Home Improvement was one of the most popular sitcoms of the '90s. Airing from September 1991 to May 1999, this comedy show entertained ABC viewers with hilarious situations. But where are the celebrity cast members now?
The dad of the Home Improvement family didn’t quit acting after the show. Instead, he went on to have the best film appearances of his life. For example, Tim Allen he voiced Buzz Lightyear in every Toy Story film. He also acted in the Santa Clause film trilogy, Galaxy Quest, Christmas with the Kranks, Wild Hogs and Ralph Breaks the Internet. What about new sitcoms? Well, he led and executive produced Last Man Standing! His personal life has been interesting as well. Allen proved himself a family man after being with Laura Deibel from 1984 to 2003 and having a daughter Katherine with her. Later, he married Jane Hajduk in 2006. The couple also had a daughter Elizabeth.
As for the mom of the team, Patricia Richardson stuck to the sitcom and TV show scene after Home Improvement ended. She had a main role in Strong Medicine from 2002 to 2005 and The West Wing from 2005 to 2006. To make the fans happy, Richardson joined Allen on Last Man Standing in 2015. Then, the actress had a cameo in Blindspot in 2019. Apart from the TV and film industry, she returned to the stage, joining the crew on Cruel Intentions: The Musical in 2017. Richardson seems to be single now, but she was married to actor Ray Baker from 1982 to 1995. The two welcomed son Henry and twins Roxanne and Joseph together.
Taran Noah Smith
Taran Noah Smith, one of the boys from the handyman family, quit his acting career right after the show. While his stance on childhood acting is unknown, the 16-year-old boy went on to have a simple life in 1999. He had a vegan restaurant and catering company called PlayFood with his lover Heidi van Pelt, who he married in 2001. The two divorced in 2007, and Smith was mostly busy with volunteering. He took part in the not-for-profit organization Communitere and later worked for the Community Submersibles Project.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Although Jonathan Taylor Thomas doesn’t act anymore, he was outstandingly famous after appearing on Home Improvement! He quit the show to focus on his studies in 1998, then graduating from Chaminade College Preparatory School in California in 2000. Later, he starred in several TV shows and movies, including 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, Smallville, Veronica Mars and I'll Be Home for Christmas. After the last role in 2015 on Last Man Standing, Thomas hid from the big screen and paparazzi. Only six years later, he was spotted in Hollywood walking the dogs.
Zachery Ty Bryan
One of the siblings from Home Improvement acted in several big TV shows after that. He was in Boston Public, Family Law, and Veronica Mars. When it came to movies, Zachery Ty Bryan appeared in Longshot, Slammed, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and so on. The child star married Carly Matros in 2007. The two have twin daughters, Taylor Simone Bryan and Gemma Rae Bryan, daughter Jordana Nicole Bryan, and son Pierce. The latest news about Bryan wasn't positive – he was charged with assault and strangulation for allegedly trying to choke his girlfriend.
The main cast of Home Improvement surely went different ways, but they’ll stay as a strong family in viewers’ hearts!
Sources: US Magazine, MSN