Alan Thicke
actor, songwriter, game show host
Alan Thicke
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.
Biography
Alan Thicke's personal information overview.
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Alan Thicke gets touching tribute as son Robin skips out on NHL100 Gala appearance
Fox News - 24 days
The 39-year-old singer was a no-show at the event amid custody drama with his ex-wife, Paula Patton.....
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What are heart failure, heart attack and cardiac arrest? - CNN
Google News - about 2 months
CNN What are heart failure, heart attack and cardiac arrest? CNN Actor Alan Thicke, known for his role as the father in the sitcom "Growing Pains," died on Tuesday, December 13, according to his agent, Tracy Mapes. He was 69. Thicke's career spanned five decades -- one in which he played various roles on and off ... How to spot the warning signs of heart diseaseKCRA Sacramento Heart attack risk can increase over the holidaysKARE George Michael's heart failure death sparks questionsCBS News Latinos Health -Globalnews.ca -News Recorder all 12 news articles »
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'Fuller House' Gets A Third Season On Netflix
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Have mercy! “Fuller House” is returning for a third season on Netflix, with the renewal news surfacing over the holiday weekend on the show’s social media accounts. This gift’s for you. Fuller House Season 3, coming 2017. A video posted by Fuller House (@fullerhouse) on Dec 24, 2016 at 4:05pm PST ❤️❄️ ✡✨ A video posted by Fuller House (@fullerhouse) on Dec 25, 2016 at 8:00am PST Some of the series’ stars followed up with announcements of their own: We're picked up for Season 3!!!! Thanks @netflix for the best Christmas present of them all! ❤️ #fullerhouse #season3 @fullerhouse https://t.co/icEfg0EsT7 — Jodie Sweetin (@JodieSweetin) December 25, 2016 #FullerHouse #season3! Take a celebratory 360 look around the set with me. Thoughts on the holiday decorations? https://t.co/uV5bfpK7oA — John Stamos (@JohnStamos) December 25, 2016 ABC’s “Full House” ran from 1987–1995. The new N ...
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Paula Patton Pens Emotional Message for Former Father-in-Law Alan Thicke - E! Online
Google News - 2 months
E! Online Paula Patton Pens Emotional Message for Former Father-in-Law Alan Thicke E! Online Paula Patton penned a heartfelt tribute to her former father-in-law Alan Thicke Tuesday after he was laid to rest. The actress, who used to be married to Thicke's son Robin Thicke, took to Instagram to share her message. "I knew Alan since I was 15 ... Leonardo DiCaprio Reunites with 'Growing Pains' Co-Stars for Alan Thicke's Memorial ServiceJust Jared Paula Patton Pays Tribute to Alan Thicke: 'I Loved and Respected Him So Much'Us Weekly Alan Thicke's wife shares 'gut-wrenching sadness and unbelievable grief' since his deathAOL News Huffington Post -New York Daily News -Page Six -Detroit Free Press all 146 news articles »
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Alan Thicke Remembered by His Family and 'Growing Pains' Co-Stars
ABC News - 2 months
Bob Saget, Bill Maher and Alex Trebek also attended the memorial.
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Alan Thicke's First Wife Opens Up About Their Life Together
Huffington Post - 2 months
The late Alan Thicke was a TV icon, but to ex-wife Gloria Loring, his stand-out role will always be as a devoted family man.  In an interview People, Loring opened up about her life with Thicke, who died at age 69 on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey. Despite being “very busy” with his career during their marriage, Loring said the “Growing Pains” star remained committed to their two sons, Brennan, 41, and Robin, 39.  “He loved to play with them,” the 70-year-old actress told People. “But at one point he was doing three different shows in three different cities and I remember saying to him, ‘This can’t go much longer because you’re away much to much.’” “But he was building a career and he was somebody who always loved to work,” she continued. “He loved the creative part of it. At the same time he was very devoted to family.”  Loring, who married Thicke in 1970 and separated from him in 1984, also reminisced about the sweet way the Canadian-bo ...
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Chinese who first glimpsed American culture through Alan Thicke mourn his death
LATimes - 2 months
A certain generation of Chinese remember Hollywood actor Alan Thicke as the man who taught them about psychiatrists and shoulder pads. His sudden death this week saddened many across the nation who first encountered America through the celebrity and his persona as a befuddled, loving father. “Growing...
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Remembering Alan Thicke, a classic TV dad
CBS News - 2 months
Alan Thicke, known for starring as Dr. Jason Seaver in the family sitcom "Growing Pains," died Tuesday at 69. In addition to his acting career, Thicke wrote theme music for shows like "The Facts of Life" and "Diff'rent Strokes." He had three sons, including music star Robin Thicke. Jim Axelrod reports.
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Critic's Notebook: Alan Thicke’s Dr. Seaver Didn’t Know Best. That Was His Charm.
NYTimes - 2 months
Jason Seaver doesn’t rank as the best television father of his era, yet he helped liberate TV dads from the prison of always being right and always being serious.
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Alan Thicke collapsed playing ice hockey in Burbank, joked with son before his death
LATimes - 2 months
Alan Thicke, an actor best known for playing beloved father Jason Seaver in the ‘80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” had been playing hockey at an ice rink in Burbank with his son Tuesday when he collapsed and was taken away on stretcher. Thicke later died of a heart attack. He was 69. The Canadian-born...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alan Thicke
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 62
    In 2014, Thicke began appearing in ad spots for OptimaTax Relief.
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    In 2014 and 2015 Thicke hosted a traveling dance show called Dancing Pros Live which toured the United States.
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  • 2013
    Age 61
    In March 2013, he participated on ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 58
    In October 2010, he appeared as a celebrity contestant on Don't Forget the Lyrics, where he played for the charities ProCon.org and the Alan Thicke Center for diabetes research.
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    In 2010, Thicke appeared on the television program, Tosh..
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  • 2009
    Age 57
    On July 10, 2009, Thicke appeared on the 1000th episode of Attack of the Show!, and sang a song with Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn, at the end kissing Munn.
    More Details Hide Details Thicke appeared in the season six finale of Just Shoot Me, "The Boys in the Band". He made a guest appearance on a few episodes of Canada's Worst Handyman 5.
    He also had a role in the 2009 film, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.
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    In February 2009, Thicke made a guest appearance on Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job.
    More Details Hide Details In the same month, he made a guest appearance on the web series Star-ving.
  • 2008
    Age 56
    In 2008, Thicke appeared in a major supporting role as Jim Jarlewski in the television series adaptation of Douglas Coupland's jPod.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he had a cameo appearance in the How I Met Your Mother episode "Sandcastles in the Sand" as the dad in Robin Scherbatsky's second "Robin Sparkles" music video. He guest starred as himself in the episode "The Rough Patch". He appeared on a website made specifically for the show, canadiansexacts.org, featured in the episode "Old King Clancy".
  • 2007
    Age 55
    Thicke also had a cameo appearance in the 2007 movie Alpha Dog as the father of the lead character's girlfriend.
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  • 2006
    Age 54
    In August 2006 and 2007, Thicke made a few appearances as talk show host Rich Ginger on The Bold and the Beautiful.
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    In April 2006, he hosted Celebrity Cooking Showdown on NBC, in which celebrities were teamed with famous chefs in a cooking competition.
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  • 2004
    Age 52
    In 2004, he hosted the Miss Universe Canada Pageant in Ontario.
    More Details Hide Details Apart from Growing Pains, Thicke also appeared on the American television series Hope & Gloria, which ran for 35 episodes. He played a lead role in the Not Quite Human trilogy of made-for-TV movies.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1990s, Thicke was the spokesman for the Canadian division of Woolco department stores until its demise in 1994. In 1991 Thicke appeared in a television commercial for 'Fruit of the Loom' underwear. In 1997 he appeared in a television infomercial for the 'Bright Smile' tooth whitening system. In 2007, he appeared in a television ad for Tahiti Village, a Las Vegas time-share resort. In 2009 Thicke began appearing in TV ads endorsing CCS Medical, a distributor of home-delivered diabetes supplies.
  • 1989
    Age 37
    Thicke continued hosting a wide range of variety TV events. In 1989 he co-hosted with SCTV alumnus Andrea Martin the TV special Opening of SkyDome in Toronto, which aired across Canada on the CBC.
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    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 36
    He replaced Barker again as host of the 1988 Miss Universe Pageant (along with Tracy Scoggins) in Taipei, Taiwan.
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    In 1988, he hosted the Miss USA Pageant in El Paso, Texas, replacing Bob Barker (who quit over fur being involved in the pageants).
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  • 1986
    Age 34
    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.
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  • 1985
    Age 33
    Growing Pains debuted on ABC in 1985 and ran until 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Two TV movies, The Growing Pains Movie (2000), and Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers (2004), followed.
  • 1983
    Age 31
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 18
    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.
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  • 1965
    Age 13
    Thicke graduated from Elliot Lake Secondary School in 1965, and was elected homecoming king.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to attend the University of Western Ontario, where he joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity. Thicke hosted a Canadian game show on CFCF-TV in Montreal called First Impressions in the late 1970s and the Saturday morning celebrity game show Animal Crack-Ups in the late 1980s. In 1997, he hosted a television version of the board game Pictionary. In the early 2000s, he hosted the All New 3's a Crowd on the Game Show Network. Norman Lear hired Thicke to produce and head the writing staff of Fernwood 2-Night, a tongue-in-cheek talk show based on characters from Lear's earlier show, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. In the late 1970s, he was a frequent guest host of The Alan Hamel Show, a popular daytime talk show on Canadian TV, usually hosted by Alan Hamel. Thicke went on to host his own popular talk show in Canada during the early 1980s, called The Alan Thicke Show. The show at one point spawned a prime-time spinoff, Prime Cuts, which consisted of edited highlights from the talk show. Thicke was later signed to do an American syndicated late-night talk show, Thicke of the Night.
  • OTHER
  • 1947
    Age -5
    Born on March 1, 1947.
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