Alan Thicke (1947–2016)


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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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Known For

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

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 2019 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heart Burn (2019) ... (writer: "The Facts of Life Theme" - uncredited)
 2019 Sextuplets (writer: "Diff'rent Strokes - Theme")
 2016-2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Will Smith/Fran Lebowitz/Billie Eilish (2018) ... (writer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" - uncredited)
- Reese Witherspoon/Andrew Rannells/Warpaint (2016) ... (writer: "The Facts of Life" - uncredited)
- Casey Affleck/Sienna Miller/Solange (2016) ... (writer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" - uncredited)
- Pharrell Williams/Priyanka Chopra/Loretta Lynn (2016) ... (writer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes")
 2014 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Facts of Bleeping Life (2014) ... (writer: "The Facts of Life" - uncredited)
 2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Rehearsal Dinner (2013) ... (performer: "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" - uncredited)
 2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Melissa McCarthy/Phoenix (2013) ... (writer: "The Facts of Life")
 2012 Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Ri¢hie Ri¢h (2012) ... (music: "Diff'rent Strokes Theme" - uncredited)
 2011 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Infestation Hypothesis (2011) ... (writer: "Diff'rent Strokes" - uncredited)
  Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- The Turkish Grand Prix: Qualifying (2010) ... (performer: "Diff'rent Strokes" - uncredited) / (writer: "Diff'rent Strokes" - uncredited)
 2006 Art School Confidential (writer: "Facts of Life - Theme")
 2004 Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- White People Can't Dance & The Three Daves (2004) ... (writer: "Diff'rent Strokes", "The Facts of Life")
 2002 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Nightingale (2002) ... (writer: "Theme from The Facts of Life")
 2001 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Facts of Life Reunion (2001) ... ("The Facts of Life theme song")
  Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- The Diary (2000) ... (performer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" - uncredited) / (writer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" - uncredited)
  Growing Pains (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1986 - 1989) (performer - 17 episodes, 1985 - 1992)
- Honest Abe (1992) ... (performer: "Happy Birthday to You" - uncredited)
- It's Not Easy Being Green (1991) ... (performer: "Jingle Bells", "O Christmas Tree" - uncredited)
- The Kid's Still Got It (1991) ... (performer: "The More I See You" - uncredited)
- Jason Sings the Blues (1991) ... (performer: "I'm Just Wild about Harry" - uncredited) / (performer: "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (uncredited), "Mack the Knife" (uncredited), "My Way" (Comme d'Habitude))
- Like Father, Like Son (1991) ... (performer: "Kentucky Woman", "I Am... I Said" - uncredited)
 1991 Married... with Children (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 1 (1991) ... (writer: "The Facts of Life")
- If I Could See Me Now (1991) ... (writer: "Facts of Life Theme" - uncredited)
 1991 Voices That Care (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Voices That Care")
 1979-1988 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (writer - 201 episodes)
- The Beginning of the Beginning (1988) ... (writer: "The Facts of Life")
- The Beginning of the End (1988) ... (writer: "The Facts of Life")
- Big Apple Blues (1988) ... (writer: "The Facts of Life")
- On the Edge (1988) ... (writer: "The Facts of Life")
- Present Imperfect (1988) ... (writer: "The Facts of Life")
 1987 Animal Crack-Ups (TV Series) (performer: "Animals Are Just Like People, Too") / (writer: "Animals Are Just Like People, Too")
  Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series) (performer - 181 episodes, 1978 - 1986) (writer - 181 episodes, 1978 - 1986)
- The Front Page (1986) ... (performer: "Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song)) / (writer: "Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song), "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
- The Photo Club (1986) ... (performer: "Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song)) / (writer: "Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song), "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
- The Big Bribe (1986) ... (performer: "Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song)) / (writer: "Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song), "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
- Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown (1986) ... (performer: "Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song)) / (writer: "Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song), "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
- Arnold's Tangled Web (1986) ... (performer: "Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song)) / (writer: "Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song), "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
 1982 The Facts of Life Goes to Paris (TV Movie) (writer: "The Facts of Life")
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Solitary Place (1979) ... (writer: "The Facts of Life")
 1974 Celebrity Sweepstakes (TV Series) (writer: "Celebrity Sweepstakes" (1974-1977))
 1973 The Wizard of Odds (TV Series) (performer: "The Wizard of Odds") / (writer: "The Wizard of Odds")
 1972 The Joker's Wild (TV Series) (writer: "The Joker's Jive (Version B)")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Sheldrake") in "Promises, Promises" by Neil Simon, music by Burt Bacharach. Los Angeles, CA. Also in cast: Jason Alexander See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

He sang and composed the theme to the cult-classic TV game show The Wizard of Odds (1973), hosted by Alex Trebek. See more »

Trademark:

Radio disc jockey voice See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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