Jonathan Taylor Thomas is an American film and television actor, director and voice actor. Starting as a child actor, Thomas has surely and steadily worked his way upward and is now enumerated as one of the most successful television actors in America. He landed his iconic role in 1991 in an ABC sitcom called ‘Home Improvement’ where he got to play Randy Taylor, a character he essayed for about seven years lending it his own eccentricity and charm.
In fact, his most recent outing came in 2015 when he reprised his role in ‘Last Man Standing’ and reunited with Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson both of whom played his parents in ‘Home Improvement’. Let’s find out how much is Jonathan Taylor Thomas’s net worth in 2018.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Early Life
Thomas was born to Claudine and Stephen Weiss in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Both his parents worked at humble jobs where his mother was a social worker cum personal manager, and his father worked as an industrial sales manager. His uncle is a renowned actor and playwright Jeff Weiss who perhaps, encouraged young Thomas to pursue a career in acting.
Although Thomas began his career in the entertainment world pretty early, he never compromised with his studies and received school education from Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills, California from where he graduated in 2000. He then went on to pursue philosophy and history at Harvard University. He also graduated from Columbia University School of General Studies in 2010.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Career
Bit by the acting bug from a very young age, Thomas landed his first role in 1990 when he was barely nine years old and got the opportunity to play Kevin on ‘The Bradys’. His foray into television proved to be successful, and he bagged his career-defining role of Randy Taylor in 1991. Thomas never looked back after this and went on to appear on a few episodes of a popular sketch comedy on Fox called ‘In Living Color’ and various other TV shows like ‘Smallville’, ‘8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter’ and ‘Veronica Mars’ throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Since 2013, he has recurrently appeared on ‘Last Man Standing’ reprising his iconic role from ‘Home Improvement’.
Apart from TV, he has also maintained a successful cinema career with various films, like ‘Man of the House’, ‘Tom and Huck’, ‘Wild America’, ‘Walking Across Egypt’ and ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ under his belt.
Thomas is also an exceptional voice actor ever since he was a child. He got his first voice act way back in 1994 and went on to lend his voice to young Simba in the very popular Disney movie ‘The Lion King’.
Awards & Achievements
Thomas has also received widespread recognition for his acting talent and has been conferred with many awards. He received the ShoWest award for ‘Young Star of the Year’ at the ShoWest Convention in 1996, the ‘Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Voiceover’ for the ‘Adventures of Pinocchio’ in 1997 and the ‘Hall of Fame Award’ at the Kids’ Choice Awards in 1999.
Net Worth of Jonathan Taylor Thomas
The total net worth of Jonathan Taylor Thomas stands at $15 million. He has his exceptional television and film career, directorial ventures and widely appreciated voice acts to thank for his considerable fortune.
Thomas has achieved widespread recognition at a fairly young age and had a lifetime of opportunities in front of him that he can use to his advantage. With his acting talent, humble attitude and perseverance nothing is too far beyond his reach, and his net worth is bound to increase with his growing popularity.