Tim Allen Biography (1953-)



Born Timothy Allen Dick, June 13, 1953, in Denver, CO; son of Gerald (a realestate salesperson) and Martha (a community service worker) Dick; married Laurel Diebel (his business manager), 1978 (separated November, 1999); children:Kady. Education: Western Michigan University, B.A. (television production), 1976; studied acting at the University of Detroit. Avocational interests: Collecting high-performance cars and power tools, driving race cars, playing golf, bicycling, reading. Addresses: Agent-- WilliamMorris Agency, Beverly Hills, CA. Career: Actor, comedian, director,producer, writer, and consultant. Boxing Cat Productions, founder, 1984; appeared in television commercials for Chevrolet, Ford, K-Mart, Mr. Goodwrench, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Worked as a creative director at an advertising agency in Detroit, MI. Awards, Honors: Annual Cable Excellence (ACE) Award, best performer in a comedy special, 1990, for Just for Laughs Festival; People's Choice Awards, favorite male television performer, 1992-95 and 1997-99, People's Choice Award nomination,favorite all-time television star, 1999, Golden Globe Award nominations, bestperformance by an actor in a television series--comedy/musical, 1993-94 and1996-97, Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actor in a television series--comedy/musical, 1995, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a television series--comedy or musical, 1998, and TV Guide Award, favorite actor in a comedy, 1999, all for Home Improvement; People's Choice Award, favorite actor in a comedy motion picture, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite male newcomer, theatrical category, andMTV Movie Award nominations, best breakthrough performance and best comedicperformance, all 1995, for The Santa Clause; Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards, favorite television actor, and Kid's Choice Hall of Fame, both 1996; MTV Movie Award nomination (with Tom Hanks), best on-screen duo, 1996, for Toy Story; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, best family actor or actress, 1998, for Jungle2Jungle; MTV Movie Award nomination (with Tom Hanks), best on-screen duo, 2000, for Toy Story 2; SaturnAward, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Films, best actor, andBlockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actor--comedy, both 2000, for Galaxy Quest. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, Beverly Hills, CA.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, director, producer, writer, consultant
Birth Details
June 13, 1953
Denver, Colorado, United States

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