Served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II
Toured with the nightclub act The Merry Mutes and as half of 'Eric and Van' with friend Philip Erickson
Married his wife Marjorie on the radio show "Bride and Groom" in order to afford a ring and a honeymoon
Hosted the local TV show "The Music Shop" in Atlanta, GA
Hosted "The Morning Show" on CBS
Hosted "CBS Cartoon Theatre"
Was a regular on ABC's "The Andy Williams Show"
Made Broadway debut in "The Girls Against the Boys"
Co-starred in the Broadway musical "Bye, Bye Birdie"
Starred as Rob Petrie, the head writer of a comedy variety show filmed in Manhattan, on the CBS sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
Made film debut in the film version of "Bye, Bye Birdie"
Played Burt the Chimney Sweep opposite Julie Andrews in the family classic "Mary Poppins"
Cast as a wacky professor in the musical comedy "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
Starred as Dick Preston on the CBS comedy, "The New Dick Van Dyke Show"
Acted in first TV-movie, "The Morning After" (ABC)
Starred in the short-lived NBC variety series "Van Dyke and Company"
Joined the final season of "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS) as a regular
Returned to feature films in a leading role in the disastrous "The Runner Stumbles"
Starred on Broadway in a short-lived revival of the musical "The Music Man"
First TV miniseries, Arthur Hailey's "Strong Medicine"
Had a short-lived return to TV with "The Van Dyke Show" on CBS
Guest starred on NBC's hit sitcom "The Golden Girls" as Dorothy's (Bea Arthur's) beau; earned an Emmy nomination
Took on a villainous turn as the crooked D.A Fletcher in Warren Beatty's movie "Dick Tracy"
Names spokesman for the cable channel Nickelodeon's "Nick at Night" programming
First played Dr. Mark Sloan in the TV-movie "Diagnosis Murder" (CBS); later made two follow-up movies before reprising the role on a weekly series; also executive produced the series
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Revised his role as Rob Petrie in "The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited" (CBS), a television special which brought together the old cast of the 1960s hit show
Voiced Mr. Bloomsberry in "Curious George," the big screen version of the popular children's books
Acted opposite Ben Stiller in the action-adventure-comedy "Night at the Museum"
Took a starring role as college professor Dr. Jonathan Maxwell for a series of "Murder 101" mystery films on the Hallmark Channel
Re-teamed with Ben Stiller for the sequel "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"