In his impressive career, Alan Thicke has earned a Golden
Globe “Best Actor” nomination and seven Emmy Award nominations, five for writing
and two for acting. Television audiences
know Thicke best as psychiatrist and father Jason Seaver from ABC’s Growing Pains, now syndicated in over 65
countries. Growing Pains: The Reunion was one of Disney’s highest-rated TV
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As a self-proclaimed poster boy for illness from A to Z, with family
members felled by Alzheimer’s, alcoholism, cancer, diabetes, heart
disease, stroke, and beyond, Thicke speaks on dealing with adversity
and on how illness affects entire families.
He has starred as the dim-witted diva ‘Dennis Dupree’ on the
NBC series Hope & Gloria, and has
guest starred on countless episodes ranging from Just Shoot Me, Arliss, Son of
the Beach, and Married With Children
to Seventh Heaven and Outer Limits.
Other TV Movies and Feature Films include Disney’s Not Quite Human trilogy, The
Calendar Girl Murders, Windsor
Protocol, Rubdown, Any Place But Home, Obsessed, Betrayal of the
Dove, Ice Angel, Crossroads, and Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
In theatre, Alan received rave reviews opposite Jason Alexander in the Neil
Simon/Burt Bacharach musical Promises,
and for his Broadway debut as ‘Billy Flynn’ in Chicago-The Musical.
One of America’s most sought-after emcees, Alan has hosted event specials
including The Emmy Awards; ABC’s Olympic Kick-Off Gala; CBC’s NHL Awards; ABC’s Disney Christmas and Easter
Parades; ABC’s and NBC’s Fall Preview
Specials, the Miss Universe, Miss World USA, and Miss USA Pageants; Showtime’s Comedy
All-Stars; TV’s Funnies Families;
and NBC’s World’s Greatest Magic. His series hosting includes ABC’s Animal Crack-Ups, the Emmy-nominated Pictionary, A&E’s Travelquest, Game Show Network’s All New 3’s A Crowd, and the current Miracle Pets for PAX-TV, and Today’s Man airing on CNBC.
From 1980 to 1983, The Alan Thicke
Show became (and remains) the biggest hit in the history of Canadian
daytime television, followed by the American late-night entry Thicke of the Night.
As a headliner and speaker, Alan’s
distinctive charm and humor have established him as one of America’s
all-purpose entertainers. As a
headliner, Alan has played the main Vegas showrooms of the Hilton, Desert Inn
and Sands, as well as Atlantic City’s
Resorts International, numerous cruise ships, and corporate events for Borden,
Nestle, Mattel, Baskin-Robbins, Brite-Smile, and the Tournament Golf
As an author, Alan has recently come full circle, realizing a lifelong dream
by signing a publishing deal for his first novel – Lovely Parting Gifts. In the meantime, look for his second humor
book, How to Raise Kids Who Won’t Hate You, the sequel to How Men Have Babies -
The Pregnant Father’s Survival Guide, a perennial favorite since its release in
1999. (Alan’s recorded version won an Audie Award, the Oscar for Books-On-Tape.)
Alan has written sitcoms for Castle Rock, Warner Bros., and Viacom, and the
feature film scripts Noone Hour for
Steve Tisch Productions, Beauty Queens
Must Die for Allegro Films, and Travels
With Dad for TVA. He was Executive
Producer for the NBC Movie of the Week – The
Secret She Carried, and penned his nationally syndicated humor column for
the Toronto Sun. In fact, his television career began behind
the scenes as a writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. That talent
soon led to the U.S.
where he wrote and/or produced comedy specials and series for Bill Cosby, Flip
Wilson, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Anne Murray, and Barry Manilow. And he wrote and produced the revolutionary
comedies Fernwood 2Night and America 2Night for Norman Lear.
Alan’s background in game shows is extensive. He produced Celebrity Sweepstakes and Wizard of Odds, launching the career of
his friend Alex Trebek. Wheel of Fortune and The Joker’s Wild are among the over 45
television theme songs composed by Alan, including Facts of Life and Diff’rent
Alan is married to Tanya Callau and is a proud father of three sons:
Brennan, Robin and Carter.