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Tim Allen’s Net Worth, Early Life Career, Bio

Tim Allen is a popular American actor and comedian, born on June 13, 1953, who is best known for his roles in various successful TV sitcoms and movies. He gained widespread recognition for portraying the character of Tim The Toolman Taylor in the ABC sitcom Home Improvement from 1991 to 1999 a role which earned him a Golden Globe Award. He later starred as Mike Baxter in the ABC/Fox sitcom Last Man Standing from 2011 to 2021.

Early life

Tim Allen, an American actor, and comedian were born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado. He grew up with two older brothers, two younger brothers, and a younger sister.

Unfortunately, his father passed away in a car accident when Allen was only 11 years old. Two years later, his mother remarried and moved the family to Birmingham, Michigan, where Allen attended Seaholm High School.

At Seaholm High, Allen was involved in theater and music classes, which sparked his passion for classical piano. After graduating, he attended Central Michigan University before transferring to Western Michigan University in 1974.

While at Western Michigan, Allen worked at the student radio station WIDR and received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications in 1976. His degree specialized in radio and television production, and he had a split minor in philosophy and design.

Early Career

Allen began his career as a comedian in 1975 when he performed at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, Michigan, after being dared by a friend. He gained local recognition in Detroit, appearing in television commercials and on cable comedy shows, such as Gary Thison’s Some Semblance of Sanity.

In 1981, following his release from prison, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue comedy full-time. He became a regular performer at The Comedy Store and began appearing on late-night talk shows and comedy specials in record and film formats.

In 1991 Allen co-founded Wind Dancer Productions with producer Carmen Finestra and they produced the ABC sitcom Home Improvement (1991-1999) which starred Allen as the lead character, Tim “The Tool-Man” Taylor.

Despite his admitted limited acting range, Allen became a household name with the success of the show, for which he won a Golden Globe Award in 1995. In November 1994, he had a week where he simultaneously starred in the highest-grossing film (The Santa Clause), topped The New York Times bestseller list with his book Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man, and appeared in the top-rated television series (Home Improvement).

Home Improvement ran until 1999, and Allen was paid a staggering $1.25 million per episode. In 1998, Western Michigan University awarded Allen an honorary fine arts degree and the Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his successful career.

Career Achievement

In recognition of his contributions to the entertainment industry, Allen has received numerous awards and honors. In addition to his Golden Globe Award and Annie Award, he has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the TV Land Icon Award, and the Comedy Award for Comedy Actor of the Year.

He was also inducted into the Michigan Walk of Fame in 2006. Overall Allen’s successful career in comedy and acting has spanned several decades and has cemented him as one of the most recognizable figures in the entertainment industry.

Tim Allen’s Net Worth

Tim Allen is a highly successful American actor comedian and producer with a net worth of $100 million. He has become a household name due to his numerous roles in popular films and television shows.

Notably, Allen is recognized for his lead roles in the hit sitcoms Home Improvement and Last Man Standing which showcased his comedic talents and acting skills.

Home Improvement was particularly successful and during its peak seasons, Allen earned an impressive $1.25 million per episode, making it one of the highest salaries ever paid to a TV actor. His impressive career trajectory and financial success have firmly established him as a major figure in contemporary American entertainment.

NameTim Allen
BornJune 13, 1953
Net Worth$100 million
ProfessionAmerican actor and comedian
FromClarksdale, Mississippi

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