Alan Hamel Biography – Canadian producer and TV personality, Alan Hamel was born on June 30, 1936, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
|Wife:||Marilyn Shapiro, Suzanne Somers|
|Date of Birth:||June 30, 1936|
|Net Worth:||$100 million|
Alan Hamel Nationality
Hamel was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was born and raised in Canada but he is of Jewish descent. He is a Canadian by nationality.
Alan Hamel Age
Hamel was born on June 30, 1936, hence he is currently 87 years of age as of 2023.
Alan Hamel’s Height and Weight
Alan Hamel stands at a height of 5ft 11 inches or 1.80 m/180 centimeters. He weighs 70kg.
Alan Hamel’s Family and Siblings
As of the time of filing this report, we have no details regarding the name and personal lives of Alan Hamel’s parents and siblings.
Alan Hamel’s Educational Background
Alan Hamel attended a local high school in Toronto when he was a teenager before furthering at the Ryerson Institute of Technology in 1954, Unfortunately for some unknown reasons, he never graduated.
Alan Hamel Career
From 1961 to 1964, Hamel co-hosted the Canadian children’s television program Razzle Dazzle. The discussion show featured Howard the talking turtle.
He hosted two syndicated game shows in the late 1960s that were broadcast on all ABC-owned and -operated TV stations as well as others. He initially met Suzanne Somers on the set of Anniversary Game in 1969, and they subsequently were married in 1977.
He was the host of the well-liked daytime discussion show The Alan Hamel Show on CTV in the late 1970s. He was regarded as “Canada’s top TV talk show host” by People magazine.
He hosted the disastrous People television series on CBS for a short period of time in 1978. The Alan Thicke Show was launched in 1980 after fellow Canadian Hamel stepped down as host.
Later, Don Harron carried on the tradition as presenter of his own eponymous talk show that aired in the same time slot.
Hamel worked as a commercial pitchman for American Stores, a coast-to-coast chain of supermarkets, for a number of years in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
He worked on commercials specifically for Alpha Beta supermarkets in the western United States and occasionally for Acme Markets in the northeastern.
Hamel eventually started working as a producer, frequently on jobs that involved his wife. Additionally, he occasionally appeared on Somers’ shows as an actress.
Alan Hamel Wife
Alan Hamel has been married twice in his life. He was previously married to Marilyn Hamel and had two children with her. They divorced and he re-married the American actress and author, Suzanne Somers. She died on October 15, 2023.
Alan Hamel Children
Alan Hamel has two biological children; a son named Stephen Hamel and a daughter named Leslie Hamel. He is also the stepfather to his ex-wife’s son, Bruce Somers Jr.
Alan Hamel Religion
Alan Hamel was born and raised in a Jewish family. However, his religious affiliation is not known to us at the time of filing this report.
Alan Hamel’s Net Worth
According to numerous online tabloids, Alan Hamel has a net worth estimated to be about $100 million as of 2023. He made most of his wealth from his acting career and TV appearances.