Alan Thicke Biography (1947-)

Original name, Alan Willis Jeffrey; born March 1, 1947, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada; son of William Jeffrey (a stockbroker) and Joan (a nurse) Jeffrey Thicke; stepson of Brian Thicke (a physician); half-brother of Todd Thicke(a writer and producer); married Gloria Loring (an actress and singer), 1970(divorced, c. 1984); married Gina Marie Tolleson (a model and television personality), August 13, 1994 (divorced, September 29, 1999); children: (first marriage) Robin (son; a singer, songwriter, and record producer; sometimes credited as Thicke), Brennan (in film and music production); (second marriage) Carter William. Addresses: Agent: Harry Gold, Gold Liedtke Associates,3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, writer, composer
Birth Details
March 1, 1947
Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Regular performer, It's Our Stuff, CBC, beginning c. 1969
  • Regular performer, Time for Living, CBC, beginning c. 1969
  • Host, The Alan Thicke Show (also known as Prime Cuts), [Canada], 1980-1983
  • Host, Thicke of the Night, syndicated, 1983-1984
  • Dr. Jason Roland Seaver, Growing Pains, ABC, 1985-1992
  • Host, Animal Crack-Ups, ABC, 1987-1990
  • Host, Travelquest, Arts and Entertainment, beginning 1992
  • Dennis Dupree, Hope & Gloria, NBC, 1995-1997
  • Host, Pictionary, syndicated, beginning 1997
  • Host, Animals Are People Too!, PAX TV, 1999
  • Host, Three's a Crowd (also known as All New 3's a Crowd),Game Show Network, 2000
  • Host, Animal Miracles, 2001
  • Movies
  • Alan Conti, Calendar Girl Murders (also known as Insatiableand Victimized), ABC, 1984
  • Robert McBride, The Love Boat: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn?, ABC, 1986
  • Steve Carr, Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star, NBC, 1986
  • D. A. Vaughan, Hitting Home, 1987
  • Dr. Jonas Carson, Not Quite Human, ABC, 1987
  • Narrator, The Point, The Disney Channel, 1987
  • Jack Lefcourt, Dance 'til Dawn (also known as Senior Prom),NBC, 1988
  • Mr. Forndexter, 14 Going on 30, ABC, 1988
  • The Gift of Time, NBC and syndicated, 1988
  • Dr. Jonas Carson, Not Quite Human II, The Disney Channel, 1989
  • Phil Beckman, Jury Duty: The Comedy (also known as The Great American Sex Scandal), ABC, 1990
  • Dr. Jonas Carson/Bonus, Still Not Quite Human (also known as Not Quite Human III), The Disney Channel, 1992
  • Raymond Holliman, Rubdown, USA Network, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Mr. Epperson, The Secret She Carried (also known as Cradle Song), NBC, 1996
  • Senator Joplin Hardy, Jack Higgins' Windsor Protocol (also known as Windsor Protocol), The Movie Channel, 1996
  • August Danforth, Any Place but Home, USA Network, 1997
  • Senator Joplin Hardy, Jack Higgins' Thunder Point (also known as Thunder Point), 1998
  • Coach Parker, Ice Angel (also known as On Thin Ice: Going for the Gold), Fox Family Channel, 2000
  • Dr. Jason Roland Seaver, The Growing Pains Movie, ABC, 2000
  • Specials
  • Host, Miss Hollywood, 1986, ABC, 1986
  • The ABC Fall Preview Special, ABC, 1986
  • Diabetes: Update '86, Lifetime, 1986
  • The 11th Annual Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1986
  • The Wildest West Show of the Stars, CBS, 1986
  • Host, The Calgary Olympic Holiday Special, ABC, 1987
  • Host, The Crystal Light National Aerobic Championships, syndicated, 1987
  • Host, Our Kids and the Best of Everything, ABC, 1987
  • Host, Walt Disney World's Very Merry Christmas Parade, ABC, 1987
  • Happy Birthday Hollywood!, ABC, 1987
  • Walt Disney World's Happy Easter Parade, ABC, 1987
  • Host, 1988 Miss Universe Pageant, CBS, 1988
  • Host, 1988 Miss USA Pageant, CBS, 1988
  • Host, Showtime Comedy Club All-Stars II, Showtime, 1988
  • Host, Walt Disney World's Very Merry Christmas Parade, ABC, 1988
  • Walt Disney World's Happy Easter Parade, ABC, 1988
  • Host, ABC Fall Preview, ABC, 1989
  • Host, Walt Disney World's Happy Easter Parade, ABC, 1989
  • Host, Walt Disney World's Very Merry Christmas Parade, ABC, 1989
  • Comic Relief III, HBO, 1989
  • Host, Disorder in the Court: 60th Anniversary Tribute to the Stooges, Fox and syndicated, 1990
  • Host, The Tube Test, ABC, 1990
  • Host, Twin Peaks & Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes, ABC, 1990
  • Host, The Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade, ABC, 1990
  • Host, Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade, ABC, 1990
  • The American Red Cross Emergency Test, ABC, 1990
  • Night of 100 Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), NBC, 1990
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame (also known as The 6th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame), Fox, 1990
  • Host, The Tube Test Two, ABC, 1991
  • Host, The Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade, ABC, 1991
  • Voices That Care, Fox, 1991
  • Welcome Home, America!--A USO Salute to America's Sons and Daughters, ABC, 1991
  • Host, Miss 1992 World America, ABC, 1992
  • Ringmaster, The All New Circus of the Stars & Side Show XVII (also known as The 17th Annual All New Circus of the Stars and Side Show), CBS, 1992
  • Himself, The Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr, NBC, 1993
  • Himself (in archive footage), Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America,HBO, 1993
  • Together for Our Children--M.U.S.I.C., syndicated, 1993
  • Alan, Lamb Chop in the Haunted Studio (also known as Lamb Chop's Spooky Stuff), PBS, 1994
  • Host, TV's Funniest Families (also known as A Tribute to TV's Funniest Families), NBC, 1994
  • Phineas T. Wolf (the wolf), The Trial of Red Riding Hood, The Disney Channel, 1994
  • Alan, Lamb Chop's Special Chanukah, PBS, 1995
  • Himself, Bob Hope's Young Comedians: A New Generation of Laughs (also known as Young Comedians), NBC, 1995
  • Cohost, TV's Funniest Families 2: The Kids, NBC, 1995
  • Host, The World's Greatest Magic II (also known as The 2nd Annual World's Greatest Magic), NBC, 1995
  • Host, Salute to the Stooges, The Family Channel, 1996
  • Alan, Shari's Passover Surprise (also known as Lamb Chop's Passover Special), PBS, 1997
  • Himself, Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival, 1999
  • Host, Miracle Pets I, PAX TV, 2000
  • Host, Miracle Pets II, PAX TV, 2000
  • Host, Miracle Pets III, PAX TV, 2000
  • Awards Presentations
  • Golden Globe Awards, syndicated, 1987
  • The 39th Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1987
  • Host, Ninth Annual Emmy Awards for Sports, syndicated, 1988
  • The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1988
  • The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1989
  • The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1990
  • The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1990
  • The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991
  • Prism Awards 2001, syndicated, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Doug, "I Am Democracy," America 2-Night, syndicated, 1978
  • "No More Alimony/How Do I Love Thee/Authoress Authoress," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984
  • "Sleeper," Masquerade, ABC, 1984
  • "Dare Devil/Picture Me As a Spy/Sleeper," The Love Boat, ABC, 1986
  • Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1990
  • Mickey Black, "Tough Guys Don't Whine," The Hitchhiker, USA Network, 1990
  • Himself, "The Presentation," Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, ABC, 1992
  • Harrison M. Kane, "The Phantom Killer," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993
  • Bobby Gillmore, "Who Killed the Beauty Queen?," Burke's Law, CBS,1994
  • Roger, "The Ex-Files," Minor Adjustments, NBC and UPN, 1995
  • Himself, Life and Death of Sam Kinison: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1996
  • Henry, "Enemies," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1996
  • Bruce Wright, "Breaking Up Is Easy to Do: Parts 1-3," Married ... withChildren, Fox, 1997
  • Donald Rivers, "A Special Edition," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1997
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Joanna Kerns, Lifetime, 2000
  • Captain Buck Enteneille, "Day of the Jackass," Son of the Beach, USA Network, 2000
  • Himself, "Bobby Darin: I Want to Be a Legend," Biography, Arts andEntertainment, 2001
  • Himself, Growing Pains: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Himself, "Tracey Gold," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Captain Buck Enteneille, "Area 69," Son of the Beach, USA Network,2001
  • Ed Palmer, "Parents," 7th Heaven, The WB, 2001
  • Himself, "The Boys in the Band," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2002
  • Himself, "Celebrity Edition II," Fear Factor, NBC, 2002
  • Himself, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC, 2002
  • Captain Buck Enteneille, "Gay Team," Son of the Beach, USA Network, 2002
  • Substitute host, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2002
  • Guest panelist for The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour, NBC; also appeared in Arli$$, HBO; and Scene of the Crime, NBC.
  • Pilots
  • Jared, Prudy and Judy, The WB, 1996
  • Cohost, The Real Deal, syndicated, 2001
  • Other
  • William Andrich, Shadow of the Bear, 1997
  • Hank Powers, Two of Hearts, Fox Family Channel, 1999
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Producer, The Wizard of Odds, NBC, 1973-1974
  • Producer, Fernwood 2-Night (also known as Fernwood 2Nite),syndicated, 1977
  • Producer, The Rene Simard Show, CBC, beginning c. 1977
  • Producer, America 2-Night, syndicated, 1978
  • Executive producer, Thicke of the Night, syndicated, 1983-1984
  • Co-executive producer, Pictionary, syndicated, beginning 1997
  • Movies
  • Co-executive producer, The Secret She Carried (also known as Cradle Song), NBC, 1996
  • Producer, The Growing Pains Movie, ABC, 2000
  • Specials
  • Producer, The Bobby Vinton Show, syndicated, 1975
  • Producer, Play It Again, Uncle Sam, PBS, 1975
  • Producer, Anne Murray's Ladies' Night, syndicated, 1979
  • Producer, Olivia Newton-John's Hollywood Nights, ABC, 1980
  • Executive producer, Celebrations, CBS, 1992
  • Film Appearances
  • Jackson Reach, Copper Mountain (also known as Club Med andCopper Mountain: A Club Med Experience), Rose & Ruby Productions,1983
  • The Canadian Conspiracy, HBO Pictures, 1986
  • Conrad Vaughan, Obsessed, New Star Releasing, 1989
  • Matthew (some sources cite voice of Newman the Robot), And You ThoughtYour Parents Were Weird (also known as Robodad), Trimark Pictures, 1991
  • George Dougherty, Stepmonster, New Horizons Home Video, 1993
  • Jack West, Betrayal of the Dove, Prism Entertainment, 1993
  • Slater, Demolition High, Astra Cinema, 1996
  • Xanex, Open Season, Legacy Releasing, 1996
  • Reverend Wright, Anarchy TV, Red Hat Productions, 1997
  • Game announcer, Casper Meets Wendy, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Video, 1998
  • Lumber tycoon, Bear with Me, River of Stone Productions/WIC Entertainment, 2000
  • Steve, Xin shi zi jie tou (also known as X-Roads), VentureShow, 2001
  • Himself, Teddy Bears' Picnic, Magnolia Pictures, 2002
  • Chuck McBride, Carolina, Miramax, 2003
  • Peter, Hollywood North, Now Entertainment Group/Winchester Entertainment, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • Night of 100 Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1990
  • Sheldrake, Promises, Promises, Los Angeles, 1997
  • Billy Flynn, Chicago (musical), Broadway production, c. 2000
  • Major Tours
  • Billy Flynn, Chicago (musical), U.S. cities, 1999-2000
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Host, When Mom and Dad Break Up, 1987
  • "Voices That Care" (music video), 1991
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • Time for Living, CBC, beginning c. 1969
  • That's Show Biz, CBC, beginning c. 1970
  • The Bobby Darin Amusement Company, NBC, 1972-1973
  • Fernwood 2-Night (also known as Fernwood 2Nite), syndicated, 1977
  • The Richard Pryor Show, NBC, 1977
  • America 2-Night, syndicated, 1978
  • Thicke of the Night, syndicated, 1983-1984
  • Specials
  • The Flip Wilson Special, NBC, 1974
  • The Sandy Duncan Show, CBS, 1974
  • The Bobby Vinton Show, syndicated, 1975
  • The Flip Wilson Special (two specials), NBC, 1975
  • Lola, ABC, 1975
  • The Paul Lynde Comedy Hour, ABC, 1975
  • Play It Again, Uncle Sam, PBS, 1975
  • Lola (three specials), ABC, 1976
  • Mac Davis Christmas Special ... When I Grow Up, NBC, 1976
  • The Olivia Newton-John Show, ABC, 1976
  • The Barry Manilow Special, ABC, 1977
  • The Richard Pryor Special?, NBC, 1977
  • Olivia, ABC, 1978
  • Anne Murray's Ladies' Night, syndicated, 1979
  • Olivia Newton-John's Hollywood Nights, ABC, 1980
  • A Special Anne Murray Christmas, CBS, 1981
  • The Richard Pryor Special, NBC, 1982
  • Anne Murray's Caribbean Cruise, CBS, 1983
  • Anne Murray's Winter Carnival ... From Quebec, CBS, 1984
  • Anne Murray: The Sounds of London, CBS, 1985
  • Also wrote material for Glen Campbell, Bill Cosby, and Kenny Rogers.
  • Television Theme Music
  • Series
  • The Wizard of Odds, NBC, 1973-1974
  • Celebrity Sweepstakes, NBC, 1974-1976, syndicated, 1974-1977
  • The Diamond Head Game, syndicated, 1975
  • "Big Wheels," The Wheel of Fortune, NBC, 1975-1983
  • Stumpers, NBC, 1976
  • Diff'rent Strokes (also known as 45 Minutes from Harlem), NBC, 1978-1985
  • Joe's World, NBC, 1979-1980
  • Whew! (also known as Celebrity Whew!), CBS, 1979-1980
  • The Facts of Life, NBC, 1979-1988
  • Composer of more than forty other theme songs for television.
  • Songs
  • Songs (with others), Jordan Knight (album), by Jordan Knight, Interscope Records, 1999
  • Humor
  • How Men Have Babies: The Pregnant Father's Survival Guide, Contemporary Publishing, 1999, audio cassette version released as How Men Have Babies: A Pregnant Father's Survival Guide, Audio Partners, 1999
  • Wrote the television movie When Love Grows Old, The Family Channel; also the author of pilots for television shows. Wrote the screenplay Beauty Queens Must Die, Allegro Films; also author of the screenplay TheNoone Hour. Former author of a humor column distributed by the Toronto Sun Syndicate.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, September 25, 1995, p. 115; June 26, 2000, p. 137
    • Saturday Night, February, 1996, p. 42

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