TV Fact #344 – October 2nd, 2015:

In one episode of the comedy/mystery/medical crime drama television series “Diagnosis: Murder” (1993-2001), a stunt with a motorcycle was required. However, the production team didn’t have the budget to perform this stunt in real life. So lead actor Dick van Dyke, who played the lead character Dr. Mark Sloane, being a computer animation enthusiast, created the special effects on his home computer using the LightWave 3D animation software and they were used on the show. Van Dyke was even paid $200 for creating the sequence. Dick Van Dyke…United States Army Air Corps (WW II) Veteran, actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, producer, and, apparently, a computer graphics animator. A man of infinite talents it would seem.

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