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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Release Date:
17 September 1991 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The daily trials and tribulations of Tim Taylor, a TV show host raising three mischeivous boys with help from his loyal co-host, domineering wife, and genius neighbor. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 39 wins & 63 nominations See more »
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One of my favorite shows ever... See more (81 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 91)

Tim Allen ... Tim Taylor (203 episodes, 1991-1999)

Patricia Richardson ... Jill Taylor (203 episodes, 1991-1999)

Earl Hindman ... Wilson Wilson, Jr. / ... (203 episodes, 1991-1999)

Taran Noah Smith ... Mark Taylor (203 episodes, 1991-1999)

Zachery Ty Bryan ... Brad Taylor (203 episodes, 1991-1999)

Richard Karn ... Al Borland (203 episodes, 1991-1999)

Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... Randy Taylor (179 episodes, 1991-1998)

Debbe Dunning ... Heidi Keppert / ... (136 episodes, 1992-1999)
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Series Directed by
Andy Cadiff (81 episodes, 1993-1999)
John Pasquin (39 episodes, 1991-1999)
Peter Bonerz (29 episodes, 1996-1999)
Geoffrey Nelson (23 episodes, 1996-1999)
Andrew Tsao (14 episodes, 1996-1999)
Peter Filsinger (12 episodes, 1994-1999)

Andy Morris (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Carmen Finestra (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
David McFadzean (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
Matt Williams (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
Marley Sims (24 episodes, 1991-1999)
Bruce Ferber (21 episodes, 1993-1999)
Elliot Shoenman (21 episodes, 1993-1999)
Rosalind Moore (19 episodes, 1992-1996)
Jon Vandergriff (19 episodes, 1994-1999)
Howard J. Morris (18 episodes, 1992-1996)
Lloyd Garver (16 episodes, 1995-1999)
Tim Allen (14 episodes, 1991-1999)
Billy Riback (11 episodes, 1991-1999)
Laurie Gelman (10 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jennifer Celotta (9 episodes, 1996-1999)
Adam England (9 episodes, 1996-1999)
Bob Bendetson (8 episodes, 1993-1995)
Susan Estelle Jansen (7 episodes, 1991-1993)
Charlie Hauck (7 episodes, 1996-1998)
Eric Horsted (7 episodes, 1996-1998)
B.K. Taylor (5 episodes, 1992-1994)
Ruth Bennett (5 episodes, 1995-1997)
Elliot Stern (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
David Maples (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Allison M. Gibson (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Tracy Gamble (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jon Pollack (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Peter Tolan (2 episodes, 1991)
Howard Michael Gould (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Maxine Lapiduss (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Max Eisenberg (2 episodes, 1993-1996)
Paul Wolff (2 episodes, 1994)
Kim Flagg (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jennifer Fisher (2 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Carmen Finestra .... executive producer (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
David McFadzean .... executive producer (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
Matt Williams .... executive producer (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
Gayle S. Maffeo .... producer / consulting producer (200 episodes, 1991-1999)
Bruce Ferber .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (154 episodes, 1993-1999)
Elliot Shoenman .... executive producer (154 episodes, 1993-1999)
Bob Bendetson .... executive producer (150 episodes, 1993-1999)
Frank McKemy .... producer / associate producer / ... (149 episodes, 1991-1997)
Alan Padula .... associate producer / producer / ... (129 episodes, 1994-1999)
Billy Riback .... consulting producer / producer / ... (124 episodes, 1991-1996)
Marley Sims .... consulting producer (102 episodes, 1995-1999)
Andy Cadiff .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (77 episodes, 1993-1996)
Howard J. Morris .... producer / co-executive producer / ... (77 episodes, 1993-1996)
Tim Allen .... executive producer (77 episodes, 1996-1999)
Lloyd Garver .... consulting producer (77 episodes, 1996-1999)
Laurie Gelman .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (77 episodes, 1996-1999)
Rosalind Moore .... co-producer / co-executive producer (62 episodes, 1994-1996)
Jim Praytor .... co-producer / producer (53 episodes, 1994-1999)
Charlie Hauck .... executive producer (50 episodes, 1996-1998)
Eric Horsted .... producer / supervising producer (50 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jon Vandergriff .... co-producer / supervising producer (50 episodes, 1996-1998)
John Pasquin .... producer (37 episodes, 1991-1993)
Tom Brady .... consulting producer (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tracy Gamble .... consulting producer (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jon Pollack .... co-producer (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jeff Sarver .... associate producer (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Judy Rauh Simmons .... co-producer (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Maxine Lapiduss .... supervising producer (25 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ruth Bennett .... consulting producer (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Pixie A. Bartholomew .... associate producer (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Peter Tolan .... co-producer (6 episodes, 1991)

John Schmidt .... producer (unknown episodes)
Elliot Stern .... consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Kim Tushinsky .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Dan Foliart (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
 
Series Cinematography by
Donald A. Morgan (200 episodes, 1991-1999)
Gary W. Scott (3 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Film Editing by
Marco Zappia (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
James Spach (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Alex Gimenez (21 episodes, 1991-1992)
Richard Russel (6 episodes, 1997-1998)
Roger Ames Berger (4 episodes, 1994)
Tom Haigh (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Casting by
Deborah Barylski (29 episodes, 1991-1999)
Julie Pernworth (14 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jonell Dunn (7 episodes, 1997-1999)
 
Series Production Design by
David Sackeroff (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Rick Caprarelli (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jeannie Gunn (11 episodes, 1994-1999)
 
Series Costume Design by
Valerie Laven-Cooper (150 episodes, 1992-1999)

Nicole Gorsuch (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Wendy J. Weiss .... makeup department head / makeup artist (202 episodes, 1991-1999)
Lois Kawasaki-Harriman .... makeup artist (136 episodes, 1994-1999)
Maria Valdivia .... hair stylist (18 episodes, 1991-1994)
Richard Sabre .... hair stylist (9 episodes, 1991)
Diane Shatz .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Roxanne Baker .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1997-1999)
 
Series Production Management
Mitch Ackerman .... executive in charge of production (193 episodes, 1991-1999)
Reid Nakamura .... post-production supervisor (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Judy Rauh .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Filsinger .... associate director (23 episodes, 1991-1999)
Anthony Joseph Rich .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Art Department
Greg Gneier .... set designer (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
Loren Nickloff .... construction coordinator (173 episodes, 1992-1999)
Brian J. McNamara .... electronic graphics (77 episodes, 1996-1999)
Warren L. Shaffer .... property master (34 episodes, 1991-1999)
Marco A. Campos .... construction foreman (24 episodes, 1991-1992)
Lilly Frank .... painter (3 episodes, 1996-1997)

Greg Aronowitz .... prop designer (unknown episodes)
Brent W. Bell .... prop shop (unknown episodes)
Michael Burnett .... special props (unknown episodes)
James R. Shumaker .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Vic Ortiz .... boom operator (173 episodes, 1992-1999)
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (106 episodes, 1993-1997)
Matthew Pavolaitis .... foley mixer: Technicolor Glendale (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Doug Nelson .... audio (15 episodes, 1991-1992)
Klaus Landsberg .... audio (12 episodes, 1992-1999)
Ken McLaughlin .... sound (9 episodes, 1991)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Myles Weiner .... audio (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Toby Foster .... audio (2 episodes, 1992)

John Bickelhaupt .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Ken Kobett .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Charlie McDaniel .... post-production sound mixer / sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Kathy Oldham .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Christian Santiago .... sound (unknown episodes)
Otis Van Osten .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
James Fredburg .... special effects coordinator (100 episodes, 1991-1995)
David Gallion .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 1994)

J.D. Streett .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jor Van Kline .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Shelly Dutcher .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 1992)

Rick Cortes .... visual effects artist (unknown episodes, 1994-1999)
Marlan Harris .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Steven J. Scott .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Rick Shick .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Katharine Edmonson .... stunt double (1 episode, 1998)
Rob King .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1998)

Kevin Abercrombie .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Dane Farwell .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Denney Pierce .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Demore .... assistant camera (178 episodes, 1991-1999)
Wendy Schmidt .... grip (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kevin Kallen .... best boy (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Sean Tuell .... grip (23 episodes, 1997-1998)
Bob Kaufman .... video controller / senior video controller (13 episodes, 1991-1996)
John Wendling .... electrician (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
Larry Gaudette .... camera operator: electronic camera (1 episode, 1991-1999)

Jeff Barnes .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Scott Destefano .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Jaime Heintz .... grip (unknown episodes)
Scott Humbert .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Wayne A. Lee .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Bettina Levesque .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Wren Maloney .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Brian Maris .... video assist operator (unknown episodes)
Randy G. Singer .... dimmer operator (unknown episodes)
Rick Tucker .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Scott Whitbread .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Bob Cavin III .... animator: opening animation (1 episode, 1991)
Robin Ator .... additional character designer / animation storyboard artist (1 episode, 1996)
Colin Batty .... character designer (1 episode, 1996)
Kyle Bell .... animator (1 episode, 1996)
Teresa Drilling .... additional character designer / animation director (1 episode, 1996)
Chuck Duke .... animator (1 episode, 1996)
Halle Hennessey .... animation: camera (1 episode, 1996)
Octavia Hunter .... stage manager (1 episode, 1996)
Skeets McGrew .... animation director of photography (1 episode, 1996)
Tracy Prescott MacGregor .... animation set designer (1 episode, 1996)
Rob Ronning .... lead character fabricator (1 episode, 1996)
Mary Sandell .... animation producer (1 episode, 1996)
Scott Sundholm .... animation editor (1 episode, 1996)
Si Duy Tran .... animator (1 episode, 1996)
 
Series Casting Department
Bianca Cioffi-Zaring .... casting associate (13 episodes, 1991-1992)
Deborah Barylski .... original casting (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Myer .... set costumer (49 episodes, 1997-1999)
Nicole Gorsuch .... key costumer / costume supervisor / ... (34 episodes, 1991-1999)
Rudolph Garcia .... key costumer (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Valerie Laven-Cooper .... costume supervisor / costumer (11 episodes, 1994-1999)
 
Series Editorial Department
Judy Rauh .... post-production coordinator (36 episodes, 1994-1995)
Reid Nakamura .... post-production supervisor (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jim Praytor .... post-production coordinator / post-production supervisor (26 episodes, 1991-1994)

Keith Gore .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Debbie Nathanson .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Alex Trocker .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Michael Blakey .... music producer (5 episodes, 1992)
Richard McIlvery .... scoring stage manager (3 episodes, 1997-1999)

Tim Boyle .... score mixer (unknown episodes)
Avi Kipper .... music scoring mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Other crew
Carri Wagner .... assistant production coordinator (52 episodes, 1997-1999)
Geoffrey Nelson .... opening design (34 episodes, 1991-1999)
Shawn Shea .... stage manager (33 episodes, 1991-1999)
Tim Allen .... executive consultant (27 episodes, 1991-1994)
Marley Sims .... story editor / creative consultant (27 episodes, 1991-1994)
Frank M. Garritano .... production assistant (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Carol McKechnie .... script supervisor (24 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jonathan Green .... assistant: writer (24 episodes, 1996-1997)
Chris Donovan .... technical director (23 episodes, 1991-1994)
Caterina N. Fiordellisi .... production coordinator (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Allison M. Gibson .... story editor (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Elliot Stern .... executive story editor (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bob Kaufman .... video (20 episodes, 1991-1999)
Brett Gregory .... production staff / technical consultant (14 episodes, 1991-1999)
Craig Shideler .... technical director (11 episodes, 1991-1998)
Anthony Allegre .... production staff / production coordinator (11 episodes, 1991-1994)
Peter Filsinger .... associate director / technical director (11 episodes, 1991-1992)
Catherine Cobb .... production staff (11 episodes, 1999)
Susan Straughn Harris .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 1994-1999)
Steve Gabriel .... production staff / assistant to writers (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Tyler Jones .... production staff / production assistant (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Robert Zappia .... production staff / assistant to writers (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jim Praytor .... opening design / transitions (7 episodes, 1991-1999)
Geof Addison .... production staff (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
Tamara Gregory .... production staff (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
Terre Rigali .... production staff (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
Guy Distad .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1997-1999)
Helen Macdonald .... production staff (6 episodes, 1991-1992)
Adam England .... executive story editor / story editor (6 episodes, 1997-1999)
Kathy O'Connell .... production staff (4 episodes, 1991)
Jeff Sarver .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1997)
Kim Tushinsky .... production consultant (4 episodes, 1997)
James Fino .... assistant to writer / assistant to writers (3 episodes, 1995)
Tony Cosanella .... staff assistant (3 episodes, 1996)
Tom Brady .... creative consultant (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jennifer Celotta .... story editor (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kim Flagg .... program consultant (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ian Goyanes .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
David Maples .... program consultant (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jon Vandergriff .... executive consultant (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Moses Payano .... head of security (3 episodes, 1999)

Michael Goldberg .... production accountant (unknown episodes, 1991)
Tim Tortora .... accountant (unknown episodes, 1993)
Eric Feller .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1995-1996)
Laura Hester .... stage production assistant (unknown episodes, 1996-1998)
Bob Corff .... voice teacher (unknown episodes)
Lloyd Garver .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Jennifer S. Hayes .... assistant audience coordinator / second assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Grant Nieporte .... technical consultant (unknown episodes)
Irene Oncley .... production executive (unknown episodes)
Russ Reinsel .... technical director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Raymond T. Hughes .... in memory of (1 episode, 1992)
Leeza Gibbons .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Jay Leno .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Oprah Winfrey .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (204 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Germany:o.Al. (Season 1 & 2) | Germany:6 (season 3 & 5) | Germany:12 (season 4) | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-G (some episodes) | USA:TV-PG (some episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Al (Richard Karn) is seen wearing a ring which appears to be a wedding ring on his left hand even without him being married on the show.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Al's girlfriend, Ilene is first introduced as Ilene Markum. But in 'Dream On' the credits says that her character is Ilene Martin.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Tim:We'll be right back after a word from Binford Tools.
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Why is Wilson's entire face never shown?
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
One of my favorite shows ever..., 22 September 2005
Author: Seth Nelson from (Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA

I just want to say that "Home Improvement" is one of my favorite shows ever! Why? Because it's fun and funny! From the very first episode where Tim modifies the dishwasher using an air compressor which then causes the dishwasher to blow up!, all the way to Tim dreaming how he can move the Taylor's house all the way to Indiana, "Home Improvement" was one of the greatest, most imaginative shows ever made. Of course, this show "was the 90s." Much like Thursday nights at 8 in that decade meant "Seinfeld" was on, Tuesday nights at 8 in the 90s meant that it was time for "Home Improvement." My favorite episode ever is "The Man's Kitchen," which is from the 3rd season, due to come to DVD soon. Everything about that episode is so awesome! In fact, ever since I was a little boy watching this show, I always wanted a kitchen like that! Many other memorable moments have happened on this show that stays completely in our minds: for example, there's an episode where Tim drops an I-beam on Jill's Chevy Nomad! Of course, all throughout the series after that episode, we "HI" fans would always remember back on that funny part! If no one has ever seen "Home Improvement" yet, then I highly suggest you watch it. You, too, will be amazed!

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