Richard Karn

  • Birth Name: Richard Karn Wilson
  • Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Game show host
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  • Was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
  • Gained drama experience in Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival.
  • Shortened his name to Richard Karn because there was already a Richard Wilson registered with the Screen Actors Guild.
  • Did commercials for Orchard Supply Hardware in the 1990s.
  • Known for his costarring role as Al Borland in the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement.


  • Sue Wilson — Sister
  • Cooper Andrew Wilson — Son
  • Gene Wilson — Father
  • Tudi Roche — Wife
  • Louise Wilson — Mother


  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States (Drama degree, 1979)

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