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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 June 1953Denver, Colorado, USA
Birth NameTimothy Allen Dick
Nickname The Tool Man
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, USA. His father was Gerald Dick, a real-estate salesman who was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game when Tim was 11-years-old. His mother was Martha Dick (aka Marty Dick), a community-service worker who remarried her high-school sweetheart, an Episcopalian deacon, two years after Tim's father's death. Tim also has a total of eight siblings. When Tim was young, his family moved to Birmingham, Michigan. In high school, his favorite subject was shop, of course, and after high school, he attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a degree in Television Production in 1975. In 1978, he was arrested on drug charges and spent two years in jail. Upon his release, he had a new outlook on life and on a dare from a friend, started his comedy career at the Comedy Castle in Detroit. Later, he went on to do several cable specials, including, Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen (1988) and Tim Allen: Men Are Pigs (1990). In 1991, he became the star of his own hit television series on ABC called Home Improvement (1991). While continuing to film his television series throughout most of the 1990s, he starred in a string of blockbuster movies including The Santa Clause (1994), Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999) and Galaxy Quest (1999). In August 1996, he developed and unveiled his own signature line of power tools, manufactured by Ryobi. On top of all that, he has his own racing team, Tim Allen/Saleen RRRRacing. In May 1999, he ended his series Home Improvement (1991) after eight seasons and in 2001, he filmed such movies as Big Trouble (2002) and Joe Somebody (2001).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: TrendEkiD@aol.com

Spouse (2)

Jane Hajduk (7 October 2006 - present) (1 child)
Laura Diebel (7 April 1984 - 1 March 2003) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

The catchphrase, "It's Tool Time!"
Neanderthal-type grunts when happy or excited
Usually plays characters who are snarky and somewhat incompetent

Trivia (25)

Arrested in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, for drunk driving. [May 1997]
Started out doing stand-up comedy.
Spent 28 months in jail after being arrested for attempted drug-dealing in 1978.
Has nine brothers and sisters.
Paid $2 million for 26 acres of Michigan campground with the intention of keeping it in its natural, undeveloped state.
Attended Western Michigan University.
His ex-wife, Laura Diebel, is the CEO for Tim Allen Signature Tools.
Daughter Katherine 'Kady' Allen (born 1989) with ex-wife Laura Diebel.
Was a stand-up comic at Mark Ridley's "Comedy Castle" in Detroit, featuring the talents of Kevin Pollak and D.B. Dickerson.
During the run of Home Improvement (1991), was often sent shirts and sweaters by various colleges to wear on the air, and he did.
Tim Taylor, Allen's character on Home Improvement (1991), was ranked #20 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
His character in Big Trouble (2002) is a composite of humor columnist Dave Barry. The movie is adapted from one of Dave Barry's humor books.
His comedy career started on a dare from a friend at the 'Comedy Castle' in Detroit.
Was a member of Toastmasters.
Stand up routine consisted of jokes comparing the differences between men and women. This theme continued on his television series Home Improvement (1991).
Attended Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan
In 2006, he co-starred in three Disney movies with actor Spencer Breslin: The Shaggy Dog (2006), Zoom (2006) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006). He also was in The Santa Clause 2 (2002) with Breslin.
Tim and his wife, Jane Hajduk, became the parents of their first child, a girl named Elizabeth, on March 28, 2009 in Los Angeles. Elizabeth weighed in at 5 lb. 13 oz.
Publicist is Marleah Leslie.
For one week in November 1994, he had the #1 rated television series (Home Improvement (1991), the #1 movie at the box office (The Santa Clause (1994), and the #1 book on the best seller's list ("Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man").
Is a Republican.
In 2013 he became the spokesman for Pure Michigan.
Being thanked at the prestigious Conservatory Theatre Ensemble for his inspirational work [October 2006]
Has a home in Traverse City, Michigan [January 1980]
He is of German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and distant Welsh, descent.

Personal Quotes (2)

Men are pigs. Too bad we own everything.
Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Salary (6)

Home Improvement (1991) $1,250,000 /episode (1998-1999 season)
Home Improvement (1991) $200,000 /episode + executive consultant fees (1996)
Toy Story (1995) $50,000
Toy Story 2 (1999) $5,000,000
Galaxy Quest (1999) $2,000,000
Joe Somebody (2001) $12,000,000

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