The actor, best known for his role in U.S. comedy show Home Improvement, was pulled over in Los Angeles County in February (12) and cited for driving under the influence (DUI) of marijuana.
He was arrested when cops found drugs in the vehicle and subsequently charged with misdemeanour possession.
On Tuesday (04Dec12), Smith pleaded guilty to the drug possession charge. He pleaded no contest to a DUI charge, according to TMZ.com.
He was sentenced to a 12-hour program for the DUI offence and ordered to take a six-month drug diversion program. Smith was also placed on three years probation.
The 28 year old is due back in court in June (13).
The '90s were a time of loud music, louder clothing, and some of the greatest television shows that the world has witnessed to date. Many a pop culture aficionado spent the last decade of the 20th Century obsessing over his or her favorite small screen stars. Some opted for the Saved by the Bell gang. Some chose the Boy Meets World kids. And some still preferred the zany children of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor on the ABC hit, Home Improvement — especially the oldest Taylor son, played by Zachery Ty Bryan, who is currently producing the movies Rogue River and The Grief Tourist via his production company, the Vision Entertainment Group.
Hollywood.com got a chance to speak with actor-turned-producer Bryan, and to learn a bit about his perspective on the Home Improvement days. "One of my favorite [episodes] was the one where I got caught smoking marijuana by my parents," Bryan, 30, tells us. "I thought that was a really, really good episode because I think it’s something that all families go through."
"I know that it’s taboo to talk about drugs, but I thought that it was pretty bold of the producers ... especially on a comedic series, to do a serious episode about a teenager experimenting with marijuana," Bryan continues. "I also like the one where Jonathan [Taylor Thomas] possibly had cancer."
Speaking of costar Jonathan Taylor Thomas, fans might be pleased to know that the Thomas and Bryan try to stay in contact regularly. "I mainly stay in touch with Jonathan," Bryan admits. "He was going to Columbia University, he finally graduated. He’s back out here in LA, and I think he’s pursuing directing... We’ll go out, hang out for an evening, catch up. All that good stuff. He’s doing really well." Bryan adds, "I also keep in touch with Taran [Noah Smith] via Facebook. I keep in touch with both, but I see Jonathan every month or two."
And it's not like his former onscreen father is left out of the picture. "Tim Allen was just in my office a week and a half ago," Bryan says. "We were talking about all of the projects we’re doing, and that he’s involved with. I talk to Tim all the time as well."
The actor, best known for his role in U.S. comedy show Home Improvement, was pulled over in Los Angeles County and cited for driving under the influence of marijuana.
He was arrested after cops searched the vehicle and found drugs. He has now been charged for misdemeanour possession, according to TMZ.com.
If found guilty he faces up to 18 months behind bars and a $1,500 (£937) fine.
He is due back in court next month (Mar12).
The actor was pulled over in Los Angeles County on Wednesday (01Feb12) and cited for driving under the influence of marijuana.
He was taken into custody after cops found drugs in the vehicle, according to TMZ.com.
Smith shot to fame playing funnyman Tim Allen's youngest son on hit 1990s sitcom Home Improvement.
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In the Biz
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It's true. Kenny is dead--really and truly dead--and he's not coming back. South Park creator Matt Stone told the Knoxville News, "I think a lot of people probably haven't noticed. I couldn't care less. I am so sick of that character." Kenny, who continually died in some spectacular fashion in every episode of South Park, died his final death of a muscular disease at the end of last season.
David Letterman and Ted Koppel have a mutual respect for each other. After Letterman recently decline ABC's offer to move his Late Show over to the alphabet network--a move that could have taken Koppel's Nightline off the air--Letterman praised the veteran news anchor for his work in an interview with TV Guide. When Koppel called to thank the late-night talk-show host, the two pledged to make appearances on each other's shows.
Home Improvement star Taran Noah Smith will be getting $1.5 million on his 18th birthday. He'll have access to trust fund money he earned while playing the youngest son on the hit ABC show. But wait, there's more. He and his 33-year-old wife will be using the money to start a production company in Lawrence, Kan., where they live. Just thought we'd mention that part.
Ozzy Osbourne will be supping with the Bushes, after all--but not necessarily at the direct request of the president. Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, will be attending the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner May 4 as guests of Fox News Channel anchor Greta Van Susteren.
Britney Spears failed to knock Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates from first place in the U.K. singles charts with her single "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman." Gates' cover of the Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" has been in the No. 1 spot for three consecutive weeks.
Born c. 1955; worked for company that manufactured desalinization equipment
Born May 1977
Heidi Van Pelt
Married April 27, 2001 in Topeka, KS; she was 16 years his senior
Smith left home in November 2000 and entered into legal proceedings against his parents, attempting to gain control of the estimated $1.5 million trust and $10,000 monthly interest and residual earnings from his stint on "Home Improvement" (ABC). In August 2001, a judge denied Smith's request to be considered an emancipated minor.
Smith was convicted of driving under the influence and drug possession following a Feb. 1, 2012 arrest in Los Angeles, CA. Officers found a stash of hash in the actor's vehicle and believed he was under the influence of marijuana.