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Tim Allen







Tim Allen

Born: Timothy Alan Dick (June 13, 1953) (Age 54 as of 2008) (Denver Colorado, U.S.)

Occupation: Voice-over artist, character actor, comedian

Years Active: 1988 To Present

Spouse(s): Laura Deibel (1984 to 2003), Jane Jaiduk (2006 to Present)

Awards Won: Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Comedy or Musical 1995 Home Improvement

Tim Allen (born June 13, 1953) is an American comedian, character actor, voice-over artist and entertainer perhaps best known for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement and his roles in the Disney film series of The Santa Clause and Toy Story.

 

 

 





Tim Allen

Biography

Early Years

Allen was born Timothy Alan Dick in Denver, the son of Martha Katherine, a community-service worker, and Gerald M. Dick, a real estate agent. His father died in a car accident, colliding with a drunk driver, when Allen was eleven. Two years later, his mother married her high school sweetheart, a successful business executive, and moved with her six children to Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, to be with her new husband and his three children. Allen attended Ernest W. Seaholm High School in Birmingham, MI where he was in theater and music classes (resulting in his love of classical piano), and attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. He later received an honorary degree, which was highlighted for the main plot of the fifth season Home Improvement episode "Is There A Doctor In The House?" Also seen on Home Improvement, Tim is apparently left handed.



Tim Allen

Career

Allen began his career as a comedian. On a dare from one of his friends, he participated in a comedy night at a comedy club in Detroit. While in Detroit he began to get recognition appearing in local television commercials and appearing on cable comedy shows such as Gary Thison's "Some Semblance of Sanity." He later moved to Los Angeles and became a member of The Comedy Store there. He began to do stand-up appearances on late-night talk shows and specials on record and film.

Allen rose to fame in acting with the television series Home Improvement (1991-1999) on ABC, playing Tim "The Tool-Man" Taylor. During one week in November 1994, he simultaneously starred in the highest grossing film, The Santa Clause, appeared in the top rated television series (Home Improvement), and had the best selling book in North America, Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man. The following year, he provided the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the blockbuster Toy Story.

Allen has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is a Disney Legend.

Personal Life

On October 2, 1978, Allen was arrested in the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport for possession of 1.4 pounds of cocaine. He subsequently informed on other drug dealers in exchange for a reduction in his eventual sentence from a possible life imprisonment to three to seven years. He was jailed for 28 months, in the Sandstone, Minnesota Federal Correctional Institution.

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Allen was raised as an Episcopalian.

He was married to Laura Deibel from April 7, 1984, until their divorce in 2003; they have a daughter, Katherine, born in 1989. Deibel once served as chief executive officer of Allen's tool line.

On Saturday October 7, 2006, in Grand Lake, Colorado, Allen married his girlfriend of five years, actress Jane Hajduk.

The "Home Improvement" Show

Home Improvement is a Golden Globe Award-Winning American television sitcom starring actor/comedian Tim Allen, which ran from 1991 to 1999. The show was created by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra (who both produced The Cosby Show) and David MacFadzean. The show's title is a double entendre, because it is about both physical improvement of houses, as well as improving life with family, friends, work, and school.



Filmography

Feature

Television Work

Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen (1988)

Tim Allen: Men Are Pigs (1991) Home Improvement (1991-1999)

Tim Allen Rewires America (1992)

These Guys (2003) (narrator)

Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose, and Kaboom (2004) (voice)

Books

Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man (1994) - ISBN 0-7868-6134-7

I'm Not Really Here (1996) - ISBN 0-7868-6257-2 Television Commercials

HP Computer Commercial - Santa Claus (voice) Michigan Economic Development Corporation Tourism Commercials - Narrator (voice)

1989

Tropical Snow, Baggage Handler

1994 The Santa Clause, Scott Calvin/Santa Claus

1995

Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear, voice only

 

1997

Meet Wally Sparks, Himself, cameo Jungle 2 Jungle, Michael Cromwell

For Richer or Poorer, Brad Sexton



Filmography continued

1995 Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear, voice only

 

1997 Meet Wally Sparks, Himself, cameo Jungle 2 Jungle Michael Cromwell

For Richer or Poorer Brad Sexton

1999 Toy Story 2, Buzz Lightyear, (voice) Galaxy Quest Jason Nesmith

2001 Who is Cletis Tout? Critical Jim

Joe Somebody Joe Scheffer

2002 Big Trouble Eliot Arnold

The Santa Clause 2 Santa Claus/Scott Calvin/Toy Santa

2003 Top Speed, Himself, narrator

 

2004 Christmas with the Kranks Luther Krank

2006 The Shaggy Dog Dave Douglas

Cars Buzz Lightyear Car, voice only, Zoom Jack Shepard/Captain Zoom

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Santa Claus/Scott Calvin

2007 Wild Hogs Doug Madsen

Fired! Himself documentary

 

2008 Redbelt, Chet Frank

 

2008 Brothers Unknown

 

2009 Wild Hogs 2 Doug Madsen

2010 Toy Story 3, Buzz Lightyear, voice only



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