Alan Thicke

Actor + Songwriter + Game Show Host
Born Mar 1, 1951

Alan Thicke is a Canadian actor, comedian, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He is best known for his role as Jason Seaver, the patriarch on the ABC television series Growing Pains.

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    Alan Thicke Reveals That He And His 'growing Pains' Wife Joanna Kerns Discussed Dating Offscreen
    Huffington Post - May 06, 2015
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    Headline Planet - May 01, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Alan Thicke.


1947 Birth Born on March 1, 1947.


1965 18 Years Old Thicke graduated from Elliot Lake Secondary School in 1965, and was elected homecoming king. … Read More


1970 23 Years Old Thicke has been married three times: His first marriage, to Days of Our Lives actress Gloria Loring, lasted from 1970 until around 1984, and has two sons, Brennan and Robin Thicke.


1983 36 Years Old Thicke co-hosted the Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade (now the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade) with Joan Lunden from 1983 to 1990, when he was succeeded by Regis Philbin.
1985 38 Years Old …  Growing Pains debuted on ABC in 1985 and ran until 1992. … Read More
1986 39 Years Old He started dating actress Kristy Swanson when she was 17 years old in 1986 and got engaged to her two years later when he was 42.


1988 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1988, he hosted the Miss USA Pageant in El Paso, Texas, replacing Bob Barker (who quit over fur being involved in the pageants).
1989 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Thicke was replaced by Dick Clark as host of the 1989 Miss USA Pageant in Mobile, Alabama and by John Forsythe as host of the 1989 Miss Universe Pageant in Cancun, Mexico.
1990 43 Years Old He married his second wife, Miss World 1990 Gina Tolleson, on August 13, 1994, and had a son, Carter William Thicke, before their divorce was finalized on September 29, 1999. In 1999, he met Tanya Callau in Miami, where he was the celebrity host and she was a model. They married in 2005. … Read More


2004 57 Years Old In 2004, he hosted the Miss Universe Canada Pageant in Ontario. … Read More
2006 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2006, he hosted Celebrity Cooking Showdown on NBC, in which celebrities were teamed with famous chefs in a cooking competition.


2007 60 Years Old Thicke also had a cameo appearance in the 2007 movie Alpha Dog as the father of the lead character's girlfriend.
2008 61 Years Old In 2008, Thicke appeared in a major supporting role as Jim Jarlewski in the television series adaptation of Douglas Coupland's jPod. … Read More
In February 2009, Thicke made a guest appearance on Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job. … Read More
2010 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, Thicke appeared on the television program, Tosh..
2013 66 Years Old In March 2013, he participated on ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap. … Read More
2014 67 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014 and 2015 Thicke hosted a traveling dance show called Dancing Pros Live which toured the United States.
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