LOS ANGELES (NEWSnet/AP) — Dick Van Dyke has won a Daytime Emmy at age 98.

The actor was honored Friday as guest performer in a daytime drama series, for his role as amnesiac Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock's “Days of Our Lives.”

 He is the oldest person to receive a Daytime Emmy.

“I don’t believe this. I feel like a spy from night-time television,” he said. “I’m 98 years old. Can you believe it? This really tops off a lifetime of 80 years in the business. If I had known I would have lived this long, I would’ve taken better care of myself."

Van Dyke received a standing ovation, as he used a cane to make his way to the stage, accompanied by his wife, Arlene, who held the trophy.

“I brought this lady up because she was also on the show," he said. "She played the cop who arrested me.”

Van Dyke has won four Primetime Emmy awards, including three in the 1960s for “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

“General Hospital” won four trophies, including its fourth consecutive honor as best daytime drama.

Thorsten Kaye of “The Bold and the Beautiful” received his second straight lead actor win for his portrayal of Ridge Forrester.

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