An American actor and comedian, Tim Allen became famous for his role as Tim The Toolman Taylor in the drama, Home Improvement. He won an Annie Award when he lent his voice to Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story franchise.
He is known for his role in movies like Tropical Snow, Galaxy Quest, Joe Somebody, Zoom, Wild Hogs, The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, Crazy on the Outside, 3 Geezers!, and El Camino Christmas
Early Life of Tim Allen
Tim Allen was born Timothy Alan Dick on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, United States. As of 2023, he is 70 years old and cuts his birthday cake annually on the 13th of June. His star sign is Gemini. Martha Katherine Dick (mother) and Gerald M. Dick (father) are his parents. His mother was a community-service worker while his father was a real estate agent.
In November 1964, his father left this universe by colliding with a drunk driver in a car accident and Allen was only 11 years old. He spent his childhood with four brothers and a sister. His paternal grandparents are Lewis Albert Dick and Rebekah Cunningham Miller and his maternal grandparents are George H. Fox and Katherine McCombe.
He has citizenship in the United States while he has a mixed (German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, distant Welsh) background. He follows the Christianity religion.
Education of Tim Allen
He joined Seaholm High School. Tim studied at Central Michigan University. In 1974, he joined Western Michigan University and graduated holding a degree of Bachelor of Science in communications. Also, he specialized in radio and television production, and a minor in philosophy and design in 1976.
In 1998, Western Michigan University granted him an honorary doctorate for a Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA). He also received a Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA) from Hillsdale College Michigan in 2021.
Tim Allen’s Wife
His wife is an actress, Jane Hajduk. Jane is his second wife. They dated each other for five years and walked down the aisle only in the presence of their family and his daughter on October 7, 2006, at Grand Lake, Colorado.
His Marriage With Laura Diebel
His first wife is Laura Diebel. They met each other in their college and started dating each other. Tim exchanged the wedding rings with Laura on April 7, 1984. They stayed happily married until they officially divorced due to irreconcilable differences in 2003.
Tim used to fight Laura for vacation, for having a child, and has also allegedly cheated on her multiple times. They have joint custody of their daughter.
Tim Allen, Father of Two
Tim is a father of two daughters whom he shares with his two wives. He welcomed Katherine Allen with his first wife in December 1989. Elizabeth Allen Dick is his daughter with Jane who was born on March 28, 2009.
Tim Allen’s Net Worth & Earnings
As of 2023, Tim has a net worth of $100 million which he earned through his professional career. Tim earned $1.25 million per episode from his role in Home Improvement and received $235k per episode for the movie, Last Man Standing. He received $5 million, $2 million, and $12 million for movies like Toy Story 2, Galaxy Quest, and Joe Somebody respectively.
He owns cars like Shelby Cobra, Ford F-100, Ferrari 330 GTC, Porsche 911S SWB, Ford RS200, Porsche 356, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350H, Jaguar E-Type, Ford F-100, and Pontiac GTO Ram Air 2. He paid$1.95 million for the house in Bel Air. In 2015, Tim bought the house which covers an area of 2,604-square-foot.
Tim Allen addresses ‘Home Improvement’ son’s legal troubles
American actor, Zachery Ty Bryan pleaded guilty to a multiple-offender alcohol program with a variety of charges of DUI in October 2020. During that time, Tim recalls him as his tv child and shared his views on his case:
“Zach is a great kid who has grown into a complex man. All you can do is step aside and let somebody go through their process.”
He also added:
“At a certain point, he deviated from the guy I know to somebody who is reacting to situations that I had nothing to do with and can’t control. I don’t know what happens when people get corrupted. You just don’t know.”
Tim Allen And Jonathan Taylor Thomas’ Friendship
Tim and Jonathan became friends on the set of Home Improvement. Jonathon played the role of a son and Tim was his father in the series. Tim was very supportive of Jonathon and always used to respect his decision. Jonathon used to talk about his career and personal life with Tim and even said that he wanted to pursue studies rather than being on tv.
Tim also guided him to do what he wanted to do, but Jonathon started appearing in many movies instead of studying. So, Tim thought he misled him and had up and down in their relationship for 15 years. Luckily, they again appeared on the big screen together in this show, Last Man Standing, and sorted their friendship. Allen expressed his view toward Thomas in an interview with Yahoo TV:
“Thomas was always wonderful as an actor. Then he went to college and he found other interests. Thomas told People that he had no regrets about stepping away from his acting career and his life as a teen idol when he did. I never took the fame too seriously”
Tim Allen Story of Surviving a Blood Clot
Tim was playing soccer at his college when he busted his foot and over time he used to run his toes got dislocated. So, he went to check up and found out about the blood clot in the calf which gradually moved to the thigh, lungs, and heart. He revealed his story of a blood clot with the National Blood Clot Alliance:
“I underwent a CT scan and a massive “saddle” bilateral pulmonary embolism was found. From what I was told by my team of doctors, I was lucky to be alive, probably due to being in better than average cardiovascular shape from swimming 1.5 to 2 miles per day on a regular basis for months before the surgery. The doctor who installed the filter in my renal vein, to block any more clots from traveling to my lungs, said he had never seen a patient survive after such a massive blood clot.”
Professional Career of Tim Allen
- Tim used to work in an advertising agency and a sporting goods store.
- He debuted his standup comedy at Comedy Castle in 1978.
- Then, he performed for the show, Some Semblance of Sanity.
- He also gigged at The Comedy Store followed by Home Improvement.
- He played the role of Michael Cromwell in the movie, Jungle 2 Jungle in 1997.
- Tim appeared in Toy Story 2 in the voice role of Buzz Lightyear.
- He played the role of Tommy Zelda in the movie, Crazy on the Outside in 2010.
- Then, he appeared in movies like The Santa Clause 3, Zoom, and The Shaggy Dog.
- Apart from his acting career, he authorizes books like Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man and I’m Not Here Tim Allen.
Movies & TV Shows
His famous movies are Tropical Snow, Comedy’s Dirtiest Dozen, The Santa Clause, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins, Christmas with the Kranks, and The Six Wives of Henry Lefay. He played in hit tv shows like Home Improvement, The Larry Sanders Show, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, Toy Story That Time Forgot, Assembly Required, and many more.
Awards & Nominations
- In 1992, he won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series, Home Improvement.
- He won the nomination for Outstanding Voice Acting in a Feature Production at Annie Awards for Toy Story 2 in 2000.
- In 2012, he won the TV Guide Award in the criteria of Favorite Comeback.
FAQs of Tim Allen
What is Tim Allen’s Height?
Tim stands at a tall height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 82 kg. 42-35-14 inches is his body measurement, and he wears 10.5 (US) sized shoes. He has dark blue colored eyes and his hair is salt and pepper colored.
Did Tim Allen plead guilty to drug trafficking?
Yes, he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges. He was arrested in charge of possession of over 650 grams of cocaine at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport on October 2, 1978. He served two years of imprisonment after naming other dealers’ names and was released on June 12, 1981.
How much did Tim Allen lose weight?
He gained 150 pounds of weight just for his role as Santa in a movie so he lost 75 pounds of weight by workout and fitness routine.
Did Tim Allen DUI?
Yes, the police arrested him for DUI. When he was driving under the influence, police arrested him and sentenced him to a year of jail in 1981. His alcohol content was 0.15 level.
Did Tim Allen sell Drugs?
Yes, he used to sell drugs. Tim used to survive by selling drugs and starting his career as a drug dealer.
Is Tim Allen a car enthusiast?
Yes, he is a car enthusiast. In 1990, he even raced for Saleen and participated in 24 Hours of Daytona.
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