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Alan Thicke stars in TVGN's reality sitcom "Unusually Thicke."

Alan Thicke might not answer to the name Jason Seaver anymore, but his seven-year run as the psychiatrist and father on "Growing Pains" has cemented his place in Hollywood's Cool Dad Hall of Fame. Today Alan is the busy patriarch of his own eclectic family, staying busy with his much younger wife, Tanya Callau, and teenaged son, Carter Thicke. Alan also has two sons from previous marriages: Robin Thicke, the Rock Star, and Brennan
Alan Thicke in "Unusually Thicke"
Alan Thicke Unusually Thicke
Thicke, the Cannabis Politician.

Alan has earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor and seven Emmy Award nominations (five for writing, two for acting.) In addition to "Growing Pains," Thicke also starred as the dim-witted diva Dennis Dupree on the NBC series "Hope & Gloria" and has made guest appearances on countless series ranging from "Just Shoot Me," "Arli$$," "Son of the Beach" and "Married with Children" to "Seventh Heaven" and "Outer Limits." He has also appeared on the CBS hit comedy "How I Met Your Mother."

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."

On stage, Alan received rave reviews opposite Jason Alexander for the Neil Simon/Burt Bacharach musical "Promises, 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 Funniest Families" and NBC's "World's Greatest Magic." His series hosting duties have included ABC's "Animal Crack-Ups," the Emmy-nominated "Pictionary," A&E's "Travelquest," Game Show Network's all new "3's a Crowd," PAX's "Miracle Pets" and CNBC's "Today's Man."

From 1980 to 1983, "The Alan Thicke Show" became (and remains) the biggest hit in the history of Canadian daytime television. The American late-night entry "Thicke of the Night" followed ... (with less success!)

As a headliner and speaker, Alan's distinctive charm and humor have established him as one of America's all-purpose entertainers. He has given motivational lectures to companies such as IBM, Ford, Borland Technologies and Slim-Fast. Keynote speaker gigs have included the Utah Governor's Conference, Humana Hospitals, OrthoBiotech Industries, Des Moines Medical Society, Miami Health Day, and Sacramento Earth Day. Host and comic gigs have included everything from awards ceremonies for California's Building Industry and Atlanta's Real Estate Conference to The Chiropractic Centennial Celebration and the NHL's All-Star Banquet.

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 Association.

As an author, Alan has published first novel, "Lovely Parting Gifts," and 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, "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. He produced and wrote 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 over 45 television theme songs composed by Alan, including "Facts of Life" and "Diff'rent Strokes."


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Age: 69 years old
Birthday: March 1, 1947

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