Alan is a seven-time Emmy® nominee... often referred to as “America’s Dad” for his seven-year stint as patriarch Jason Seaver on “Growing Pains.”
Alan’s current labor of love is the sitcom/reality hybrid “Unusually Thicke” (POP net in U.S./Global net in Canada) which finds the humor in Alan’s family’s real-life exploits. The show’s instant popularity prompted a second (and third) season, airing September 2015.
He began as a writer for TV series including Flip Wilson, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Glen Campbell, Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John, and Fernwood Tonite. He has composed over 40 TV themes, including ‘Facts of Life’ & ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ (which he sang!)
In live theatre, Alan appeared on Broadway as lawyer Billy Flynn in the musical, Chicago, and in Promises, Promises and Mame (Hollywood Bowl). His most recent theatre appearance was as Jack Bailey in the world premiere of Queen For A Day: the Musical.
Recently, Alan starred in “JPOD”, a comedy-drama series for the CBC Network ... “I’m in the Band” (Disney), as well as in feature films including, “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard,” with Will Farrell and Jeremy Piven... “I Hate You, Dad” (Adam Sandler)...”BankStas”...”It’s Not My Fault”.... He was a recurring guest on “How I Met Your Mother” and “Real Time with Bill Maher,” as well as a handful of popular Hallmark holiday films.
Alan’s book, “How To Raise Kids Who Won’t Hate You” has been a popular sequel to his amusing “How Men Have Babies: The Pregnant Father’s Survival Guide”, now printed in 5 languages.
His travel schedule takes him all over North America as Emcee/Comic/Keynote Speaker for corporate events and awards shows.
He works diligently for Diabetes research and the educational website, Procon.Org. Alan is happy husband to former Miami model Tanya Callau and proud ‘Pops’ to sons Brennan (Entrepreneur), Robin (Rock Star), and Carter (USC student)...as well as grandsons, Tyler (May ’08), and Julian (April ’10).