Jonathan Taylor Thomas is a popular American actor. He has also done many voice acting works. He rose to prominence after playing the character of Randy Taylor in the movie Home Improvement. Jonathan Taylor Thomas lent his voice for the Disney animated movie The Lion King. Currently, he has taken a break from acting and more into direction now. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Jonathan Taylor Thomas in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born on 8th September 1981 in Pennsylvania, US. His father was a personal manager, and his mother was a sales manager. When he was ten, his parents divorced. His uncle Jeff Weiss is an actor, and he inspired him to come to this business. He attended Chaminade College Preparatory School and enrolled at Harvard University. He graduated from Columbia University.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is a very good looking actor who was previously in a relationship with actress Scarlett Pomers. According to reports, he is single, and no other relationship is known about him. He is a vegetarian and is known for his raspy voice. The actor has got natural blonde hair and has got two cats named Samantha and Simba.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1987, Jonathan Taylor Thomas lent his voice for the television series ‘The Adventures of Spot’. He was only six years at that time. This was followed by appearing in the TV series ‘The Bradys’ and ‘In Living Color’. From 1991 to 1998, the actor pantomimed the role of Randy Taylor in ‘Home Improvement’. The role fetched him the ShoWest Award for Young Star of the Year Award in 1996. He also went on to win the Kids’ Choice Award and Young Artist Award. In 2000, he appeared in ‘The Wild Thornberrys’. He has also appeared in the television series ‘Last Man Standing’ and ‘8 Simple Rules’.
He has voiced in the TV series ‘Veronica Mars’, ‘The Oz Kids’, ‘The Simpsons’, and ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider’. Thomas has received several other nominations for the Your Star Awards, Kids Choice Awards, and Young Artist Awards. In 1994, he voiced as young Simba in the animated film ‘The Lion King’. This made him receive a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. That same year, he voiced in ‘Pom Poko’. In the 1990s, he acted in many movies like ‘Man of the House’, ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’, ‘Wild America’, ‘Walking Across Egypt’, ‘Speedway Junky’, ‘Tom and Huck’, and ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’. He has been inducted into the Kids’ Choice Award Hall of Fame.
In 2000, Thomas starred in the film ‘Common Ground’. He voiced for the films ‘Thru the Moebius Strip’ and ‘The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas!’. He was also seen in the 2005 short film called ‘Tilt-A-Whirl’. In addition to this, the actor has served as the director of the short film called ‘The Extra’ in 2006. He is a very talented actor who has also acted in the television films ‘Timothy Tweedle the First Christmas Elf!’ and ‘An American Town’. His immense popularity and pleasing voice have made his voice in the video games ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ and ‘Kingdom Hearts II’. He has appeared in the list of “100 Greatest Star Kids” by VH1.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect a supporting actor to have? Well, he accumulated a net worth of over $18 million. He made money from acting as well as voice acting. He made the most from Home Improvement TV series from 1991 to 1998. He leads a simple life which is why his wealth has not eroded significantly over the years when he stopped acting much.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas has taken a break from acting, and he last appeared in the TV series Last Man Standing for 4 episodes in 2015. He is more likely to make a comeback as a voice artist because there are many animated movies happening these days.