Recognizable for his cherubic countenance and roles playing mild-mannered fathers in movies and on TV, Dick Van Patten has one of the lengthiest and most impressive track records in the acting business. As a child, he performed alongside Broadway stars such as Melvyn Douglas, Tallulah Bankhead, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. He worked in radio and became a familiar face in the early days of television, later becoming ₃everydad₄ in the 1970s comedy/drama Eight is Enough. He₂s been a roommate to Burt Lancaster, a next-door neighbor to Michael Jackson and a successful businessman. Here, this beloved actor reflects on a career that has lasted over seven decades. Along the way he shares insights and anecdotes about some of the biggest names in TV, movies and theater, along with the challenges he has faced as a husband, father, animal rights crusader and working actor in an ever evolving business.--From publisher description.