Tim Allen Talks About Home Improvement Son Jonathan Taylor Thomas’ Reunion and Future Appearance.

Tim Allen talks Home Improvement son

All across the world, but particularly in the United States, Home Improvement is considered one of the most iconic American sitcoms of the 1990s. The show ran for eight seasons from 1991 to 1999 and was a huge hit with audiences, with Tim Allen’s portrayal of Tim “The Toolman” Taylor cementing him as a household name. To celebrate the show’s popularity, Allen recently reunited onscreen with his son from the show, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, on his current hit TV series, Last Man Standing.

Who is Jonathan Taylor Thomas?

Jonathan Taylor Thomas, also known as JTT, was a heartthrob during the heyday of Home Improvement. He played the middle child, Randy, and was a fan favorite throughout the show’s eight-season run. Since his days on Home Improvement, Thomas has continued to act and has also pursued a career in directing.

The Reunion

Thomas has spent a lot of time recently on the set of Last Man Standing, shadowing its director, John Pasquin, who also directed many episodes of Home Improvement. When the season finale of Last Man Standing was being planned, Allen suggested getting Thomas involved. Despite his initial reservations, Thomas eventually agreed to the appearance.

Thomas’s Guest Appearance

Thomas played a character named Jon Baker in the final episode of Last Man Standing Season 8, which aired on March 22, 2021. Baker is a former co-worker of Allen’s character who left his job to start a small business. The pair bond over their shared experiences and, in the episode’s final minutes, it is hinted that Baker will be coming back for future episodes.

The Future of ‘Last Man Standing’

With season 9 of Last Man Standing having been greenlit, many fans are wondering what will happen next for the Baxter family. Will Thomas make more appearances in the future? Will Allen have any other former Home Improvement co-stars make an appearance on the show? Only time will tell.

Allen’s Thoughts on Another ‘Toy Story’ Movie

In a recent interview with Yahoo! TV, Tim Allen discussed the possibility of a fourth Toy Story movie. Fans of the franchise have been eagerly awaiting news of any upcoming films, and Allen has revealed that he is open to the idea of returning as Buzz Lightyear.

The Buzz Lightyear Experience

Allen expressed interest in a new Buzz Lightyear movie as a completely separate entity from the Toy Story franchise. He suggested that a new movie could explore more of the character’s backstory and would allow them to explore new areas of storytelling.

Patricia Richardson’s Casting on ‘Home Improvement’

Alongside Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson was one of the main cast members of Home Improvement. Richardson played Jill Taylor, Tim’s wife, and the show’s writers were initially tasked with creating a character who would challenge Tim as much as love him.

A Last-Minute Replacement

Before Home Improvement, Richardson was under contract with Disney for another project that had fallen through. The show’s casting team were tasked with finding someone to play Jill with only a few days remaining before filming was set to begin. Richardson was brought in as a last-minute replacement and her chemistry with Allen was evident from the start.


Home Improvement, and Tim Allen’s portrayal of Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, have secured the show’s place in television history. With the recent guest appearance from Jonathan Taylor Thomas on Last Man Standing, fans have been given a taste of nostalgia for the beloved sitcom. As Allen continues his career, fans can only wait and see what he’ll do next.


What was Jonathan Taylor Thomas’s character on Home Improvement?

Thomas played Randy, the middle child on Home Improvement.

Will Jonathan Taylor Thomas make any more appearances on Last Man Standing?

It’s possible, with the series having been renewed for a ninth season, but there has been no official word on whether Thomas will return.

What did Tim Allen suggest about a possible fourth Toy Story film?

Allen expressed interest in a new Buzz Lightyear movie that would explore the character’s backstory.

Who played Tim’s wife on Home Improvement?

Patricia Richardson played Tim’s wife, Jill Taylor, on Home Improvement.

When did Home Improvement air?

Home Improvement aired from 1991-1999 on ABC in the United States.