June 30, 1936
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Marilyn (?-1977; 2 children)
Suzanne Somers (1977—present)
Alan Hamel (born June 30, 1936) is a Canadian entertainer and television host, who was a co-host of a Canadian children's television show called Razzle Dazzle from 1961 to 1964. The show featured a talking turtle named Howard.
Hamel was born in Toronto, Ontario. Hamel is Jewish. He attended the television arts programme at Ryerson Institute of Technology in 1954 but never graduated. In the late 1960s he hosted two syndicated game shows which aired on all the ABC owned and operated TV stations as well as others: Wedding Party (1968); and Anniversary Game (1969), where he first met Suzanne Somers, whom he married in 1977. In the late 1970s, he hosted The Alan Hamel Show, a popular daytime talk show on Canadian TV.
For several years during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hamel was a commercial pitchman for American Stores, a chain of supermarkets spanning coast to coast. Hamel specifically did advertisements for Alpha Beta stores in the western United States and also appeared in occasional spots for Acme Markets in the northeastern United States.
- 1961-1964: Razzle Dazzle (CBC Television)
- 1968: Wedding Party (ABC/syndicated)
- 1969: Anniversary Game (ABC/syndicated)
- 1972-1973: Alan Hamel's Comedy Bag (CBC)
- 1976-1980: The Alan Hamel Show (CTV)
- Windeler, Robert (7 November 1977). "She's Three's Company". People magazine. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
- Alan Hamel at the Internet Movie Database
- "Suzanne Somers and Canadian husband lose home to fire". CanWest News Service. 9 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-14.
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