Alan Thicke


Alan Thicke Trivia


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    • In 1985, Alan's role as psychiatrist and father Jason Seaver on ABC hit series Growing Pains compelled him into the international spotlight as one of television's most beloved father figures. The series reigned for seven years earning Alan numerous awards including a Golden Globe nomination for best actor.

    • One of the most sought-after host in the business Thicke emceed the 1987 Emmy Awards, and for ABC Disney Christmas and Easter Parades, Fall Preview Special, Animal Crack-Ups, Miss Universe, Miss World USA and Miss USA pageants, Showtime's Comedy All-Stars, Olympics Kick-Off Gala, TV's Funniest Families, NBC's Worlds Greatest Magic and the Emmy nominated Pictionary.

    • Recently, Alan has revisited his writing craft to create sitcom pilot scripts for studios including Castle Rock and Warner Brothers as well as television movie, When Love Grows Old for the Family Channel, a feature film, The Noone Hour for Steve Tisch Productions, and the comedy Beauty Queens Must Die for Allegro Films.

    • Alan starred in Disney Channel's Not Quite Human trilogy.

    • Alan has his own official website.

    • Planned to wed his longtime girlfriend, model, Tanya Callau on May 7, 2005 in Cabo San Lucas.

    • Hosted the 2004 Miss Universe Canada Pageant in Rama, ON from January 23-25, 2004.

    • Was 40 years old when he dated 17-year old actress Kristy Swanson. Was later engaged to her at 42.

    • Was Steven Spielberg's first choice to play Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List. Alan turned down the part due to creative differences and scheduling conflicts.

    • Jason Seaver, Thicke's character on Growing Pains, was ranked #37 in TV Guide's list of the 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time (June 20, 2004 issue).

    • 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. Alan was not wearing sufficient headgear.

    • Hosted Wayne Gretzky's wedding in Edmonton, Alberta.

    • Once had his nose broken by Gordie Howe in a celebrity hockey game.

    • Was named, Father of the Year, by The Father's Day Council of Los Angeles, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, and The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

    • He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song, Voices That Care.

    • Alan's early training in musical theater paid off in 1997 when he co-starred with Jason Alexander in Promises Promises and just recently ended a critically acclaimed role Billy Flint in the travling show of Chicago the musical.

    • Alan's height is 6' 2" (1.88 m).

    • Alan and his Growing Pains co-star Tracy Gold were in the 1988 TV movie Dance 'Till Dawn but did not have any scenes together.

    • Alan received the Humanitarian Leadership Award from Huntington's Disease Society of America.

    • Alan's sister, Joanne, is a Chiropractor in Brampton, Ontario.

    • Alan's son, Robin, who is a singer and a piano player and released the album, A Beautiful World and has written songs which were sung by Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera, Mya, Brian McKnight, Pink and many others.

    • Alan wrote; How Men Have Babies: The Pregnant Father's Survival Guide which was published by Jodere Group.

    • Alan has a son with second wife, Gina, named Carter William Thicke. He was born in July 10, 1997. Gina, is a freelance TV reporter and hostess, as well as having been Miss World 1991.

    • Alan worked as a D.J. when he was attending College.

    • Alan's father, Dr. Brian Thicke, is a medical director for Canada3000, a charter airline and is certified Transport Canada physician (performs medicals for pilots) and a family practice in Brampton ON.

    • Alan attended the University of Western Ontario.

    • While in high school Alan was elected, Homecoming King.

    • Alan graduated from Elliot Lake High School in 1965.

    • Alan was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity in college.

    • Alan managed the career of Canadian singer Rene Simard.

    • Alan married Tanya Callau in 2005 and they are still currently married today.

    • Alan married, Gina Tolleson, in 1994 and they divorced in 1999. They have one child together.

    • Alan was married to, Gloria Loring, in 1970 and they divorced in 1983. They have two sons together.

    • Alan resumed his role as, Dr. Jason Seavers, in The Growing Pains Movie in 2000 and Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers in 2004.

    • Alan hosted the TV show All New 3's a Crowd in 1999.

    • Alan played the character of Pipeman in the movie The Surfer King.

    • Alan has a movie coming out called Alpha Dog to be released in 2006. He will be playing the part of, Douglas Dog.

    • Alan has written television theme songs for both Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life. Alan also wrote the game show theme songs to Whew!, The Diamond Head Game, Stumpers! and the original theme to Wheel of Fortune (Big Wheels, which was used until 1983). Another game show theme Alan wrote and sang was The Wizard Of Odds which was his American debut as well as, Alex Trebek.

    • Alan: referenced in an episode of the Clerks (2000) It only lasted 6 episodes, though.

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