Jerry Van Dyke dead at 86

Jerry Van Dyke

Jerry's wife, Shirley Ann Jones, told New York Timesthat the actor and comedian's health had been deteriorating since a 2015 traffic accident.

Dick Van Dyke's younger brother - has died at 86, TMZ reports.

Jerry Van Dyke with his brother Dick Van Dyke during his guest appearance on The Middle.

He had turned down the lead role in "Gilligan's Island" in favor of the highly ridiculed "My Mother the auto", which lasted a single season.

Jerry Van Dyke, best known for his role as Asst. It ran for only one season on NBC in September 1965. 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. He was also made a regular on The Judy Garland Show as well as a string of supporting movie roles and stints in television series including "My Mother the Car", "Accidental Family" and "Coach", for which he received four Emmy nominations. Coach Luther Van Dam alongside Craig T. Nelson.

Born in 1931, Jerry began his career as a stand-up comedian, making his TV debut in the series G.E. True in 1962. "This is as good as it's ever been'".

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