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Shane Van Dyke (born August 28, 1979) is an American television and film actor, film director, and screenwriter. He is known for making "mockbuster" films, movies designed to capitalize on the success of a more popular film.

Shane Van Dyke
Born (1979-08-28) August 28, 1979 (ageĀ 39)
OccupationActor, screenwriter, film director
Parent(s)Barry Van Dyke
Mary Carey Van Dyke
RelativesDick Van Dyke (paternal grandfather)
Jerry Van Dyke (paternal grand-uncle)
Kelly Jean Van Dyke (paternal first cousin once removed)

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Early lifeEdit

Van Dyke was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Mary (Carey) Van Dyke and actor Barry Van Dyke. He has two brothers, Wes and Carey, and a sister, Taryn Van Dyke. He is the paternal grandson of the entertainer Dick Van Dyke. He is also a grandnephew of Jerry Van Dyke and first cousin once removed of Jerry's daughter Kelly Jean Van Dyke.

Van Dyke's professional acting career began after graduating from high school when he became involved with the theatre program at Moorpark College in California. He launched his television career with a recurring minor role (14 episodes) as medical student Alex Smith on the CBS television show Diagnosis: Murder. In 2002, he starred in the musical Annie.

CareerEdit

In the years following his role on Diagnosis: Murder, Van Dyke worked on other television shows including the long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, as well as the independent film Arizona Summer.

In the summer of 2007, Shane rejoined his grandfather and father in a series of Hallmark Channel Original Movies titled Murder 101. Around the same period, he also co-starred in the Hallmark mini-series Shark Swarm, opposite John Schneider and Daryl Hannah.

As a screenwriter, Van Dyke is represented[citation needed] by Mad Hatter Entertainment, a Hollywood production and management company with several notable clients, and has performed screenwriter duties for various mockbuster films including Transmorphers 2, Street Racer, Paranormal Entity, and The Day the Earth Stopped.[1] and The Silence.

As of 2009, Van Dyke resides in Los Angeles and is a film and television faculty member with Hollywood for Kids.[2]

Van Dyke was the director and writer of the movie Titanic II (2010) and portrayed the ship's owner, Hayden Walsh. In 2011, Van Dyke appeared as a lifeguard in the SyFy film Super Shark, about a giant shark released from stone by an oil-drilling rig off the California coast.[3] In 2012, he produced (with his brother Carey Van Dyke and Oren Peli) the horror film Chernobyl Diaries.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shane Van Dyke Summary". TV.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  2. ^ "Hollywood for Kids". Hollywoods for Kids.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  3. ^ Super Shark on IMDb
  4. ^ "New Chernobyl Diairies Image Has its Back Up to the Wall". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-05-01.

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