Last Updated on: July 5, 2020 by: Phil
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is prominently known for his work as Randy Taylor on Home Improvement. He has even more fan following as the voice of the young Simba in Disney’s 1994 movie, The Lion King.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Bio: Age, Height, Education
The promising actor, age 37, was born as Jonathan Taylor Weiss on 8 September 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the United States. He is the second son of his industrial sales manager father, Stephen Weiss and a personal manager and social worker mother, Claudine (born Gonsalves). Jonathan has an older brother named Joel Thomas Weiss.
Jonathan and his family moved to California from Bethlehem when he was four years old. Unfortunately, his parents decided to end their marriage terms in the year 1991. Standing tall at the height of 5 feet and 6 inches (1.68 m), Jonathan graduated with honors from Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills, California.
He further continued his education enrolling at Harvard University, where he studied philosophy and history and spent his third year abroad at St Andrews University in Scotland. Furthermore, Jonathan graduated from the Columbia University School of General Studies.
Movies & Television Credits!
The talented actor initiated his acting career voicing Spot in a TV show, The Adventures of Spot (1987-1993). He also appeared as Kevin Brady in the comedy-drama series, The Bradys in 1990. Some of his other TV series were Veronica Mars (2005), 8 Simple Rules (2004), The Wild Thornberrys (2000), Ally McBeal (2000), The Oz Kids (1996), The Itsy Bitsy Spider (1994) and In Living Color (1991). His early TV credits were The Bradys (1990) and The Adventure of Spot (1987).
Jonathan announced his big-screen debut as the voice of Young Simba in the 1994 animated musical flick, The Lion King. Year after year, he was part of some other brilliant silver screen spectacles like Pom Poko (1994), Man of the House (1995), Tom and Huck (1995), The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996), Wild America (1997) and I Woke Up Early the Day I Died and I’ll Be Home for Christmas in 1998.
Surprisingly, his last few releases are Thru the Moebius Strip that also 15 years early with another release Tilt-A-Whirl in the same following year. He received much recognition for his portrayal of Randy Taylor in the sitcom, Home Improvement from 1991 to 1998. Similarly, the actor also appeared in numerous other TV shows and movies like Tom and Huck (1995), Smallville (2002), The Simpsons (2003), and Last Man Standing (2013-2016).
Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Randy Taylor on Home Improvement (Picture: IMDB)
What Is He Doing Now?
As of now, Jonathan is running for the place in Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists union (SAG-AFTRA) alongside the veteran actors, Ed Asner and Elliott Gould. The actor has not preferred to commence a career and put a permanent halt making fans skeptical about his comeback.
Who Is Jonathan Taylor Thomas’ Wife?
Despite the media attention, the actor has been able to keep his romantic affairs away from the prying eyes. However, back in 2007, the reports claimed that he got engaged to a woman named Natalie Wright. As the speculations of Natalie being his future wife started growing, the duo ended the fling in the same year.
Unfortunately, there is no such revelation from the actor himself on anything that has to do with his broken marriage.
Some Interesting Facts About Jonathan Taylor Thomas
- Jonathan holds Pennsylvania Dutch and Portuguese ancestry.
- He is also known by his nicknames, JTT and Jon.
- The actor’s uncle is a well-known playwright and actor, Jeff Weiss.
- Jonathan received the 1996 NATO/ShoWest YoungStar of the Year Award.
- The actor does not prefer using any social media application like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.