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Tim Allen Biography

Birth Name:
Timothy Alan Dick
Birth Place:
Denver, Colorado, United States
Profession
Actor, comedian, author

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

Awards

  • 1999People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 1998People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1997People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1996People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1995People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 1994Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1994People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1993People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 1992People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: winner

Relationships

  • Elizabeth -- Daughter
  • Katherine "Kady" Allen -- Daughter
  • Laura Deibel -- Ex-wife
  • Gerald Dick -- Father
  • Martha "Marty" Dick -- Mother
  • Bill Bones -- Stepfather
  • Jane Hajduk -- Wife