Alan Thicke has earned a Golden Globe® Best Actor nomination and seven Emmy® Award nominations (five for writing, two for acting.)
He starred as the dim-witted diva Dennis Dupree on the NBC series “Hope & Gloria,” and has guested on countless episodics ranging from “Just Shoot Me,” “Arliss,” “Son of the Beach,” and “Married with Children” to “Seventh Heaven” and “Outer Limits.” Television audiences know Thicke best as psychiatrist and father Jason Seaver from ABC’s “Growing Pains,” now syndicated in over 65 countries. “Growing Pains: The Reunion” was one of Disney’s highest-rated TV Movies. He has also appeared on the CBS hit comedy “How I Met Your Mother.”
Other TV Movies and Feature Films include Disney’s “Not Quite Human” trilogy; “The Calendar Girl Murders;” “Windsor Protocol;” “Rubdown;” “Any Place But Home;” “Obsessed;” “Betrayal Of The Dove;” “Ice Angel;” “Crossroads;” and “Teddy Bear’s Picnic.”
In theatre, Alan received rave reviews opposite Jason Alexander in the Neil Simon/Burt Bacharach musical Promises, Promises and for his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in Chicago-The Musical.
One of America’s most sought-after emcees, Thicke has hosted event specials including The Emmy® Awards; ABC’s Olympic Kick-Off Gala; CBC’s NHL Awards; ABC’s Disney Christmas and Easter parades; ABC’s and NBC’s Fall Preview Specials; the Miss Universe, Miss World World and Miss USA pageants; Showtime’s “Comedy All-Stars;” “TV’s Funniest Families and NBC’s “World’s Greatest Magic.” His series hosting includes ABC’s “Animal Crack-Ups;” the Emmy®-nominated “Pictionary;” A&E’s “Travelquest;” Game Show Network’s “All New 3’s A Crowd;” “Miracle Pets” for PAX-TV; and “Today’s Man” airing on CNBC.
From 1980 to 1983, “The Alan Thicke Show” became (and remains) the biggest hit in the history of Canadian daytime television. The American late-night entry “Thicke of the Night” followed.
As a headliner and speaker, Thicke’s distinctive charm and humor have established him as one of America’s all-purpose entertainers. Motivational lectures: including IBM, Ford, Borland Technologies, Slim-Fast. Keynote speaker: including Utah Governor’s Conference, Humana Hospitals, OrthoBiotech Industries, Des Moines Medical Society, Miami Health Day, Sacramento Earth Day. Host/Comic: includes everything from Awards Ceremonies for California’s Building Industry and Atlanta’s Real Estate Conference to The Chiropractic Centennial Celebration and the NHL’s All-Star Banquet.
As a headliner, Thicke has played the main Vegas showrooms of the Hilton, Desert Inn and Sands, as well as Atlantic City’s Resorts International, numerous cruise ships, and corporate events for Borden, Nestle, Mattel, Baskin-Robbins, Brite-Smile, and the Tournament Golf Association.
As an author, Thicke has recently come full circle, realizing a lifelong dream by signing a publishing deal for his first novel – Lovely Parting Gifts. His second humor book – How to Raise Kids Who Won’t Hate You–-is the sequel to How Men Have Babies—The Pregnant Father’s Survival Guide, a perennial favorite since its release in 1999 and now translated into Spanish, German, and Chinese. (Thicke’s recorded version won an Audie Award, the Oscar for Books-On-Tape).
Thicke has written sitcoms for Castle Rock, Warner Bros. and Viacom, and the feature film scripts “Noone Hour” for Steve Tisch Productions, “Beauty Queens Must Die” for Allegro Films, and “Travels With Dad” for TVA. He was executive producer for the NBC Movie of the Week – “The Secret She Carried,” and penned his nationally syndicated humor column for the Toronto Sun. In fact, his television career began behind the scenes as a writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. That talent soon led to the U.S. where he wrote and/or produced comedy specials and series for Bill Cosby, Flip Wislon, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Anne Murray and Barry Manilow. He produced and wrote the revolutionary comedies “Fernwood 2Night” and “America 2Night” for Norman Lear.
Thicke’s background in game shows is extensive. He produced “Celebrity Sweepstakes” and “Wizard of Odds,” launching the career of his friend Alex Trebek. “Wheel of Fortune” and “The Joker’s Wild” are among over 45 television theme songs composed by Thicke, which aslo includes “Facts of Life” and “Diff’rent Strokes.”
Alan is married to Tanya Callau and is a proud father of three sons: Brennan, Robin and Carter.