Dick Van Patten

1928 - 2015

Dick Van Patten

Richard Vincent Van Patten (December 9, 1928 – June 23, 2015) was an American actor, comedian, businessman, and animal welfare advocate, whose career spans seven decades of television. He was best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on the ABC television comedy-drama Eight Is Enough. Van Patten began work as a child actor and was successful on the New York stage, appearing in more than a dozen plays as a teenager. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dick Van Patten has received more than 1,688,693 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,935th most popular actor.

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  • 1.7M

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  • 43.74

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Dick Van Patten ranks 3,886 out of 8,832Before him are Susan George, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Laima Vaikule, Alexander Pschill, Ana Obregón, and Ray Romano. After him are Chuck McCann, Donald Moffat, Denise Crosby, Brunhilde Pomsel, Renee O'Connor, and Lou Diamond Phillips.

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Among people born in 1928, Dick Van Patten ranks 338Before him are Pierre Tchernia, Joe Morello, Nunzio Gallo, Johnny Griffin, Arthur Foulkes, and Surya Bahadur Thapa. After him are Peter Taylor, Ann Blyth, Maggie McNamara, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Władysław Hasior, and Fritz Herkenrath. Among people deceased in 2015, Dick Van Patten ranks 289Before him are Robert Z'Dar, Boris Morukov, Surya Bahadur Thapa, Patricia Crone, Evelyn Furtsch, and Helmut Dietl. After him are Csaba Fenyvesi, Martin Gilbert, Gunther Schuller, Candida Royalle, Scott Weiland, and Melissa Mathison.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dick Van Patten ranks 6,036 out of 12,171Before him are Julius J. Epstein (1909), Thurston Moore (1958), Donald Wills Douglas Sr. (null), Jaron Lanier (1960), Robert Cray (1953), and Ray Romano (1957). After him are Chuck McCann (1934), Lester Germer (1896), Jack Bender (1949), Johnny Nash (1940), Tenley Albright (1935), and Sid Wilson (1977).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Dick Van Patten ranks 1,891Before him are Della Reese (1931), Charlotte Stewart (1941), Shannon Elizabeth (1973), Bert Lahr (1895), Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (1978), and Ray Romano (1957). After him are Chuck McCann (1934), Denise Crosby (1957), Renee O'Connor (1971), Michael Harney (1956), Maura Tierney (1965), and Titus Welliver (1962).