Tim Allen

Last updated

Tim Allen
Tim Allen 2012.jpg
Allen in 2012
Timothy Alan Dick

(1953-06-13) June 13, 1953 (age 70)
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1975–present
  • Laura Deibel
    (m. 1984;div. 2003)
  • Jane Hajduk
    (m. 2006)
Comedy career
Medium Stand-up, film, television
Alma mater Western Michigan University (BS)
Genres Observational comedy, physical comedy, surreal humour
Subject(s) Marriage, gender differences, family, everyday life, social awkwardness, politics
Website timallen.com

Timothy Alan Dick (born June 13, 1953), known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing Tim "The Toolman" Taylor on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement (1991–1999) for which he won a Golden Globe Award and Mike Baxter on the ABC/Fox sitcom Last Man Standing (2011–2021). He voices Buzz Lightyear for the Toy Story franchise for which he won an Annie Award and played Scott Calvin and Santa Claus in The Santa Clause franchise (1994–present). Allen's other films include Tropical Snow (1988), Galaxy Quest (1999), Joe Somebody (2001), Zoom (2006), Wild Hogs (2007), The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009), Crazy on the Outside (2010), 3 Geezers! (2013), and El Camino Christmas (2017).


Early life

Allen was born in Denver, Colorado, on June 13, 1953. He is the third oldest of six children of Martha Katherine (née Fox), a community-service worker, and Gerald M. Dick, a real estate agent. [1] [2] Allen has two older brothers, two younger brothers, and a younger sister. His father died in a car accident in November 1964, colliding with a drunk driver when Allen was 11. [1] [3] Two years later, his mother married her high school sweetheart, a business executive, [2] and moved with her six children to Birmingham, Michigan, to be with her new husband and his three children. [4] Allen has said the move meant going from "being in a cool group at one school to being at the bottom [of the social hierarchy at another]." [5]

Allen attended Seaholm High School in Birmingham, where he was in theater and music classes (resulting in his love of classical piano). He then attended Central Michigan University before transferring to Western Michigan University in 1974. [6] At Western Michigan, Allen worked at the student radio station WIDR. In 1976 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications, specializing in radio and television production, with a split minor in philosophy and design. [4]


Allen in 1993 Tim Allen at 1993 Emmy Rehearsals cropped.jpg
Allen in 1993

Allen started his career as a comedian in 1975. [1] On a dare from one of his friends, he participated in a comedy night at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, a suburb of Detroit. [7] While in Detroit he began to get recognition appearing in local television commercials and appearing on cable comedy shows such as Gary Thison's Some Semblance of Sanity. Following his release from prison in 1981, he returned to comedy. He moved to Los Angeles and became a regular performer at The Comedy Store. He began performing stand-up appearances on late-night talk shows and specials on record and film. [1] In 1998, Western Michigan awarded Allen an honorary fine arts degree and the Distinguished Alumni Award. [6]

In a magazine interview, Allen once said, "I can only play a part if I can draw on personal experience, and that well can go dry pretty quickly". [8] His initial film debut was as a baggage handler in Tropical Snow (1988). Despite his admitted limited acting range, Allen rose to fame in acting with the sitcom Home Improvement (1991–1999) produced for ABC by Wind Dancer Productions, a company he cofounded with producer Carmen Finestra. Allen played the main character Tim "The Tool-Man" Taylor. [1] In November 1994, he simultaneously starred in the highest-grossing film (Walt Disney Pictures's The Santa Clause ), topped The New York Times bestseller list with his book Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man, and appeared in the top-rated television series (Home Improvement) within one week. [1] Home Improvement ran until 1999, for which he was paid US$1.25 million per episode. [9]

Allen at the 45th Emmy Awards, 1994 Tim Allen (2076447441).jpg
Allen at the 45th Emmy Awards, 1994

In 1995, Allen provided the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Disney/Pixar blockbuster Toy Story . [10] In 1997, he starred in the family comedy Jungle 2 Jungle from Disney. The next year he returned to voice Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 2 , which was a financial and critical hit. [11] In 1999, he starred in the sci-fi parody Galaxy Quest alongside Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and Sam Rockwell. [12] In 2002, he reprised his role as Scott Calvin in The Santa Clause 2 . Two years later, he starred as Luther Krank in Christmas with the Kranks . In 2006, Zoom was released, starring Allen as Jack Shepard. The same year, he also starred in The Shaggy Dog and The Santa Clause 3 . The year 2008 marked his first dramatic turn with a supporting role as an aging action film star in David Mamet's Redbelt . [13]

Allen began narrating the "Pure Michigan" television and radio commercials for the "Travel Michigan" agency. These commercials can be seen and heard throughout the Midwest and began airing nationally in 2009. [14] In December 2009, he started a preview tour of Crazy on the Outside , a film that debuted in January 2010. Allen accompanied the film, helping promote it with a series of stand-up acts beforehand. During the performances, he told audiences he planned a 2010 comedy tour. Allen also directed the film, marking his film directorial debut. [15]

Allen hosted the 8th Annual TV Land Awards on April 25, 2010. [16] That same year, he returned the role of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 3 and also became the official voice of the Chevrolet Cruze, narrating commercials for the vehicle, and he became the voice of Campbell Soup Company's "It's Amazing What Soup Can Do" campaign. [17] [18] Allen returned to ABC with the sitcom Last Man Standing (2011–2017). He played the role of Mike Baxter, a conservative father fighting for his manhood in a house filled with women. [19] The character is loosely based on his own life, as a Republican father of three girls. [20] After six seasons, the show was canceled in May 2017. ABC Entertainment Chief Channing Dungey denied claims of political bias against Allen, explaining that the network could not accommodate the program on their schedule. [21] On May 11, 2018, Fox TV's CEOs and chairmen announced that Fox had officially picked up Last Man Standing for a seventh season. [22] [23] [24] [25]

Shortly before the cancellation of Last Man Standing, Allen had been announced as part of the cast of the Netflix original comedy film El Camino Christmas (2017). [26] In 2018, he had a cameo voice role as Buzz Lightyear in Ralph Breaks the Internet. In 2019, he voiced the character in Toy Story 4 and appeared as himself in No Safe Spaces a documentary film. [27] In 2022, it was announced that Allen would reprise the role of Scott Calvin in a Disney+ mini-series, The Santa Clauses , based on The Santa Clause franchise. [28]

On June 30, 2022, the History Channel series More Power premiered, with co-host Allen reunited with Richard Karn. The show covered the history of tools and included field reports of people who use powerful tools. [29] In February 2023, Allen announced that he would return as the voice of Buzz Lightyear for a fifth installment of the Toy Story franchise. [30]

Personal life

Allen (left) with members of the United States Navy, 2010 US Navy 100722-N-7705S-096 Actor Tim Allen talks with Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Scranton (SSN 756) during a tour of the ship.jpg
Allen (left) with members of the United States Navy, 2010

Allen was raised as an Episcopalian. [2] He married Laura Deibel on April 7, 1984. Their daughter, Katherine, was born in December 1989. He and Deibel legally separated in 1999 and finalized their divorce in 2003. [31] Allen married actress Jane Hajduk on October 7, 2006, in a small private ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado. [32] [33] They had been dating for five years. [32] Their daughter, Elizabeth, was born in March 2009. [34]

Tim Allen's mug shot after his arrest on October 2, 1978. Mug Shot of Tim Allen.jpg
Tim Allen's mug shot after his arrest on October 2, 1978.

On October 2, 1978, Allen was arrested at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport for possession of over 650 grams (1.43 lb) of cocaine. [35] [36] [37] [38] He subsequently pleaded guilty to felony drug trafficking charges and provided the names of other dealers in exchange for a sentence of three to seven years rather than a possible life imprisonment. [35] He was paroled on June 12, 1981, after serving two years and four months in Federal Correctional Institution, Sandstone, in Sandstone, Minnesota. [39] [40] [41]

In 1998, Allen was arrested for driving under the influence in Birmingham, Michigan. At the time, his blood alcohol content was 0.15, nearly double the legal limit in Michigan. [42] He was sentenced to one-year probation and entered a rehabilitation clinic for alcohol abuse as part of his court obligation. [43]

Allen is a supporter of the Republican Party, describing himself as "fiscally conservative and emotionally liberal". [44] However, he condemned then-president Trump and those taking part in the 2021 United States Capitol attack, calling the incident "horrible, embarrassing, and shameful" and opining that the rioters must have had inside help. He also said the riot had caused people to be embarrassed to be known as conservative. [5]

Allen is a car enthusiast and competed in endurance racing for Saleen in a co-owned car in the 1990s, including the 24 Hours of Daytona. [45] [46] He also owns a car collection, which he houses in a former paint shop in Southern California. As of 2022, the collection includes a 1956 Ford F-100 custom made by McLaren, a 1965 Shelby Cobra, and a 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC, which by itself is estimated to be worth over $3,410,000. [47] [48]

Allen is also involved in philanthropic efforts to help reduce homelessness. [49]



1988 Tropical Snow Baggage Handler
1988 Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen Himself
1994 The Santa Clause Scott Calvin / Santa Claus
1995 Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Voice role
1997 Meet Wally Sparks HimselfCameo
1997 Jungle 2 Jungle Michael Cromwell
1997 For Richer or Poorer Brad Sexton
1999 Toy Story 2 Buzz LightyearVoice role
1999 Galaxy Quest Jason Nesmith
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Buzz LightyearVoice role; direct-to-video
2001 Who Is Cletis Tout? Critical Jim
2001 Joe Somebody Joe Scheffer
2002 Big Trouble Eliot Arnold
2002 The Santa Clause 2 Santa Claus / Scott Calvin / Toy Santa
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Luther Krank
2006 The Shaggy Dog Dave DouglasProducer
2006 Cars Buzz Lightyear CarVoice cameo
2006 Zoom Jack Shepard / Capt. Zoom
2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Santa Claus / Scott Calvin
2007 Wild Hogs Doug Madsen
2008 Redbelt Chet Frank
2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Henry LefayAlso executive producer
2010 Crazy on the Outside Tommy ZeldaAlso director
2010 Toy Story 3 Buzz LightyearVoice role
2011 Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation Buzz LightyearVoice role; short film
2011 Toy Story Toons: Small Fry Buzz LightyearVoice role; short film
2012 Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex Buzz LightyearVoice role; short film
2012 Chimpanzee NarratorDocumentary
2012 The Penguin King NarratorU.S. version
2013 3 Geezers! Tim
2013 Adventures of the Penguin King Narrator
2017 El Camino Christmas Larry Michael Roth
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Buzz LightyearVoice cameo
2019 Toy Story 4 Buzz LightyearVoice role
2019 No Safe Spaces HimselfDocumentary [50] [51]


1990Tim Allen: Men Are PigsHimselfStand-up special
1991Tim Allen Rewires AmericaHimselfStand-up special
1991–1999 Home Improvement Tim Taylor Lead role; also executive producer (seasons 6–8)
1996 68th Academy Awards Buzz Lightyear Voice role
1996 The Drew Carey Show HimselfEpisode: "The Front"; uncredited
1997 Soul Man Tim TaylorEpisode: "Communion Wine and Convicts"
1998 The Larry Sanders Show HimselfEpisode: "Flip"
1998 Spin City RagsVoice role; episode: "The Kidney's All Right"
2000 72nd Academy Awards Buzz LightyearVoice role
2004 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius Meldar PrimeVoice role; episode: "Win, Lose and Kaboom"
2011–2021 Last Man Standing Mike Baxter / Tim TaylorMain role; also executive producer [52] [53]
2013 Toy Story of Terror! Buzz LightyearVoice role; television special
2014 Toy Story That Time Forgot Buzz LightyearVoice role; television special
2015 Cristela Mike BaxterEpisode: "Last Goose Standing"
2016 88th Academy Awards Buzz LightyearVoice role; television special
2020 Reno 911! Space Force CommanderEpisode: "Space Force"
2021Assembly RequiredHimself / HostMain role; also creator and executive producer [54]
2022More PowerHimself / HostMain role; also creator and executive producer [55]
2022–present The Santa Clauses Scott Calvin / Santa Claus Main role; also executive producer

Video games

YearTitleVoice roleRef(s)
1994 Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit Tim Taylor
1999 Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Buzz Lightyear
2001 Toy Story Racer Buzz Lightyear
2009 Toy Story Mania! Buzz Lightyear
2010Scene It? Disney Magical MomentsBuzz Lightyear
2010 Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear
2016 Disney Magic Kingdoms Buzz Lightyear
2022 Disney Dreamlight Valley Buzz Lightyear
2023 Disney Speedstorm Buzz Lightyear


Awards and nominations

1992 People's Choice Awards Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series Home ImprovementWon [56]
1993 Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated [57]
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated [58]
1995Won [58]
1993–99People's Choice AwardsFavorite Male TV PerformerWon
1994–97 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Male TV ActorWon
1995People's Choice Awards Favorite Comedy Motion Picture Actor The Santa ClauseWon [56]
MTV Movie Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
Best Comedic Performance Nominated
1996Kids' Choice Awards Hall of Fame induction Honored [59]
1997 Golden Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical Home ImprovementNominated
1999 TV Guide Awards Favorite Actor in a Comedy Won [60]
2000 Annie Awards Outstanding Voice Acting in a Feature Production Toy Story 2Won
2009 TV Land Awards Fan Favorite (given to the cast)Home ImprovementWon
2011Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Toy Story 3Nominated
2012TV Guide AwardsFavorite ComebackLast Man StandingWon
2017People's Choice Awards Favorite Comedic TV Actor Nominated [61]

Other honors

Honorary scholastic degrees

1998 Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA) Western Michigan University Flag of Michigan.svg MichiganGave commencement address [65]
2021 Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA) Hillsdale College Flag of Michigan.svg MichiganGave commencement address [66]


See also

Related Research Articles

<i>Home Improvement</i> (TV series) American television sitcom (1991–1999)

Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen that aired on ABC from September 17, 1991, to May 25, 1999, with a total of 204 half-hour episodes spanning eight seasons. The series was created by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra, and David McFadzean. Despite not being a favorite with critics, it was one of the most watched sitcoms in the United States during the 1990s, winning many awards. The series launched Allen's acting career and was the start of the television career of Pamela Anderson, who was part of the recurring cast for the first two seasons.

<i>Toy Story</i> 1995 American animated film

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The first installment in the Toy Story franchise, it was the first entirely computer-animated feature film, as well as the first feature film from Pixar. It was directed by John Lasseter and produced by Bonnie Arnold and Ralph Guggenheim, from a screenplay written by Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, and Alec Sokolow and a story by Lasseter, Stanton, Pete Docter, and Joe Ranft. The film features music by Randy Newman, and was executive-produced by Steve Jobs and Edwin Catmull. The film features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, R. Lee Ermey, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, and Erik von Detten.

<i>The Santa Clause</i> 1994 film directed by John Pasquin

The Santa Clause is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy comedy film written by Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick, and directed by John Pasquin. The first installment in The Santa Clause franchise, it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ordinary man who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof to his death on Christmas Eve. When he and his young son, Charlie, finish the late St. Nick's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole where Scott learns that he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed Santa Claus.

<i>Buzz Lightyear of Star Command</i> Animated television series

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is an American animated science fiction action-adventure comedy television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and co-produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It serves as a spin-off of the Toy Story franchise and presents a fictionalized account of the in-universe character Buzz Lightyear. The series was preceded by the direct-to-video film Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins. and aired on UPN and ABC from October 2, 2000, to January 13, 2001, as part of Disney's One Saturday Morning and Disney's One Too programming blocks. While the series is 2D animated, Pixar animated the CGI opening title sequence at the beginning of each episode.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Buzz Lightyear</span> Fictional character in the Toy Story franchise

Buzz Lightyear is a main character in Disney–Pixar's Toy Story franchise, voiced by Tim Allen. He is a superhero toy action figure based on the in-universe media franchise consisting of a blockbuster feature film and animated series, Space Ranger. In the Disney–Pixar Toy Story franchise, Buzz wears a green, purple, and white space suit. Buzz Lightyear is a recurring character in all of the Toy Story franchise's animated films, including spin-offs. Notably, Woody serves as the main protagonist throughout the four films in the series, while Buzz remains an important character. In Toy Story (1995), unlike most other toys, Buzz initially believes himself to be the "real" Buzz Lightyear and comes to terms with actually being just a toy; in Toy Story 2 (1999), Buzz encounters other Buzz Lightyear action figures from the toyline who similarly believe themselves to be "real" including one of the character's in-universe archenemy and father: Emperor Zurg; in Toy Story 3 (2010), set ten years later, Buzz explores a romance with cowgirl figure Jessie, while he uncovers his Spanish mode; while in Toy Story 4 (2019), Buzz finds his inner voice and bids farewell to Woody, who leaves to be with Bo Peep.

<i>Toy Story 2</i> 1999 American animated film

Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. The second installment in the Toy Story franchise and the sequel to Toy Story (1995), it was directed by John Lasseter, co-directed by Ash Brannon and Lee Unkrich, from a screenplay written by Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin, and Chris Webb from a story by Lasseter, Stanton, Brannon, and Pete Docter. In the film, Woody is stolen by a toy collector, prompting Buzz Lightyear and his friends to rescue him, but Woody is then tempted by the idea of immortality in a museum. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, R. Lee Ermey, John Morris, and Laurie Metcalf reprise their roles from the first Toy Story film and are joined by Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Estelle Harris, Wayne Knight, and Jodi Benson, who play the new characters introduced in this film.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jonathan Taylor Thomas</span> American actor, voice actor, and director

Jonathan Taylor Thomas is an American actor and director. He is known for portraying Randy Taylor on Home Improvement and voicing young Simba in Disney's 1994 animated feature film The Lion King and Pinocchio in New Line Cinema's 1996 film The Adventures of Pinocchio.

<i>Toy Story 3</i> 2010 American animated film

Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It is the third installment in the Toy Story series and the sequel to Toy Story 2 (1999). It was directed by Lee Unkrich, the editor of the first two films and the co-director of Toy Story 2, produced by Darla K. Anderson, and written by Michael Arndt, while Unkrich wrote the story along with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, respectively, director and co-writer of the first two films. The film's ensemble voice cast includes Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jeff Pidgeon, Jodi Benson, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf and R. Lee Ermey, reprising their roles from previous films. Jim Varney, who voiced Slinky Dog in the first two films, died on February 10, 2000, 10 years before the release of the third film, so the role of Slinky was passed down to Blake Clark. The returning cast is joined by Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Whoopi Goldberg, Timothy Dalton, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, and Jeff Garlin who voice the new characters introduced in this film. In Toy Story 3, Andy Davis (Morris), now 17 years old, is going to college. Woody (Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Allen), and the other toys are accidentally donated to Sunnyside Daycare, a daycare center, by Andy's mother (Metcalf), and the toys must decide where their loyalties lie.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Pat Fraley</span> American voice actor and voice-over teacher

Pat Fraley is an American voice actor and voice-over teacher, known as the voice of Krang, Casey Jones, Baxter Stockman and numerous other characters in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated television series and voiced Falcon in the 2003 Stuart Little animated television series. Fraley is also a member of Voice and Speech Trainers of America.

<i>Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins</i> 2000 American animated film by Tad Stones

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins is a 2000 American animated science fiction comedy film directed by Tad Stones, who is also the producer with Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley. It serves as a spin-off of the Toy Story franchise and released on direct-to-video in the United States on August 8, 2000. The film later led to a television series, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, which aired on UPN and ABC from October 2000 to January 2001, and a CGI-animated feature film, Lightyear, which was theatrically released in the United States in June 2022, serving as an origin story for the character, voiced by Chris Evans. The film was nominated for two Video Premiere Awards: Best Animated Video Premiere and Best Animated Character Performance for Tim Allen.

Mike MacRae is an American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, director and writer.

Woody (<i>Toy Story</i>) Fictional character in the Toy Story franchise

Sheriff Woody Pride is a fictional pull-string cowboy figure who appears in the Disney–Pixar Toy Story franchise. In the films, Woody is the main protagonist, alongside Buzz Lightyear. He is primarily voiced by Tom Hanks, who voices him in the Toy Story films, short films, and TV specials. Tom Hanks' brother, Jim Hanks, voices him in Lamp Life, video games, attractions, and other merchandise.

<i>Toy Story</i> (franchise) Disney media franchise

Toy Story is an American media franchise owned by The Walt Disney Company. It centers on toys that, unknown to humans, are secretly living, sentient creatures. It began in 1995 with the release of animated feature film of the same name, which focuses on a diverse group of toys that feature a classic cowboy doll named Sheriff Woody and a modern spaceman action figure named Buzz Lightyear.

<i>Toy Story</i> Land Themed area at Disney Parks

Toy Story Land is a themed land at Walt Disney Studios Park, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. The area is based on the Disney·Pixar film series Toy Story.

<i>The Santa Clause</i> (franchise) American film series

The Santa Clause is a media franchise that consists of three American holiday family-comedy theatrical feature films starring Tim Allen, and one limited series for Disney+. Based on an original story by Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick, the plot centers around Scott Calvin's transformation into Santa Claus, and his adventures thereafter.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Angus MacLane</span> American film director

Angus MacLane is an American animator, filmmaker, and voice actor best known for his work at Pixar Animation Studios. He co-directed the film Finding Dory (2016) and made his solo feature directorial debut with the Toy Story spin-off film Lightyear (2022). MacLane is also a Lego enthusiast and created the CubeDudes building format and designed a LEGO WALL-E that has become an official set from The Lego Group.

<i>Toy Story 4</i> 2019 American animated film

Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It is the fourth installment in Pixar's Toy Story series and the sequel to Toy Story 3 (2010). It was directed by Josh Cooley from a screenplay by Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom; the three also conceived the story alongside John Lasseter, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Valerie LaPointe, and Martin Hynes. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark, Jeff Pidgeon, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Garlin, Kristen Schaal, and Timothy Dalton reprise their character roles from the first three films, and are joined by Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, and Ally Maki, who voice new characters introduced in this film. Set after the third film, Toy Story 4 follows Woody (Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Allen) as the pair and the other toys go on a road trip with Bonnie, who creates Forky (Hale), a spork made with recycled materials from her school. Meanwhile, Woody is reunited with Bo Peep (Potts), and must decide where his loyalties lie.

<i>Lightyear</i> (film) 2022 film by Angus MacLane

Lightyear is a 2022 American computer-animated science-fiction action-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film is a spin-off of the Toy Story film series, but does not take place in the same fictional universe as them; rather, it is presented as a film that some of the characters in the main Toy Story films have seen. Lightyear centers on the character Buzz Lightyear, who in this film is human and not a toy. The film was directed by Angus MacLane and produced by Galyn Susman, from a screenplay and story written by MacLane and Jason Headley, both of whom co-wrote the latter with Matthew Aldrich. It stars Chris Evans as the voice of the titular character, with Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, James Brolin, and Uzo Aduba in supporting roles. The film follows Buzz Lightyear (Evans) operating as a space ranger who, after being marooned on the hostile planet T'Kani Prime with his commander and crew, tries to find a way back home while encountering a threat to the universe's safety.

<i>The Santa Clauses</i> 2022 American television series

The Santa Clauses is an American Christmas comedy television series created by Jack Burditt for Disney+ and based on The Santa Clause film series. It serves as a sequel to The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) and features Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd, and David Krumholtz reprising their roles from the film series. Jack Burditt serves as showrunner and executive producer.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Stated in interview on Inside the Actors Studio
  2. 1 2 3 Rader, Dotson (October 27, 2002). "Facing My Fear of Intimacy". Parade . Archived from the original on November 26, 2006. Retrieved February 25, 2007 via timallen.com.
  3. "Tim Allen Biography". Yahoo! Movies.
  4. 1 2 "Tim Allen: Actor: Biography". timAllen.com. Archived from the original on June 17, 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
  5. 1 2 Hibberd, James (January 12, 2021). "Tim Allen breaks silence on Capitol attack: 'Shameful' and bad for conservatives". Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved January 18, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 1 2 "WMU awards Tim Allen honorary degree". Western Michigan University. June 27, 1998. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
  7. "Tim Allen". Pioneers of Television. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  8. "Tim Allen: 'Home' is where the heart is". Midwest Today Magazine. April–May 1996. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  9. Cowie, Peter (1999). The Variety Insider. Penguin Publishing Group. p. 19. ISBN   0-399-52524-6.
  10. Price, David (2008). The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. p. 129. ISBN   978-0-307-26575-3.
  11. Price 2008, pp. 175, 185.
  12. Lee, Benjamin (April 6, 2016). "Sam Rockwell: Alan Rickman's death undid plans for Galaxy Quest 2". The Guardian . Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  13. Fleming, Michael (May 14, 2007). "Tim Allen tops Mamet's 'Redbelt'". Variety . Archived from the original on April 25, 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  14. "Tim Allen and Pure Michigan". michigan.org. Archived from the original on November 16, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  15. "Stand Up and Show It Tour Dates". TimAllen.com.
  16. Ward, Kate (March 30, 2010). "Tim Allen to Host TV Land Awards". Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  17. "Toy Story 3". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on August 4, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  18. Brady, Shirley (September 7, 2010). "Campbell's Soup Shirks Canned Cool for Wholesome Warmth". Brandchannel. Archived from the original on September 13, 2010. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  19. "Tim Allen to Join ABC's The Last Days of Man". TV Guide . Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  20. "Tim Allen: 'I'm What They Call Fiscal Conservative' – Washington Free Beacon". Washington Free Beacon. September 28, 2015.
  21. "ABC Is Reiterating Its Claim That 'Last Man Standing' Wasn't Canceled Because Of Tim Allen's Politics". Moviepilot . Archived from the original on September 6, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  22. Corriston, Michele (May 11, 2018). "Tim Allen's Last Man Standing Is Returning to TV 1 Year After Cancellation". People. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  23. Levin, Gary (May 11, 2018). "Last Man Standing' resurfaces at Fox, a year after ABC canceled it". USA Today . Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  24. Andreeva, Nellie (May 11, 2018). "'Last Man Standing' Resurrected at Fox For Season 7 With Original Cast Led By Tim Allen". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  25. Battaglio, Stephen (May 14, 2018). "Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing' returns – this time on Fox's fall schedule". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  26. Busch, Anita (April 25, 2017). "'Hidden Figures' Filmmaker Ted Melfi Lines Up Strong Ensemble Cast For 'El Camino Christmas' At Netflix". Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  27. Rosenberg, Lily (June 23, 2019). "'Toy Story 4': Meet the Voices Behind Each Animated Performer". The Hollywood Reporter .
  28. Otterson, Joe (January 14, 2022). "'Santa Clause' Series Starring Tim Allen Ordered at Disney Plus". Variety. Retrieved June 23, 2022.
  29. Lee, Luaine (June 27, 2022). "TV Tinsel: From her first acting role, 'there was no going back' for ascendant Lucy Boynton". Hastings Tribune . Retrieved July 1, 2022 via Tribune News Service.[ permanent dead link ]
  30. Dick, Jeremy (February 9, 2023). "Tim Allen Confirms His Return as Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 5". movieweb.com. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  31. "Actor Tim Allen and wife settle their divorce". Deseret News. Salt Lake City. March 15, 2003. Archived from the original on November 2, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  32. 1 2 "Tim Allen Marries Longtime Girlfriend Jane Hajduk". People . October 9, 2006. Archived from the original on October 1, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  33. Dibdin, Emma (October 13, 2018). "Tim Allen and His Wife Jane Hajduk's Relationship Rivals Even His Best TV Romances". Country Living. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  34. Lapowsky, Issie (March 30, 2009). "It's a girl for Tim Allen, wife Jane Hajduk". New York Daily News . Archived from the original on April 4, 2009. Retrieved January 1, 2011.
  35. 1 2 "Celebrity arrests they wish they could forget". CBS News . Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  36. Margaritoff, Marco (November 8, 2021). "How Tim Allen Went From Cocaine-Trafficking Criminal To 'Home Improvement' Star" . Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  37. Parker, Ryan (March 3, 2021). "Tim Allen Opens Up About Infamous Drug Arrest, Laughs Off Trump Critics". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  38. Nugent, Annabel (March 3, 2021). "Tim Allen reflects on time in prison on drug trafficking charges: 'I learned to shut up'". Independent. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  39. Pratt, Monica (March 3, 1997). "650-Lifer Punishment Is a Crime". Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
  40. Connelly, Chris (April 1997). "Broken Home". Ladies' Home Journal . Archived from the original on November 13, 2010. Retrieved September 25, 2010 via timallen.com.
  41. King, Gary C. "Tim Allen: From Convicted Drug Dealer to Hollywood Star". Investigation Discovery . Retrieved September 25, 2010.
  42. "Tim Allen Enters Rehab Clinic". CBS News. April 17, 1998. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  43. Sutton, Larry; Baram, Marcus (April 17, 1998). "Self – 'Improvement': Tim Allen Enters Rehab". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on July 7, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
  44. Cohn, Paulette. "'Last Man Standing' star Tim Allen: 'We're going to drill Hillary'". Fox News. Archived from the original on November 21, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  45. Huffman, John Pearley (January 31, 2018). "What I'd Do Differently: Tim Allen". Car and Driver . Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  46. "Tim Allen and others to drive at Daytona". Motorsport.com . Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  47. Anderson, Brad (May 5, 2021). "Tim Allen Is A Car Nut – And This Is His Incredible Collection". Carscoops. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  48. Dyer, Nathan (June 29, 2022). "Tim Allen's Updated 2023 Car Collection". CarHP. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  49. Michelle, Kati (October 13, 2021). "Tim Allen raises awareness about the homeless, tries to do his part". www.outsider.com. Retrieved March 4, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  50. Schultz, Marisa (January 29, 2018). "Tim Allen joins docudrama taking down PC culture". New York Post .
  51. "Review: Free speech doc 'No Safe Spaces' clearly sides with one set of voices". Los Angeles Times. November 15, 2019.Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine : "No Safe Spaces Roundtable "Can't Say It Anymore"" via www.youtube.com.
  52. Petski, Denise (December 4, 2020). "'Last Man Standing': Tim Taylor Meets Mike Baxter In 'Home Improvement' Crossover". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 5, 2020.
  53. Hibberd, James (December 4, 2020). "Tim Allen revives Home Improvement character for a Last Man Standing crossover episode". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 5, 2020.
  54. "Tim Allen on How New History Show 'Assembly Required' is Like a Real Version of 'Tool Time'". February 18, 2021.
  55. "'More Power': 'Home Improvement' Stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn Reunite for History Channel Show". Collider . June 6, 2022.
  56. 1 2 "People's Choice Awards". E! News .
  57. "Tim Allen". Television Academy.
  58. 1 2 "Tim Allen". Golden Globe Awards. Archived from the original on August 30, 2008.
  59. "Kids' Choice Awards, USA: 1996". IMDb . Archived from the original on December 30, 2006. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  60. TV Guide Book of Lists . Running Press. 2007. p.  40. ISBN   978-0-7624-3007-9.
  61. "People's Choice Awards 2017: Nominees and Winners List". Us Weekly . January 18, 2017.
  62. "Disney Legends: Tim Allen". Walt Disney Company.
  63. "Tim Allen". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  64. "Diecast Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees Announcement". Archived from the original on November 24, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  65. "Honorary Degree Recipients 1944–Present" (PDF). Western Michigan University. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 16, 2021. Retrieved July 23, 2021. Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine : "Tim Allen WMU Honorary Degree". youtube.com. Retrieved July 23, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  66. "Hillsdale College grants honorary degrees at commencement".Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine : "Tim Allen Address One Hundred Sixty-Ninth Commencement 2021". youtube.com. Retrieved July 23, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)