Dick Van Patten

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Dick Van Patten

Born

12/9/1928, New York City, New York, USA

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Dick Van Patten started his career as a child actor on the New York stage. He later transitioned to television and film and enjoyed a successful sixty-year career in the entertainment business. Van Patten was born in Kew Gardens, New York, in 1937, getting his big break into…more

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    • Dick Van Patten: We're feeding all these zoos. And that's getting bigger and bigger.

    • Dick Van Patten: We waited until we perfected the dog food, and then we worked on the cat food. Even though it's not going through the roof the way the dog food is, I think it will catch on eventually.

    • Dick Van Patten: We have a feral cat in our backyard called AC, which stands for Abandoned Cat. Someone moved away and left the cat. She's very timid.

    • Dick Van Patten: We donate a lot of food to rescue organizations.

    • Dick Van Patten: To be hungry must be awful. (When asked about donating to the poor and homeless.)

    • Dick Van Patten: The only honest reaction and true loyalty we get is from our animals. Once they're your friends, you can do no wrong.

    • Dick Van Patten: She just appeared in my back yard one day. I heard this squealing and I thought it was a baby bird. She never really had a mother. She can't meow.

    • Dick Van Patten: People don't like to feed live mice and rats to their snakes. Now we have a regular meat food that they will eat. Ninety percent of the snakes will eat this food and love it.

    • Dick Van Patten: One week we'd go to Brooklyn; the next week to the Bronx; the next week to Manhattan. Every week I'd buy a different pet.

    • Dick Van Patten: It was just an accident; I was never going to come out here.

    • Dick Van Patten: I've seen people that don't treat their animals well and yet their animals are still just as loving to them even though they're not treated that well. It's very hard to find that kind of loyalty and love and affection in human beings.

    • Dick Van Patten: I've probably had more jobs than any other actor living.

    • Dick Van Patten: I was in 27 Broadway plays, and three of them got the Pulitzer Prize.

    • Dick Van Patten: I was a child actor in radio, and there's not many of us left.

    • Dick Van Patten: I love cats.

    • Dick Van Patten: I come from New York originally, but Californians have been wonderful about animals. These animals are so nice and so good and so sweet and intelligent. It's a crime not to help them.

    • Dick Van Patten: I appreciate Eight is Enough. It made me recognizable.

    • Dick Van Patten: From the time I was 8 years old I was on almost every radio show there was.

    • Dick Van Patten: California people are very aware of helping and rescuing animals, but I don't know if it's that way around the rest of the country.

    • Dick Van Patten: (on the 1981 cancellation of Eight Is Enough) Nobody called me to tell me it was canceled. I read it in the paper.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Personal favorite!

    9.4
    I have loved Dick since Eight Is Enough and he

    Seems to be a nice person both on and off

    The screen. No ego and down to earth as well as

    Also accessible in interviews. Loved the show as it focused on family. Good show for the whole entire family to watch.

    Wished that there were more shows like that!
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