Jonathan Taylor Thomas is a well-known film director, playwright, and actor in the United States of America. He made his debut after articulating young Simba in Lion King, a Disney's animation, and appearing on Home Improvement as Randy.
He actively followed Roseanne, a TV show in 1988, which inspired him to be an actor. The celebrity rose to stardom at a tender age, especially after working for Home Improvement. He grew up having Boys II Men group as his role models in the music industry. He has voiced many video games and cartoons throughout his career life.
- Birth name: Jonathan Taylor Weiss
- Nickname: JTT, Jon
- Stage name: Jonathan Taylor Thomas
- Date of birth: September 8, 1981
- Jonathan Taylor Thomas age: 38 years
- Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Christianity
- Nationality: American
- Jonathan Taylor Thomas height: 1.68 m
- Weight: 64 kgs
- State: Pennsylvania
The popular actor was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to his mother, Claudine Gonsalves, and his father, Stephen Wess. Jonathan's ancestry is of Swish-German, Irish, and French while his descent is of Pennsylvania Dutch. He grew up in Sacramento, California as a music and television enthusiast. Growing up alongside his elder brother, Joel Thomas Weiss, was the best thing that he enjoyed in his childhood. However, in 1991, his parents parted ways leaving his mother in poverty as a social worker.
He has been a vegetarian since he was four years and has grown with the hate of meat because he believes that killing animals is inhumane. His brother, Joel, is a vice-coach at a college in Louisiana. Taylor's uncle, Jeff Weiss, who is an actor and a playwright, has coached his nephew all along his career path.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas education
The actor attended Chaminade College Preparatory High School, located at West Hills, California. After his high school graduation in 2000, he joined Harvard University to pursue history and philosophy for two years. Eventually, he graduated with a Degree Program for adults General Studies from Columbia University. While on school holidays, he continued acting to earn a living.
The Hollywood star started acting when he was young with the support of his uncle. He has directed many movies as well as taking significant roles in acting. The actor focuses on his work because he is passionate.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas movies and TV shows
The celebrity has been an amazing actor in several films that he has featured in. His outstanding performance in various movies has turned out to be very promising to all film enthusiasts. Despite all the hardships along his career path, he has managed to earn many fans globally.
Outlined below is a list of the films that Jonathan has featured in:
- 2013-2015 Last Man Standing as John Baker Randy
- 2006-The Extra as Director
- 2005-Thru the Moebius Strip voiced as Prince Ragis
- 2005-Tilt-A-Whirl as Customer #3
- 2005-Veronica Mars as Ben
- 2005-Weapons of Class Destruction as Ben
- 2004-8 Simple Rules as Jeremy
- 2002-2004 -Smallville as Ian Randall
- 2004-Asylum as Ian Randall
- 2002-Dichotic as Ian Randall
- 2003-The Simpsons as Luke Stetson
- 2001-An American Town as Rafe
- 2000-The Wild Thornberrys as Tyler Tucker
- 2000-April Fool's Day voiced as Tyler Tucker
- 2000-Birthday Quake voiced as Tyler Tucker
- 2000-Island Tradevoiced as Tyler Tucker
- 2000-Queen of Denial voiced as Tyler Tucker
- 2000-Critical Masai voiced as Tyler Tucker
- 2000-Timothy Tweedle the First Christmas Elf as Timothy Tweedle
- 2000-The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas! voiced as Tangie
- 2000-Ally McBeal as Chris Emerson
- 2000-Do You Wanna Dance? as Chris Emerson
- 2000-Common Ground as Tobias
- 1999-Walking Across Egypt as Wesley Benfield
- 1999-Speedway Junky as Steve
- 1991-1998-Home Improvement as Randy Taylor
- 1998-I'll Be Home for Christmas as Jake
- 1998-I Woke Up Early the Day I Died as Boy at Beach
- 1996-Adventures of Pinocchio voiced as Human Pinocchio
- 1996-Who Stole Santa voiced as Scarecrow Jr
- 1996-Toto Lost in New York voiced as Scarecrow Jr
- 1995-Tom and Huck as Tom Sawyer
- 1995-Man of the House as Ben Archer
- 1994-The Itsy Bitsy Spider as George
- 1994-The Lion King voiced as Young Simba
- 1990-The Party Girls as Kevin Brady
- 1987-The Adventures of Spot as Spot
The celebrity has also worked as a TV show personality in some of the shows listed below:
- The Adventures of Spot voiced as Spot in 1987–1993
- The Bradys as Kevin Brady in 1990
- In Living Color as Macaulay Culkin in 1991
- Home Improvement as Randy Taylor in 1991–1998
- The Itsy Bitsy Spider voiced as George in 1994
- The Oz Kids voiced as Scarecrow Jr in 1996
- Ally McBeal as Chris Emerson in 2000
- The Wild Thornberrys voiced as Tyler Tucker in 2000
- Smallville as Ian Randall in 2002
- The Simpsons voiced as Luke Stetson in 2003
- Smallville as Ian Randall in 2004
- 8 Simple Rules as Jeremy in 2004
- Veronica Mars as Ben in 2005
- Last Man Standing as John Baker in 2013–2015
Awards and achievements
The young film star has bagged many awards after achieving quite a lot in his career life.
Here is a countdown of some of the celebrity's awards:
- In 1994, he won the Young Artist Awards for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series on Home Improvement.
- In 1996, he won the ShoWest Convention Award for the Young Star of the Year.
- In 1997, he won the Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Voice over in The Adventures of Pinocchio.
- In 1998, he won the Kids' Choice Awards: Blimp Award for Favorite Television Actor on Home Improvement.
- In 1999, he won the Kids' Choice Awards: Hall of Fame Award.
Through hard work, the actor has made himself a great name globally. Here are some of his achievements:
- The actor was nominated for the Young Artist Awards for being the Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Series, Home Improvement, in 1993.
- He was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films: Saturn Award for being the Young Actor in The Lion King in 1995.
- The celebrity was nominated for the Young Artist Awards for being the Best Young Leading Actor in the film Tom and Huck in 1996.
- He was nominated for the 1997 – Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films: Saturn Award for his best performance as a Young Actor in The Adventures of Pinocchio in 1997.
- He was nominated for the Young Star Awards in a Comedy TV Series, Home Improvement in 1997.
- The actor was nominated for Young Star Awards in a Comedy TV Series, Home Improvement in 1998.
- He was nominated for the Kids' Choice Awards: Blimp Award for being the Favorite TV Actor in the film, Home Improvement, in 1999.
Who is Jonathan Taylor Thomas wife?
The celebrity has an amazing look that makes him more attractive. He is a charming gem to most of his female fans. In 2007, he was engaged to Natalie Wright but unfortunately broke up the same year. From most sources, Taylor keeps everything concerning his life a secret, especially his love life. Currently, neither his engagement nor his marriage is publicly known.
Where is Jonathan Taylor Thomas today?
Jonathan Taylor Thomas now is not active in the film and entertainment industry. He has decided to quit acting and take his time to be well educated, live together with other people, and keep off from the jeopardizes of being famous. Currently, he is not in front of the camera but is working in different fields of interest.
What is Jonathan Taylor Thomas net worth?
Young Jonathan's net worth is estimated to be $16 million. He has put out his best foot forward to earn a good amount of money at a very young age. He is considered to be a very successful actor.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is one of the most inspiring artists to young people. The Hollywood star's life is worth emulating. Over the years, many people have been looking up to this movie star for his great achievements in the film and entertainment industry.