It's tool time! Whether you were a DIYer or not, it was hard not to love Tim Allen's handyman character and his all-American family on the hit TV series "Home Improvement," which debuted way back in 1991. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the show's finale on May 25, 2019, let's take a look at what Tim and his co-stars are up to today.
Tim Allen starred on "Home Improvement" as Tim Taylor, who juggled life as a husband and father of three with his job as the host of a home improvement show called "Tool Time."
Tim Allen clearly has a thing for family TV shows — he's currently the lead on another long-running series, ABC's "Last Man Standing." He's also the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the "Toy Story" film franchise and reprises his role in 2019's "Toy Story 4." Tim's been happily married to Jane Hajduk since 2006. He has two daughters — one with Jane and one with his first wife. The comedian has stayed out of trouble since going to rehab after a 1997 DUI arrest and doing jail time in the '80s for a drug-trafficking offense.
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Patricia Richardson starred on "Home Improvement" as Tim Taylor's wife, Jill, who kept the whole family in check.
Patricia Richardson's acting career has cooled off some in recent years, though she made a guest appearance on her "Home Improvement" co-star Tim Allen's show "Last Man Standing" in 2015. She had a great run on the TV series "Strong Medicine" from 2002 to 2005, plus a recurring role on "The West Wing" in 2006. She most recently guest starred on a 2019 episode of NBC's "Blindspot." The seemingly single star has three grown kiddos from her marriage to Ray Baker, which ended in 1995.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas starred on "Home Improvement" as middle child Randy Taylor, who always found himself in some sort of trouble.
Since his days as a teen heartthrob in the '90s, Jonathan Taylor Thomas's acting career has slowed considerably. Similar to Patricia Richardson, he too made a few guest appearances on Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing." He's also appeared on other series like "Smallville" and "Veronica Mars" and was the voice of Simba in the 1994 film "The Lion King." But the former teen dream (seen here in 2013), who took time off from acting to earn a degree from Columbia University, has stayed out of the spotlight for the most part — especially when it comes to his personal life.
Zachery Ty Bryan starred on "Home Improvement" as eldest son Brad Taylor, the jock of the family.
Can you believe Zachery Ty Bryan is now a dad? He and wife Carly Matros are parents to three daughters — Jordana and twins girls Gemma and Taylor — and a son, Pierce, who was born in March 2019. When he's not changing diapers, the actor has been focusing on producing horror films like "Prowl" and "The Grief Tourist." He produced the 2018 documentary "BIT X BIT: In Bitcoin We Trust" and the upcoming films "Warning" and "Heavy." What a big change from Brad Taylor…
Taran Noah Smith starred on "Home Improvement" as youngest son Mark Taylor, who often felt picked on by his older brothers.
Taran Noah Smith might have quit acting, but his mother released a book about his experience in the spotlight called "Stardom Happens" in 2015. The former actor had a falling out with his family over money following his days on "Home Improvement," but they've since reconciled. Another reason for the rift? At around 17, he fell in love with and married Heidi Van Pelt, a woman almost twice his age. The couple divorced in 2007 after opening a Los Angeles vegan restaurant together, which has since closed. He's currently working on moving forward in his life, especially after a 2012 DUI arrest.
Richard Karn starred on "Home Improvement" as knowledgeable Al Borland, Tim Taylor's friend and sidekick on "Tool Time." If you recall, he often ended up being the butt of Tim's jokes…
Following "Home Improvement," Richard Karm took up hosting game shows. First, he landed a gig on "Family Feud" from 2002 to 2006. Then came a gig on "Bingo America" in 2008. He's also continued to act, appearing on "Last Man Standing," "Detroiters," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and a 2019 episode of "PEN15." He's been married to Tudi Roche since 1985. Son Cooper Karn Wilson is an actor too.
Pamela Anderson starred on "Home Improvement" as Lisa, the original tool girl on "Tool Time."
Pamela Anderson left "Home Improvement" to play a sexy lifeguard on "Baywatch" in 1992. But after five years, she ditched her iconic red bathing suit to play the lead on her own series, "V.I.P.," for a few seasons. The Playboy Playmate has since taken on small roles here and there, though she's probably more famous for her wild personal life. Recall her and ex-husband Tommy Lee's leaked sex tape in 1995? They divorced in 1998 after having two sons, and she went on to marry and divorce Kid Rock in 2006. She married Rick Salomon in 2007, but they divorced a year later — then remarried in 2014 and got divorced yet again in 2015. She currently dating French soccer star Adil Rami. The devoted vegan and animal-rights activist also tried her hand at reality TV, competing on "Dancing With the Stars" in 2010 and the French version of "DWTS" in 2018.
Debbe Dunning starred on "Home Improvement" as Heidi Keppert, Pamela Anderson's tool-girl replacement after Season 2.
Debbe Dunning hasn't spent much time in front of the camera in recent years. She acted on the TV show "Wicked Wicked Games" back in 2006 and more recently hosted her own travel series, "Debbe Dunning's Dude Ranch Roundup," on RFD-TV. The brunette has found more success in her family life: She has three children with volleyball player Steve Timmons, whom she wed in 2007. The couple split in 2018.