Alan Thicke

Biography

Date of Birth 1 March 1947, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada Birth Name Alan Willis Jeffrey Height 6' 0¾" (1.85 m) Spouse Tanya Callau (7 May 2005 - present) Gina Tolleson (13 August 1994 - 29 September 1999) (divorced) 1 child Gloria Loring (1970 - 1983) (divorced) 2 children Trivia Played Billy Flynn in the traveling company of the musical "Chicago". Son, with Gloria Loring, Brennan Thicke was born. [1974] 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. Father is a certified Transport Canada physician (performs medicals for pilots). Father runs a family practice in Brampton Ontario (suburb of Toronto). Father, Dr. Brian Thicke, is the medical director for Canada3000, a charter airline. His second wife, Gina Tolleson, is a freelance TV reporter and hostess, as well as having been Miss World 1991. Son, with Gina Tolleson, Carter William Thicke, was born 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" (1975), 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]. Was 40 years old when he dated 17-year old actress Kristy Swanson. Was later engaged to her at 42. Composed and sang both theme songs to "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978). Produced a CBC television series hosted by Canadian teen-singer René Simard. Father-in-law of Paula Patton. Brother of Todd Thicke. Met ex-fiancée Kristy Swanson when she was a 16 year old working on the WB lot. Where Are They Now (June 2003) Release of his book, "How Men Have Babies: The Pregnant Father's Survival Guide". (April 2006) Release of his book, "How to Raise Kids Who Won't Hate You".

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Copper Mountain: A Club Med Experience

Jackson Reach

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Let It Snow

Ted Beck

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A Cookie Cutter Christmas

Chef Krueger

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Robodoc

Dr. Roskin

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Clapper, The

Alan Thicke

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And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird

Matthew Carson / Newman (voice)

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Bank$tas

Peter Hoss

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Not Quite Human

Dr. Jonas Carson

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Still Not Quite Human

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Not Quite Human II

Dr. Jonas Carson

Starring In
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Game Changers

Himself - Actor, Musician & Game Show Producer

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Clapper, The

Alan Thicke

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Love's Last Resort

Paul Roberts

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Stop the Wedding

Sean Castleberry

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Being Canadian

Himself

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Wish Upon a Christmas

Mr. Pierce

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A Cookie Cutter Christmas

Chef Krueger

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Actor? A Documentary

Self

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Bank$tas

Peter Hoss

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Let It Snow

Ted Beck

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That's My Boy

TV Version Donny's Dad

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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

Stu Harding

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Robodoc

Dr. Roskin

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Alpha Dog

Douglas Holden

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Summer Dreams

Pipeman

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Childstar

J.R.

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Raising Helen

Hockey Cantor

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Hollywood North

Peter Casey

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Carolina

Perfect Date host

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Ice Angel

Coach Parker

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Casper Meets Wendy

Game Announcer

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Anarchy TV

Reverend Wright

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The Windsor Protocol

Senator Joplin Hardy

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Open Season

Xanex

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Lamb Chop and the Haunted Studio

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Stepmonster

George Dougherty

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Betrayal of the Dove

Jack West

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Still Not Quite Human

Dr. Jonas Carson / Bonus

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And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird

Matthew Carson / Newman (voice)

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The Great American Sex Scandal

Phil Beckman

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Comic Relief III

Self

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Not Quite Human II

Dr. Jonas Carson

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14 Going on 30

Real Harold Forndexter

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Dance 'Til Dawn

Jack Lefcourt

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Not Quite Human

Dr. Jonas Carson

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The Canadian Conspiracy

Himself

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The Point

Narrator / Father (third telecast)

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Calendar Girl Murders

Alan Conti

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Copper Mountain: A Club Med Experience

Jackson Reach

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