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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 March 1947Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameAlan Willis Jeffrey
Height 6' 0¾" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (3)

Tanya Callau (7 May 2005 - present)
Gina Marie Tolleson (13 August 1994 - 29 September 1999) (divorced) (1 child)
Gloria Loring (1970 - 1983) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (35)

Played Billy Flynn in the traveling company of the musical "Chicago".
Son, with Gloria Loring, Brennan Thicke was born.
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 René 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 disc jockey while in college.
Step father is a certified Transport Canada physician (performs medicals for pilots).
Step father runs a family practice in Brampton Ontario (suburb of Toronto).
Step father, Dr. Brian Thicke, is the medical director for Canada3000, a charter airline.
His second wife, Gina Marie Tolleson, is a freelance TV reporter and hostess, as well as having been Miss World 1991.
Father, with Gina Marie Tolleson, of son Carter Thicke (aka Carter William Thicke), who was born on July 10, 1997.
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 (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).
He sang and composed the theme to the cult-classic TV game show The Wizard of Odds (1973), hosted by Alex Trebek.
Once had his nose broken by Gordie Howe in a celebrity hockey game.
His son Robin Thicke 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.
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].
Composed and sang both theme songs to Diff'rent Strokes (1978).
Produced a CBC television series hosted by Canadian teen-singer René Simard.
Ex-father-in-law of Paula Patton.
Brother of Todd Thicke.
Was 40 years old when he dated 17-year old actress Kristy Swanson, and they were engaged two years later. They met when she was a 16 year old working on the WB lot.
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.
Before he was a successful actor and a game show host, he (alongside with his first wife Gloria Loring) used to work with Charlotte Rae, as a songwriter on both sitcoms, which she starred in: Diff'rent Strokes (1978) and The Facts of Life (1979).
Appeared in a commercial for "CCS Medical" diabetes supplies.
Release of his book, "How to Raise Kids Who Won't Hate You". [April 2006]
Release of his book, "How Men Have Babies: The Pregnant Father's Survival Guide". [June 2003]
Has called himself "the affordable Shatner" as much of his later career consists of lucrative personal appearance (hosting parades, beauty pageants, etc.) declined by his fellow Canadian actor William Shatner.
Brother-in-law of Kenny Callau.

Personal Quotes (8)

[Of Tracey Gold's family]: The Gold family has always been a role model. Harry and Bonnie Gold make the Seavers look like the Manson family.
I thought it was a great departure for me. It's quite the opposite of most of the things I've done.
[on analyzing Ozzy Osbourne about The Family Dog]: Seaver, who was a psychiatrist, would have reprimanded his children. It's the child's role in the family to take care of the dog.
[on his second rocky marriage]: It's not a fait accomplice, but the signs are pointing in the direction of a failed marriage. I think this is a disgrace. We had no problems that, in my opinion, mature, committed adults shouldn't be able to solve.
[Who got married a third time in 2005]: I'll be on my third honeymoon, so I'm more of an authority than I care to be.
[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.
I play every week and I guess I used to be a better puck-ducker. During one of the pick-up games, I got in the way of a slap shot and it cost me five teeth and 30 stitches both inside the mouth and outside.
[on rumors he turned down the lead in "Schindler's List"]: You know, that's one of those wonderful urban myths that I never try to completely discourage, just because it's so flattering that anybody could ever believe that for a second I would turn down Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture, but that never happened. That's the danger of Wikipedia and a lot of the Internet rumors that bubble up and won't go away. Fortunately, that's a good one. No, I was never offered the role of Oskar. I wasn't even offered the role of Oscar Mayer! It didn't happen.

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