Dick Van Dyke Earns Historic Daytime Emmy Nomination at 98

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At 98 years old, the legendary actor Dick Van Dyke has once again made waves in the entertainment world, this time by making Daytime Emmy Award history.

Dick Van Dyke’s Historic Daytime Emmy Nomination

On April 19th, it was revealed that Van Dyke has made history as the oldest nominee in the Daytime Awards show’s history. His nomination is in the category of guest performer in a daytime drama series for his portrayal of Timothy Robicheaux, an amnesiac character, on “Days of Our Lives.”

Van Dyke’s performance on the long-running soap opera, which aired in September 2023, marked his debut on the show with a four-part storyline. While this nomination is a significant milestone in his longstanding career, it is not his first brush with Emmy recognition. Van Dyke has previously won four Primetime Emmy Awards, including three in the 1960s for his iconic comedy series “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”


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Competing alongside Van Dyke in the category are notable nominees Linden Ashby for “The Young and the Restless,” Ashley Jones for “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Alley Mills for “General Hospital,” and Guy Pearce for “Neighbours.”

Beyond his contributions to daytime TV, Van Dyke holds an impressive list of achievements, including multiple Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, and a Grammy Award. His influence on the entertainment industry is further proven by his star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The upcoming Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, which is scheduled for June 7th in Los Angeles, will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed on Peacock. This year’s show will return to its regular program schedule after being delayed until last December due to strikes made by Hollywood actors and writers, as reported by the Daily Mail.