Basic Information About Tim Allen
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film director, Television Director|
|Date of birth||1953-06-13 (70 years old)|
|Place of birth||Denver|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Radio disc jockey voice|
Neanderthal-type grunts when happy or excited
Usually plays somewhat incompetent or snarky characters
Often plays fathers or family men
His catchphrase: "It's Tool Time!"
|Spouse||Jane Hajduk - (7 October 2006 - present) (1 child)|
Laura Diebel - (7 April 1984 - 1 March 2003) (divorced) (1 child)
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Tim Allen win?
Tim Allen awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|MTV Movie Award - Best On-Screen Duo||Nominee||Toy Story||1996|
|Saturn Award - Best Actor||Winner||Galaxy Quest||2000|
|MTV Movie Award - Best On-Screen Duo||Nominee||Toy Story 2||2000|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actor/Actress - Family||Nominee||Jungle 2 Jungle||1998|
|Blimp Award - Favorite Movie Actor||Nominee||Jungle 2 Jungle||1998|
|American Comedy Award - Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)||Nominee||The Santa Clause||1995|
|Blimp Award - Favorite Movie Actor||Nominee||The Santa Clause||1995|
|MTV Movie Award - Best Breakthrough Performance||Nominee||The Santa Clause||1995|
|Razzie Award - Worst Actor||Nominee||Zoom||2007|
|Stinker Award - Worst Actor||Winner||Zoom||2006|
|Razzie Award - Worst Actor||Nominee||The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause||2007|
|Stinker Award - Worst Actor||Winner||The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause||2006|
|Blimp Award - Favorite Movie Actor||Nominee||Christmas with the Kranks||2005|
|Blimp Award - Favorite TV Actor||Nominee||Last Man Standing||2012|
|TV Guide Award - Favorite Comeback||Winner||Last Man Standing||2012|
|American Television Award - Best Actor in a Situation Comedy||Nominee||Home Improvement||1993|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||Nominee||Home Improvement||1997|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||Nominee||Home Improvement||1996|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||Winner||Home Improvement||1995|
|Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||Nominee||Home Improvement||1993|
|Blimp Award - Favorite TV Actor||Nominee||Home Improvement||1999|
|Golden Satellite Award - Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical||Nominee||Home Improvement||1998|
|TV Guide Award - Favorite Actor in a Comedy||Winner||Home Improvement||1999|
|Q Award - Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series||Nominee||Home Improvement||1996|
|Q Award - Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series||Nominee||Home Improvement||1993|
Tim Allen roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Cars||Buzz Lightyear Car (voice)|
|Toy Story||Buzz Lightyear (voice)|
|Toy Story 3||Buzz Lightyear (voice)|
|Toy Story 4||Buzz Lightyear (voice)|
|Toy Story 2||Buzz Lightyear (voice)|
|Ralph Breaks the Internet||Buzz Lightyear (voice) (archive sound)|
|Galaxy Quest||Jason Nesmith|
|Wild Hogs||Doug Madsen|
|Jungle 2 Jungle||Michael Cromwell|
|The Santa Clause||Scott Calvin|
|White Boy||Self - Actor (archive footage)|
|Zoom||Jack Shepard / Captain Zoom|
|Big Trouble||Eliot Arnold|
|The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause||Santa / Scott Calvin|
|Christmas with the Kranks||Luther Krank|
|The Santa Clause 2||Scott Calvin / Santa / Toy Santa|
|Spin City||Rags 1 episode, 1998|
|Made in Hollywood||Self 3 episodes, 2009-2019|
|The Kelly Clarkson Show||Self - Guest / ... 4 episodes, 2020-2021|
|Last Man Standing||Director|
|Last Man Standing||Mike Baxter / ... 191 episodes, 2011-2021|
|Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Self - Guest 3 episodes, 2004-2014|
|Home Improvement||Tim Taylor 204 episodes, 1991-1999|
|Brain Games||Self 2 episodes, 2020|
|The Larry Sanders Show||Tim Allen 1 episode, 1998|
|The Talk||Self 8 episodes, 2013-2020|
|Modern Marvels||Self 1 episode, 1999|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Self 3 episodes, 2014-2018|
|CBS News Sunday Morning||Self 1 episode, 2019|
|The Drew Carey Show||Tim Allen (uncredited) unknown episodes|
|Reno 911!||Space Force Commander 1 episode, 2020|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Self - Guest / ... 30 episodes, 1993-2014|
|Chelsea Lately||Self - Guest 2 episodes, 2013-2014|
|Access Hollywood||Self 1 episode, 2006|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2007|
|Conan||Self - Guest 2 episodes, 2015-2018|
|The Maury Povich Show||Self 2 episodes, 1992-1993|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2004|
Tim Allen's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
|Home Improvement (1991)||$200,000 /episode + executive consultant fees (1996)|
|Toy Story (1995)||$50,000|
|Toy Story 2 (1999)||$5,000,000|
|Galaxy Quest (1999)||$2,000,000|
|Joe Somebody (2001)||$12,000,000|
Tim Allen's Quotes
- Men are pigs. Too bad we own everything.
- Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.
- [November 2016] What I find odd in Hollywood is that they didn't like Trump [Donald Trump] because he was a bully. But if you had any kind of inkling that you were for Trump, you got bullied for doing that. And it gets a little bit hypocritical to me.
- Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.
- My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn't have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives them and uses her gut feelings as to which is best.
Tim Allen – The Life & Career of a Comedian Turned A-List Actor
Tim Allen is a widely-recognized name in the entertainment industry. With a career spanning nearly four decades, the Michigan-born actor and comedian has made waves in stand-up comedy, film, and television. In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into the life, career, and achievements of Tim Allen.
Early Life and Education of Tim Allen
Tim Allen was born Timothy Alan Dick on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado. Growing up with five siblings, Tim’s family moved frequently due to his father’s job as a real estate agent. Tragedy struck the family when Tim was just 11 years old, as his father died in a car accident.
Tim’s mother remarried after two years and brought her six children to live with her new husband in Michigan. The family now had nine children. Tim attended high school, where he developed a love for theater and music, becoming an accomplished pianist.
While Tim Allen attained success in showbiz later in his life, his early educational pursuits centered more around radio and television broadcasting. Tim attended Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications in 1976.
Career of Tim Allen
Tim Allen’s career began with a dare from his friends in 1975. They convinced him to perform stand-up comedy at a Detroit club’s comedy night, which proved to be an instant success. This marked the beginning of a journey that has lasted him almost five decades in the entertainment industry.
A series of appearances on talk-shows followed his run as a stand-up comedian. In 1991, Tim got his big break when he was cast in the leading role on the hit television sitcom Home Improvement. Tim’s role on Home Improvement saw him earn a whopping salary of $1.25 million per episode comprising seven seasons.
Home Improvement not only put Tim Allen on the map as an actor, but he also co-founded Wind Dancer Productions, which produced the show. After Home Improvement ended, Allen went on to appear in films such as The Santa Clause, Toy Story franchise, Jungle 2 Jungle, Redbelt, Christmas with the Kranks, and many others.
Despite legal troubles, such as his arrest for drug trafficking and driving under the influence, Tim Allen progressed with his promising career both in front of and behind the camera. The 200s marked one of his busiest decades as an actor. He made his directorial debut in 2009 with the film Crazy on the Outside and landed another leading role in a sitcom in 2011 with Last Man Standing.
Personal Life of Tim Allen
Tim Allen has had his fair share of personal struggles such as alcoholism, drug addiction and additional DUI charges throughout his career. In the comedy industry he gained his spot as America’s funny man along the likes other comedic greats such as Jim Carrey and Steve Carell.
Despite his chequered past, he’s been married for over 14 years to his second wife Jane Hajduk since 2006. Tim is a father to one daughter from his first marriage to Laura Diebel making him a father of two daughters.
Highest-Paid Actor & Salaries
One big standout moment in Tim Allen’s career was undoubtedly during the seven-season run of Home Improvement. Notably, during which he earned $1.25 million per episode at its peak which is still an impressive feat to this day. This is still the fifth-highest salary ever paid to a TV actor. As of 2021 Tim Allen’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.
Achievements of Tim Allen
Tim Allen’s accomplishments as an actor and comedian are numerous. But his most valuable achievement besides his successful houses such as ones he’s featured in Los Angeles would be his impact on comedy. He made an enormous impact on comedy, inspiring many newer comedians that followed in his footsteps that there is no such thing as too much laughter. In addition, he’s received praise for his humanitarian acts to different organisations he has supported along the years.
Tim Allen’s journey has been remarkable: from humble beginnings overcoming challenges ranging from personal tragedies to legal issues; from comedy nights to co-founding a TV series production company, Wind Dancer productions. Tim Allen has left a significant impact on the film, television, and comedy industries as one of the leading household names in Hollywood.
Interesting Facts about Tim Allen
- On May 24, 1997, he was arrested in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, for drunk driving.
- Spent 28 months in jail after being arrested for attempted drug-dealing (1978).
- Has nine brothers and sisters.
- Paid $2 million for 26 acres of Michigan campground with the intention of keeping it in its natural, undeveloped state.
- Received his Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan (1976).
- His ex-wife, Laura Diebel, is the CEO for Tim Allen Signature Tools.
- Has one daughter with ex-wife Laura Diebel: Katherine 'Kady' Allen.
- Was a stand-up comic at Mark Ridley's "Comedy Castle" in Detroit, Michigan, featuring the talents of Kevin Pollak and D.B. Dickerson.
- During the run of Home Improvement (1991), he was often sent shirts and sweaters by various colleges to wear on the air, and he did.
- Tim Taylor, Allen's character on Home Improvement (1991), was ranked #20 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [June 20, 2004 issue].
- His character in Big Trouble (2002) is a composite of humor columnist Dave Barry. The movie is adapted from one of Dave Barry's humor books.
- Began his career as a stand-up comedian. His comedy career began on a dare from a friend at the "Comedy Castle" in Detroit, Michigan.
- Was a member of Toastmasters.
- Stand up routine consisted of jokes comparing the differences between men and women. This theme continued on his television series Home Improvement (1991).
- Attended and graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan (1971).
- In 2006, he co-starred in three Disney movies with actor Spencer Breslin: The Shaggy Dog (2006), Zoom (2006) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006). He also was in The Santa Clause 2 (2002) with Breslin.
- Tim and his wife, Jane Hajduk, became the parents of their first child, a daughter Elizabeth Allen on March 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
- Publicist is Marleah Leslie.
- For one week in November 1994, he had the #1 rated television series (Home Improvement (1991), the #1 movie at the box office (The Santa Clause (1994)), and the #1 book on the best seller's list ("Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man").
- He was awarded the 2000 Saturn Award for Best Actor as Jason Nesmith (Commander Peter Quincy Taggart) in the sci-fi parody Galaxy Quest (1999).