Alan Thicke

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  • Birth Name: Alan Willis Jeffrey
  • Birth Place: Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
  • Died: December 13, 2016
  • Profession: Actor, Songwriter, Game-show host, Talk-show host, Producer, Writer, Comedian

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Fast Facts

  • Worked as a disc jockey while in college.
  • Early in his career, was a successful talk-show host in Canada.
  • Composed the original theme song to Wheel of Fortune and, along with his then-wife Gloria Loring, wrote the theme songs to Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life.
  • Became a supporter of juvenile-diabetes research after one of his sons was diagnosed with the disease; established the Alan Thicke Centre for Juvenile Diabetes Research in London, Canada, in 1989.
  • Is the author of two books on parenting: How Men Have Babies: The Pregnant Father's Survival Guide (1999) and How to Raise Kids Who Won't Hate You (2006). How to Raise Kids Who Won't Hate You was reissued with an additional chapter on raising rock stars in 2009.
  • Portrayed himself on several episodes of How I Met Your Mother.

Awards

  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Brian Thicke — Stepfather
  • Joan Thicke — Mother
  • Brennan Thicke — Son
  • William Jeffrey — Father
  • Gina Tolleson — Ex-wife
  • Robin Thicke — Son
  • Tanya Thicke — Wife
  • Todd Thicke — Half Brother
  • Gloria Loring — Ex-wife
  • Joanne Thicke — Half Sister
  • Carter William Thicke — Son

College

  • University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada (English & Psychology, 1967)

Details

  • Birth Name: Alan Willis Jeffrey
  • Birth Place: Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
  • Died: December 13, 2016
  • Profession: Actor, Songwriter, Game-show host, Talk-show host, Producer, Writer, Comedian

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