Dick Van Dyke, 97, returns to acting as guest star on ‘Days of Our Lives’

Even at 97 years old, Dick Van Dyke is still acting!

The comedy legend, who recently appeared on The Masked Singer, is set to appear on an episode of Days of Our Lives. However this role will be slightly different than his previous roles. This time he’ll be playing an older man with amnesia.

‘I have played old men before, but comedy old men. First time I ever just played my 97-year-old self,” Van Dyke told Access Hollywood.The longtime actor said the role came about when he approached Drake Hogestyn, who plays John Black on the soap opera, at the gym.

‘Drake and I went to the same gym together,” the 97-year-old said. “I used to kid him, ‘Say, don’t you ever have any parts for old people? Come on, give me a part!’ And he took me seriously. He got me a part.”

In order to prepare for his new role, Van Dyke watched several episodes of the 58-season series to get a feel for the show.

He also received some helpful advice from industry friends who have also guest-starred on a soap opera.

“Make sure you know all your lines because they don’t do retakes,” Carol Burnett told Van Dyke in a recorded message.

Burnett had a recurring role on All My Children in the ’80s.Van Dyke, who will appear in a scene alongside Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn, will make his soap opera debut this fall.

Dick Van Dyke is my absolute favorite! I can’t wait to see how he handles acting on a soap opera.

Related Posts

Breaking News Barbra Streisand says she ‘can’t live in this country’ if this happens

“Dear madam, you took our picture in front of Rita’s on June 8th. My wife has passed away yesterday and this is the last picture we have…

Roseanne’s New Show Tanks The View’s Ratings “They Lost Most of Their Audience”

Joyce’s post continued: “I took this picture below and then handed my phone to the young daughter and told her to go ahead and text the picture…

Late night icons Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert have been dropped by ABC which said that “their spark has faded.

Joyce ended up doing just that, before the two families went their separate ways. It was a pleasant, heartwarming exchange like any other, and that would have…

Andra Day is fined $1 billion by the NFL for singing the Black National Anthem during Super Bowl LVIII

joyce Rhinehart was out to get ice cream with her grandson one day, back in 2017, when she spotted a family sitting on a bench nearby. They…

ABC announces cancellation of ‘The View’, labeling it ‘the worst show on TV’ in entertainment history

As Joyce explained in a later Facebook post: “On June 8th I was at Rita’s Italian Ice with my grandson Blake treating him after his tennis lesson….

ABC’s decision not to renew Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar’s contracts for ‘The View’ No More Toxic People In The Show

We just never know how important any given action on any given day can be to someone else. Since we spend so much of our lives taking…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *