69 (passed away Dec. 13th, 2016)
Mar. 1st, 1947
Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Alan Thicke's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2015 - Being Canadian
2009 - The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
2007 - The Surfer King
2006 - Alpha Dog
2005 - Childstar
2004 - Raising Helen
2004 - Hollywood North
Guest TV Roles
Richard Wheaton (Voiced)
Captain Buck Enteneille
Senator Bob Townsend
Alan Willis Thicke was a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He was best known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains.
- Hosted 'Wayne Gretzky' (qv)'s wedding in Edmonton, Canada.
- Played Billy Flynn in the traveling company of the musical "Chicago".
- Was 40 years old when he dated 17-year old actress 'Kristy Swanson' (qv). Was later engaged to her at 42.
- Composed and sang both theme songs to _"Diff'rent Strokes" (1978)_ (qv).
- Jason Seaver, Thicke's character on _"Growing Pains" (1985)_ (qv), was ranked #37 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
- He sang and composed the theme to the cult-classic TV game show _"The Wizard of Odds" (1973)_ (qv), hosted by 'Alex Trebek' (qv).
- Hosted the 2004 Miss Universe Canada Pageant in Rama, Ontario from January 23-25, 2004.
- Father is a certified Transport Canada physician (performs medicals for pilots).