Mr. Barry Van Dyke
27800 Blythedale Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Dear Mr. Barry Van Dyke,
My name is Matt Winick and I’m a fan of your acting. My favorite tv show that you played in was Diagnosis Murder. Diagnosis Murder was a great crime comedy show about Dr. Mark Sloan, a doctor who like to help the police department solve different cases and works with police detectives including medical staff to investigate. Mr. Barry Van Dyke, I thought you did an excellent job portraying as police detective Steve Sloan because I liked on how you made him have different unique traits like using his detective skills to evaluate evidence along with witness statements to help his father Mark Sloan on solving different cases, taking the time to help his father Mark Sloan when he has some challenges in life, and teaming up with other medical staff like doctor Amanda Bentley and doctor Jesse Travis to learn on how the person was murdered or if there was foul play. I enjoyed watching all the episodes of Diagnosis Murder from season 1 through 8 because I really enjoy seeing on how Dr. Mark Sloan and his son Detective Steve Sloan would team up with their friends to solve cases when they have different methods. Also another reason I liked the show was because it had a sense of humor and how it focus on the importance of friendships along with teamwork when there are differences or conflict.
Besides your acting career, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes to reduce discrimination. Mr. Barry Van Dyke, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Also another thing that I struggle with a disability is when I struggle to maintain friendships along with lose friends when some friends, peers of them, and adults get judgmental about me being different or having a disability. Your and your father Dick Van Dyke’s commitment to be strong supporters of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Your character Detective Steve Sloan and Dick Van Dyke’s role as Dr. Mark Sloan in Diagnosis Murder help give me motivation to work on my disability, try to learn how friendships along with how teamwork is important when there are challenges, and many others. Another thing to add is your father Dick Van Dyke’s acting in Disney Marry Poppins and in different tv shows help inspire me to be a fan of his work and work on my disability.
I strongly believe that you are a very talented actor. You do such an excellent job working with your father Dick Van Dyke to make your characters on Diagnosis Murder have great traits. Both of you have inspire me to work hard on my disability. Also I have a letter for your father Dick Van Dyke where I explain how he truly inspires me to work hard on my disability and I was wondering if you could please forward my letter to him and make sure that my letter gets to Mr. Van Dyke because he made a great impact on me. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making a great difference with your father, and inspiring me. Please continue to make a great difference.