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Alan Thicke
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Name: Alan Willis Thicke
Born: March 1, 1947
Birth Hometown: Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Died: December 13, 2016
Occupation: Host, Actor, Musician, TV Personality
Years active: 1969-2016
Known for: His role as Jason Seaver on the ABC television series Growing Pains

Alan Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffery; March 1, 1947; died December 13, 2016) was a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He was best known for his role as Dr. Jason Seaver, the patriarch on the ABC television series Growing Pains.

Not only has he hosted several game shows in his career, but he also composed the music for many of them, too. Alan’s brother, Todd Thicke, composed the music for the 1986 revival of Split Second.

Personal Life[]

Alan was married several times. One notable marraige was to Days of our Lives star & singer Gloria Loring who also did music with Alan for sitcoms Diff'rent Strokes & The Facts of Life. Alan sang the theme to Strokes while Gloria sang the theme to Facts.

Alan was also the real-life father of former voice actor Brennan Thicke & singer Robin Thicke.


On December 13, 2016, Thicke suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his son Carter and subsequently died from Type-A aortic dissection at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California at the age of 69; three months shy of his 70th birthday.

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Shows Hosted[]

Animal Crack-Ups
Pictionary (2)
The All-New 3's a Crowd
Celebrity Cooking Showdown

Shows he appeared as contestant/celebrity partner[]

Win, Lose or Draw
Don't Forget the Lyrics!
Celebrity Family Feud
Fear Factor

Music Composed[]

The Joker's Wild (70's)
Wheel of Fortune (2)
The Wizard of Odds
Animal Crack-Ups


His Official Site