33 Facts About Alan Thicke

1. Alan Thicke had quite an extensive sitcom career, notably seven seasons as Dr Jason Seaver on Growing Pains.

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2. Alan Thicke had quite the career in front of the camera, most recently popping up on This Is Us and Fuller House, but the beloved sitcom dad had a hand in things behind the camera, namely writing some of TV's most beloved theme songs.

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3. Alan Thicke is survived by his three sons, one of whom is Robin Thicke, famous for the 2013 hit single Blurred Lines.

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4. In 1985, Alan Thicke took on one of his most memorable roles as the sensitive, caring dad Jason Seaver on Growing Pains.

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5. Alan Thicke was born on March 1, 1947, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada.

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6. Alan Thicke is of mixe descent and holds a Canadian nationality.

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7. Alan Thicke was born on March 1, 1947, in Kirkland Lake, Canada.

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8. Alan Thicke was a Canadian actor, songwriter, game and talk show host.

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9. Alan Thicke was a Canadian actor, songwriter, comedian, game and talk show host.

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10. Alan Thicke died of type-A aortic dissection at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, at the age of 69.

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11. On December 13, 2016, Alan Thicke collapsed while playing ice-hockey with his son Carter at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank, California.

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12. In 2014, Alan Thicke began appearing in ad spots for Optima Tax Relief.

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13. In 2009, Alan Thicke began appearing in TV ads endorsing CCS Medical, a distributor of home-delivered diabetes supplies.

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14. In 2007, Alan Thicke appeared in a television ad for Tahiti Village, a Las Vegas time-share resort.

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

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16. Alan Thicke appeared in the season six finale of Just Shoot Me, "The Boys in the Band.

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17. Alan Thicke had a role in the 2009 film, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.

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18. In 2008, Alan Thicke appeared in a major supporting role as Jim Jarlewski in the television series adaptation of Douglas Coupland's jPod.

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19. Alan Thicke makes a cameo appearance in the 2007 movie Alpha Dog as the father of the lead character's girlfriend.

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20. In 1992, Alan Thicke appeared as himself in the pilot episode of the sitcom Hangin' with Mr Cooper.

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21. Alan Thicke continued hosting a wide range of variety TV events.

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22. Alan Thicke replaced Barker again as host of the 1988 Miss Universe Pageant in Taipei, Taiwan.

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23. Alan Thicke hosted the Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship from 1987 to 1988.

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24. Alan Thicke co-hosted the Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade with Joan Lunden from 1983 to 1990, when he was succeeded by Regis Philbin.

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25. Alan Thicke reprised his role in two reunion TV movies, The Growing Pains Movie and Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers (2004).

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

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27. Alan 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.

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28. In 2014 and 2015 Alan Thicke hosted a traveling dance show Dancing Pros Live which toured the United States.

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29. Alan Thicke went on to attend the University of Western Ontario, where he joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

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30. Alan Thicke graduated from Elliot Lake Secondary School in 1965, and was elected homecoming king.

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31. Alan Thicke was born on March 1, 1947, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, the son of Shirley "Joan" Isobel Marie, a nurse, and William Jeffrey, a stockbroker.

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32. Alan Thicke was best known for playing Dr Jason Seaver on the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains.

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33. In 2013, Alan Thicke was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

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