Alan Thicke's Interesting Facts

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1 Brother-in-law of Kenny Callau.
2 Has called himself "the affordable Shatner" as much of his later career consists of lucrative personal appearance (hosting parades, beauty pageants, etc.) declined by his fellow Canadian actor William Shatner.
3 Release of his book, "How Men Have Babies: The Pregnant Father's Survival Guide". [June 2003]
4 Release of his book, "How to Raise Kids Who Won't Hate You". [April 2006]
5 Appeared in a commercial for "CCS Medical" diabetes supplies.
6 Before he was a successful actor and a game show host, he (alongside with his first wife Gloria Loring) used to work with Charlotte Rae, as a songwriter on both sitcoms, which she starred in: Diff'rent Strokes (1978) and The Facts of Life (1979).
7 Best known for playing Dr. Jason Seaver on Growing Pains (1985). He has, however, had a long and eclectic career in television, working as a writer, personality, host and composer among other roles for programming as diverse as sitcoms, variety shows, soap operas, game shows, commercials, reality shows, specials and parades.
8 Was 40 years old when he dated 17-year old actress Kristy Swanson, and they were engaged two years later. They met when she was a 16 year old working on the WB lot.
9 Brother of Todd Thicke.
10 Ex-father-in-law of Paula Patton.
11 Produced a CBC television series hosted by Canadian teen-singer René Simard.
12 Composed and sang both theme songs to Diff'rent Strokes (1978).
13 Jason Seaver, Thicke's character on Growing Pains (1985), was ranked #37 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
14 Hosted the 2004 Miss Universe Canada Pageant in Rama, Ontario from January 23-25, 2004.
15 May 2003 - Lost five teeth and required 30 stitches after getting hit in the face by a flying puck while playing hockey with actor Michael Vartan. Thicke was not wearing sufficient headgear.
16 Hosted Wayne Gretzky's wedding in Edmonton, Canada.
17 His son Robin Thicke is a singer/songwriter and has written songs for artists such as Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera, Mya, Brian McKnight & Pink, among others.
18 Once had his nose broken by Gordie Howe in a celebrity hockey game.
19 He sang and composed the theme to the cult-classic TV game show The Wizard of Odds (1973), hosted by Alex Trebek.
20 Composed the original score to Wheel of Fortune (1983), titled "Big Wheels". The original theme was used until 1983. Among the other game show themes Thicke has composed are Celebrity Sweepstakes (1974) (the second theme used in this series), The Diamond Head Game (1975) and Whew! (1979).
21 Was named "Father of the Year" by The Father's Day Council of Los Angeles, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, and The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
22 Father, with Gina Marie Tolleson, of son Carter Thicke (aka Carter William Thicke), who was born on July 10, 1997.
23 His second wife, Gina Marie Tolleson, is a freelance TV reporter and hostess, as well as having been Miss World 1991.
24 Step father, Dr. Brian Thicke, is the medical director for Canada3000, a charter airline.
25 Step father runs a family practice in Brampton Ontario (suburb of Toronto).
26 Step father is a certified Transport Canada physician (performs medicals for pilots).
27 Worked as a disc jockey while in college.
28 Attended the University of Western Ontario
29 Graduated in 1965 from Elliot Lake High School, and was elected Homecoming King
30 Member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
31 Was the manager for Canadian teen-singer René Simard.
32 He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
33 Born at 2:00pm-EST
34 Son, with Gloria Loring, Brennan Thicke was born.
35 Played Billy Flynn in the traveling company of the musical "Chicago".
Sources:
IMDB, Wikipedia


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