The famed actor Alan Thicke, who was best known for playing the dad on Growing Pains, died Tuesday at the age of 69. Here's a look back at his life. Ron Galella / WireImage Actress Valerie Harper and Alan Thicke attend the Kenny Rogers in Concert: "The Gambler" Tour in Universal City, California, 1979. B Bennett / Getty Images Alan Thicke and Wayne Gretzky before the 1984 36th NHL All-Star Game at the Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey. Kevin Winter / Getty Images Alan Thicke with his first wife Gloria Loring and son Brennan in 1985. Abc Photo Archives / Getty Images A scene from the pilot episode of Growing Pains, 1985. Abc Photo Archives / Getty Images Alan Thicke and Lucille Ball discuss her show Life with Lucy, 1986. Ron Galella / WireImage Alan Thicke and actress Ali McGraw attending the Hollywood All-Stars Softball Game in Malibu, California, 1987. Nbc / Getty Images Alyssa Milano, Chris Young and Alan Thicke in a promotional photo for Dance 'Til Dawn, 1988. Ron Galella / WireImage Alan Thicke, sons Brennan Thicke and Robin Thicke and actress Joanna Kerns attending the Warner Brothers Studios Rededication Gala in Burbank, California, 1990. Courtesy Everett Collection The cast of Growing Pains (Jeremy Miller, Tracey Gold, Kirk Cameron, Ashley Johnson, Joanna Kerns, Alan Thicke, Leonardo Di Caprio) from a later season of the show, 1991. Ron Galella, Ltd. / WireImage Jon Lovitz, Tony Danza and Alan Thicke during 1992 Hollywood All-Stars Baseball Game at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. Ron Galella / WireImage Alan Thicke and second wife Gina Tolleson in Los Angeles, 1992. Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic, Inc Dean Anderson, Alan Thicke, Jason Priestley and Ron DuGuay at a hockey event, 1994. Nbc / Getty Images Alan Thicke and Jay Leno during an interview on The Tonight Show, 1995. Iris Schneider / Los Angeles Times Alan Thicke and Jason Alexander in a dress rehearsal of Promises, Promises, a musical at the Freud Playhouse in Los Angeles, 1997. Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic, Inc Alan Thicke and son Carter William Thicke during the Emperor's New Groove premiere in Hollywood, 2000. Denise Truscello / WireImage Alan Thicke and son Robin Thicke at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, 2009. CBS Alan Thicke guest starring on How I Met Your Mother with Neil Patrick Harris in 2013. Noel Vasquez / GC Images Alan Thicke and WNBA star Lisa Leslie attend the Dodgers' Hollywood Stars Night Game in Los Angeles, 2015. Isaiah Trickey / FilmMagic Alan Thicke, third wife Tanya Callau and son Carter Thicke at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto. James Devaney / GC Images Alan Thicke and wife Tanya Callau attend the Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers game in New York City, 2015. Chelsea Lauren / Getty Images Alan Thicke, Bob Saget and John Stamos attend the 'Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine' benefit in Beverly Hills, 2015. Allen Berezovsky / WireImage Alan Thicke onstage during the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Burbank, California, 2015. Fox / Getty Images Alan Thicke in the "Thanksgiving" episode of Scream Queens , 2015. Jordin Althaus / Getty Images Alan Thicke guest starring on Grandfathered with John Stamos, 2016. NBC Alan Thicke guest starring on This Is Us with Justin Hartley, 2016. Netflix Alan Thicke guest starring on Fuller House with Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin in 2016. Johnny Louis / FilmMagic Alan Thicke participates in the 27th Annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic in Delray Beach, Florida, November 2016.