Tim Allen is a longtime actor best known for his roles on ‘Home Improvement’ and ‘Last Man Standing,’ as well as movies like ‘The Santa Clause’ series and ‘Toy Story’ series.
He’s played Santa Claus, Tim ‘The Toolman’ Taylor, and Buzz Lightyear. Tim Allen, born Tom Alan Dick, has been entertaining television and movie audiences for decades. He began his career in the comedy clubs, working as a stand-up comedian around the Rust Belt. After a two-year prison stint over a 1978 drug bust, in which he pleaded guilty to felony drug trafficking, Tim got his ducks in a row and success soon followed. He landed the lead role on the ABC sitcom, Home Improvement, in 1991. For eight years, he was a pop culture phenomenon. He also became a box office smash, starring in movies like The Santa Clause, Jungle 2 Jungle, Galaxy Quest, and lending his voice to the Toy Story films. While his career sagged in the early 2000s, he still found roles in movies like Wild Hogs, a remake of The Shaggy Dog, and more. Tim returned to television in 2011 in the sitcom Last Man Standing.
Tim married Laura Deibel in 1984. They welcomed a daughter in 1989. They divorced in 2003 and in 2006, he married actress Jane Hajduk. They welcomed their first daughter in 2009.