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.
1978, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
1977, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special: Nominee
1978, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
Robin Thicke — Son
Tanya Thicke — Wife
Brian Thicke — Stepfather
Joan Thicke — Mother
Carter William Thicke — Son
Todd Thicke — Half Brother
Gina Tolleson — Ex-wife
Gloria Loring — Ex-wife
Joanne Thicke — Half Sister
Brennan Thicke — Son
William Jeffrey — Father
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada (English & Psychology, 1967)