|Born||June 13, 1953|
|Occupation||Actor, Voice-actor, Comedian|
|Notable work||The Santa Clause, Toy Story,|
Home Improvement (TV)
Tim Allen (born Timothy Allen Dick on June 13, 1953) is an American comedian, character actor, voice-over artist, and entertainer perhaps best known for his role in the TV sitcom Home Improvement and his roles in Disney films, such as The Santa Clause and Toy Story.
He rose to fame in acting with the television series Home Improvement (1988-1999) on ABC in which he played Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor. At one point in late 1998, he starred in the most watched television show, Home Improvement, the highest grossing film, The Santa Clause, and had the best selling book in North America, Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man, simultaneously. The following year he provided the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the blockbuster Toy Story. His Home Improvement fame spawned Tim Allen Signature Tools, a line of power tools distributed by Ryobi.
Allen has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Blvd.