Shane and his other siblings Carey van Dyke,Wes Van Dyke and Taryn Van Dyke have all appeared more than once on Diagnosis Murder.
Shane first started working in television while he was a senior in high school.
Grand-nephew of Jerry Van Dyke.
Shane attended Moorpark College in Los Angeles.
Shane became an uncle in July 2001 when his older brother Carey and his wife Anne had their first baby, a girl, named Ava.
Shane played three different roles on Diagnosis Murder before he got the role of Alex Smith.
Shane (about the expectations of following in his grandfather's footsteps.) I don't feel any pressure. He's grandpa. And he is a legendary actor," He then pauses a moment, smiles and says, "I grew up watching 'Mary Poppins,' too.
Shane(about working with his dad and grand pa): "It was weird at first, but I'm so used to it now. It's not weird at all. It's a lot of fun."
Shane about becoming a recurring charachter on Diagnosis Murder :At the beginning of the season, I began reoccurring (as Alex). But before that I would come in playing different characters every season.
Brother of actor Carey van Dyke,Wes Van Dyke and Taryn Van Dyke.
He is the son of Barry Van Dyke.
Grandson of Dick Van Dyke .