Quick facts
Birth date 13 Jun, 1953
Age 66 yrs
Occupations Comedian
Film director
Voice actor
Film actor
Television actor
Racing automobile driver
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Denver
Education Western Michigan University
Central Michigan University
Gender Male
Description American actor
Spouse Jane Hajduk[ M. 2006]

Timothy Alan Dick who is also known as Tim Allen is a comedian and an actor who hails from America. Born on 13 June 1953, Allen is popular for playing Tim” The Toolman” Taylor on the famous ABC sitcom Home Improvement (1991-99).

Also, in 2011, Tim appeared as Mike Baxter on another sitcom Last Man Standing (2011-17). In 2018, the series was picked up by fox for a seventh season. He is also known for doing a voiceover of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story franchise since the year 1995, and he also played the role of Scott Calvin and the Santa Claus in the Santa Claus movie trilogy (1994-2006).

Personal Life

Born in Denver in the state of Colorado, Tim was the ward of Martha Katherine and Gerald M. Dick. His mother was a community-service worker while his father worked as a real estate agent. When Tim was of age eleven, his father passed away in a car accident, colliding with a drunk driver leaving Allen, his four brothers and his mother.

Two years later, Allen’s mother married a business executive who happened to be her childhood sweetheart and moved to Birmingham in Michigan which is a suburb of Detroit where the family of resided with the new father and his three children from a previous marriage.


Starting his career as a comedian in 1975 on a dare from one of his friends, Allen participated In a comedy night at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak at a different suburb in Detroit. While living in Detroit, Allen gained a lot of recognition and he started appearing in a variety of local television advertisements and also on comedy shows on that were viewed on the cable such as Some Semblance of Sanity by Gary Thison. He also did various appearances on late-night talk shows and on films and record.

Despite Allen’s self-admitted limited acting capabilities (as he once mentioned in a magazine), Allen rose to stardom with Home Improvement, an ABC sitcom which was aired from 1991 to 1999 and was produce by Wind Dancer Production for ABC studios, which was a company he had co-founded with a renowned producer Carmen Finestra.

The Actor-Comedian also played the main character Time “The Tool Man” Taylor. In 1994 November, he also simultaneously appeared in one of Disney’s highest grossing films The Santa Claus while his book Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man topped the New York Times best-seller list. He also appeared in a famed television series Home Improvement within a time span of one week. Home Improvement until 1999 and Allen was paid a staggering US$1.25 million for every episode.

Allen did a voiceover for the character of Buzz Lightyear in the Disney/Pixar megamovie Toy Story in 1995. He also stared in the family comedy of Disney’s Jungle 2 Jungle in 1997. The following year, Allen returned back to do the voice of Buzz Lightyear for Toy Story 2 which did extremely well in the theaters.

Last Modified: Feb 7, 2020

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