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Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke was born on March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada as Alan Willis Jeffrey. He is known for his work on Growing Pains (1985), The Alan Thicke Show (1980) and America 2-Night (1978). He has been married to Tanya Callau since May 7, 2005. He was previously married to Gina Marie Tolleson and Gloria Loring. See full bio »

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 1979-1988 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (composer - 201 episodes)
- The Beginning of the Beginning (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Beginning of the End (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Big Apple Blues (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- On the Edge (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Present Imperfect (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
 1978-1986 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series) (composer - 181 episodes)
- The Front Page (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Photo Club (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Big Bribe (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
- Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
- Arnold's Tangled Web (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
 1983 Wheel of Fortune (TV Series) (composer: theme "Big Wheels" 1975-1983)
 1979 Hello, Larry (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Thanksgiving Crossover: Part 2 (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
- Feudin' and Fussin': Part 2 (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Trip: Part 2 (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
 1976 Stumpers! (TV Series) (music coordinator - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 December 1976 (1976) ... (music coordinator)
 1973-1974 The Wizard of Odds (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 20 May 1974 (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 27 September 1973 (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974 The Joker's Wild (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 January 1974 (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Unaired Pilot ... (composer: theme music)
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[on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Joanna Kerns, who played Maggie Seaver]: We never went on a date, but we had chemistry, which our unrequited romance preserved for the entire show. See more »


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

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