Richard Karn

Actor
Husky, bearded character actor who plays the gentle, teddy-bearish Al on ABC's hit sitcom "Home Improvement" (1991-99). As Tim Allen's supremely competent but terribly shy sidekick, Karn comes off as the brain behind ... Read more »
Born: 02/16/1956 in Seattle, Washington, USA

Filmography

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A Daughter's Nightmare 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Man Standing 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dirt 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boy Meets World 1991 - 1999, 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1991 - 1999, 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Feud 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Host

Home Improvement 1991 - 1999, 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soul Man 1991 - 1999, 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

World Poker Tour: Hollywood Home Game 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Funniest Game Shows Part 2 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Watching Ellie 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch 2001 (Movie)

Patrick (Actor)

MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate 2001 (Movie)

Ollie Plant (Actor)

That '70s Show 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Lot 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Backstage Pass 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Homes 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Christmas Miracles 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Foot Soldier 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Chariots of the Gods? The Mysteries Continue 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 4 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Secrets of the Internet 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Picture Perfect 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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WOW! The Most Awesome Acts on Earth 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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An All-New Before They Were Stars 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind Closed Doors With Joan Lunden II 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Boys Will Be Boys 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity First Loves 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The 1994 Clio Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pooch and the Pauper (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Husky, bearded character actor who plays the gentle, teddy-bearish Al on ABC's hit sitcom "Home Improvement" (1991-99). As Tim Allen's supremely competent but terribly shy sidekick, Karn comes off as the brain behind the show-within-the-show.

Relationships

Cooper Karn

Son
born March 4, 1993 during the broadcast of an episode of "Home Improvement" wherein Al goes on his first date

Tudi Roche

Wife
met when both were in Off-Broadway production, "The Other Shore" has recurring role on "Home Improvement"

Gene Wilson

Father

Lou Wilson

Mother
deceased

Sue Wilson

Sister
born c. 1951

EDUCATION

University of Washington

Seattle , Washington
graduated from the Professional Actor's Training Program

Milestones

2001

Toplined "MVP2: Most Vertical Primate"

1991

Cast as a regular on the hit ABC series "Home Improvment"

1990

Made primetime TV debut on Carol Burnett's "Carol & Company" (date approximate)

1986

Broadway debut as "the suit of armor" in the hit musical, "Me & My Girl"

1984

Played lead in off-Broadway production, "Losing It"

Bonus Trivia

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In 1993, Karn started the annual Richard Karn Celebrity Golf Tournament.

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