Alan Thicke

Canadian actor, songwriter, and television host (1947–2016)

Alan Willis Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffery; March 1, 1947 – December 13, 2016) was a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He was known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains.

Alan Thicke
Thicke at the "Night of 100 Stars" at the Beverly Hills Hotel in March 2010
Alan Willis Jeffery

(1947-03-01)March 1, 1947
DiedDecember 13, 2016(2016-12-13) (aged 69)
Cause of deathAortic dissection
Resting placeSanta Barbara Cemetery, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario
Occupation(s)Actor, composer, television host
Years active1969–2016
ChildrenBrennan Thicke
Robin Thicke
Carter Thicke
RelativesTodd Thicke (half brother)

He was the father of singer Robin Thicke.

Thicke died at his home in Burbank, California on December 13, 2016 from a sudden Aortic dissection, aged 69.[1]


  1. Staff (December 13, 2016). "Alan Thicke, the Dad on the Sitcom Growing Pains, Dies at 69". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 13, 2016.

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