Alan Thicke -- (1947-??). Canadian Actor/Comedian/Songwriter/Composer/Author/Game Show Host/Talk-Show Emcee. He played Dr. Jason Seaver on TV Show "Growing Pains", Rich Ginger on Soap Opera, "The Bold & Beautiful", Jim Jarlewski on "jPod", Dennis Dupree in "Hope & Gloria" Movies -- Dr. Jona Carson in the "Not Quite Human" movie trilogy, "Dance 'Til Dawn" as Jack Lefcourt.
Benedict on how Martin affects his performance: "When Martin walked in (to the audition) I just felt my game go whooop! I completely did. ...What he has is no small talent. He can ground this extraordinary, extravagant character [of Sherlock] - he can give a realistic context to something that’s otherwise quite fantastical."