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Tim Allen

Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old. His mother, a community service worker, remarried her high school sweetheart, an Episcopalian deacon, two years after Tim's father's death. He was raised with his many siblings and step-siblings. When Tim was young, his family moved to Birmingham, Michigan.
In high school, his favorite subject was shop, of course, and after high school, he attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a degree in Television Production in 1975. In 1978, he was arrested on drug charges and spent two years in jail. Upon his release, he had a new outlook on life and on a dare from a friend, started his comedy career at the Comedy Castle in Detroit. Later, he went on to do several cable specials, including, Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen (1988) and Tim Allen: Men Are Pigs (1990). In 1991, he became the star of his own hit television series on ABC called Home Improvement (1991). While continuing to film his television series throughout most of the 1990s, he starred in a string of blockbuster movies, including The Santa Clause (1994), Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999) and Galaxy Quest (1999). In August 1996, he developed and unveiled his own signature line of power tools, manufactured by Ryobi. On top of all that, he has his own racing team, Tim Allen/Saleen RRRRacing. In May 1999, he ended his series Home Improvement (1991) after eight seasons and in 2001, he filmed such movies as Big Trouble (2002) and Joe Somebody (2001).

Known For


Cast Credits

Assembly Required (2021)
Starring as Tim Allen
Last Man Standing (2011)
Starring as Mike Baxter (177 episodes)
Brain Games (2011)
Guest starring as Tim Allen (2 episodes)
The Talk (2011)
Guest starring as Tim Allen (4 episodes)
Toy Story Toons (2011)
Starring as Buzz Lightyear
Conan (2010)
Guest starring as Tim Allen (2 episodes)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Tim Allen (2 episodes)
Reno 911! (2003)
Guest starring as Space Force Commander
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Tim Allen (9 episodes)
The Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Guest starring as Tim Allen (3 episodes)
Home Improvement (1991)
Starring as Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor (204 episodes)
Oscars (1953)
Guest starring as Buzz Lightyear
Guest starring as Tim Allen
The Emmy Awards (1949)
Starring as Host
Guest starring as Tim Allen
Golden Globe Awards (1944)
Guest starring as Tim Allen

Crew Credits

Assembly Required (2021)
Show crew as Creator
Last Man Standing (2011)
Show crew as Executive Producer (124 episodes)
Episode crew as Director (4 episodes)
Episode crew as Writer
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