Best Quotes by Jerry Van Dyke

By | April 7, 2017

I never turned down anything but ‘Gilligan’s Island.’

Jerry Van Dyke

I wanted to be Bob Hope or Red Skelton from the time I was 8 years old.

Jerry Van Dyke

I have an act I take on the road. That’s what saved me. I dont know how most actors make a living.

Jerry Van Dyke

I always knew if I had some success that I’d no longer be thought of as Dick Van Dyke’s brother.

Jerry Van Dyke

The Emmy nomination did a world of good for my confidence.

Jerry Van Dyke

I’ve always known I was good, but if other people dont think so, it can hurt your confidence.

Jerry Van Dyke

Mom always liked me best.

Jerry Van Dyke

If I had taken ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ I would never have gotten ‘Coach’ because I would have been established as Gilligan.

Jerry Van Dyke

I’ve been in so many series, or almost-series, that I can’t even count them all.

Jerry Van Dyke

God knows I tried to make it earlier in life, but with all due respect to myself, nothing I ever did was any good.

Jerry Van Dyke

I didn’t handle success all that well.

Jerry Van Dyke

I became known as the guy who did the worst show in the history of television.

Jerry Van Dyke

I’ve always done comedy, and I’ve always wanted to do a dramatic role. I wanted to be a sheriff.

Jerry Van Dyke

The ‘My Mother the Car’ script read like Neil Simon compared to the ‘Gilligan’s Island’ script.

Jerry Van Dyke

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