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Originally posted 01/09/2015 02:30PM
The Taylors are getting back together!
In tonight's episode of Last Man Standing that stars Tim Allen, Jonathan Taylor Thomas will make a "surprise" cameo – along with the previously announced Patricia Richardson – to help round out the impromptu Home Improvement reunion.
Richardson plays Helen Potts, a divorced neighbor of Allen's character, Mike. So how did the former Randy Taylor, aka the 33-year-old Thomas, end up in the episode, as well? Thomas came to the set to help promote the mini-reunion and the producers asked if he would step in to make a cameo. Lucky for Home Improvement fans, he did!
Originally posted 11/25/2014 09:30AM
Tim Allen visited The Tonight Show Monday night and revealed that he still bears something of a grudge against Tom Hanks over their share of the Toy Story series' lines: Allen thinks Hanks's character, Woody, got the lion's share of lines, with Allen's Lightyear tasked with nothing but reactions.
Originally posted 08/15/2013 02:35PM
Attention '90s TV fans: Prepare to have your minds blown.
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles red carpet premiere of Dark Tourist starring Melanie Griffith featured a double reunion of stars from two beloved '90s shows: Beverly Hills, 90210 and Home Improvement.
Beverly Hills' resident hunks Luke Perry and Jason Priestly, who played Dylan McKay and Brandon Walsh, looked as cooly casual as they found each other on the carpet and posed for photos with their signature smoldering stares. (Last year, the pair appeared together in an Old Navy commercial featuring fellow Beverly Hills alum Jennie Garth.)
Originally posted 03/22/2013 07:30AM
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, formerly of TV's Home Improvement, left Hollywood at the height of his career, a decision he's never second-guessed.
"I'd been going nonstop since I was 8 years old," the 31-year-old actor, who appeared with Tim Allen on that ABC sitcom from 1991-99, tells PEOPLE. "I wanted to go to school, to travel and have a bit of a break."
In the nearly a decade away from the limelight, he attended Harvard, Columbia and St. Andrew's University in Scotland, and relished his time as a student.
"To sit in a big library amongst books and students, that was pretty cool," says Thomas. "It was a novel experience for me."
Originally posted 03/20/2013 01:10PM
Once a family, always a family.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas makes a guest appearance on Tim Allen's ABC sitcom Last Man Standing this Friday. But several of the jokes are about a show that went off the air 14 years ago – Home Improvement, on which Allen and Thomas played father and son.
"Man, you look familiar," Allen says in Friday's episode (to much laughter from the audience) upon meeting Thomas's character, a restaurant owner who has designs on Allen's daughter Kristin.
Originally posted 09/14/2011 07:10PM
Jonathan Taylor Thomas turned out for a Home Improvement reunion photo shoot. So does this mean the former teen heartthrob will make a long-awaited TV comeback?
"I think at this point, I’d eventually like to work behind the camera," Thomas, 30, who quit the sitcom in 1998, tells Entertainment Weekly. "That’s not to say I would never act again, I’m not quite sure to be honest. I still have a passion for TV and film [and] could see myself working in it."
As for his reunion with his former castmates, including his on-screen parents Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson, Thomas says, "It was like a family reunion, like old times."
Originally posted 09/08/2011 02:30PM
Since he abruptly left Home Improvement after its penultimate season in 1998, fans of Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who celebrates his 30th birthday Thursday, have been clamoring to know what the baby-faced actor has been up to.
Studying – for one thing.
Thomas, whose legal name is Jonathan Weiss, attended Harvard University from 2000-2002 (he spent one semester abroad in Scotland) and graduated from Columbia University in 2010, where he went by the name Jonathan Weiss. In class, recalls a fellow student, "He loved to talk. He'd say really intelligent things."
He also filmed TV guest spots on Veronica Mars and 8 Simple Rules but has stayed largely out of the public eye and hasn't appeared on camera since 2005.
Originally posted 04/20/2009 11:00AM
Tim Allen, who became a father again last month, says that the experience has made him a relaxed dad.
"I like it. I like it even better the second time," he told reporters at the TV Land Awards, which airs Sunday, April 26, at 8 p.m. EST. "I'm not so worried as I was the first time."
Allen, who married Jane Hajduk in 2006, was present at the hospital when she gave birth to Elizabeth, who weighed in at 5 lbs., 13 oz. "It was a marvelous experience and I was the first one that got to look at [the baby] and poke her with a stick," Allen joked.
Originally posted 01/05/2009 04:35PM
Tim Allen and his wife Jane Hajduk are expecting, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
"Tim and Jane are ecstatic about the upcoming birth of their first child together," the actor's rep, Marleah Leslie, tells PEOPLE. The baby is due in the spring.
The pair got married in October 2006 in an outdoor ceremony in Grand Lake, Colo. Allen, 55, has a teenage daughter, Katherine, from his previous marriage to college sweetheart Laura Deibel.
– Brian Orloff and Ulrica Wihlborg
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