Alan Thicke was an actor and songwriter hailing from Canada. Best known for his work in Growing Pains, Unusually Thicke and The Alan Thicke Show, Alan was born in 1947 and died in December 2016 due to a sudden heart attack during a hockey game with his son Carter. He entered Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2013, Brampton Arts Walk of Fame in 2015, and won the Canadian Icon Award in 2016 at the Whistler Film Festival. In addition to films, he has also appeared in a number of TV shows and even hosted some.
Alan Thicke Parents: William Jeffrey and Shirley “Joan” Isobel Marie
Thicke was born to William Jeffrey and Shirley ‘Joan’ Isobel Marie in 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. His father, William, was a stockbroker, and his mother, Shirley, was a nurse. His parents divorced in 1953, when he was just 6 years old. His mother, then, married Brian Thicke, who was a physician by profession, and the family moved to the Elliot Lake.
Alan Thicke Siblings: Todd Thicke
Todd Thicke, the famous TV producer and writer is Alan’s half brother. He has been nominated for Gemini as well as Emmy awards, most known for his America’s Funniest Home Videos. His pilot script for the show was added to the collection of Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and now it stays on permanent display in Washington.
Alan Thicke Spouse: Gloria Loring, Gina Tolleson and Tanya Callau
Alan Thicke married thrice.
He married Gloria Loring in 1970 and divorced in 1984. She is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Liz Chandler in Days of our Lives. After divorcing Alan Thicke, she married Christopher Beaumont and then Rene Lagler. With Alan, she has two sons, Robin Thicke and Brennan Thicke.
In 1994, he married Gina Tolleson, who was an American beauty queen and super model who won the Miss World 1990 and also Miss World America in the same year. With Alan, she gave birth to a son, Carter William Thicke, and then divorced in 1999.
Finally, in 1999, Alan came in contact with Tanya Callau who herself is a Bolivian actress best known for her work in The Princess Diaries 2. She remained the wife of Alan Thicke until his death in 2016. She appeared with Alan in Unusually Thicke, a reality show.
Alan Thicke Children: Brennan Thicke, Robin Thicke and Carter William Thicke
Brennan Thicke is the eldest son of Alan, who himself worked as a voiceover artist in M.A.S.K, Dennis the Menace and other successful show. Later, he left the entertainment industry and started running a medical marijuana dispensary in California. He is married to Kathleen Thicke, and has a son Tyler Brennan Thicke.
Robin Thicke, Alan’s second son, is a songwriter, record producer and singer, best known for his 2013 single ‘Blurred Lines’. He was formerly married to Paula Patton, who herself is an American actress. They have one son, Julian Fuego. Their divorce in 2014 was widely covered by the media.
Carter William Thicke is Alan’s youngest and dearest son with whom he was playing hockey when he suffered a heart attack and died. Carter was named after the famous baseball player, Joe Carter, and he also appeared in a number of episodes of his father’s show, Unusually Thicke.
Alan Thicke Net Worth
Alan Thicke’s net worth has been estimated to be around $40 million. Having acted in a number of films and TV shows, and hosted a number of programs, he has accumulated a lot of wealth that he has now left behind to be distributed among his sons.