Tim Allen

June 13, 1953

Timothy Alan Dick(born June 13, 1953) known professionally asTim Allen, is an American comedian, actor, voice-over artist and entertainer. He is known for his role in the sitcomHome Improvement. He is also known for his starring roles in several popular films, including theToy Storyfilm series (as the voice of Buzz Lightyear ),The Santa Clausefilm series , andGalaxy Quest.Since 2011, he has starred as Mike Baxter in the ABC sitcomLast Man Standing.

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 Tim Allen's Early life

At Western Michigan, Allen worked at the student radio station WIDR and received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications specializing in radio and television production in 1976 with a split minor in philosophy and design.In 1998, Western Michigan awarded Allen an honorary Fine Arts degree and the Distinguished Alumni Award.

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 Tim Allen's Career

Home Improvement(1991–1999) produced for ABC by Wind Dancer Productions, a company he co-founded with producer Carmen Finestra . Allen played Tim "The Tool-Man" Taylor .During one week in November 1994, he simultaneously starred in the highest grossing film (The Santa Clause), topped theNew York Timesbest-seller list with his bookDon'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 blockbusterToy Story.Simultaneous with his time acting inHome Improvement, Allen formed a race team with Steve Saleen and race driver Bob Bondurant , called the Saleen/Allen "RRR" Speedlab. The team raced Saleen Mustangs in the SCCA World Challenge , with Allen and Saleen as the team's drivers.

In 1997 he starred in the family comedyJungle 2 Junglefrom Disney. The film was poorly received by critics. The next year marked the final year of Home Improvement, for which he was paid $1.25 million per episode. The next year he returned to voice Buzz Lightyear inToy Story 2which was a financial and critical hit. Also in 2000 he starred in the sci-fi parodyGalaxy Questalongside Sigourney Weaver , Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell .

In 2006,Zoomwas released, featuring Allen as Jack Shepard. The same year, he also starred inThe Santa Clause 3andThe Shaggy Dog.

Allen began narrating the " Pure Michigan " television and radio commercials for the "Travel Michigan" agency. These commercials can be seen and heard throughout the Midwest and began airing nationally in 2009.

, a film that debuted in January 2010. Allen accompanied the film, helping promote it with a series of stand-up acts beforehand. During the performances he told audiences that he planned a 2010 comedy tour. Allen also directed the film, marking his film directorial debut.

Allen with Jay Leno at the 45th Emmy Awards

That same year, he became the official voice of the Chevrolet Cruze , narrating commercials for the vehicle, and he became the voice of Campbell Soup's "It's Amazing What Soup Can Do" campaign.

. He plays the role of Mike Baxter, a dad who is fighting for his manhood in his house filled with women.

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 Tim Allen's Personal life

Allen had the Federal Bureau of Prisons Register # 04276-040.

They have a daughter, Katherine, born in 1989. Allen married actress Jane Hajduk on October 7, 2006, in a small private ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado . They had dated for five years.

He was sentenced to one year probation. He entered a rehabilitation clinic for alcohol abuse as part of his court obligation.

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 Tim Allen's Filmography


1988 Tropical Snow Baggage Handler
1988 Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen Himself
1989 Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place Himself
1990 Tim Allen: Men Are Pigs Himself
1991 Tim Allen Rewires America Himself
1994 Santa Clause, TheThe Santa Clause Scott Calvin /Santa Claus
1995 Toy Story Buzz Lightyear(voice)
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Himself Cameo
1997 Jungle 2 Jungle Michael Cromwell
1997 Soul Man Tim Taylor Episode: "Communion Wine and Convicts"
1997 For Richer or Poorer Brad Sexton
1998 Spin City Rags (voice) Episode: "The Kidney's All Right"
1999 Toy Story 2 Buzz Lightyear (voice)
1999 Galaxy Quest Jason Nesmith
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Buzz Lightyear (voice) Video
2001 Who Is Cletis Tout? Critical Jim
2001 Joe Somebody Joe Scheffer
2002 Big Trouble Eliot Arnold
2002 Santa Clause 2, TheThe Santa Clause 2 Santa Claus / Scott Calvin / Toy Santa
2003 Top Speed Narrator
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Luther Krank
2006 Cars Buzz Lightyear Car (voice)
2006 Shaggy Dog, TheThe Shaggy Dog Dave Douglas
2006 Zoom Jack Shepard/Captain Zoom
2006 Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, TheThe Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Santa Claus / Scott Calvin
2007 Fired! Documentary
2007 Wild Hogs Doug Madsen
2008 Redbelt Chet Frank
2009 Six Wives of Henry Lefay, TheThe Six Wives of Henry Lefay Henry Lefay
2010 Crazy on the Outside Tommy Zelda Also director
2010 Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear (voice)
2010 I Am Comic
2011 Hawaiian Vacation Buzz Lightyear (voice) Short film
2011 Small Fry Buzz Lightyear (voice) Short film
2012 Partysaurus Rex Buzz Lightyear (voice) Short film
2012 Chimpanzee Narrator Documentary
2012 Penguins 3D Narrator U.S. version
2013 Geezers! Tim


1991–99 Home Improvement Tim Taylor Series; also executive producer (seasons 6–8)
2003 These Guys Narrator (voice) Movie
2004 Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom Meldar Prime (voice) Movie
Last Man Standing Mike Baxter Series
2013 Toy Story of Terror! Buzz Lightyear (voice) Special

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1994 Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor
1996 Toy Story Activity Center Buzz Lightyear
1999 Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Buzz Lightyear
2001 Toy Story Racer Buzz Lightyear
2010 Scene It? Disney Magical Moments Buzz Lightyear

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 Tim Allen's Books

  • Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man(1994) – ISBN 0-7868-6134-7
  • I'm Not Really Here(1996) – ISBN 0-7868-6257-2

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 Tim Allen's Awards and honors

  • 1992: Won People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series
  • Home Improvement
  • Home Improvementfive consecutive times, winning once in 1995
  • 1993–99: Won People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer nine consecutive times
  • 1994–99: Nominated for Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Actor six consecutive times, winning four times
  • 1995: Won People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture Actor
  • 1995: Nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Comedic Performance forThe Santa Clause
  • 1996: Won the Kids' Choice Awards Hall of Fame award
  • 1997: Nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor/Actress – Family
  • 1997: Nominated for Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical forHome Improvement
  • 1999: Won Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production
  • Toy StoryandThe Santa Clausefranchises.
  • Home Improvement
  • 2007: Nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor forThe Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause,The Shaggy DogandZoom
  • 2007: Nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo forThe Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 2007: Nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Remake or Rip-off forThe Shaggy Dog
  • 2009: The cast ofHome Improvementwas honored with a Fan Favorite award at the TV Land Awards
  • 2011: Nominated for Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
  • 2012: Won a TV Guide Award for Favorite Comeback forLast Man Standing

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 Tim Allen's References

  1. "Today in history". The New York Times. Associated Press. June 12, 2014. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  2. "Tim Allen Marries Longtime Girlfriend Jane Hajduk - Marriage, Tim Allen". People.com. October 9, 2006. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
  3. "Actor hesitant to revisit cell on celluloid". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. March 2, 1997. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
  4. Stated in interview on Inside the Actors Studio
  5. Tim Allen, Galaxy Quest enhanced edition DVD commentary.
  6. Rader, Dotson (October 27, 2002). "Facing My Fear of Intimacy". Parade – via timallen.com. 
  7. "tim allen". [unreliable source?]
  8. "Tim Allen Biography". Yahoo! Movies. 
  9. "Tim Allen: Actor: Biography". timAllen.com. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  10. "WMU awards Tim Allen honorary degree". Western Michigan University. June 27, 1998. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  11. "Tim Allen: 'Home' is where the heart is". Midwest Today Magazine. April–May 1996. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  12. "Stand Up and Show It Tour Dates". TimAllen.com. 
  13. Ward, Kate (March 30, 2010). "Tim Allen to Host TV Land Awards". News Briefs (Entertainment Weekly). Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  14. Brady, Shirley (September 7, 2010). "Campbell's Soup Shirks Canned Cool for Wholesome Warmth". brandchannel. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  15. "Tim Allen to Join ABC's The Last Days of Man". tvguide.com. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  16. Pratt, Monica (March 3, 1997). "650-Lifer Punishment Is a Crime". Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Retrieved January 9, 2010. 
  17. Connelly, Chris (April 1997). "Broken Home". Ladies' Home Journal. Retrieved September 25, 2010 – via timallen.com. 
  18. King, Gary C. "Tim Allen: From Convicted Drug Dealer to Hollywood Star". Investigation Discovery. Discovery. Retrieved September 25, 2010. 
  19. "Timothy A Dick." Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved on January 9, 2010.
  20. "Actor Tim Allen and wife settle their divorce | Deseret News (Salt Lake City) Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET". Findarticles.com. March 15, 2003. Retrieved September 2, 2010. [dead link]
  21. "Tim Allen Marries Longtime Girlfriend Jane Hajduk". People.com. October 9, 2006. 
  22. "Tim Allen Enters Rehab Clinic". CBS News (CBS Interactive). April 17, 1998. Retrieved January 21, 2010. 
  23. Sutton, Larry; Baram, Marcus (April 17, 1998). "Self – 'Improvement': Tim Allen Enters Rehab". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  24. "Tim Allen & Wife Jane Expecting First Child". people.com. January 5, 2009. 
  25. "Tim Allen Reveals Baby on the Way is a Girl". Celebrity Baby Blog. February 5, 2009. 
  26. Lapowsky, Issie (March 30, 2009). "It's a girl for Tim Allen, wife Jane Hajduk". Daily News (New York). NYDailyNews.com. 
  27. Tim Allen Emmy Nominated
  28. "Golden Globes". GoldenGlobes.org. 
  29. "Disney Legends". Walt Disney Company. 
  30. TV Guide Book of Lists. Running Press. 2007. p. 40. ISBN 0-7624-3007-9. 
  31. Allen "Hollywood Walk of Fame database". HWOF.com. 

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