|Date of Birth||8 September 1981, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Birth Name||Jonathan Taylor Weiss|
|Height||5' 6" (1.68 m)|
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Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born on September 8, 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Growing up, he liked the music group Boyz II Men, and his favorite TV shows were Roseanne (1988) and Grace Under Fire (1993), but he also liked watching CNN news, to keep up to date with current events. One thing that Jonathan does not like is meat. He has been a vegetarian since he was four years old, and he doesn't use products that are tested on animals because he believes that it is wrong to hurt them.
When Jonathan was four years old, his family (his mother Claudine Gonsalves, his father Stephen Weiss, and his older brother Joel) moved from Bethlehem to Sacramento, California. At the age of seven, Jonathan was working as a model for print advertisements in Sacramento, and over the next few years, he appeared in TV commercials for Kelloggs cereal, Mattel toys and for many other products. By this time, Jonathan was ready for bigger roles, and in 1989, he landed the part of Greg Brady's son Kevin in the TV special The Bradys (1990). In 1990, he landed his biggest role yet, as Randy Taylor on Home Improvement (1991). Jonathan's audition went well, but what really gave him an edge over the other boys was that the casting directors thought that he looked a lot like his TV dad-to-be, Tim Allen.
In 1991, Jonathan's parents divorced. He lived with his mother and his brother. He began work in feature length movies, as the voice of young Simba in Disney's The Lion King (1994), and as Ben Archer in _Man of the House (1994) opposite Chevy Chase. Among his other movies are Tom and Huck (1995) and The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lisa Buckley <email@example.com>
Jonathan was born in 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. When his father got a new job it forced them to move to Sacramento, California in 1986. At the age of seven, Young Jon saw a children's modeling commercial and pleaded with his mother to sign him up. She agreed to a 13-week course. Jon's first stage play was Scrooge. The talented youngster landed in TV commercials such as: Canon camcorder, Burger King, Kellogg's Product 19 and Vivident gum.
In 1989, they moved to L.A. so Jon could try out for roles in TV shows. For a short while, he landed a role in a TV show called The Bradys (1990) (sequel to The Brady Bunch (1969)); Jon played Greg's son Kevin. After the short-lived TV show was canceled, Jonathan was accepted for the role of Randy on Home Improvement (1991). His family moved from Sacramento to L.A. permanently. His career led to feature films as well.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: M.S.
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|Tom and Huck (1995)||$600,000|