Tim Allen

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Tim Allen
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Allen in 2012
Timothy Allen Dick

(1953-06-13) June 13, 1953 (age 69)
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Laura Deibel (1984-2003)
Jane Hajduk (2006-present)

Tim Allen (born Timothy Allen Dick; June 13, 1953) is an American actor and comedian.

Allen was born in Denver, Colorado. When he was 13, he moved to Birmingham, Michigan. In October 1978, he was arrested while in possession of 1.4 pounds of cocaine. He was convicted and sentenced to 3-to-7 years in prison and released after 28 months.[1]

Most of Allen's work is in comedy. He is well known for being in Home Improvement. He also had a role in The Santa Clause, Toy Story, and Galaxy Quest.

Influences[change | change source]

Allen stated comedians like Bill Cosby, Chevy Chase, Abbott and Costello, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Mel Brooks, Peter Sellers, John Belushi, Redd Foxx, Mort Sahl, Dick Gregory, Jerry Lewis, Robin Williams and Dan Aykroyd as influences.

Filmography[change | change source]

Films[change | change source]

Year Film Role Notes
1988 Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen Himself
1989 Tropical Snow Baggage Handler
1994 The Santa Clause Scott Calvin/Santa Claus
1995 Toy Story Buzz Lightyear voice
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Himself cameo
Jungle 2 Jungle Michael Cromwell
For Richer or Poorer Brad Sexton
1999 Toy Story 2 Buzz Lightyear voice
Galaxy Quest Jason Nesmith
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Buzz Lightyear voice
The Santa Clause 2 Scott Calvin/Santa Claus
2001 Who Is Cletis Tout? Critical Jim
Joe Somebody Joe Scheffer
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Hugh Neutron/Gus voice
2002 Big Trouble Eliot Arnold
2003 Top Speed Himself narrator
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Luther Krank
2006 The Shaggy Dog Dave Douglas
Cars Buzz Lightyear Car voice/cameo
Zoom Jack Shepard/Captain Zoom
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Santa Claus/Scott Calvin
2007 Wild Hogs Doug Madsen
Fired! Himself documentary
2008 Redbelt Chet Frank
2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Henry Lefay
2010 Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear voice
Crazy on the Outside Tommy Zelda director
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
2019 Toy Story 4 Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Woody's Roundup: The Movie Buzz Lightyear (voice) Direct-to-video

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1991–99 Home Improvement Tim Taylor Series; also executive producer (seasons 6–8)
1997 Soul Man Tim Taylor Episode: "Communion Wine and Convicts"
1998 Spin City Rags (voice) Episode: "The Kidney's All Right"
1999 Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip Adult Dexter (voice) Movie
2003 These Guys Narrator (voice) Movie
2004 Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom Meldar Prime (voice) Movie
2011–2021 Last Man Standing Mike Baxter Series
2013 Toy Story of Terror! Buzz Lightyear (voice) Special
2014 Toy Story That Time Forgot Buzz Lightyear (voice) Special
2015 Cristela Mike Baxter Crossover appearance: "Last Goose Standing"

Video games[change | change source]

Year Title Role
1994 Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor
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

References[change | change source]

  1. From convicted drug dealer to Hollywood star

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