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Alan Thicke, a versatile Canadian artist, excelled in multiple creative domains, showcasing his talents as an actor, songwriter, game show host, and talk show host. He gained prominence for his portrayal of a caring psychiatrist father in the popular series ‘Growing Pains.’ Born on March 1, 1947, with the name Alan Willis Jeffrey, he received the prestigious honor of being inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2013. Renowned for his captivating voice, he was consistently sought after as a host for game and talk shows. Additionally, Thicke displayed his musical prowess as a successful composer, crafting memorable theme songs for various sitcoms. Prior to his mainstream success, he honed his skills as a disc jockey.
Height / Weight / Age
Alan Thicke had a weight of 79 kg (174 lbs) and a height of 178 cm (5’10”). He passed away at the age of 69 on December 13, 2016, in Burbank, California. He had grey eyes and salt & pepper hair color.
Alan’s approximate net worth is estimated to be around $40 million.
Education / Family
Alan Thicke entered the world as the sole son of Shirley Isobel Marie, a nurse, and William Jeffery, a stockbroker. Following his parents’ separation, his mother wedded Brian Thicke, a physician, making him his stepfather. Among his siblings, he has a half-brother named Todd Thicke and a half-sister named Joanne Thicke. During his formative years, Alan attended Elliot Lake Secondary School, where he had the honor of being elected homecoming king. Subsequently, he pursued higher education at the University of Western Ontario.
|Real name||Alan Willis Jeffery|
|Birth Place||Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada|
|Date Of Birth||March 1, 1947|
|Age||69 years (at the time of death)|
|Height||In centimeters – 178 cmIn feet inches – 5’10”|
|Weight||In kilograms – 79 kgIn pounds – 174 lbs|
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|Profession||Actor, host, songwriter|
|School||Elliot Lake Secondary School, Ontario|
|College||University of Western Ontario|
|Home Town||Ontario, Canada|
|Debut||Film – Copper MountainTV – First impressions|
|Fathers Name||William Jeffery (stockbroker)|
|Mothers Name||Shirley Isobel Marie (nurse)|
|Brothers||Todd Thicke (half brother)|
|Sister||Joanne Thicke (half-sister)|
Career / Fashion And Style
Alan embarked on his professional journey during the 1960s, contributing his writing skills to various programs on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. As time went on, he expanded his repertoire by not only continuing his writing work but also delving into the creation of theme songs for game shows.
Starting in 1977, he took on the role of producer and writer for the satirical talk-show Fernwood Tonight, followed by his work on ‘America 2-Night’. Between 1980 and 1982, he helmed his own television program called ‘The Alan Thicke Show’.
After achieving a significant breakthrough with his role in ‘Growing Pains,’ his character garnered immense adoration from the audience. This success propelled him to make numerous guest appearances on both daytime and prime-time TV shows.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
He was married three times, with Tanaya Callau being his wife until his passing. He had three sons: Brennan Thicke (from his first wife, Gloria Loring), Robin Thicke (also from Gloria Loring), and Carter William Thicke (from his second wife, Gina Tolleson).
|Girlfriends||Gloria Loring (actress)Kristy Swanson (actress)
Gina Tolleson (former miss world)
Tanya Callau (model)
|Wife||Gloria Loring (1970-1983)
Gina Tolleson (1992-1999)
Tanya Callau (1999-present)
|Children||Son – Brennan Thicke (from the first wife)
Robin Thicke (from the first wife)
Carter William Thicke (from the second wife)
Some Interesting Facts About Alan Thicke
- Alan was famous for his acting and he has hosted many shows. His role in ABC TV sitcom Growing Paris as a psychiatrist father was remarkable.
- He also composed theme songs for numerous sitcoms such as Different Strokes, Celebrity Sweepstakes, The Wizard of odds, Joker’s Wild, Wheel of Fortune, The Facts of life, etc.
- Robin Thicke, his son is best known for his pop hit ‘Blurred Lines’. In 2013, he was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.
- A marijuana dispensary is run by his elder son.
- On the day of his death, he played Ice-hockey with his son and felt a heart attack and died.
- He has appeared on the popular show ‘How I Met Your Mother’ four times.
- His hobby was collecting hockey pucks.
- He became the manager for Canadian teen-singer Rene Simard.
- He was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity.
- While studying in college, he worked as a disc jockey.
- Once his nose was broken by Gordie Howe in a celebrity hockey game.
- He became a spokesperson for Optima Tax Relief in radio spots.
- He was featured in the music video ‘Voices That Care’ in which he sang in the choir.
- He was elected as a homecoming king while graduating from Elliot Lake High School.
- His character in Growing Pains was ranked 37 in the list of ’50 greatest TV Dads of all time’ by TV Guides.
- In 2004, he hosted Miss Universe Canada Pageant.
- In 2010, he appeared in a commercial for ‘CCS Medical’ which is a diabetes supply.
- His ethnicity was Scottish, Irish, and English.