Alan Thicke was a Canadian actor and songwriter. He was best known for his role in ABC’s television series, ‘Growing Pains’. He was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame and was a popular game and talk show host. Let’s find out more about how much is Alan Thicke’s net worth in 2018.
Born as Alan Willis Jeffrey, Alan Willis Thicke was born on March 1, 1947, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. His father, William Jeffrey was a stockbroker and his mother, Isobel Marie was a nurse. After his parents’ got a divorce, his mother remarried Brian Thicke, so Alan changed his last name from ‘Jeffrey’ to ‘Thicke’.
Thicke then moved to Elliot Lake along with his mother and stepfather. His stepfather was a physician by profession and was very loving to Thicke. He cared for him like his own son and gave him all the luxuries he could afford.
Thicke attended Elliot Secondary School and was a very smart student. He was the elected homecoming king at the time. For further studies, he went to the University of Western Ontario.
Thick has been married thrice in his life. His first marriage was with Gloria Loring, an actress. The couple were married for almost fourteen years and together had two kids. The couple got divorced as Thicke was having a relationship with another female.
Thicke then started dating Kristy Swanson, an actress. Thicke was forty-two years old at the time, and Kristy was just seventeen years. Two years later, the couple got engaged, but their relationship didn’t last long. Soon, he married his second wife, Gina Tolleson, Miss World 1990. The marriage lasted for five years. Together, they had a son.
Thicke’s last wedding was with Tanya Callau. He met her at the show, where he was a celebrity host, and she was a model. They were married until his death.
Recently, last year, a week before Christmas, Thicke collapsed while playing ice-hockey with his son in California. He died of type-A aortic dissection at the age of 69.
Thicke started his career by hosting numerous Canadian game shows. After his success there, he was hired to host talk shows and was later signed to do an American syndicated late-night talk show, ‘Thicke of the Night’. The show received good ratings, and Thick received a lot of popularity and publicity. He became the creator and the producer of his own show.
Thicke also hosted a traveling dance show, ‘Dancing Pros Live’ which toured most of the cities in the United States of America. Although he started his career as a host, Thick made his name as an actor by appearing in numerous sitcoms during the 1980’s. One of his most notable work can be seen in ‘Growing Pains’ where he played the role, Jason Seaver.
Thicke became a popular host for several game shows. His other contributions include television movies like ‘The Growing Pains Movie’. Thicke has published two books on pregnancy and parenting, which received a lot of recognition throughout the country.
Thicke always stayed busy as an actor and can be seen in one of the famous television sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’. He also appeared on ABC’s ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’. Thicke has also released a number of pop songs, scores, and the theme songs for numerous shows.
Awards & Achievements
Alan Thicke was a talented actor who has entertained the audiences through his amazing talent. He has been nominated on numerous occasions for his contribution to the world of entertainment. His biggest achievement would be winning the ‘Canadian Icon Award’ at the ‘Whistler Film Festival’.
Net Worth of Alan Thicke
The estimated net worth of Alan Thicke was approximately $40 million. His main source of income had been his earnings from his acting career in the television series and movies. He had also earned a hefty income from his music career.
Alan Thicke was a truly an amazing personality with multi-talented gifts. He was a smart as well as a hard working person, who had achieved everything in his life he ever dreamed of. He had seen a lot of ups and downs, in his personal and professional life on his road to success. May his soul rest in peace.