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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), Raising Helen (2004) and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009). 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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Growing Pains
Growing Pains Dr. Jason Seaver
(1985-1992)
Raising Helen
Raising Helen Hockey Cantor
(2004)
That's My Boy
That's My Boy TV Version Donny's Dad
(2012)

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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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Wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for "The Toronto Sun" chain in Canada. See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (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:

Best known for playing Dr. Jason Seaver on Growing Pains (1985). He has, however, had a long and eclectic career in television, working as a writer, personality, host and composer among other roles for programming as diverse as sitcoms, variety shows, soap operas, game shows, commercials, reality shows, specials and parades. See more »

Trademark:

Radio disc jockey voice

Star Sign:

Pisces

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