How tall is Jonathan Taylor Thomas? Did he go to college? What's JTT up to now? Read on for answers…
As one of the original 90s heartthrobs, Jonathan Taylor Thomas rose to fame as a teen star, playing Randy on “Home Improvement”.
Who is Jonathan Taylor Thomas?
If you're an older millennial or a young gen-xer, then he needs no introduction. Most of us watched the sitcom that launched his career.
Also known as JTT, Jonathan Taylor Thomas was a child actor during the early 1990s. His best know role was on the ABC sitcom “Home Improvement” (1991-1999).
He played Randy, the son of Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson.
It was one of the most popular sitcoms of its era, running for eight seasons and earning top ratings. Both Allen and Richardson were offered multi-million dollar contracts to do a ninth season, but they both declined and the show ended in 1999.
Aside from “Home Improvement”, JTT also had an impressive voice role in Disney's The Lion King (1994). He was the voice of young Simba.
Of course, if you don't remember his acting, you may remember his famous haircut. His mane dominated girl's magazines and his posters adorned many teen bedrooms.
Additionally, he managed to star in a few films as well, including the controversial TV movie Common Ground (2000), which sparked rumors about JTT's sexuality.
After the conclusion of “Home Improvement”, JTT took a break from acting and focused on his college education. He still worked occasionally during school breaks, but nothing with the level of commitment required for a network series.
In 2004, he had a three-episode guest arc on ABC's “8 Simple Rules”.
Additionally, he did a role reprisal on “Last Man Standing” as he played a character named Randy. The role reunited him with his TV parents, Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson. He did a handful of episodes between 2013 and 2015.
On “Last Man Standing”, JTT occasionally took the directors chair. Namely, he directed the episodes, “Haunted House” (2013), “Hard-Ass Teacher” (2014), and “Eve's Band” (2016).
What is JTT doing now?
While Jonathan Taylor Thomas hasn't been in front of or behind the camera since 2016, he may be focusing on other endeavors outside of Hollywood. Since he's notoriously private, we're not sure exactly what he's up to.
In any case, he's probably not hurting for work. Estimates claim he has a net worth between $15 and $16 Million.
Did he go to college?
Even though his acting career was on fire as a teen, JTT still valued traditional education. In 2000, he graduated from Chaminade College Prep in West Hills, California.
From there, he enrolled at Harvard University, where he studied philosophy and history. During his third year at Harvard, JTT took the opportunity to study abroad. He spent time at St Andrews in Scotland.
Finally, after an impressive academic journey, Jonathan Taylor Thomas ultimately graduated from the Columbia University School of General Studies.
He's quoted saying, “An education is a more surefire guarantee that you have possibilities opened to you.”
How old is JTT?
JTT was born on September 8, 1981. Today, he is 37 years old.
On a related note, suddenly, we're feeling very old :/
Is Jonathan Taylor Thomas married?
This is a tough question. For the most part, JTT keeps his personal life under wraps. In 2007, there was a rumored engagement to a woman named Natalie Wright, but the couple split later that same year.
He stays out of the limelight. Not much is known about any of his romantic partners.
How tall is JTT?
Jonathan Taylor Thomas' height has always been a hot topic of discussion – something that people are inherently curious about.
JTT is just 5′ 5″ tall, which is about 4-5 inches below average height in the U.S.
As you can see in the photo below, he's quite a bit shorter than his former costar and TV brother, Zachary Ty Bryan. Bryan is 5′ 11″ tall.
Needless to say, being a shorter man didn't stop JTT from wooing all the ladies with his sweet acting chops and flowing locks.
How to Dress like Jonathan Taylor Thomas
We don't see JTT much on the red carpet these days, but when he's stepped out he's looked good. He's sporting darker hair and black-rimmed glasses, lending him a more mature appearance.
It seems he's going for that “serious director” look.
From the few recent photos we have, we can assume he likes a casual, comfortable look. He favors a jacket or hoodie in a solid color, with a plaid shirt or graphic tee underneath.
Alternately, he'll wear a plaid button-down open with a plain t-shirt underneath. Jeans are a must. As mentioned, he does wear his black-frame eyeglasses quite often.
So, if you'd like to copy his laid-back look, it's pretty easy. Grab the following items to complete the California Casual picture.
- Plaid button-down shirts
- Graphic t-shirts
- Black-frame over-sized eyeglasses
- Bomber jackets in black or tan
- Black hoodies
Though he was rich, famous, and successful at an incredibly early age, we salute JTT for doing things his own way. He took time away from Hollywood to get a proper education, travel the world, and have a normal life away from the perils of celebrity.
JTT still values his privacy as well as his relatively normal life. Due to that fact, he doesn't let the press in on his personal life, as is his right.
Now, he's able to work as much or as little as he pleases. He's skilled in front of or behind the camera, and probably anywhere else he chooses to apply his talents.
We salute this man of modest height!