Tim Allen

Tim Allen

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)

Lowest Rated: 3% Zoom (2006)

Birthday: Jun 13, 1953

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

A successful standup comedian, the headliner of one of television's most popular sitcoms, a movie star, and a best-selling author, Tim Allen spent much of the '90s being a "Male Pig," a source of pride for countless men, and a franchise unto himself. He was born Timothy Allen Dick, in Denver, CO, one of ten brothers and sisters. Mercilessly teased by his peers because of his last name, Allen developed a keen sense of humor to protect himself. His father died in an auto accident in 1964 when Allen was 11, and his mother later married an old high school flame who had also lost his wife in a car crash. Eventually the family moved to a suburb of Detroit. In 1976, Allen graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in television production and went on to work in a sporting goods store and then in an advertising agency. He made his debut as a standup comedian at Detroit's Comedy Castle in 1979 after accepting a dare from a good friend, but his career was cut short when he was arrested for dealing cocaine and sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Following his release, Allen decided to turn over a new leaf and concentrate on his standup career. His early comedy routines were characterized by their vulgarity, and Allen did not find success until he perfected his "Men Are Pigs" routine. A glorious celebration of the masculine mystique centering on the joys of big block engines and tools (especially power tools), punctuated by his trademark manly grunting, the routine made him a hot property on the nightclub circuit and led to a series of televised specials on the Showtime cable network in the early '90s. While constructing his career, Allen moonlighted in television commercials, including spots as Mr. Goodwrench. It was while performing for a Showtime special that he got his break in series television. Jeffrey Katzenberg, the chairman of Disney Studios, saw his act, liked it, and with Walt Disney Company chairman Michael Eisner, offered him the lead in a couple of planned series based on popular films; but Allen didn't feel they were right and suggested instead that they do a series based on his comedy character. They agreed, and Home Improvement, the continuing saga of bumbling TV handyman (whose show somewhat resembled This Old House) Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor and his brood, debuted on the ABC television network in September 1991. It quickly went on to become one of the most consistently highly rated shows on television. Allen made his starring feature film debut in 1994 with the box-office busting The Santa Clause. That same year, he also published a best-selling book, Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man. In 1995, he provided the voice for the heroic toy astronaut Buzz Lightyear in Disney's computer-generated extravaganza Toy Story, and the following year published his second book I'm Not Really Here, a more philosophical look at his life, his fame, and his family. In 1997, he starred in the largely panned Jungle to Jungle, and could not be seen on the big screen again until 1999. That year -- the same year Home Improvement ended its highly successful run -- he reprised his Buzz Lightyear role for Toy Story 2 and starred in the sci-fi spoof Galaxy Quest. Though his next film, Big Trouble, was pulled from its original release date and delayed by Touchstone (the studio thought audiences may find the plot involving a missing nuclear bomb distasteful after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks), fans could still get their fill of the popular funnyman with the release of Joe Somebody in late 2001.When Big Trouble and Joe Somebody proved to be box-office duds, Allen returned to familiar territory in 2002, starring in the sequel The Santa Clause 2. With the success of that sequel under his belt, Allen stuck with the holiday genre for his next starring role. Playing opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, Allen filled the lead for 2004's adaptation of John Grisham's Skipping Christmas, Christmas with the Kranks; in what was becoming a

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
47% No Safe Spaces Actor 2019
97% Toy Story 4 Buzz Lightyear 2019
No Score Yet Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary Actor 2019
No Score Yet Drive Like Andretti Actor 2019
40% El Camino Christmas Eric Roth 2017
100% Toy Story That Time Forgot Actor 2014
54% Adventures of the Penguin King 3D Narrator 2013
No Score Yet Back to the Moon for Good Actor 2013
94% Toy Story of Terror! Buzz Lightyear 2013
No Score Yet 3 Geezers! Tim 2013
75% Disneynature Chimpanzee Narrator $29M 2012
No Score Yet Small Fry Buzz Lightyear 2011
No Score Yet Hawaiian Vacation Buzz Lightyear 2011
No Score Yet The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Henry Lefay Executive Producer 2010
No Score Yet I Am Comic Actor 2010
98% Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear $415M 2010
8% Crazy on the Outside Director Tommy $64.9K 2010
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Comics On Screen Actor 2009
68% Redbelt Chet Frank $2.3M 2008
No Score Yet Hing dai (Brothers) Actor 2007
86% The Pixar Story Actor 2007
14% Wild Hogs Doug Madsen $168.3M 2007
No Score Yet Tim Allen: Live Onstage Actor 2006
17% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Santa/Scott Calvin $84.5M 2006
3% Zoom Jack Shepard/Captain Zoom $11.7M 2006
75% Cars Buzz Lightyear Car $244.1M 2006
26% The Shaggy Dog Dave Douglas Producer $61.1M 2006
44% Fired! Actor 2006
5% Christmas With the Kranks Luther Krank $73.8M 2004
54% American Wedding Stifler's Dad $104.4M 2003
56% The Santa Clause 2 Scott Calvin $139.3M 2002
23% Who Is Cletis Tout? Critical Jim $65.4K 2002
48% Big Trouble Eliot Arnold 2002
21% Joe Somebody Joe Scheffer $22.7M 2001
No Score Yet Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Buzz Lightyear 2000
89% Galaxy Quest Jason Nesmith/Commander Peter Quincy Taggert 1999
100% Toy Story 2 Buzz Lightyear 1999
19% Jungle 2 Jungle Michael Cromwell 1997
13% Meet Wally Sparks Himself 1997
100% Toy Story Buzz Lightyear 1995
71% The Santa Clause Scott Calvin 1994
No Score Yet Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen Actor 1988
No Score Yet Tropical Snow (Nieve tropical) Baggage Handler 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2020
2017
2015
2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet Last Man Standing
2011
Director Executive Producer Producer Mike Baxter 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2007
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2019
2018
2016
2014
2013
2010
No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
2015
Appearing Guest 2018
2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2018
2015
2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2015
52% Cristela
2014-2015
Mike Baxter 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2002
2001
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2013
2011
2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2010
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest 2009
No Score Yet Iron Chef America
2004-2018
Judge 2007
No Score Yet The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
2002-2006
Voice 2004
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Director Executive Producer Tim Taylor Tim 1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Voice 1998
1997
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Himself 1998
1997
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
1996

QUOTES FROM Tim Allen CHARACTERS

Buzz Lightyear says: You my friend are responsible for delaying my rendezvous with star command!

Woody says: You are a toy!!

Buzz Lightyear says: To infinity... and beyond!

Buzz Lightyear says: You are a sad, strange little man and you have my pity. Farewell.

Buzz Lightyear says: You are a sad, strange little man and you have my pity. Farewell.

Buzz Lightyear says: Quiet, musical hog!

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Buzz! We're your friends!

Buzz Lightyear says: Spare me your lies, temptress! Your emperor's defeated, and I'm immune to your bewitching good looks.

Woody says: You'll be okay in the attic?

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Of course I will.... Besides, I know about Buzz's Spanish mode.

Buzz Lightyear says: My what?

Stinky Pete the Prospector says: You... are... a... toy...

Buzz Lightyear says: You... are... a... toy...

Buzz Lightyear says: I've set my laser from stun, to kill.

Woody says: Oh Great, oh great. If anyone tries to attack us, we can blink em to death.

Buzz Lightyear says: I don't believe that man has ever been to medical school.

Buzz Lightyear says: (whispers) Another stunt like that, cowboy, you going to get us killed.

Buzz Lightyear says: Another stunt like that, cowboy, you going to get us killed.

Woody says: Don’t tell me what to do!

Woody says: Don't tell me what to do!

Buzz Lightyear says: Shhh!

Woody says: Buzz? Buzz Lightyear, you're not worried are you?

Buzz Lightyear says: Me? Oh no, no, no, no, no. Are you?

Woody says: Now Buzz, what can Andy possibly get that is worse then you?

Andy says: (in the recorder) Oh what is it? What is it? Wow! A puppy! (movie ends)

Andy says: Oh what is it? What is it? Wow! A puppy!

Woody says: You, Are, A, Toyyyyy! You're not the real thing. You're an action figure. You are a child's play thing!

Buzz Lightyear says: You are a sad, strange little man. Farewell.

Woody says: Ya, well. Good riddance you loony.

Buzz Lightyear says: How about a quick roll call? Everybody here?

Mr. Potato Head says: Not everybody.

Buzz Lightyear says: Who's behind?

Slinky Dog says: Mine.

Buzz Lightyear says: And there seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere.

Santa says: I can't see anything.

Buzz Lightyear says: He is good. I am better.

Woody says: I think you've had enough tea for today Buzz, lets get you out of here-

Woody says: I think you've had enough tea for today Buzz, let's get you out of here.

Buzz Lightyear says: Don't you get it?! You see the hat?! I am Mrs. Nezbit! (laughs crazily)

Buzz Lightyear says: Don't you get it?! You see the hat?! I am Mrs. Nezbit! [laughs crazily]

Woody says: SNAP OUT OF IT, BUZZ!!

Woody says: SNAP OUT OF IT, BUZZ!

Buzz Lightyear says: You are a sad, strange little man, & you have my pity. Farewell.

Woody says: Yeah, well good riddance, you loony!

Woody says: Shut up, just shut up, you idiot!

Buzz Lightyear says: Sheriff, this is no time to panic.

Woody says: This is the perfect time to panic!

Woody says: You're a toy! You aren't the real Buzz Lightyear! You're.. you're an action figure! You are a child's plaything!

Buzz Lightyear says: You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity. Farewell.

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Buzz, you're back! You're back!

Buzz Lightyear says: Yes I'm back uh where did I go?

Woody says: Beyond infinity, Space Ranger.

Buzz Lightyear says: Woody! So where are we know?

Rex says: In a garbage truck on the way to the dump!

Buzz Lightyear says: Hey Sarge what are you doing?

Sarge says: War's over, me and the boys are shipping out!

Buzz Lightyear says: You're going AWOL?

Sarge says: We've done our duty. Andy's grown up.

Sarge says: It has been a honor serving with you good luck folks!

Buzz Lightyear says: You still worried?

Woody says: About Andy? Nah, it will be fun while it lasts.

Buzz Lightyear says: I'm proud of you, cowboy.

Woody says: Besides, when it all ends I'll have old Buzz Lightyear to keep me company - for infinity and beyond.

Buzz Lightyear says: Hang on Cowboy!, Woody are you all right?

Woody says: Yeah Buzz I'm fine, Here's your list of things to do while I'm gone: batteries need to be changed. Toys at the bottom of the chest need to be rotated. Oh, and make sure everyone attends Mr. Spell's seminar on what to do if you or part of you is swallowed. Okay? Okay, good, okay.

Buzz Lightyear says: Woody you haven't found you're hat yet have you?

Woody says: No! and Andy's leaving for Cowboy Camp any minute and I can't find it anywhere!

Buzz Lightyear says: Don't worry, Woody. In just a few hours you'll be sitting around a campfire with Andy making delicious hot Schmoes.

Woody says: They're called 'S'mores', Buzz.

Buzz Lightyear says: Yes, yes. Of course, has anyone found Woody's Hat yet?

Woody says: Buzz, you're flying!

Buzz Lightyear says: This isn't flying, this is falling with style.

Woody says: Buzz, you're alive! This is great, we can go home and you can explain to the others that this is just a big misunderstanding. Huh? Right, buddy?

Buzz Lightyear says: I would like to inform you that we don't have violence on my planet.

Woody says: Oh, that's good.

Buzz Lightyear says: But we're not on my planet, are we?

Woody says: No.

Buzz Lightyear says: (lunges at Woody, they fall over and fight.)

Buzz Lightyear says: [lunges at Woody, they fall over and fight]

Woody says: He's not a Space Ranger! He doesn't fight evil or shoot lasers or fly!

Buzz Lightyear says: Excuse me. (Opens wings and everyone is in awe)

Buzz Lightyear says: Excuse me. [opens wings and everyone is in awe]

Hamm says: Impressive wingspan. Very good.

Jason Nesmith says: Never give-up, never surrender.

Buzz Lightyear says: Excuse me, I think the word you're searching for is "Space Ranger".

Buzz Lightyear says: Excuse me, I think the word you're searching for is 'Space Ranger'.

TV Announcer says: The word I'm searching for I can't say because there's preschool toys present.

Buzz Lightyear says: I've set my laser from stun to kill.

Woody says: Oh, great. If anyone attacks we can blink em' to death.

Jason Nesmith says: Am I too late for Alexander's panic attack?

Jason Nesmith says: Okey dokey, Okey dokey. Lets fire blue particle cannons full, red particle cannons full, gannet magnets fire them left and right, and let 'em run all chutes. And while you're at it, why don't ya toss that at 'em killer [tossing empty Coke can to gunner] That should take care of old lobster head shouldn't it?

Gwen DeMarco says: [Gwen and Jason encounter the chompers] What is this thing? I mean, it serves no useful purpose for there to be a bunch of chompy, crushy things in the middle of a hallway. No, I mean we shouldn't have to do this, it makes no logical sense, why is it here?

Jason Nesmith says: 'Cause it's on the television show.

Gwen DeMarco says: Well forget it! I'm not doing it! This episode was badly written!

Gwen DeMarco says: Does the rolling *help*?

Jason Nesmith says: Yes, it helps.

Sarris says: [Sarris believes that Nesmith plans to ram his ship] Let me remind you, sonny: I am a general. If you are counting on me to blink, then you are making a deadly mistake.

Jason Nesmith says: Well, let me tell you something, Sarris: It doesn't take a great actor to recognize a bad one. You're sweating.

Sarris says: You fool! You failed to realize that, with your armor gone, my ship will tear through yours like tissue paper.

Jason Nesmith says: And what you fail to realize is my ship... is dragging mines!

Jason Nesmith says: Never give up. Never surrender.

Buzz Lightyear says: Buzz, are you coming?

Buzz Lightyear says: No, I... I have a lot of catching up to do with my dad.

Emperor Zurg says: Good throw, son. That's my boy! Go long, Buzzy!

Buzz Lightyear says: Oh, you're a great dad. Yippee!

Buzz Lightyear says: Farewell!

Woody says: You are a child's play thing!

Buzz Lightyear says: You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.

Buzz Lightyear says: To infinity and beyond!

Buzz Lightyear says: To infinity....and beyond!

Woody says: Buzz look, an alien!

Buzz Lightyear says: Where!

Woody says: *laughs*

Jason Nesmith says: You're not gonna die on the planet, Guy.

Guy Fleegman says: I'm not? Then what's my last name?

Jason Nesmith says: It's... uh... uh... I don't know.

Guy Fleegman says: Nobody knows. Do you know why? Because my character isn't important enough for a last name, because I'm gonna die five minutes in!

Gwen DeMarco says: Guy, you have a last name.

Guy Fleegman says: DO I? DO I? For all you know, I'm Crewman Number Six! Mommy... mommy...

Buzz Lightyear says: Etch! Draw that man in the chicken suit!

Rex says: AAH! It's The Chicken Man!

Rex says: He tortures toys...just for fun!

Bo Peep says: [Buzz jumps on the ledge] What are you doing? Get down from there.

Buzz Lightyear says: I'm gonna teach that boy a lesson!

Woody says: Yeah sure go ahead with your scary laser. [sarcastically pressing Buzz's laser button]

Buzz Lightyear says: Don't do that it's extremely dangerous! [Lenny warns the toys to jump back into the room off the ledge as Sid blows up the soldier and cheers]

Buzz Lightyear says: I could have stopped him!

Woody says: Buzz I'd love to see you try. Of course I'd love to see you as a crater.

Buzz Lightyear says: I just want you to know: even though you tried to terminate me, revenge is something we do not promote on my planet.

Woody says: Oh, well, that's good.

Buzz Lightyear says: [brings Woody face-to-face with him] But we're not on my planet, are we?

Woody says: [finally snapping to Buzz's space ranger antics] You are a toy! You're not the real Buzz Lightyear! You're an action figure! You are a child's plaything!

Buzz Lightyear says: You are a sad, strange little man.

Booster says: So that's why Buzz wants to ditch us!

Buzz Lightyear says: (Annoyed)I am NOT getting a nose ring. Nobody is getting a nose ring, (Tone shifts to angry) it's against the rules!

Buzz Lightyear says: [annoyed] I am NOT getting a nose ring. Nobody is getting a nose ring, [tone shifts to angry] it's against the rules!

Buzz Lightyear says: You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.

Andy Davis says: Buzz Lightyear verá Betty

Stinky Pete the Prospector says: Meu bumbum

Buzz Lightyear says: Não é West Cutting Boulevard é Elm Street

Woody says: You can't fly!

Buzz Lightyear says: Yes I can!

Woody says: Well, then prove it, Mr. Light-Beer!

Laura Calvin says: Here's Neil's mother's number.

Scott Calvin says: 1-800-SPANK-ME? I know that number.

Buzz Lightyear says: According to my navi-computer, the--

Woody says: Shut up! Just shut up you idiot!

Buzz Lightyear says: Sheriff, this is no time to panic.

Woody says: This is the perfect time to panic! I'm lost, Andy is gone, they're gonna move into their house in two days and it's all your fault!

Buzz Lightyear says: MY-- my fault?! If you hadn't pushed me out of the window in the first place--

Woody says: OHH yeah?! Well if YOU hadn't shown up inside your stupid little cardboard spaceship and taken away everything that was important to me--

Buzz Lightyear says: Don't talk to me about importance! Because of you, the security of this entire universe is in jeopardy!

Woody says: WHAT?! What are you talking about?!

Buzz Lightyear says: Right now, poised at the edge of the galaxy, Emperor Zurg has been secretly building a weapon with the destructive capacity to annihilate an entire planet! I alone have information that reveals this weapon's only weakness. And you my friend, are responsible for delayin' my rendezous with Star Command!

Woody says: YOU-ARE-A-TOOOOOYY!!! You aren't the real Buzz Lightyear, you're-- oh, you're an action figure! You are a child's play thing!

Buzz Lightyear says: You are a sad, strange little man. And you have my pity. Farewell.

Woody says: Oh, yeah?! Well, good riddance, ya looney! [Muttering to himself] "Rendezous with Star Command!"

Woody says: Oh, yeah?! Well, good riddance, ya looney! [Muttering to himself] 'Rendezous with Star Command!'

Buzz Lightyear says: Senorita! Senorita!

Buzz Lightyear says: [to Woody]You are a sad, strange little man and you have my pity

Buzz Lightyear says: [to Woody] You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.

Woody says: Uh, Buzz, we missed the truck!

Buzz Lightyear says: We're not aiming for the truck!

Buzz Lightyear says: I've set my laser from stun to kill.

Woody says: Oh, great. If anyone attacks we can blink em' to death.

Emperor Zurg says: Surrender, Buzz Lightyear. I have won!

Buzz Lightyear says: I'll never give in. You killed my father!

Emperor Zurg says: No, Buzz. I AM your father!

Buzz Lightyear says: Noooo!

Woody says: Buzz, you're flying!

Buzz Lightyear says: I'm not flying. I'm falling... with style!

Buzz Lightyear says: This isn't flying, this is falling with style!

Buzz Lightyear says: To Infinity and Beyond!

Buzz Lightyear says: To infinity, and beyond!

Buzz Lightyear says: We have a friend in need, and we will not rest until he is safe in Andy's room! Now let's move out!

Buzz Lightyear says: We have a friend in need, and we're not going to rest until he's safe in Andy's room! Now, let's move out!

Buzz Lightyear says: Our mission with Andy is complete, Woody.

Buzz Lightyear says: Our mission with Andy is complete.

Buzz Lightyear says: I'm proud of you, cowboy.

Woody says: Besides, when it all ends, I'll have ol' Buzz Lightyear to keep me company...For infinity and beyond.

Woody says: Besides, when it all ends, I'll have old Buzz Lightyear to keep me company. For infinity and beyond.

Buzz Lightyear says: Don't worry, Woody. In just a few hours you'll be sitting around a campfire with Andy making delicious hot shmoes.

Buzz Lightyear says: Don't worry, Woody. In just a few hours you'll be sitting around a campfire with Andy making delicious hot schmoes!

Woody says: ...They're called Smores, Buzz...

Woody says: They're called S'mores, Buzz.

Buzz Lightyear says: Somewhere in that pad of stuffing is a toy that taught me that life is only worth living if your being loved by a kid. And I traveled all this way to rescue that toy, because I believed him.

Buzz Lightyear says: Somewhere in that pad of stuffing is a toy who taught me that life's only worth living if you're being loved by a kid. And I traveled all this way to rescue that toy because I believed him.

Hamm says: Hamm: Hey, why did the toys cross the road?Buzz Lightyear: Not now Hamm. Rex: Ooo, I love riddles! Why? Hamm: To get to the chicken, on the other side!

Hamm says: Hey, why did the toys cross the road?

Buzz Lightyear says: Not now Hamm.

Rex says: Ooo, I love riddles! Why?

Hamm says: To get to the chicken, on the other side!

Buzz Lightyear says: Glad I could catch the train!

Woody says: Now, let's catch some criminals!

Buzz Lightyear says: To infinity and beyond!

Buzz Lightyear says: Am I really that fat?

Buzz Lightyear says: You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Buzz! Mind if I squeeze next to you?

Buzz Lightyear says: Yes. No! I mean, why would I mind squeezing next to you? Is it hot in here?

Buzz Lightyear says: To infinity and beyond!