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Tim Allen

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Tim Allen (born June 13, 1953) is an American comedian and actor. He was born Timothy Allen Dick in Denver, Colorado. He grew up in suburban Detroit, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where he was arrested and consequently sent to prison for drug offences. Following his release, Allen became a successful stand-up comedian. He rose to fame with the television series Home Improvement (1991-1999) on ABC in which he played Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.

At one point in the 1990s, he starred in the most watched television show, Home Improvement, the highest grossing film, The Santa Clause, and had the best selling book in North America, Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man, at the same time.

Near the end of the show, Tim Allen published I'm Not Really Here, a book detailing his thoughts on quantum philosophy, intergender relationships, and the male mid-life crisis.

For his contribution to the television industry, Tim Allen has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Blvd.

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