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Alan Thicke (1947–2016)


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 was married to Tanya Callau, Gina Marie Tolleson and Gloria Loring. He died on December 13, 2016 in Burbank, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Growing Pains
Growing Pains Dr. Jason Seaver
(1985-1992)
The Alan Thicke Show
(1980-1982)
America 2-Night
(1978)
Fernwood Tonight
(1977)

Filmography

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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)
 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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TV commercial & Internet commercial for CCS Medical. See more »

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Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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I thought it was a great departure for me. It's quite the opposite of most of the things I've done. See more »

Trivia:

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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