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Dick Van Patten
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Actor
    (December 9, 1928-June 23, 2015)
    Best known as Tom Bradford on 'Eight Is Enough'
    Acted in 'Quiet Kill' (2004), 'Sure Hand of God' (2004), 'Santa Trap' (2002), 'Groom Lake' (2002), 'Big Brother Trouble' (2000), 'Angel on Abbey Street' (1999), 'Evasive Action' (1998), 'Demolition High' (1996), 'Love Is All There Is' (1996), 'Dangerous Place' (1995), 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights' (1993), 'Body Trouble' (1992), 'Final Embrace' (1992), 'Going to the Chapel' (1988), 'New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking' (1988), '14 Going on 30' (1988), 'Spaceballs' (1987), 'Hoboken Chicken Emergency' (1984), 'I Love Liberty' (1982), 'Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker' (1979), 'High Anxiety' (1977), 'Freaky Friday' (1976), 'Shaggy D.A., The' (1976), 'Gus' (1976), 'Superdad' (1974), 'Westworld' (1973), 'Soylent Green' (1973), 'Charly' (1968) and 'Psychomania' (1964)
    Portrayed Floyd Graham on 'WIOU'
    He actually was a regular on 'The New Dick Van Dyke Show.'
    He was a child star known as Dickie Van Patten.
    He wanted to be a tennis player, but was not physically fit.
    He had his own name brand of Natural Balance dog food.
    He named his son Nels after his character on 'I Remember Mama.'
    Although he was not wanted for the role of Tom Bradford, the president of ABC was his friend and demanded he be cast in that role.
    He tended to look overwhelmed and perplexed.
    All of his children play tennis.
    He portrayed Nels Hansen on one of the earliest TV series 'I Remember Mama' (1949-1957).
    He brought his Tom Bradford character to an episode of the animated series 'Family Guy.'
    His wife of over 50 years was named Pat Van Patten.
    His sister is actress Joyce Van Patten.
    He appeared in two 'Weird Al' Yankovic parodies, 'Smells Like Nirvana' and 'Bedrock Anthem.'
    His Tom Bradford character ranked #33 in TV Guide's '50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time' (June 20, 2004).
    He learned about the cancellation of 'Eight Is Enough,' when he read it in the newspaper.
    He appeared on Broadway as early as age 8 and performed in a dozen different Broadway productions throughout his teens.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 38 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 113 Votes: 55.75% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 24 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 24 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 29.41% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 38 Votes: 39.47% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 38 Votes: 44.74% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 94 Votes: 45.74% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 123 Votes: 51.22% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 236 Votes: 47.03% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 59 Votes: 37.29% Annoying
 
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