Alan is a seven-time Emmy nominee... often referred to as “America’s Dad” for his seven-year stint as patriarch Jason Seaver on Growing Pains.
He began as a writer for TV series and specials including Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson, Bill Cosby, Fernwood Tonite, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John, Anne Murray, Mac Davis, and Sammy Davis Jr.
He has composed the themes for Facts of Life & Diff’rent Strokes (which he sang!)
In the Huffington Post, Alan currently authors the 'Boomer Humor' column which has resonated overwhelming in that demographic, resulting in a full schedule of dates all over North America as Emcee/Keynote Speaker for corporate events and awards shows.
Premiering March 2014, Alan and family will star in Global Television’s reality/comedy The Thicke of Things.
Alan starred in JPOD, a comedy-drama series for the CBC Network and in I’m in the Band (Disney), as well as in the feature film, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, with Will Farrell and Jeremy Piven and That's My Boy (Adam Sandler). He recurs on TVs popular How I Met Your Mother and Real Time with Bill Maher.
Other recent appearances include The LA Complex, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Who Gets the Last Laugh, Notes from Dad (Lifetime), Bad Management (ABC pilot with David Spade), and the upcoming Let it Snow (Hallmark.)
In live theatre, Alan appeared on Broadway as lawyer Billy Flynn in the musical, Chicago, and in Promises, Promises and Mame (Hollywood Bowl). His most recent theatre appearance was as Jack Bailey in the world premiere of Queen For A Day: the Musical.
Alan’s book, “How To Raise Kids Who Won’t Hate You” has been a popular sequel to his amusing “How Men Have Babies: The Pregnant Father’s Survival Guide”, currently printed in 5 languages.
Alan is happy husband to former Miami model Tanya Callau and proud ‘Pops’ to sons Brennan (Entrepreneur), Robin (Rock Star), and Carter (high school genius)…as well as grandsons, Tyler (May ’08), and Julian (April ’10).
Jason Seaver, Thicke's character on Growing Pains, was ranked #37 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].