Alan Thicke Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Sep, 2017
Facts of Alan Thicke
Date of Birth: 1947 , March-1
Age: 74 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Alan Thicke
Birth Name Alan Willis Thicke
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Kirkland Lake
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, songwriter, game
Net Worth $40 million
Married Yes
Married to Tanya Callau (m. 2005), Gina Tolleson (m. 1994), Gloria Loring (m. 1970)
Divorce Tanya Callau (div.2016), Gina Tolleson (Div.1999), Gloria Loring (Div.1986)
Died December 13, 2016, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California, United States
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Alan Thicke was a Canadian actor, songwriter, game as well as talk show host. He was known for his role as Jason Seaver in American television sitcom, Growing Pains which ran for seven seasons.

However, the talented person is no longer with us as he passed away on December 13, 2016.

Early life and education

Alan Thicke was born as Alan Willis Jeffrey at 2:00pm-EST on March 1, 1947, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. He belonged to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Thicke was born to William Jeffrey, a stockbroker and Shirley "Joan" Isobel Marie a nurse, who were divorced in 1953. His mother remarried to a physician, Brian Thicke and they moved to Elliot Lake.

Thicke had one half-sister, Joanne Thicke, and half-brother, Todd Thicke who is a Gemini and Emmy Award-nominated television writer as well as producer, known for his work as the executive producer and also a head writer of America’s Funniest Home Videos since the show’s premiere in 1989.

Thicke went to Elliot Lake Secondary School. Later he attended the University of Western Ontario and joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity.


Alan Thicke began his hosting career working on a Canadian game show First Impressions in the late 1970s. Prior to that, he worked as a writer for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Later, Thicke then became a host of The Alan Thicke Show followed by Thicke of Night. He also hosted the game shows, Three’s a Crowd and Pictionary.   

In 1978, Thicke produced and wrote a talk show, America 2Night. As a composer, he also created the theme songs for shows including, The Facts of Life, The Wheel of Fortune, and Diff’rent Strokes.

Personal life

Alan Thicke married thrice in his entire life. He first married to American singer and actress, Gloria Loring, best known for portraying as Liz Chandler on American daytime soap, Days of Our Lives for five years.

Thicke and Loring married in 1970 and blessed with two sons, Brennan Thicke and Robin Thicke who is an American singer, songwriter as well as record producer. However, they divorced after being together for fourteen years.

Thicke married for the second time with American model and beauty queen Gina Tolleson on August 13, 1994, and had a son, Carter William Thicke. They divorced on September 29, 1999.

Thicke again married actress and model, Tanya Callau in 2005. Tanya was by his side until his last breath.

Apart from his marital relationship, Thicke dated actress Kristy Swanson in 1986 and engaged in 1988. Kristy was only 19 and he was 42 at that time. However, the duo split up before their relationship converted to formal bond.


Alan Thicke faced a painful death at the age of 69. He died on December 13, 2016, due to a rupture of the aorta. He was playing hockey at that time with his son Carter in Burbank California.

Net worth

As a famous actor, song writer as well as talk show host, he earned a huge amount from his career. He had an estimated amount of $40 million.