The Cast of ‘Home Improvement’ — Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

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Tim Allen as Tim Taylor: Then

The actor became a household name with his role of Tim Taylor on Home Improvement.

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Tim Allen: Now

Since 2011, the actor has been portraying Mike Baxter in Fox’s Last Man Standing. He’s also voiced the famous Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story franchise and has starred in a slew of successful movies including The Santa Claus 2 and Christmas With the Cranks.

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Randy Taylor: Then

JTT gave a whole new meaning to teen heartthrob with this adorable role of the middle child. During this time, he also voiced the role of Simba in The Lion King and starred in ’90s films like Man of the House and Tom & Huck.


Jonathan Taylor Thomas: Now

Since the show, the actor has stayed mostly out of the spotlight but returned to the small screen to reunite with Allen on Last Man Standing several times between 2013 and 2015.

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Richard Karn as Al Borland: Then

Al Borland was Tim Taylor’s righthand man on his television show, Tool Time.

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Richard Karn: Now

In 2004, the actor went on to serve as the fourth host of the game show Family Feud. He also starred in movies including Air Buddies and Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch.

Zachery Ty Bryan as Brad Taylor in Home Improvement in 1998
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Zachery Ty Bryan as Brad Taylor: Then

By the time the show was wrapping, the actor won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama or Comedy Series for his role of Tim Taylor’s oldest son on Home Improvement.


Zachery Ty Bryan: Now

Today, the former ’90s star is a family man with four kids, including twin daughters whom he welcomed in 2014.

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Taran Noah Smith as Mark Taylor: Then

Playing the role of Tim Taylor’s youngest son, Smith began acting on Home Improvement when he was just seven years old, so the actor quite literally grew up on television.

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Taran Noah Smith: Now

At the age of 16, Smith decided that he no longer wanted to remain in the Hollywood spotlight. “I started Home Improvement when I was seven, and the show ended when I was 16. I never had the chance to decide what I wanted to do with my life,” he said.

Patricia Richardson as Jill Taylor in Home Improvement
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Patricia Richardson as Jill Taylor: Then

While portraying Jill Taylor, the mom to three boys and the loving wife of Tim Taylor, Richardson was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and four Emmy Awards.

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Patricia Richardson: Now

From 2002 to 2005, the actress starred as Dr. Andy Campbell in Strong Medicine. In 2015, she reunited with former co-star Allen on Last Man Standing.

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It’s been more than 20 years since we’ve seen Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor along with his chaotic family of pre-teen boys on the small screen.

Home Improvement premiered back in 1991 (!!!) and spanned for eight successful seasons before it went off the air in 1999. The show, which centered around a hilarious middle-aged man juggling life as a TV host, loving husband, and father-of-three, launched the careers of household names like Tim Allen and Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

Though Allen has remained in the spotlight with his show Last Man Standing, many stars from the ’90s sitcom have stepped away from the Hollywood scene. So what is the cast up to today, you ask? Scroll through the gallery to find out!