Taran Noah Smith

Taran Noah Smith is best known for his portrayal of the youngest son, Mark, on the television sitcom "Home Improvement", which aired from 1991 to 1999. His work on "Home Improvement" led to a starring role as Tiny Tim ... Read more »
Born: 04/07/1984 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

The Charlie Horse Music Pizza 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Backstage Pass 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Home Improvement 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Little Big Foot 2: Journey Home 1997 (Movie)

Brian Ferris (Actor)

Earth Day at Walt Disney World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Nickelodeon's 8th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 6th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Ebbie (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Taran Noah Smith is best known for his portrayal of the youngest son, Mark, on the television sitcom "Home Improvement", which aired from 1991 to 1999. His work on "Home Improvement" led to a starring role as Tiny Tim in the 1995 made-for-TV Christmas movie "Ebbie". After winning two Kids Choice Awards, Smith appeared as a guest on various talk shows including "The Today Show" and "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee". As is often the case with child actors, success is accompanied by family drama and Smith is no exception. He sued his parents for his $1.5 million trust fund, which he claimed they squandered on a mansion for themselves. When he turned 17 in 2001, he married a woman twice his age and together they built a vegan cheese business. The marriage ended in divorce in 2007. After his long-running stint on "Home Improvement", Smith was often featured on talk shows and entertainment news programs but has rarely appeared in TV or film roles.

Relationships

Candy Bennici Script Supervisor

Mother
Managed son's career

David Smith

Father
Born c. 1955; worked for company that manufactured desalinization equipment

Ariandrea Smith

Sister
Born May 1977

Heidi Van Pelt

Wife
Married April 27, 2001 in Topeka, KS; she was 16 years his senior

EDUCATION

USC

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1997

Guest starred on "7th Heaven" (The WB, The CW)

1997

Made feature debut in "Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home"

1995

Played Tiny Tim in "Ebbie," a Lifetime TV movie adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" starring Susan Lucci

1991

Cast as Tim Allen's youngest son Mark on ABC sitcom "Home Improvement"

Appeared on cover of Baby News at six months

Bonus Trivia

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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.

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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.

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