Shane Van Dyke

Shane Van Dyke (born August 28, 1979) is an American television and film actor, film director, and screenwriter. He is the son of Barry Van Dyke, and grandson of Dick Van Dyke.

Shane Van Dyke
Born (1979-08-28) August 28, 1979 (age 42)
OccupationActor, screenwriter, film director
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Julie Schreiner
ChildrenKayden Van Dyke
Parent(s)Barry Van Dyke
Mary Carey Van Dyke
RelativesDick Van Dyke (paternal grandfather)
Jerry Van Dyke (paternal great uncle)
Kelly Jean Van Dyke (paternal first cousin once removed)

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 male 1st cousin once removed junior 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.


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 mini-series Shark Swarm, opposite John Schneider and Daryl Hannah.

Van Dyke has performed screenwriter duties for various films including Transmorphers 2, Street Racer, Paranormal Entity, 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. In 2012, he produced (with his brother Carey Van Dyke and Oren Peli) the horror film Chernobyl Diaries.[3]

In 2019, Carey and Shane Van Dyke released a spec script titled Don't Worry Darling; the screenplay appeared on the 2019 Black List.[4][5] A film based on the spec script was announced in August 2019, after a bidding war amongst 18 studios to acquire the next project directed by Olivia Wilde; New Line Cinema later won the auction.[6][5] Katie Silberman was brought on to do a rewrite which became the film's screenplay.[5][7][8]


  1. ^ "Shane Van Dyke Summary". Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  2. ^ "Hollywood for Kids". Hollywoods for Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  3. ^ "New Chernobyl Diairies Image Has its Back Up to the Wall". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-05-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; Ramos, Dino-Ray (December 16, 2019). "The Black List 2019 Screenplays Unveiled & Ranked: Ken Kobayashi's Frozen-Time Romance 'Move On' Tops List". Deadline Hollywood.
  5. ^ a b c Fleming, Mike Jr. (August 12, 2019). "New Line Wins Olivia Wilde-Directed Spec Package 'Don't Worry Darling; Auction Drew 18 Bids". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (July 31, 2019). "Hot Auction Update: 18 Offers On 'Don't Worry Darling' With 'Booksmart's Olivia Wilde To Star, Direct". Deadline Hollywood.
  7. ^ "What Is 'Don't Worry Darling' Even About?". W Magazine. March 2, 2021. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  8. ^ Semlyen, Phil de (April 29, 2022). "Here's everything we know about 'Don't Worry Darling'". Time Out Worldwide. Retrieved 2022-05-02.

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