Born in Kew Gardens, New York in December 1928. Late American actor Dick Van Patten had an estimated net worth of $5 million. He started out as a child model and actor and was widely recognized for starring as the father, “Tom Bradford” on the television comedy Eight is Enough. Following his success on the Broadway stage, Van Patten relocated to Los Angeles to continue his acting career and then enjoyed his first big role as “Nels Hansen” in the TV series Mama, broadcasted between 1949 and 1957. He was also featured in episodes of Arrested Development, Adam-12, Emergency!, Sanford and Son, Banacek, The Brian Keith Show, The Streets of San Francisco, Cannon, and Happy Days as well as in numerous films including Spaceballs, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and High Anxiety. Besides, Van Patten served as a commentator for the World Series of Poker, which ran between 1993 and 1995. As a successful actor, he got a star on the 1985 Hollywood Walk of Fame before going on to receive a star on the 2008 Palm Springs Walk of Stars. He wedded Patricia Poole in 1954, and the pair had three children together. At 86 years of age, Van Patten died from complications with Type 2 Diabetes on June 23, 2015.