Alan Thicke - Famous Songwriter

Alan Thicke Net Worth


Famous Canadian actor, songwriter and talk show host, Alan Thicke had a net worth of $40 million at the time of his death in 2016. He was known for playing Dr. Jason Seaver in the hit 80โ€™s sitcom โ€˜Growing Painsโ€™, but also earned a significant amount of money from theme song writing and real estate investments throughout his career.

Key facts:

  • Alan Thicke was a Canadian actor and songwriter who had a net worth of $40 million at the time of his death.
  • He was most widely recognized for his work as Dr. Jason Seaver in the '80s sitcom 'Growing Pains,' which made him a household name.
  • Alan also wrote and produced notable theme songs for 'Diff'rent Strokes,' 'The Facts of Life,' and the original 'Wheel of Fortune' theme.
  • In addition to his success in acting and music, Alan was a real estate investor and a highly successful talk show host.
  • Throughout his career, Alan made various appearances on TV series such as 'Hope & Gloria', 'How I Met Your Mother,' and movies like 'Alpha Dog.'

Basic Information About Alan Thicke

CategoryCelebrities โ€บ Actors
ProfessionsActor, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Writer, Presenter, Master of Ceremonies, Musician, Composer
Net worth$40,000,000
Date of birth1947-03-01
Place of birthKirkland Lake
Date of death2016-12-13 (aged 69)
Curiosities and TrademarksRadio disc jockey voice
Canadian accent
SpouseTanya Callau - (7 Mayย 2005 - 13 Decemberย 2016)ย (his death)
Gina Marie Tolleson - (13 Augustย 1994 - 29 Septemberย 1999)ย (divorced)ย (1 child)
Gloria Loring - (22 Augustย 1970 - 1984)ย (divorced)ย (2 children)
Height6 ft (1.854 m)
Social Mediaโ†—๏ธŽ Wikipedia โ†—๏ธŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Alan Thicke win?


Golden Globe

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Alan Thicke awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalNomineeGrowing Pains1988

Alan Thicke roles

Movie / Series Role
That's My BoyTV Version Donny's Dad
Alpha DogDouglas Holden
Raising HelenHockey Cantor
Love's Last ResortPaul Roberts
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell HardStu Harding
This Is UsAlan Thicke 1 episode, 2016
How I Met Your MotherAlan Thicke / ... 5 episodes, 2008-2013
Mike Tyson MysteriesWalter Morgan 1 episode, 2016
The HitchhikerMickey Black 1 episode, 1990
Keeping Up with the KardashiansSelf 2 episodes, 2011-2015
Growing PainsDr. Jason Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Just Shoot Me!Alan Thicke 1 episode, 2002
Fuller HouseMike 1 episode, 2016
Ned's Declassified School Survival GuideHal E. Burton 1 episode, 2007
Scream QueensTad Radwell 1 episode, 2015
Murder, She WroteHarrison M. Kane 1 episode, 1993
7th HeavenEd Palmer 1 episode, 2001
Match Game/Hollywood Squares HourSelf - Panelist 5 episodes, 1984
'Til DeathAlan Thicke 1 episode, 2008
JoeyAlan Thicke 1 episode, 2005
Not Necessarily the NewsSelf 1 episode, 1987
The Love BoatAlan Price / ... 3 episodes, 1984-1987
I'm in the BandSimon Craig 5 episodes, 2011
The Eric Andre ShowSelf 1 episode, 2016
Half & HalfGavin Storm 1 episode, 2005
Burke's LawBobby Gilmore 1 episode, 1994
The TalkSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2012
Hangin' with Mr. CooperSelf (uncredited) unknown episodes
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf 1 episode, 2015
The Bold and the BeautifulRich Ginger 6 episodes, 2006-2009
The Wonderful World of DisneyJason Seaver 1 episode, 2000
The Outer LimitsDonald Rivers 1 episode, 1997
The Daily ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1998
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 1995-2008
Son of the BeachCaptain Buck Enteneille 3 episodes, 2000-2002
The L.A. ComplexDonald Gallagher 4 episodes, 2012
Arli$$Doctor 1 episode, 1999
The Maury Povich ShowSelf / ... 2 episodes, 1991-1992

Alan Thicke's Quotes

  • [Of Tracey Gold's family]: The Gold family has always been a role model. Harry and Bonnie Gold make the Seavers look like the Manson family.
  • I thought it was a great departure for me. It's quite the opposite of most of the things I've done.
  • [on analyzing Ozzy Osbourne about The Family Dog]: Seaver, who was a psychiatrist, would have reprimanded his children. It's the child's role in the family to take care of the dog.
  • [on his second rocky marriage]: It's not a fait accomplice, but the signs are pointing in the direction of a failed marriage. I think this is a disgrace. We had no problems that, in my opinion, mature, committed adults shouldn't be able to solve.
  • [Who got married a third time in 2005]: I'll be on my third honeymoon, so I'm more of an authority than I care to be.

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The Life and Career of Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke, a Canadian actor, songwriter, and talk show host, had a successful career in the entertainment industry and made an indelible mark on the world. Born on March 1, 1947, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada, he became a household name as Dr. Jason Seaver in the 80โ€™s sitcom โ€˜Growing Pains.โ€™ But his work was not limited to acting alone as he was known to be a prolific songwriter. Moreover, he had several entrepreneurial ventures under his name.

Early Life

Alanโ€™s parents, William Jeffery, and Shirley โ€˜Joanโ€™ Isobel Marie, got divorced in 1953. His mother remarried Brian Thicke, a physician. They moved to Elliot Lake, where Alan graduated from Elliot Lake Secondary School and was elected the homecoming king in 1965. He later attended the University of Western Ontario and became a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

Early Career

Alan Thicke began his career as a game show host on the Canadian program โ€˜First Impressionsโ€™ in the 197s. Then he continued on with โ€œAnimal Crack-Upsโ€ in the late โ€™80s. He drew peopleโ€™s attention as a producer and head of the writing staff of โ€˜Fernwood 2 Night,โ€™ a talk show based on characters from โ€˜Mary Harman, Mary Hartman.โ€™ Then in the late 197s, Thicke made regular appearances on the popular Canadian TV daytime talk show โ€˜The Alan Hamel Show.โ€™ Later, he hosted his own talk show in Canada titled โ€˜The Alan Thicke Show.โ€™

In the United States, Thicke was offered to host his own American syndicated late-night talk show, โ€˜Thicke of the Night.โ€™ However, the show didnโ€™t do well and got canceled within one season.

Growing Pains

Alan Thicke will forever be synonymous with his most notable role as Dr. Jason Seaver on the hit 80s sitcom โ€˜Growing Pains.โ€™ Jason is a psychiatrist and father who aims to guide his family through the challenge of growing up. โ€˜Growing Painsโ€™ ran from 1985-1992, producing 166 episodes in total.

The series was centered on the Seaver family, who lived in Long Island, New York. The plot featured their lives as they navigated everyday challenges such as school and family relationships. โ€˜Growing Painsโ€™ became popular and one of the most crucial factors that contributed to its success was Thickeโ€™s performance as patriarch Seaver.

Due to criticism surrounding the showโ€™s relevance in modern times, in his later years Thicke played down the relevance of the Seavers. However, โ€˜Growing Painsโ€™ remains a part of the cultural fabric of the 198s. It showcased not just Thickeโ€™s acting skills but also his talent as a songwriter.

Other TV and Film Appearances

Thicke appeared on numerous TV shows, including hosting Walt Disney Worldโ€™s โ€˜A Very Merry Christmas Paradeโ€™ from 1983 to 199. He made guest appearances as himself on various TV shows, including โ€œHow I Met Your Mother.โ€ Also, he was replaced by Dick Clark as host of the Miss USA Pageant in 199 and continued to be seen on TV shows, including Hope and Gloria.

Thicke hosted and participated in multiple TV events throughout his career. He was a guest star on different shows such as โ€˜FACTS of Life,โ€™ which was his first, and starred in the lead role of the โ€˜Not Quite Humanโ€™ Canadian trilogy of made-for-tv movies. In addition to this, he produced and recorded multiple successful theme songs for various television shows.

Net Worth Details and Personal Life

At the time of his death, Alan Thicke had a net worth of $40 million. This was evidence that his financial success extended far beyond his acting and music careers. He was involved in several real estate ventures, enriched royalties, and other investments that allowed him to accumulate such an impressive lifetime wealth.

Thicke was married three times throughout his life. He first married Gloria Loring in 197, and the couple had two kids. They concluded their divorce in 1983. Alan then married Miss World 199-1991 Gina Tolleson, and together they had one child. In 2005, Thicke resumed married life when he ties the knot with model Tanya Callau. They stayed together until his death in December 2016.


Thickeโ€™s accomplishments in music and entertainment cannot be understated, considering the vast wealth he accumulated throughout his life. After headlining hit TV programs throughout the โ€™80s and โ€™90s, Thickeโ€™s most memorable work outside of television is his contributions to Hollywoodโ€™s soundtracks. He wrote theme songs for various television shows, including โ€˜Diffโ€™rent Strokes,โ€™ โ€˜The Facts of Life,โ€™ and even the original Wheel of Fortune theme.

Thicke was also a renowned Canadian celebrity and fellow Canadians gathered to mourn his death in 2016. His appearance on the American TV series โ€˜Hope & Gloriaโ€™ became one of his well-known accomplishments. Alan Thicke was not just an actor or songwriter; rather, he became an icon for a generation that grew up with him.


Alan died on December 13, 2016, in Burbank, California, after reportedly suffering a heart attack. He had been participating in a pickup hockey game with his son Carter Thicke when he started to experience some of the symptoms. He was rushed to the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, where he was declared dead. His death triggered shock and sadness amongst his fans and fraternity with many people gathering for a memorial to honor the wonderful life he lived.

The world lost a great artist when Alan Thicke died. Despite passing away at just 69, he achieved much success and made an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.ย 

In Conclusion

Alanโ€™s legacy continues to live on in the hearts of many. People who adore his performers as Jason Seaver or admire his talent as an entertainer shall always remember him fondly. While no one can fill the void left in his wake, it is heartening to know countless people remain inspired by him.

Interesting Facts about Alan Thicke

  1. Played Billy Flynn in the traveling company of the musical "Chicago".
  2. Has 2 sons with Gloria Loring: Brennan Thicke born December 17, 1974; and Robin Thicke born March 10, 1977.
  3. Born at 2:00pm-EST
  4. He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
  5. Was the manager for Canadian teen-singer Renรฉ Simard.
  6. Member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
  7. Graduated in 1965 from Elliot Lake High School, and was elected Homecoming King
  8. Attended the University of Western Ontario
  9. Worked as a disc jockey while in college.
  10. Step father is a certified Transport Canada physician (performs medicals for pilots).
  11. Step father runs a family practice in Brampton Ontario (suburb of Toronto).
  12. Step father, Dr. Brian Thicke, is the medical director for Canada3000, a charter airline.
  13. His second wife, Gina Marie Tolleson, is a freelance TV reporter and hostess, as well as having been Miss World 1990.
  14. Father, with Gina Marie Tolleson, of son Carter Thicke (aka Carter William Thicke), who was born on July 10, 1997.
  15. Was named "Father of the Year" by The Father's Day Council of Los Angeles, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, and The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
  16. 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).
  17. He sang and composed the theme to the cult-classic TV game show The Wizard of Odds (1973), hosted by Alex Trebek.
  18. Once had his nose broken by Gordie Howe in a celebrity hockey game.
  19. 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.
  20. Hosted Wayne Gretzky's wedding in Edmonton, Canada.

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