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Dick Van Dyke gets an Emmy nomination for Days of Our Lives at the age of 98



Dick Van Dyke gets an Emmy nomination for Days of Our Lives at the age of 98
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Dick Van Dijk made history with his recent Daytime Emmy nomination.

Van Dyke, 98, became the oldest person nominated for the prestigious award on Friday, April 19. He received recognition for this guest role in Days of our lives.

The actor made his soap debut in September 2023 as Timothy Robicheaux. He joined the cast for a special four-part arc with his real-life friend and gym buddy, Drake Hogestynwho has been working To dawn on and off since 1986.

“I said, ‘Don’t you have parts for old people? Come on, give me one.” And he took me seriously and got me a role! Van Dijk said Access to Hollywood in April 2023 about persuading his friend to get him a role on the soap.

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While preparing for the role, Van Dyke said he watched a number of them To dawn episodes to get an idea of ​​what the actors on the series have done over the years.

“Some people have been doing it for 20 years,” he recalls. ‘That’s the only homework I can do. Check one out and see how they do. The other thing, you have to hold on: ‘duh duh’, there’s something about music, and we said something exciting.

During Van Dyke’s stint on the show, it was revealed that his character was the long-lost father of Hogestyn’s character, John Black.

Although Van Dyke is the oldest person to receive a Daytime Emmy nod, this isn’t the first time he’s been considered for the award. Van Dyke won the award for Outstanding Performer in Children’s Programming in 1984 CBS Library: The Wrong Way Kid and in 2015 for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program thanks to his role in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Pirate Adventure.

Van Dyke has also won five Primetime Emmy awards for his iconic sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show and his variety show Van Dijk and Company. He also has a Tony Award and a Grammy. That means the old icon just needs the Oscar to make him an EGOT recipient.

In December 2023, Van Dyke joked that he has “got lucky” when it comes to the projects he has done throughout his career.

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‘I’m not very good as a businessman. I would make a movie and come home and just sit and wait for the phone to ring. I was not aggressive,” Van Dyke said in an interview on CBS’ Sunday Morning at the time. “I was out of work a lot because I didn’t go out and look for it.”

The Mary Poppins star shared that his “entire career depended on” just having fun.

“If I’m not having a good time, I’m really bad,” he thought. “It’s such a blessing to find a way to make a living doing what you love that you would do for nothing.” I feel sorry for people who hate their jobs. I look forward to going to work every morning.”