Richard Byron Van Patten is the proud father of the world-famous American director, actor, and producer Tim Van Patten. Though Richard was not a well-known celebrity, all of his children are prominent personalities in the Hollywood film industry. Two of his children are famous actors, while the youngest one is a renowned director in films and Television shows. They are active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.
Richard was born on September 21, 1907, in New York, USA, to the couple John Peter Van Patten and Florence Lucinda Tyler Van Patten. He was a furniture salesman by profession. He got married to Josephine Rose Acerno, an Italian woman who was a Magazine Advertising Executive, and later on December 9, 1928, Dick Van Patten was born. After 6 years, the couple had another child Joyce Benignia Van Patten. Later they got divorced, and Richard married Eleanor Marie Della Gatta. Richard Byron worked really hard to raise his family from the income of his profession.
His grandparents were Edwin Forest Tyler and Anna Otten. Richard Byron’s grandchildren are Nels Van Patten, James Van Patten, Vincent Van Patten, Talia Balsam, Grace Van Patten, Anna Van Patten, and Casey King.
Dick Van Patten was the eldest among Richard’s three children. He was a famous actor back then, and some of his well-known films were his role in the TV series “Eight is enough.” He was so fond of acting and had auditioned for many plays, even when he was seven years old. By the 1930s, he had already been a part of a few radio shows and plays. During the period of 1949, with a decade of experience in acting, he became part of the TV series “Mama.” Some of his well-known movies were Charley (1968), Robin Hood Men in tights (1993), and Space balls (1987). He got married to Patricia Poole on April 25, 1954, and they had three children. Their children later followed their father’s footprint and became actors.
Joyce Benignia Van Patten is a well-known film actress. Just like her elder brother Dick Van Patten she had developed great acting skills at a very young age. Both Joyce and Dick never missed any chance to show their acting skills. She has appeared in many Tv series and movies. In 1941, she made her acting debut on the big screen with her brother.
Timothy Van Patten is the youngest and only child of Richard Byron Van Patten and his second wife, Eleanor Della Gatta Van Patten. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has directed famous shows like Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Boardwalk Empire, etc. It was Richard’s passion for theatres and films that made his children develop a passion for acting and directing in the movies.
Information about his net worth is not mentioned anywhere on the internet, whereas his children’s net worth is mentioned on the internet. The estimated net worth of Dich Van Patten and Joyce Benignia is $ 5 million and $ 1.9 million, respectively. Tim being the wealthiest of the three, has a net worth which is approximately $ 10 million.
Richard Byron Van Patten has led quite a glorious life being a supportive father who helped his children follow their dreams. On May 4, 1985, Richard Byron Van Patten passed away in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, USA. His legacy is passed on to his future generations, and he is still remembered through his children and grandchildren as well.