Dick Van Dyke has been charming his way onto TV and movie screens since the 1950s, capturing hearts (as well as awards—he has five Emmys, a Tony, and a Grammy) in roles like comedy writer Rob Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and street artist Bert in Mary Poppins. On why The Dick Van Dyke SHow was so successfulCBS“Primarily Carl Reiner, who was just a genius, a comedy genius. So many people are more afraid of old age than they are of dying, I think.”—From a 2015 interview with The A.V. On choosing rolesDick Van Dyke on the set of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). All of a sudden, I didn't want it anymore, which is wonderful.”—From a 2015 interview with Entertainment Tonight10.