is active on Instagram. You can follow him on Instagram as @official_dick_van_dyke

Dick Van Dyke also has a Twitter account with the username @iammrvandy

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