Hugely recognized for his jaw-breaking acting as Al Borland in the popular 1990s TV sitcom ‘Home Improvement’, Richard Karn is an American actor. Other than being an actor, he is also famous for being the host of the American game show ‘Family Feud’. Let’s get into the details to learn more about the career and net worth of Richard Karn in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Richard Karn was born on February 17, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, to Gene and Louise Wilson. His full name is Richard Karn Wilson. His father, who was a Seabee, worked in US Navy and served in WW II. Richard has a sister named Sue. Speaking of his education, he completed his high school from Roosevelt High School and later moved to the University of Washington. Here, he majored in drama and theatre. He also gained acting and drama experience at Edinburgh Festival, Scotland.
When it comes to love life, Richard Karn is a committed and devoted man. He is never linked with any other girl except for his wife. He married actress Tudi Roche in 1985 after dating for years. Ever since the couple has been together. They’re blessed with a son named Cooper. As of now, there is no sign of their separation.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Richard was determined to become an actor since his childhood. After completing his graduation in 1979, he moved to New York to launch himself in the entertainment world. Soon, he bagged his first acting role, and it was a commercial. Following that, he had to bang a lot to make his appearance on the silver screen. He remained unnoticed for almost ten years. Finally, in 1991, he bagged a role in the TV series ‘Home Improvement’. He appeared in this show till 1999 for more than 200 episodes. This was the biggest breakthrough of his career to date.
Soon, he made his film debut in 1995 with the film ‘picture perfect’. In 1996, he launched himself as a TV host. He hosted two TV shows the same year, and they earned significant popularity for him. Another breakthrough came for him when he hosted the TV game show Family Feud in 2002. He remained the host of this TV show for next four years and garnered huge publicity. Thereafter, he starred in many hit films and TV shows.
Talking about the awards, Richard Karn hasn’t earned any major award under his belt so far. However, he has won TV Land Fan Favorite Award and also got nominated for some prestigious awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Richard Karn is a successful actor as well as a phenomenal TV host. Recently, he has achieved great success as a TV game host. He has also authored a couple of books. However, his books were not so successful. So, after accumulating his net worth from all the sources, the exceptional actor has an estimated net worth of $10.5 million. He has also made a good amount of money through the endorsements.
Richard Karn gained fame for the TV series ‘Home Improvement’. After that, he appeared in many blockbuster films and TV shows such as ‘Air Buddies’, ‘A Daughter’s Nightmare’, ‘The Pooch and the Pauper’, and ‘Last Man Standing’.