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Alan Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffrey on March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actor, songwriter, game show host and talk-show emcee. Thcke is the most well-known for his role as Jason Seaver, the patriarch on the ABC television series Growing Pains. His son, Robin Thicke, is a popular musician. Alan is an avid hockey fan and player. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Main street through Kirkland Lake. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... “Quiz show” redirects here. ... For other senses, see Patriarch (disambiguation). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... For other uses, see Growing Pains (disambiguation). ... Robin Charles Thicke (born March 10, 1977) is a Canadian-American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and occasional actor. ...


He graduated from Elliot Lake Secondary School in 1965 as the homecoming king. He attended the University of Western Ontario, where he worked as a disc jockey. He is a member of the Delta Upsilon international fraternity. Elliot Lake (2006 population 11,549) is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada, north of Lake Huron in the Algoma District, midway between the cities of Sudbury and Sault Ste. ... Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Homecoming (disambiguation). ... The University of Western Ontario (known as Western, as well as UWO or Western Ontario) is a research university located in London, Ontario, Canada. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Delta Upsilon (ΔΥ) is one of the oldest international, all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities and is the first non-secret fraternity ever founded. ...

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Music from Game Shows

"The Wizard of Odds" (1973), composed and sang the theme song The Wizard of Odds (July 17, 1973-June 28, 1974) was a daytime television game show hosted by Alex Trebek of Jeopardy!. Aired on NBC, people from the studio audience vied in a number of rounds. ...


"The Joker's Wild" (1972), composed the closing theme song from 1974 to 1975 called "The Joker's Jive". // The Jokers Wild was an American game show of the 1970s and 1980s, billed as the game where knowledge is king and lady luck is queen. ...


"Celebrity Sweepstakes" (1974), composed the second theme song called "The Stars Come Out". Celebrity Sweepstakes was an American television game show that aired on NBCs daytime schedule from April 1, 1974 to October 1, 1976. ...


"Blank Check" (1975), he composed the theme song entitled "Hip Check" which was used on every episode except the pilot. Blank Check was an American game show that aired on NBC from January 6 to July 4, 1975. ...


"The Diamond Head Game" (1975), composed the theme song entitled "Diamond Head". The Diamond Head Game was an American Game Show that aired from January 1975 to September 1975 in syndication and was hosted by Bob Eubanks whom was assisted by Jane Nelson. ...


"Wheel of Fortune" (1975), he composed the theme song, called "Big Wheels". Which was used in every episode except the first three pilots until 1983. The daytime Wheel of Fortune was an American game show that aired on NBC from January 6, 1975 to June 30, 1989. ...


"Stumpers!" (1976), Stumpers! was a short lived word game show that aired on NBC from October 4, 1976 to December 31 (New Years Eve) of the same year; it began and ended on the same day as the show that followed it, 50 Grand Slam, which was hosted by Tom Kennedy...


"Whew!" (1979), Whew! was an American game show that aired on CBS from April 23, 1979, until May 30, 1980. ...


"Animal Crack-Ups" (1987), composed the music with his son Todd Thicke called "Animals Are Just Like People Too". Alan sang the music. Animal Crack-Ups aired on ABC from 1987-1990. ...


Music from Sitcoms

These theme songs were also composed with the assistence of his wife Gloria Loring: Gloria Loring was born December 12, 1946 in New York City. ...


Diff'rent Strokes (1978) Diffrent Strokes is an American sitcom that aired on the NBC television network from 1978 to 1985, and on ABC from 1985 to 1986. ...


The Facts of Life (1979) The Facts of Life was an American sitcom which ran on the NBC network from August 24, 1979 to May 7, 1988. ...


Hello Larry (1979) Hello, Larry was a sitcom which aired on NBC from January 26, 1979 to April 30, 1980. ...


TV Appearances

A clip of what appeared to be a Thicke-hosted Canadian game show from the early '70s, Face the Music, was screened when Thicke was a guest on Later with Bob Costas. In the 1980s, he hosted a Saturday morning game show called Animal Crack-Ups. Then in 1997, he also hosted a television version of the board game Pictionary. In the early 2000s, he hosted All New 3's a Crowd on Game Show Network. Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Animal Crack-Ups aired on ABC from 1987-1990. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... A board game is a game played with counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across a board (a premarked surface, usually specific to that game). ... Pictionary is a Guessing word game published in 1985. ... Threes a crowd was an unsuccessful game show that had two runs. ... The Game Show Network (GSN) is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite channel dedicated to game shows and interactive television games. ...


Thicke was also the host of his own popular talk show in Canada during the early 1980s, called The Alan Thicke Show. The show at one point spawned a prime time spin-off entitled Prime Cuts, which consisted of edited highlights from the talk show. Based on the success of his talk show, Thicke was signed to do an American late night talk show Thicke of the Night. Although it helped launch the careers of Arsenio Hall and Louie Anderson, it was a spectacular failure against The Tonight Show. A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... The Alan Thicke Show was a Canadian talkshow hosted by Alan Thicke. ... Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... Thicke of the Night was an American late night talk show produced by MGM Television and broadcast in first-run syndication during the 1983-1984 TV season. ... Arsenio Hall at the 1989 Emmy Awards Arsenio Hall (February 12, 1955) is an American comedian, talk show host, and actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Thicke also made a cameo appearance in a holiday Lexus commercial in the late 90s where he played various characters, including a golden retriever and a black woman. He also appeared on the American television series Hope and Gloria, which lasted only 35 episodes. In 2004, Thicke hosted the Miss Universe Canada pageant. In April 2006, he hosted Celebrity Cooking Showdown on NBC which teamed celebrities with famous chefs in a cooking competition. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Hope and Gloria is an American sitcom that aired on the NBC network over parts of two seasons throughout 1995 to 1996. ... Miss Universe Canada is not related to the previous Miss Canada. ... Celebrity Cooking Showdown was a program that aired on NBC from April 17-19 and April 22, 2006. ...


Thicke also had a quick cameo in the 2007 movie Alpha Dog starring Emile Hirsch, as one of the boy actors' father. Thicke endorsed the popular early 90s beverage, Boku. In August 2006 and 2007, Thicke made a few appearances as talk show host Rich Ginger on The Bold and the Beautiful. Emile Davenport Hirsch (born March 13, 1985) is an American television and film actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... The Bold and the Beautiful (often called Bold or annotated to B&B) is an American television soap opera, created by Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell. ...


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Preceded by
Brian Robbins
Host, Pictionary
1997 – 1998
Succeeded by
Defunct

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