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Jonathan Taylor Thomas’ film and television career


Learn about the life and career of one of the most popular actors from the 1990s.

Born on September 8, 1981, Jonathan Taylor Thomas made a lasting impact on film and television at a very young age. In 1991, he played Randy Taylor on the beloved television sitcom Home Improvement until the show ended in 1999. This role earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kids’ Choice Awards. Thomas also played the young Simba in the Disney classic The Lion King. Jonathan Taylor Thomas also brought a literary character to life when he played Tom Sawyer in Disney’s Tom and Huck (1995).

After a successful start to his entertainment career in the 1990s, Jonathan Taylor Thomas’s life changed dramatically. He decided to attend Harvard for his post-secondary education for two years before he officially graduated from Colombia in 2010. Recently, though, he played “John Baker” on the television series Last Man Standing between 2013 and 2015. Now at the age of 36, it is unclear about what he will do in terms of his entertainment career, but it is safe to say that Jonathan Taylor Thomas became a famous heartthrob thanks to the magic of Disney.


Alex Phuong