Alan Willis Jeffery, better known as Alan Thicke is a Canadian TV personality, a program host, actor as well as a singer/songwriter. He is one of the most celebrated people in Canadian entertainment history, and thus has been included in the Canada’s Walk of Fame, since 2013. He is a charismatic star who has got millions of fan following from different countries in the world, especially on his social media accounts like Twitter and Instagram. With a net worth value of about 40 million US dollars, he has achieved a big fame and name in the world, and is living with it all.
Alan was born on the 1st of March, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada and is currently 68 years of age, in 2015. He was born as the eldest of three sons into a middle class family where his father William Jeffery, worked as a stockbroker and his mother Joan was a nurse in the local hospital. Home was not always pleasant for young Alan as his parents were often involved into fighting and afflicting each other. This environment saw his mother leaving the house, and getting married to a Dr. Brian Thicke; with whom Alan also had to live.
He didn’t have any bad relationships with his biological father but they soon lost touch after he started to go to school. He graduated in 1965 from the Elliot Lake Secondary School and was announced the Home coming King, followed by his enrollment at the University of Western Ontario. Although he had interest of acting inside form him from very early, he was not able to express it until he went to university. There he started as a host for his universities’ annual games and although he didn’t participate in any of them, but was very popular because of his way of talking.
This built enough confidence inside him that he hosted the game show named First Impressions in in Montreal’s CFCF-TV. With his fame slowly growing through this show, he took another big step and started to host the celebrity game show named Animal Crack-Ups in the early 1980s. He then went on to host other numerous shows like Pictionary and All New 3’s a Crowd, and also started to co-host many live talk shows like Fernwood 2-Night, The Alan Hamel Show and others until 1983 when he started with his own The Alan Thicke Show. With the popularity of the show increasing widely, he was also asked to do the American version of the same show in the USA by the name Thicke of the Night.
Having appeared in several movies, reality shows and other events; Alan has made a fortune for himself. His popularity is ever growing and his fans have all been curious about his personal life, girlfriends and affairs. With many false accusations regarding him being sexually gay, there is no point to support such rumors as he has been in 4 different relationships till now and has also been married and divorced a couple of times.
Although he has got no children with his current wife Tanya Callau, he had one child with his former wife Gina Marie Tolleson, whom he had married in 19994 but divorced in 1999. He also has a couple of kids with his first wife Gloria Loring, with whom he lived for 13 year between 1970 and 1983. With a good height, proper physique, attractive face and heavy wallet; it might not have been so difficult for Alan to attract these ladies; although many believe that he is a charmer by nature. To know more about his life and career, you can read his biography that can be found in sites like Wikipedia.