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, and was the television spokesman for the Alpha Beta grocery stores in California and its sister chain Acme in the Northeast.
Alan Hamel starred in over 3000 TV hours in Canada at the CBC and CTV networks.
His final series, THE ALAN HAMEL SHOW ran for 5 years on CTV.
Prior to that he starred in NIGHTCAP, the inspiration for SNL.
Since 1980, he has managed Suzanne Somers career, is Chairman/CEO of the team operating & developing unique products for her businesses, produced her one woman Broadway show and many of her movies, all her Las Vegas Shows and has been her life partner for 48 years.
Hamel will produce Suzanne Somers residency at the new Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas opening May 2015.
- 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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