Tim Allen . American actor with great roles on the screen, he stands out a lot for comedy films and mainly as a voice artist, we have heard him in Toy Story , as the bearer of the voice of Buzz Light Year.
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- 1 Biographical Synthesis
- 2 Trajectory
- 1 Career and Projects
- 2 Comedy
- 3 Personal life
- 1 Book released
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Awards
- 6 Source
Tim Allen was born in 1953 in Denver Colorado, United States. He is the son of Martha Catherine, a community center worker, and Gerald M. Dick, a real estate agent. His father died when Tim was 11 years old, in a car accident. Two years later, her mother married her high school boyfriend, a successful executive, moving with their children to Birmingham Michigan.
Tim attended Ernest W. Seaholm High School, where he participated in theatrical and musical activities, and upon completion, he attended Western Michigan University, from which, years later and advanced in his career, he received an honorary degree. .
Career and Projects
His career began as a comedian. At the insistence of one of his friends, he participated in a comedy show at a Detroit nightclub. While in this city he began to gain recognition, appearing in television commercials and cable comedies, such as “Some Semblante of Sanity.”
Later, he moved to Los Angeles and became a member of the group The Comedy Store. He began to have appearances on late-night talk shows, as well as some brief appearances in movies.
In 1989 , he was the roof rack in “Tropical Snow,” starring Madeleine Stowe and David Carradine.
Between 1991 and 1999 , he rose to fame on the ABC television series “Home Improvement,” playing the tool man Taylor.
In 1994 , he starred in “Go Santa Claus,” which was the highest-grossing movie that year, and, the following year, he lent his voice to the animated character Buzz Lightyear, in ” Toy Story, ” which also starred as the voice of Tom Hanks. , for the role of Woody.
In 1984 Tim, who went to prison because of being arrested in 1978 for drug possession, married landscape artist Laura Diebel, five years before making his film debut with a brief role in “Tropical Snow” (1989).
With his first leading film character in “Go Santa Claus!” (1994), Allen would achieve stardom in his native country. Later he took part in the sequels of this Christmas comedy.
Apart from his Santa Claus films, Tim has triumphed with literature thanks to his book “Don’t Stand to Close to a Naked Man”, on television with the series “A botched house”, he has voiced Buzz Lightyear in “Toy Story” (1995) and has led the cast of humorous films such as “Heroes out of orbit” (1999), “The great mess” ( 2002 ), “A crazy Christmas” (2004), “Cariño, I am made a dog ”( 2006 ), remake of a film from the 50s of Disney in which the Colorado actor ends up as a dog, or” Wild pigs “(2007), comedy with John Travolta , Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy
In “Red Belt” ( 2008 ), a film directed by David Mamet, he is an actor named Chet Frank.
While performing in “Home Improvement,” he created a racing team alongside Steve Saleen and racing driver Bob Bondurant. His name was Saleen / Allen, and he ran in the SCCA World Challenge race.
In 1997 , he made “Hard and Mature,” which starred alongside Kristy Alley. The following year, he participated in an episode of the Michael J. Fox series, “Spin City.”
In 1999 , he returned to lend his voice for the second part, “Toy story 2”, again with Tom Hanks, and Joan Cusack. He was also part of the satire “Heroes out of Orbit”, along with Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver and Tony Shalhoub.
That year, he was called a Disney Legend, for his work on the “Toy Story” and “Santa Clause” movies. Likewise, he was honored with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2001 , she starred in “Who is Cletis T,” which included Richard Dreyfuss, Portia De Rossi, and Christian Slater. He was also seen in “A Caring Father,” with James Belushi, Julie Bowen and Kelly Linch.
During 2002 , he played Eliot Arnold, in “The Big Mess”, in which Stanley Tucci and Rene Russo participated. That year, he again played Santa Claus, in the sequel “Santa Claus 2”, again with Eric Lloyd.
Between 2003 and 2006, made two television films, “These guys” (2003) and “Jimmy Neutron: win, loose and kaboom” (2004) and was part of an episode of the series “The adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius”. He also starred in “A Crazy Christmas” (2004) with Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd. In 2006, he was the protagonist of the comedy “Dear, I’m made a dog”, directed by Kristin Davis, Danny Glover and Robert Downey Jr. That year the third part of Santa Claus would arrive, “Santa Claus 3” and in the 2007, would join with John Travolta, William H. Macy, Martin Lawrence and Ray Liotta, to film “Wild Pigs.” His latest works include “Redbelt” and “The six wives of Henry Lefay”, which premiered in 2008, “Crazy on the Outside” (2009) with Sigourney Weaver and Ray Liotta, “Toy Story 3”, (2010), which featured its original cast and “Geezers!” Comedy in which he worked alongside Scott Caan, JK Simmons and Sam Raimi. Among his upcoming projects we can mention the comedies “Brothers” and “Friends”, both still in production. In addition, since 2011, Allen has the role of Mike Baxter in the series “Last Man Standing.”
In regards to his personal life, he was married to Laura Deibel from 1984 until 2003, when they divorced. They both had a daughter, Katherine, who was born in 1989.
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Also, during ’94, he released his book “Don`t stand too closet to a Naked Man”, which was the best-seller in the United States during that year.
- Tropical Snow (1989)by Ciro Durán
- Go Santa Claus! (1994)by John Pasquin
- Toy Story (1995)-voice- by John Lasseter
- From Jungle to Jungle (1997)by John Pasquin
- For Richer or Poorer (1997)by Bryan Spicer
- Toy Story 2 (1999)-voice- by John Lasseter, Ash Brannon and Lee Unkrich
- Galaxy Quest (Heroes out of Orbit) (1999)by Dean Parisot
- Who is Cletis T.? (2001)by Chris Ver Wiel
- A Caring Father (2001)by John Pasquin
- The Big Mess (2002)by Barry Sonnenfeld
- Santa Claus 2 (2002)by Michael Lembeck
- A Crazy Christmas (2004)by Joe Roth
- The Shaggy Dog (2006) by Brian Robbins
- Little Big Heroes (2006) by Peter Hewitt
- Santa Claus 3 (2006)by Michael Lembeck
- Wild Hogs (2007)by Walt Becker
- Red Belt (2008)by David Mamet
- Toy Story 3 (2010)-voice- by Lee Unkrich
On the eve of its premiere or in the production phase :
- The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009) by Howard Michael Gould
- Crazy on the Outside (2010)by Tim Allen
- The Jungle Cruise (2012)by (no address confirmed)
- 1995 – Golden Globe
- Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy / Musical for: “Home Improvement” (1991)