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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 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 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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)
- Episode #2.3 (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)
 1991 Married with Children (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 1 (1991) ... (writer: "The Facts of Life")
  Growing Pains (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1986 - 1989) (performer - 7 episodes, 1985 - 1991)
- Jason Sings the Blues (1991) ... (performer: "You Are the Sunshine of My Life", "Mack the Knife", "My Way" - uncredited)
- Like Father, Like Son (1991) ... (performer: "Kentucky Woman", "I Am... I Said" - uncredited)
- Mike and Julie's Wedding (1989) ... ("It's in Her Kiss", uncredited)
- The Looooove Boat: Part 2 (1989) ... ("Bridal Chorus", uncredited)
- Mandingo (1989) ... (performer: "You Light Up My Life" - uncredited)
 1991 Voices That Care (TV Short documentary) (performer: "Voices That Care")
 1979-1988 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (writer - 203 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")
 1978-1986 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series) (writer - 181 episodes)
- The Front Page (1986) ... (writer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
- The Photo Club (1986) ... (writer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
- The Big Bribe (1986) ... (writer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
- Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown (1986) ... (writer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
- Arnold's Tangled Web (1986) ... (writer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
 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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Wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for "The Toronto Sun" chain in Canada. See more »

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5 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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. See more »

Trivia:

Self-deprecatingly called himself "the affordable Shatner", a reference to his appearances at public events that were said to have been turned down by his fellow Canadian actor William Shatner, of "Star Trek" fame. See more »

Trademark:

Radio disc jockey voice

Star Sign:

Pisces

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