'Coach' Actor Jerry Van Dyke Dies

Jerry Van Dyke died Friday at 86

The actor, comedian and brother of Dick Van Dyke died Friday in Arkansas at 86. She noted that a auto accident both were involved in two years ago provided deteriorated health in the aftermath.

Jerry first made his mark in stand-up comedy, which he started to perform while still in high school.

Van Dyke's television career began in tandem with his brother's, as one of his earliest appearances was on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" in 1962 as Stacey Petrie.

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Jerry was best known for his role as Assistant Coach Luther Van Dam on American sitcom Coach. Van Dyke earned four consecutive Emmy nominations thanks to his comedy chops on the series. (1963), "Angel in My Pocket" (1969) and his final film, "Moon Ring" (2010).

He worked alongside his brother in recent years, even as both were in their 80s, telling the Los Angeles Times of the elder Van Dyke: "I looked up to him as a kid". Jerry Van Dyke's wife Shirley Ann Jones told the Times that his health had been deteriorating since he was in a traffic accident back in 2015.

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