Van Dyke is not slowing down and incorporated his trademark humor and dance moves in his wife's music video.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published on February 18, 2022
Dick Van Dyke, one of the most charming men in Hollywood, is still grooving to his own tune. The actor and comedian might be 96 but not only is he in good health, but he's also still got the moves. Van Dyke uploaded a video of him dancing and singing with his wife, Arlene Silver, to celebrate Valentine's Day and it just gives us so much joy. The actor turned 96 on December 13, 2021. During the 2020 presidential election, he even joked, “I have all my marbles.” The music video was directed by Arlene Silver and features her husband Van Dyke and the group The Vantastix. The music video was set to Doris Day’s 1950s hit song “Everybody Loves a Lover,” reported Entertainment Online. Silver sang Day's part while Van Dyke added his own touch to join her as he showed off some of his moves.
Van Dyke, a four-time Emmy winner, was his goofy self through the video and it's as adorable as you can imagine. Van Dyke has been a film and TV icon for more than half a century. Some of his popular movie performances include "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "Mary Poppins" and "Bye Bye Birdie." He also had his own namesake show in the 1960s. The video starts with Silver singing Day's parts as Van Dyke can be heard scat singing in the background. The vocals are also provided by The Vantastix consisting of Eric Bradley, Bryan Chadima, and Mike Mendyke. They can be seen joining in and snapping their fingers as Silver continues singing.
Van Dyke can be sitting on a chair relaxing when he springs into action and joins in. His performance is infectious and even at 96, he's still got it. His moves were a throwback to some of his own moves from movies he's starred in. The video went viral and people can't get enough of the icon dancing. He can also be seen winking at the camera and playing messing with nude statues on the set. Silver and Van Dyke end the video with a cuddle on a loveseat and a sweet kiss.
Van Dyke is particular about keeping fit and often posts videos on his Instagram of him working out. He has been dealing with arthritis, COPD and spinal stenosis but it appears nothing can stop the comedian. Last year, Van Dyke was honored at the 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in Washington, D.C. "I'm just happy to be anywhere," he said at the time. "If I'd known I was going to live this long I would've taken better care of myself. ...How I got here, I don't know, and I'm not going to ask," he added.
Silver, who's a producer, and Van Dyke have now been married for almost 10 years having met six years prior to that, reported Yahoo News. They celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on February 29. This is Van Dyke's second marriage after divorcing his first wife and mother of his four children, Margie Willett, in 1984 after 36 years of marriage. He was then in a relationship with actress Michelle Triola for over 30 years before she passed away in 2009.