The iconic and beloved Dick Van Dyke is going to be a guest at the Phoenix Comic Con May 27th. The star of Mary Poppins, Bye Bye Birdie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and of course the Dick Van Dyke Show has won five Primetime Emmys, a Tony award and a Grammy. He's part of the Television Hall of Fame, received a SAG Life Achievement award, has a star on the Hollywood Walk-of-Fame and is a recognized Disney Legend. He is only an Oscar away from the elusive EGOT.
The 91-year old Van Dyke will be signing autographs and doing photo ops.
He's been known to do book signings and small events, but this may be his first ever comic convention.
Van Dyke started his career in radio and on stage before making the move to television. He got his own series in 1961 the had a dream comedic cast including Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Jerry Paris, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Richard Deacon, and Carl Reiner. The actor made his film debut Bye Bye Birdie in 1963 that was quickly followed by What A Way To Go and Mary Poppins the following year. Van Dyke will make an appearance in the Mary Poppins remake that is due out next year.