Creator / Alan Thicke

"I hate to play the 'I'm Alan Thicke' card here, but I'm Alan Thicke!"

Alan Willis Thicke (March 1, 1947 December 13, 2016) was a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host.

Aside from his most famous role as Dr. Jason Seaver in the 1985-92 sitcom Growing Pains, he has composed many Theme Songs, including some for the Game Show genre...and not just title themes, either, as Thicke typically wrote the prize and commercial cues as well.

His brother Todd also composed game show themes (for the mid 80s revivals of Let's Make a Deal and Split Second) and has been a producer or America's Funniest Home Videos since it began in 1989.

His son Robin broke out in The New '10s as a pop star— for a short time, anyways.

Has an official website.

Hosted or starred in:

  • Growing Pains (1985-92)
  • Animal Crack-Ups (1987-90; game show about animals)
  • Miss Universe and Miss USA (1988 pageants)
  • The World's Greatest Magic 2 (1995) (host; replaced by John Ritter)
  • Pictionary (1997-98)
  • All-New 3's A Crowd (1999-2002; toned-down revival of the 1979-80 Chuck Barris original)

Composed music for: