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Tim Allen

Source: onlinetalent.com

Tim Allen is an American comedian, actor, voice-over artist, and entertainer, who became famous for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement. Allen started his career as a comedian in 1975. On a dare from one of his friends, he participated in a comedy night at a comedy club in Detroit. While in Detroit he began to get recognition appearing in local television commercials and appearing on cable comedy shows.

He later moved to Los Angeles and became a member of The Comedy Store. He began to do stand-up appearances on late-night talk shows and specials on record and film. Allen rose to fame in acting with the television series Home Improvement (1991-1999) on ABC, playing Tim "The Tool-Man" Taylor. During one week in November 1994, he simultaneously starred in the highest grossing film ( The Santa Clause ), topped the New York Times best-seller list with his book Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man, and appeared in the top rated television series ( Home Improvement ). The following year, he provided the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Disney blockbuster Toy Story.

Allen has been nominated for One Emmy and 5 Golden Globe Awards. He won the Golden Globe for "Best Actor In A Television Series - Musical or Comedy" in 1995 for Home Improvement . In 1996, he won the Hall of Fame award at the Kids Choice Awards, and in 1999, Allen was named a Disney Legend for his work on the Toy Story and Santa Clause franchises.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Timothy Allen Dick
  • Born: June 13, 1953 Denver, Colorado, U.S.
  • Years active: 1975–1978; 1981–present
  • Genres: Observational comedy, Improvisational comedy, Physical comedy,
  • Subject(s): Relationships, Masculinity, Femininity, Differences between men and women
  • Influences: Chevy Chase, Bill Cosby
  • Spouse: Laura Deibel (1984-2003) Jane Hajduk (since 2006)

Read more about Tim Allen at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2020-05-19 15:30:11
Fox is continuing to solidify its 2020-2021 lineup amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus. The network has renewed medical drama “The Resident” for a fourth season, and family comedy “Last Man Standing” starring Tim Allen for a third season on Fox, its ninth overall. (Its first six years were on ...

williamhmthorne
Variety, 2020-01-17 16:56:27
“Last Man Standing” helped Fox to a TV ratings win on a relatively quiet Thursday night. The Tim Allen-led comedy scored a 0.8 rating for both episodes, with the first drawing 4.6 million total viewers and the second 4.9 million. Freshman drama “Deputy” followed it up with a 0.6 rating ...

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Variety, 2020-01-03 19:44:37
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Jennifer Lopez have been announced as presenters for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 5. Additional celebrity presenters include Tim Allen, Jennifer Aniston, Ana De Armas, Christian Bale, Antonio Banderas, Jason Bateman, Cate Blanchett, Matt Bomer, Pierce Brosnan, Glenn Close, Daniel Craig, ...

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