Jonathan Taylor Thomas Biography
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is an American actor, voice actor and director known for playing Randy Taylor on Home Improvement and voicing young Simba in Disney’s 1994 film The Lion King.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Age
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Height
He stands at a height of .65 m.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Net Worth
Thomas has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Wife | Married
Thomas got engaged in 2007 to Natalie Wright. While almost nothing is known about the woman, Thomas made a move to marry her, it is known that the duo ended things the same year.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Gay
Chelsea Handler, the host of the show Chelsea Lately called out Jonathan Taylor Thomas as gay in 2011. This got everyone talking and almost confirmed years of already buzzing suspicions trailing his perfect performance as a gay and bisexual hustler in Common Ground and Speedway Junky respectively. Thomas defended himself by saying that his sexual orientation and those of his characters in films are unrelated.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Dead
News of actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor is alive and well.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Ethnicity
Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Thomas is the son of Claudine (born Gonsalves), a personal manager and social worker and Stephen Weiss, an industrial sales manager. The two divorced in 1991. Thomas’ uncle is playwright and actor Jeff Weiss. Jonathan Taylor Thomas has Pennsylvania Dutch German and Portuguese ancestry.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Education
Thomas graduated with honors from Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills, California in 2000. After graduation, he enrolled at Harvard University, where he studied philosophy and history and spent his third year abroad at St Andrews University in Scotland. He graduated from the Columbia University School of General Studies in 2010.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Career
Thomas started his television career in 1990, portraying Kevin Brady, the son of Greg Brady, on The Bradys, a spin-off of the 1970s TV show The Brady Bunch. In 1991, he appeared in three episodes of Fox’s sketch comedy series In Living Color. Thomas was cast that same year as Randy Taylor on ABC’s sitcom Home Improvement. He remained with Home Improvement well into his teenage years but left the show in 1998 to focus on academics.
Thomas had a guest role in early 2004 on 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, another ABC sitcom and appeared in the WB’s Smallville in 2002 and 2004. In 2005, Thomas appeared in UPN’s high school detective drama Veronica Mars and was also featured on The E! True Hollywood Story’s episode on Home Improvement.
Thomas guest starred on the second season finale of his third ABC sitcom Last Man Standing on March 22, 2013 and again in the fourth episode of the third season on October 11, 2013, reuniting with Tim Allen, his TV father from Home Improvement. Thomas again guest starred on the twelfth episode of the fourth season of Last Man Standing on January 10, 2015, this time as Randy, reuniting with his TV parents from Home Improvement, Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson.
He appeared in many films during and after his run on Home Improvement. Thomas had a few roles as a voice actor, including Disney’s animated feature The Lion King, in which he voiced the protagonist Simba as a cub. Thomas also appeared in live-action films. Among the ones he starred in are those from Disney: Tom and Huck, Man of the House and I’ll Be Home for Christmas. Other live-action films starring Thomas are an adaptation of The Adventures of Pinocchio (in which he played the titular character), Wild America, Speedway Junky and Walking Across Egypt.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Movies
The Lion King
Man of the House
Tom and Huck
The Adventures of Pinocchio
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
Boy at Beach
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
The Emperor’s New Clothes: An All-Star Illustrated Retelling of the Classic Fairy Tale
The Imperial Prince
Walking Across Egypt
The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas!
Timothy Tweedle the First Christmas Elf
An American Town
Thru the Moebius Strip
Jonathan Taylor Thomas TV Shows
The Adventures of Spot
In Living Color
In Living Color
Episode: “Forever Silky”
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
The Oz Kids
Episode: “Do You Wanna Dance?”
The Wild Thornberrys
8 Simple Rules
Episode: “Weapons of Class Destruction”
Last Man Standing
John Baker / Randy
Last Man Standing
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Video Games
The Adventures of Pinocchio
Kingdom Hearts II
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Awards and nominations
- 1994 – Young Artist Awards for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series (Home Improvement)
- 1996 – ShoWest Convention: ShoWest Award for Young Star of the Year
- 1997 – Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Voiceover – Young Artist (The Adventures of Pinocchio)
- 1998 – Kids’ Choice Awards: Blimp Award for Favorite Television Actor (Home Improvement)
- 1999 – Kids’ Choice Awards: Hall of Fame Award
- 1993 – Young Artist Awards for Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Series (Home Improvement)
- 1995 – Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films: Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor (The Lion King)
- 1995 – Young Artist Awards for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Voiceover – TV or Movie (The Lion King)
- 1996 – Young Artist Awards for Best Young Leading Actor – Feature Film (Tom and Huck)
- 1996 – Kids’ Choice Awards: Blimp Award for Favorite Movie Actor (Tom and Huck)
- 1997 – Kids’ Choice Awards: Blimp Award for Favorite Television Actor (Home Improvement)
- 1997 – Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films: Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor (The Adventures of Pinocchio)
- 1997 – YoungStar Awards for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series (Home Improvement)
- 1997 – YoungStar Awards for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film (Tom and Huck)
- 1998 – YoungStar Awards for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series (Home Improvement)
- 1999 – Kids’ Choice Awards: Blimp Award for Favorite TV Actor (Home Improvement)
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