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Alan Thicke

Jason Seaver in Growing Pains

Photos Alan Thicke Birth name: Alan Willis Jeffrey
Birth date: 1947/03/01
Date of death : 2016/12/13 (69 years old)
Birth place : Lac kirkland, Ontario (Canada)
Height: 1.88 m

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Biography for Alan Thicke

He graduated from Elliot Lake High School in 1965 as homecoming king. He attended the University of Western Ontario and worked as a disc jockey while in university. He has composed the original scores to Wheel of Fortune (1975), which was entitled Big Wheels which was used until 1983. Among other gameshows themes, he also composed the songs for The Diamond Head Game (1974) and Whew! (1979) and The Wizard of Odds, a gameshow hosted by Alex Trebek and in 1997 he also hosted a television version of the gameshow Pictionary. He has also written songs for various singers including Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera, Mya, Brian McKnight and Pink. He was also the host of his own popular talk show in Canada during the early 1980s called The Alan Thicke Show which was followed by an unsuccessful American version entitled Thicke of the Night, and was also on American television series Hope and Gloria, which lasted only 35 episodes. Throughout the late 1980s to early 1990s, he was most famous as the patriarch on the American television series Growing Pains.

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Filmography

Title Role
Alpha Dog (2005) (post-production) Douglas Holden
The Surfer King (2005) (post-production) Pipeman
Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers (2004) (TV) Dr. Jason Seaver
Childstar (2004) J.R.
Raising Helen (2004) Hockey Cantor
Carolina (2003) Chuck McBride
Hollywood North (2003) Peter Casey
Animal Miracles (2001) TV Series Host
Xin shi zi jie tou (2001) Steve
The Growing Pains Movie (2000) (TV) Dr. Jason Roland Seaver
Ice Angel (2000) (TV) Coach Parker
Bear with Me (2000)
All New 3's a Crowd (1999) TV Series Host
Animals Are People Too! (1999) TV Series Host
Two of Hearts (1999) (TV) Hank Powers
Casper Meets Wendy (1998) (V) Game Announcer
Thunder Point (1998) (TV) Joplin Hardy
Anarchy TV (1998) Reverend Wright
Any Place But Home (1997) (TV) August Danforth
Shadow of the Bear (1997) (TV) William Andrich
The Secret She Carried (1996) (TV) (uncredited) Mr. Epperson, Mitch's Boss
Open Season (1996) Xanex
Demolition High (1996) Slater
Shari's Passover Surprise (1996) (TV) Alan
Windsor Protocol (1996) (TV) Senator Joplin Hardy
Lamb Chop's Special Chanukah (1995) (TV) Alan
Hope & Gloria (1995) TV Series Dennis Dupree
TV's Funniest Families (1994) (TV) Host
Lamb Chop and the Haunted Studio (1994) (TV) Alan
Rubdown (1993) (TV) Raymond Holliman
Betrayal of the Dove (1993) Jack West
Stepmonster (1993) George Dougherty
Still Not Quite Human (1992) (TV) Dr. Jonas Carson/Bonus
Travelquest (1992) TV Series Host
The Trial of Red Riding Hood (1992) (TV) The Wolf
And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird (1991) Matthew
Jury Duty: The Comedy (1990) (TV) Phil Beckman
Not Quite Human II (1989) (TV) Dr. Jonas Carson
Dance 'Til Dawn (1988) (TV) Jack Lefcourt
14 Going on 30 (1988) (TV) The real Forndexter
Not Quite Human (1987) (TV) Dr. Jonas Carson
Hitting Home (1987) (TV) Conrad Vaughan
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986) (TV) Steve Carr
Growing Pains (1985) TV Series Dr. Jason Seaver
Calendar Girl Murders (1984) (TV) Alan Conti
Copper Mountain (1983) Jackson Reach
The Alan Thicke Show (1980) TV Series Host
Jack: A Flash Fantasy (1972) (TV) Jack of Diamonds
The Point (1971) (TV) Narrator/Father (third telecast)
Time for Living (1969) TV Series Regular
It's Our Stuff (1969) TV Series Regular

Trivia

Played Billy Flint in the Travling show of Chicago the musical

Born at 2:00pm-EST

He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."

Was the manager for Canadian teen-singer Rene Simard.

Member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.

Graduated in 1965 from Elliot Lake High School, and was elected Homecoming King

Attended the University of Western Ontario

Worked as a disk jockey while in college

His second wife, Gina Tolleson, is a freelance TV reporter and hostess, as well as Miss World 1991.

Was named "Father of the Year" by The Father's Day Council of Los Angeles, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, and The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Composed the original score to "Wheel of Fortune" (1975), titled "Big Wheels." The original theme was used until 1983. Among the other game show themes Thicke has composed are "The Diamond Head Game" (1974) and "Whew!" (1979).

He sung and composed the theme to the cult-classic TV game show "The Wizard Of Odds", hosted by Alex Trebek.

Once had his nose broken by Gordie Howe in a celebrity hockey game.

He is a singer/songwriter and has written songs for artists such as Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera, Mya, Brian McKnight & Pink among others.

Hosted Wayne Gretzky's wedding in Edmonton, Canada.

Son Robin Thicke is a singer and a piano player, who released the album, "A Beautiful World".

May 2003 - Lost five teeth and required 30 stitches after getting hit in the face by a flying puck while playing hockey with actor Michael Vartan. Thicke was not wearing sufficient headgear.

Hosted the 2004 Miss Universe Canada Pageant in Rama, Ontario from January 23-25, 2004.

Jason Seaver, Thicke's character on "Growing Pains" (1985), was ranked #37 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].

Was Spielberg's first choice to play Oskar Schindler. Thicke turned down the part due to creative differences and scheduling conflicts.

Was 40 years old when he dated 17-year old actress Kristy Swanson. Was later engaged to her at 42.

Family

Gina Tolleson (13 August 1994 - 29 September 1999) (divorced), 1 child.

Gloria Loring (1970 - 1983) (divorced), 2 children.

Son, with Loring, Brennan born [1974]

Son with Tolleson, Carter William Thicke, born July 10, 1997.

Father is a certified Transport Canada physician (performs medicals for pilots).

Father runs a family practice in Brampton Ontario (suburb of Toronto).

Father, Dr. Brian Thicke, is the medical director for Canada3000, a charter airline.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by abdest

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