Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

About this actor

Jonathan Taylor Thomas (born September 8, 1981) is an American actor, voice actor, former child star, and teen idol. He was well known for his role of middle child Randy Taylor on the sitcom Home Improvement, as Tom Sawyer in the Disney film Tom and Huck, and as the voice of the young Simba in Disney's The Lion King. Thomas was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the son of Claudine (née Gonsalves), a personal manager and social worker, and Stephen Weiss, an industrial sales manager. His uncle is playwright and actor Jeff Weiss. Thomas is of Portuguese and Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry. In 1990, Thomas garnered the role of Kevin Brady, the son of Greg Brady, on the short-lived TV show The Bradys, a spin-off of the 1970s TV show The Brady Bunch. In 1991, at the age of 10, he won the role of Randall William "Randy" Taylor on the television show Home Improvement. He remained with Home Improvement well into his teenage years, but left the show in 1998 in order to...