Entertainer and television host who was known for his children's show Razzle Dazzle in the early 1960s.
He studied television arts at the Ryerson Institute of Technology but never earned his degree.
After a series of game show hosting gigs, he started his own popular daytime talk show, The Alan Hamel Show on CTV, which aired from 1976 until 1980.
He married actress Suzanne Somers of Three's Company fame in 1977.
His wife was fired from Three's Company in 1981, and didn't speak to her co-star Joyce DeWitt for nearly 30 years.