Tim Allen

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Timothy Alan Dick
  • Birth Place: Denver, CO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/13/1953, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; author
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Tim Allen Fast Facts:
  • After college, worked as creative director for an advertising firm in Detroit.
  • On a dare, made his stand-up debut in 1979 at Detroit's Comedy Castle.
  • Served 28 months in a federal prison in the late 1970s for selling cocaine.
  • During a stretch in 1994, he had the No. 1 TV show (Home Improvement), No. 1 movie (The Santa Clause) and No. 1 book (Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man).
  • Is a sports-car aficionado; formed the Saleen/Allen "RRR" Speedlab racing team with former race-car driver Steve Saleen in 1995.
  • Lent his name to a line of signature tools developed in 1996.
  • Received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree and a Distinguished Alumni Award from Western Michigan University in 1998.
  • Founded and runs the companies Boxing Cat Films and Tim Allen Design.
  • Tim Allen Relationships:
  • Bill Bones - Stepfather
  • Gerald Dick - Father
  • Jane Hajduk - Wife
  • Martha "Marty" Dick - Mother
  • Katherine "Kady" Allen - Daughter
  • Laura Deibel - Ex-wife
  • Elizabeth - Daughter
  • Tim Allen Awards:
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1998 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • 1992 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series - Winner
  • 1995 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • 1997 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • 1996 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • 1995 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Actor in a Comedy Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1993 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • 1994 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • 1999 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI; Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (BS in Communications, 1976)

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