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Alan Thicke



After abandoning plans to be either a minister or a doctor, Canadian-born singer/actor Alan Thicke turned to sports writing, then typed out comedy material for the CBC television network. He moved to Hollywood, where he became a writer and sometime performer on the syndicated Norman Lear series Fernwood 2-Night. He returned to Canada in 1980 to replace talk host Alan Hamel on a popular daytime chatfest. He was successful enough in this endeavor to be invited by onetime network executive Fred Silverman to star in Silverman's first non-network effort, a nighttime variety show titled Thicke of the Night (1983). Despite an enormous publicity buildup, the show was a disaster, for which Thicke adopted a "mea culpa" stance. Also during this period, his marriage to singer/actress Gloria Loring broke up; thus Thicke felt himself a failure on all counts. He has credited his comeback to producer Ilene Berg, who cast Thicke in the 1984 TV movie The Calendar Girl Murders, which proved to skeptics that the man had talent as a straight actor. In 1985, Thicke originated the role of psychiatrist Jason Seaver in Growing Pains, a popular ABC sitcom which ran until 1994. The following year, Thicke showed up as a preening, bombastic talk show host (could this have been an act of attrition for Thicke of the Night?) on the NBC comedy series Hope and Gloria. Additionally, Thicke has hosted the children's series Animal Crack-Ups (1987-1990), and has composed the theme songs for several other TV series, notably The Facts of Life. Although he worked steadily in a variety of less than noteworthy projects, he did score a cameo as himself in the satire Teddy Bears' Picnic, and landed supporting roles in the comedies The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, and the 2012 Adam Sandler laugher That's My Boy.Alan Thicke's son is actor Brennan Thicke, best known for providing the voice of the TV cartoon character Dennis the Menace, and his other son, Robin Thicke, followed his father's musical interests and became a pop star. Thicke died in 2016, at age 69.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Stop the Wedding
  • Sean Castleberry
2016
No Score Yet Wish Upon a Christmas
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Actor? A Documentary
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet A Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Chef Krueger
2014
No Score Yet Bank$tas
  • Peter Hoss
2014
No Score Yet Fatherhood 101
  • Actor
2013
20% That's My Boy
  • TV Version of Donny's Dad
2012
No Score Yet Hemingway
  • Actor
2012
27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
  • Stu Harding
2009
No Score Yet National Lampoon Presents: Robodoc
  • Dr. Roskin
2008
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget
  • Actor
2008
55% Alpha Dog
  • Douglas Holden
2007
No Score Yet Copper Mountain: A Club Med Experience
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Surfer King
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Comedy Gold: The Hilarious Story of Canadian Comedy
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Bear with Me
  • Actor
2005
75% Childstar
  • J.R.
2005
23% Raising Helen
  • Hockey Cantor
2004
44% Hollywood North
  • Peter Casey
2004
No Score Yet Carolina
  • Actor
2004
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic
  • Himself
2002
No Score Yet Anarchy TV
  • Rev. Wright
2000
No Score Yet Ice Angel (On Thin Ice: Going for the Gold)
  • Coach Parker
2000
No Score Yet Two of Hearts
  • Hank Powers
1999
20% Casper Meets Wendy
  • Baseball Announcer
1998
No Score Yet Any Place but Home
  • August Danforth
1997
No Score Yet Open Season
  • Xanex
1996
No Score Yet Demolition High
  • Slater
1996
No Score Yet Windsor Protocol
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Lamb Chop in the Haunted Studio
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Trial of Red Riding Hood
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Rubdown
  • Raymond Holliman
1993
0% Stepmonster
  • George
1993
No Score Yet Betrayal of the Dove
  • Jack West
1992
No Score Yet Still Not Quite Human
  • Dr. Jonas Carson
1992
No Score Yet And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird
  • Voice of Father
1991
No Score Yet Lightning on Ice: The History of Hockey
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Jury Duty: The Comedy
  • Phil Beckman
1990
No Score Yet Not Quite Human II
  • Dr. Jonas Carson
1989
No Score Yet 14 Going on 30
  • Forndexter
1988
No Score Yet Dance 'til Dawn
  • Jack Lefcourt
1988
No Score Yet Obsessed
  • Conrad Vaughan
1988
No Score Yet When Mom and Dad Break Up
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Not Quite Human
  • Dr. Jonas Carson
1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star
  • Steve Carr
1986
No Score Yet Scene Of The Crime
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Calendar Girl Murders
  • Alan Conti
1984
No Score Yet Bear with Me
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Alan Thicke Himself
No Score Yet 'Til Death
2006-2010
  • Himself
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
67% La La Land
2010
  • Appearing
Growing Pains
1985-1992
  • Dr. Jason Seaver
Chopped Junior
2015
  • Judge
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Who Gets the Last Laugh?
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
76% Scream Queens
2015
  • Mr. Radwell

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