Jump to content

Alan Thicke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alan Thicke
Thicke in 2003
Alan Willis Jeffrey

(1947-03-01)March 1, 1947
DiedDecember 13, 2016(2016-12-13) (aged 69)
Resting placeSanta Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Other namesAlan Willis Thicke
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario
Occupation(s)Actor, composer, television host
Years active1969–2016
  • (m. 1970; div. 1984)
  • (m. 1994; div. 1999)
  • (m. 2005)
Children3, including Robin Thicke
RelativesTodd Thicke (half-brother)

Alan Willis Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffrey; March 1, 1947 – December 13, 2016) was a Canadian-American actor, songwriter, and game/talk show host. He was the father of singer Robin Thicke. Thicke was best known for playing Dr. Jason Seaver on the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains on ABC. In 2013, he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

Early life


Thicke was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, the son of Shirley "Joan" Isobel Marie (née Greer), a nurse, and William Jeffrey, a stockbroker.[2] They divorced in 1953. His mother remarried Brian Thicke, a physician, and they moved to Elliot Lake.[3] Alan Thicke graduated from Elliot Lake Secondary School in 1965[4] and was elected homecoming king.[5] He went on to attend the University of Western Ontario joining the Delta Upsilon fraternity.[6]





Game shows


Thicke hosted the Canadian game show Face The Music for CHCH-TV by Niagara Television in 1975 (not affiliated with the Sandy Frank Productions in the 1980-81 version). He hosted the Canadian game show First Impressions on the CTV network during the 1976-77 season, taped at CFCF-TV in Montreal,[7] the Saturday morning celebrity game show Animal Crack-Ups in the late 1980s,[8] and, in 1997, a television version of the board game Pictionary.[2] In the early 2000s, he hosted the All New 3's a Crowd on the Game Show Network.[2]

Talk shows


Norman Lear hired Thicke to produce and head the writing staff of Fernwood 2 Night, a tongue-in-cheek talk show based on characters from Lear's earlier show, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.[9] In the late 1970s, he was a frequent guest host of The Alan Hamel Show, a popular daytime talk show on Canadian TV, usually hosted by Alan Hamel.[10] When the Hamel series ended in the early 1980s, it was replaced by The Alan Thicke Show. The show at one point spawned a prime-time spinoff, Prime Cuts, which consisted of edited highlights from the talk show.

Thicke was later signed to do a US syndicated late-night talk show, Thicke of the Night, for the 1983–1984 TV season. Heavily promoted prior to broadcast as a competitor to NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Thicke of the Night was short-lived.[9]

Producing and composing


Thicke had a successful career as a TV theme song composer, often collaborating with his then-wife Gloria Loring on these projects, which included the themes to the popular sitcoms Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life.[10] He also wrote a number of TV game show themes, including The Wizard of Odds (for which he also sang the vocal introduction),[11] The Joker's Wild, Celebrity Sweepstakes, The Diamond Head Game, Animal Crack-Ups (which he co-wrote with his brother Todd Thicke and Gary Pickus), Blank Check, Stumpers! Whew![12] and the original theme to Wheel of Fortune.[13] Thicke was a popular songwriter. He co-wrote "Sara", a solo hit for Bill Champlin and included on the latter's Runaway album (1981).[14]

Thicke produced a variety of television shows, including Anne Murray Christmas specials for the CBC, beginning in the late 1970s.[15]

Growing Pains


Thicke became well-known when he played Jason Seaver, a psychiatrist and father, on the family sitcom Growing Pains.[16] When the show began, Jason was moving his psychiatry practice into the home to be closer to the family's children while the family matriarch Maggie, played by Joanna Kerns, resumed her career as a reporter.[17] Growing Pains debuted on ABC in 1985 and ran until 1992.[16][18]

Thicke reprised his role in two reunion TV movies, The Growing Pains Movie (2000)[19] and Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers (2004).[20]

Television and film appearances

Thicke at a Canadian Film Centre and Variety-hosted reception for the Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab, March 2012

Thicke co-hosted the Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade (now the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade) with Joan Lunden from 1983 to 1990, when he was succeeded by Regis Philbin.[21] Thicke also hosted the 1987 and 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championships. [22][23]

In 1987, Thicke appeared as Dr. Jonas Carson, who creates an android that looks just like a human teenage boy (played by Jay Underwood), and he "adopts" him as his son in the Disney Channel film Not Quite Human. Thicke reprised his role as Jonas Carson in two sequels, 1989's Not Quite Human II and 1992's Still Not Quite Human.

In 1988, he hosted the Miss USA Pageant in El Paso, Texas, replacing Bob Barker (who quit over fur being involved in the pageants).[24] He replaced Barker again as host of the 1988 Miss Universe Pageant (along with Tracy Scoggins) in Taipei, Taiwan.[25] Thicke was replaced by Dick Clark as host of the 1989 Miss USA Pageant in Mobile, Alabama[26] and by John Forsythe as host of the 1989 Miss Universe Pageant in Cancún, Mexico.[27]

Thicke continued to host a wide range of variety TV events. In 1989, he co-hosted with SCTV alumna Andrea Martin the TV special Opening of SkyDome in Toronto, which aired across Canada on the CBC.[28][29] In 2004, he hosted the Miss Universe Canada Pageant in Ontario.

In 1992, Thicke appeared as himself in the pilot episode of the sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. He appeared in the end-credits scene, alongside series star Mark Curry, humorously referencing the pilot episode being filmed on the same set used as the Seavers' home on Growing Pains. He also made guest appearances on shows such as Murder, She Wrote, Married... with Children, Son of the Beach and 7th Heaven.

From 1995-96, Thicke appeared on the American television series Hope & Gloria, which ran for 35 episodes.[30] In March 2002, Thicke participated in a celebrity version of Fear Factor. In May 2002, he appeared in the season six finale of Just Shoot Me, "The Boys in the Band."[31] From 2006 to 2009, Thicke was talk show host Rich Ginger on The Bold and the Beautiful.[32]

From 2001 to 2003, Thicke hosted Animal Miracles on the Pax TV network. In April 2006, he hosted Celebrity Cooking Showdown on NBC, in which celebrities were teamed with famous chefs in a cooking competition.[33]

Later appearances


In 2008, Thicke appeared in a major supporting role as Jim Jarlewski in the television series adaptation of Douglas Coupland's jPod.[34] That same year, he had a cameo appearance in the How I Met Your Mother episode "Sandcastles in the Sand" as the dad in Robin Scherbatsky's second "Robin Sparkles" music video.[35] He guest starred as himself in the episodes "The Rough Patch", "Glitter", "P.S. I Love You", and "The Rehearsal Dinner".[36]

In February 2009, Thicke made guest appearances on Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job. and the web series Star-ving.[37] He also had a role in the 2009 film, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.[38] On 10 July 2009, Thicke appeared on the 1000th episode of Attack of the Show!, singing with Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn.[39]

Thicke made a guest appearance on a few episodes of Canada's Worst Handyman 5.[40] In January 2010, Thicke appeared on the television program, Tosh.0.[41] In March 2010, he made an appearance in La La Land as himself. In October 2010, he appeared as a celebrity contestant on Don't Forget the Lyrics, where he played for the charities ProCon.org and the Alan Thicke Center for diabetes research.[42]

In March 2013, he participated on ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap. He swapped wives with comedian Gilbert Gottfried.[43] From 2014 to 2015, Thicke starred in his own reality series, Unusually Thicke, which aired on Pop.

In October 2016, Thicke appeared as himself in the pilot episode of NBC's This is Us.[44]

Other hosting


During 2014 and 2015 Thicke hosted a travelling dance show Dancing Pros Live which toured the United States.[45]



In the 1990s, Thicke was the spokesman for the Canadian division of Woolco department stores until its demise in 1994.[46] In 2007, Thicke appeared in a television ad for Tahiti Village, a Las Vegas time-share resort.[47][48] In 2009, Thicke began appearing in TV ads endorsing CCS Medical, a distributor of home-delivered diabetes supplies.[49][unreliable source?] In 2014, he began representing Optima Tax Relief.[50]

From 2011, Thicke was the spokesperson for Cambridge Life Solutions, a Canadian company that promised to reduce unsecured consumer debt through a method known as debt settlement, which had been outlawed in the United States by the Federal Trade Commission as a predatory practice in 2010 and was subsequently banned in Ontario in 2015. According to Scott Hannah, the president and CEO of the Credit Counseling Society of Canada, the company, which was accused of "bilking thousands of vulnerable Canadians" eventually dominated half of the Canadian market due to Thicke's hiring "as a spokesman who was very credible to Canadians."[51]

Personal life


Thicke was married three times: His first marriage, to Days of Our Lives actress Gloria Loring, lasted from 1970 until 1984; they had two sons, Brennan and Robin.[2] In 1987 at the age of 40, Thicke began dating 17-year old Kristy Swanson. Two years later, they were engaged but never married. He married his second wife, Miss World 1990 Gina Tolleson, on 13 August 1994, and had a son, Carter William Thicke, before their divorce was finalized on September 29, 1999.[2] In 1999, he met Tanya Callau in Miami, where he was a celebrity host and she was a model.[52] They were married from 2005 until his death.[53]

Thicke lent his name and star power to supporting the Alan Thicke Center for diabetes research.[54] Also, for several years in the mid-1980s, Thicke and Gloria Loring were co-hosts of Telemiracle, an annual 20-hour telethon that alternated between Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan, to support programs run by the Kinsmen Club.[citation needed]



On December 13, 2016, Thicke collapsed while playing ice hockey with his son Carter at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank, California. The manager of the rink said he was talking and even joked to his son to take a photo as he was being wheeled out on a stretcher.[55] Thicke died later that day of type-A aortic dissection at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, at the age of 69.[56][57] On December 19, 2016, the cast of Growing Pains, including Leonardo DiCaprio, reunited at Thicke's funeral; a eulogy was given by his friend Bob Saget, and his son, Robin, offered a humorous remembrance. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, California.[58]




Year Title Role Notes
1971 The Point! Narrator / Father Voice, third telecast
1983 Copper Mountain Jackson Reach
1987 Not Quite Human Dr. Jonas Carson
1989 Not Quite Human II Dr. Jonas Carson
1991 And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird Matthew Carson / Newman Voice
1992 Still Not Quite Human Dr. Jonas Carson / Bonus
1993 Stepmonster George Dougherty
Betrayal of the Dove Jack West
1995 Open Season Xanex
1996 Demolition High Slater
1998 Anarchy TV Reverend Wright
Casper Meets Wendy Baseball Announcer
2000 Bear with Me Ken Robinson
Ice Angel Coach Parker
2001 Xin shi zi jie tou (X-Roads) Steve
Teddy Bears' Picnic Himself
2003 Carolina Chuck McBride – Perfect Date Host
Hollywood North Peter Casey
2004 Raising Helen Hockey Cantor
Childstar J.R.
2006 Alpha Dog Douglas Holden
The Surfer King Pipeman
2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Stu Harding
RoboDoc Dr. Roskin
2012 That's My Boy TV Version Donny's Dad
Hemingway Paul Hemmingway
2013 Cubicle Warriors Peter Hoss
2015 Being Canadian Himself Documentary
2017 It's Not My Fault and I Don't Care Anyway Patrick Spencer Posthumous release
The Clapper Himself Posthumous release
Love's Last Resort Paul Roberts Posthumous release (final film role)




Year Title Role Notes
1969 It's Our Stuff Regular
1974 Jack: A Flash Fantasy Jack of Diamonds
1978 America 2-Night Doug Episode: "I Am Democracy"
1980–1982 The Alan Thicke Show Himself/host Also writer and producer
1983–1984 Thicke of the Night Also writer and executive producer
1984 Masquerade Episode: "Sleeper"
The Love Boat Alan Price / Robert McBride / Senator Bob Townsend 3 episodes
1985 Scene of the Crime Craig Spears Episode: "A Vote for Murder"
1985–1992 Growing Pains Jason Seaver
1990 The Hitchhiker Mickey Black Episode: "Tough Guys Don't Whine"
1992 Travelquest Host
1993 Murder, She Wrote Harrison M. Kane Episode: "The Phantom Killer"
1994 Burke's Law Episode: "Who Killed the Beauty Queen?"
1995 Minor Adjustments Roger Episode: "The Ex-Files"
Hope & Gloria Dennis Dupree
1996–1997 Married... with Children Henry / Bruce 3 episodes
1997 The Outer Limits Donald Rivers Episode: "A Special Edition"
Pictionary Host
1999 Arliss Doctor Episode: "Rules of the Game"
2000 Beggars and Choosers Episode: "The Woodhouse Conundrum"
Son of the Beach Captain 'Buck' Enteneille / Captain Buck Enteneille 3 episodes
2001 7th Heaven Ed Palmer Episode: "Parents"
2001–2003 Animal Miracles Himself Host
2002 Just Shoot Me! Episode: "The Boys in the Band"
2003 EGG, the Arts Show Alan Scott Episode: "Broadway Workshop"
2004 My Wife and Kids Magician Episode: "Fantasy Camp: Part 2"
2005 Yes, Dear Joel Episode: "The New Neighbors"
Half & Half Gavin Storm Episode: "The Big Mothers for Others Episode"
Joey Himself Episode: "Joey and the Poker"
2006–2009 The Bold and the Beautiful Rich Ginger 7 episodes
2007 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Hal E. Burton Episode: "Spring Fever & the School Newspaper"
2008 About a Girl Dude's Dad Episode: "About a Homecoming"
JPod Jim Jarlewski 13 episodes
2008–2013 How I Met Your Mother Himself 5 episodes
2009 Tim and Eric Awesome Show Dr. Alan Thicke Season 4, Episode 2 (The Cinco Napple)
2010 Canada's Worst Handyman 5 Himself
Tosh.0 Episode: "Crystal Light Dancers (Reunion)"
2011 I'm in the Band Simon Craig 5 episodes
This Hour Has 22 Minutes Himself
2012 The L.A. Complex Donald Gallagher 4 episodes
2012 Fugget About It Richard Wheatthin Episode: “Screw You, Mr. Wonderful”
2013 Celebrity Wife Swap Himself Season 2, episode 3
2014 Unusually Thicke Reality show; 14 episodes
American Dad! Episode: "Permanent Record Wrecker"
2015 Scream Queens Tad Radwell Episode: "Thanksgiving"
The Jack and Triumph Show Himself Episode: "Commercial"
2016 Grandfathered Episode: "Jimmy's 50th, Again"
Mike Tyson Mysteries Walter Morgan Episode: "Unholy Matrimony"
This is Us Himself Episode: "Pilot"
The Eric Andre Show David Alan Thicke (with David Alan Grier) / Himself Season 4, Episode 9
Fuller House Mike Episode: "Mom Interference"
Chopped Junior Judge Season 3, Episode 8
The Stanley Dynamic Episode: "The Stanley Band"
2017 Chopped Contestant Season 33; 5 epi. "Star Power" tournament
*Posthumous release

Television movies

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Copper Mountain Jackson Reach
1984 Calendar Girl Murders Alan Conti
1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star[59] Steve Carr
1987 Not Quite Human Dr. Jonas Carson
1988 14 Going on 30 The real Forndexter
Obsessed Conrad Vaughan
Dance 'til Dawn Jack Lefcourt
1989 Not Quite Human II Dr. Jonas Carson
1990 Jury Duty: The Comedy[60] Phil Beckman
1992 The Trial of Red Riding Hood The Wolf
Still Not Quite Human Dr. Jonas Carson/Bonus Carson
1993 Rubdown[61] Raymond Holliman
1994 Lamb Chop in the Haunted Studio Alan
1995 Lamb Chop's Special Chanukah[62] Alan
1996 Windsor Protocol Senator Joplin Hardy
Shari's Passover Surprise Alan
The Secret She Carried Reed Epperson Uncredited
1997 Shadow of the Bear William Andrich
Any Place But Home August Danforth
1998 Thunder Point Joplin Hardy
Casper Meets Wendy Baseball Announcer
1999 Two of Hearts Hank Powers
2000 Ice Angel Coach Parker
The Growing Pains Movie Jason Seaver
2004 Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers Jason Seaver
2010 Making a Scene The Producer
2013 Camp Sunshine Ken Handcourt
Bad Management Tobias Sr.
Let It Snow Ted Beck
2014 A Cookie Cutter Christmas Chef Kruger
2016 Stop the Wedding Sean Castleberry
2017 Loves Last Resort Paul Roberts


  • Thicke, Alan (May 1999). How Men Have Babies: The Pregnant Father's Survival Guide. Contemporary Books. ISBN 978-0-8092-2806-5.
  • Thicke, Alan (27 April 2006). How To Raise Kids Who Won't Hate You: Family Wisdom and Humor from a Favorite TV Dad. iUniverse Star. ISBN 978-0-595-84288-9.




  1. ^ Barton, Chris (13 December 2016). "Alan Thicke, Actor and Dad on '80s Sitcom 'Growing Pains,' Dies at 69". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Alan Thicke Biography". Film Reference Library. Toronto. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
  3. ^ Ouzounian, Richard (21 September 2012). "Alan Thicke Stars in Queen for a Day". Toronto Star. Toronto: Star Media Group. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  4. ^ Winders, Jason (2011). "Could Alan Thicke Be World's Favourite TV Dad?". Western Alumni Gazette. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  5. ^ Brunt, Stephen (2009). Gretzky's Tears: Hockey, America and the Day Everything Changed. Chicago: Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1600783043.
  6. ^ Sennhauser, Morgan (22 February 2016). "What Happened to Alan Thicke – What He's Doing Now". The Gazette Review. Minneapolis. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  7. ^ Holloway, Daniel (14 December 2016). "Alan Thicke, 'Growing Pains' Dad, Dies at 69". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Growing Pains star Alan Thicke dies at 69". Digital Spy. United Kingdom: Hearst Magazines UK. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Alan Thicke Appreciation: He Was Always Welcome In Our Homes". Yahoo! TV. Sunnyvale, California: Yahoo!. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  10. ^ a b Lincoln, Ross A. (14 December 2016). "Alan Thicke Dies: 'Growing Pains' Star & TV Theme Composer Was 69". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  11. ^ "The Wizard of Odds". TV.com. San Francisco: CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Whew! Credits". Television Production Music Museum. 2010. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2010. Alan Thicke: Did not save a master reel. He didn't even remember doing the show. After much discussion, he gave the museum a written release so we can acquire anything the US Copyright office has regarding WHEW!
  13. ^ Muller, Marissa G. "Alan Thicke, Beloved Growing Pains Father, Is Dead at 69". Vanity Fair. Condé Nast. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  14. ^ "R.I.P. Alan Thicke, Actor and Dad on Growing Pains Has Died at 69". Consequence of Sound. Chicago. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  15. ^ Toushek, Gary (10 December 1988). "Anne Murray Staying Home for the Holidays". The Globe and Mail. p. 9.
  16. ^ a b Hal Erickson, Rovi (2016). "Alan Thicke". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. New York City. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  17. ^ Margulies, Lee (9 October 1985). "He's Never Too Thicke To Endure 'Growing Pains'". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  18. ^ Slate, Libby (25 April 1992). "A Night of Long Goodbys at ABC: Television: The last episodes of 'Growing Pains,' 'Who's the Boss?' and 'MacGyver' are expected to lure faithful viewers one more time". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  19. ^ Keck, William (13 December 2016). "Alan Thicke and the cast of 'Growing Pains' had to overcome internal turmoil for 2000 reunion special". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  20. ^ "Alan Thicke, 'Growing Pains' Dad, Dies at 69". TheWrap. Santa Monica, California: The Wrap News Inc. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  21. ^ Linan, Steven (25 December 1989). "'Merry Christmas' Starts Early With Disney Parades". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  22. ^ "National Aerobic Championship 1987". Los Angeles. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  23. ^ "National Aerobic Championship 1988". Los Angeles. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  24. ^ "Texas Domination Of Miss USA Pageant Raises New Controversy". Associated Press. New York City. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  25. ^ "Thai beauty is Miss Universe 1988". United Press International. Washington, D.C.: News World Communications. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  26. ^ "1989 Miss USA Pageant, The (1989) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  27. ^ "1989 Miss Universe Pageant, The (1989) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  28. ^ Retrontario (9 May 2010). CBC Skydome Opening June 3, 1989. YouTube. San Bruno, California: Alphabet Inc. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  29. ^ "That time when the SkyDome landed in Toronto". blogTO. Toronto: Blogger. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  30. ^ Winslow, Harriet (17 March 1996). "In the Thicke of it With Hope & Gloria". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C.: Nash Holdings LLC. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  31. ^ "Just Shoot Me". TV Guide. NTVB Media (magazine) CBS Interactive. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  32. ^ Reiher, Andrea. "Alan Thicke, 'The Bold and the Beautiful'". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. Zap2it. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  33. ^ "NBC Changes Plans, 'Celebrity Cooking Showdown' to Air Saturday". Reality TV World. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  34. ^ "Alan Thicke, Growing Pains Star, Dies at 69". People. Time Inc. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  35. ^ "Sandcastles In The Sand". How I Met Your Mother. Season 3. Episode 16. 21 April 2008. CBS.
  36. ^ "Did How I Met Your Mother Create An Actual Canadian Sex Acts Website?". LegendsRevealed.com. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  37. ^ "News and Updates". AlanThicke.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2009.
  38. ^ Nathan Rabin (6 January 2010). "Alan Thicke". AV Club. Retrieved 28 January 2017. He recently popped up in the overflowing supporting cast of the raunchy car comedy The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, which was just released on DVD.
  39. ^ "Feud Alert! Alan Thicke Annoyed with Olivia Munn after TV Makeout Diss". Us Weekly. Wenner Media. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  40. ^ Harris, Bill. "No denying Handyman appeal". Canoe.com. Canada: Postmedia Network and Quebecor Media. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  41. ^ "Web Reunion: The Crystal Light Dancers". Tosh.cc. Blogger. Archived from the original on 8 March 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  42. ^ "Don't Forget the Lyrics!". ProCon.org. Santa Monica, California. 20 October 2010. Archived from the original on 16 December 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  43. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (11 March 2013). "Vulgarity's Abrasive Master, but Not at Home". The New York Times. New York City. p. C1. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  44. ^ Snierson, Dan (14 December 2016). "Alan Thicke Dead: This Is Us Creator Pays Tribute". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 January 2017. One of the last roles for the versatile Growing Pains star was a guest spot in the NBC dramedy's first episode. Thicke played himself — as well as the estranged father of the Manny, a.k.a. Kevin (Justin Hartley), in the goofy sitcom that Kevin starred in.
  45. ^ BWW News Desk (17 September 2014). "Karina Smirnoff, Chelsie Hightower & More Set for DANCING PROS: LIVE Tour". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  46. ^ Mackie Smith, Susan (1994). Don't Get Me Started: Reflections of a Country Columnist. GeneralStore PublishingHouse. p. 53. ISBN 9781896182094. Retrieved 15 December 2016 – via Internet Archive.
  47. ^ "Alan Thicke Hawking Las Vegas Time Shares". HotelChatter.com. 25 April 2007. Archived from the original on 25 August 2007.
  48. ^ Walters, Chris (24 June 2009). "Alan Thicke Can't Save Tahiti Village Timeshare Company From Going Under". The Consumerist. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  49. ^ Weather & Time. "Does Alan Thicke Have Diabetes?". ChaCha. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  50. ^ "Optima Tax Relief TV Commercial, 'IRS' Featuring Alan Thicke". iSpot.tv. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  51. ^ "Alan Thicke, television dad, was the face of predatory debt settlement in Canada".
  52. ^ Goodwin, Jess. "How Did 'Unusually Thicke' Couple Alan and Tanya Thicke Meet? The Story's Not So Sweet". Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  53. ^ "Growing Pains' Alan Thicke Ties the Knot". People. Time Inc. 11 May 2005. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  54. ^ "Alan Thicke Will Always be a Diabetes Dad". insulinnation. 8 December 2014.
  55. ^ Rocha, Veronica (14 December 2016). "Alan Thicke collapsed playing ice hockey in Burbank, joked with son before his death". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  56. ^ Dugan, Christina (21 December 2016). "Alan Thicke's Cause of Death Has Been Confirmed". People. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  57. ^ Skinner, Curtis (13 December 2016). "Actor Alan Thicke, Dad on Growing Pains, Dead at 69". Reuters. San Francisco. Archived from the original on 4 February 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  58. ^ Melas, Chloe (19 December 2016). "Alan Thicke remembered by Growing Pains cast at funeral". CNN. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  59. ^ Knutzen, Eirik (8 November 1986). "Hale and hearty". The Toronto Star. pp. 14–15.
  60. ^ Zerbisas, Antonia (12 January 1990). "TV movie's jury should be hung". The Toronto Star. p. D18.
  61. ^ "Available this week". The Toronto Star, Starweek. 29 January 1994. p. M10.
  62. ^ Bawden, Jim (16 December 1995). "TV Christmas specials". The Toronto Star.
  63. ^ "Alan Thicke Has a Star Named in the Hercules Constellation". Star registry.
  64. ^ "Alan Thicke". Canada's Walk of Fame. Archived from the original on 30 September 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  65. ^ Craig Takeuchi; Adrian Mack (23 November 2016). "Alan Thicke and Deepa Mehta to be honoured at Whistler Film Festival". The Georgia Straight. Vancouver BC. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
Preceded by
Miss World America Host
Succeeded by
Preceded by Miss USA Host
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bob Barker
Miss Universe Host
Succeeded by
Preceded by Host, Pictionary
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Miss Universe Canada Host
Succeeded by
Dominique Dufour