Jonathan Taylor Thomas is one of the popular American actors and directors. In fact, fans would know him for playing the role of Randy Taylor in Home Improvement. Moreover, he has also voiced Young Simba in the film The Lion King (1994) by Disney. After an illuminating career, he suddenly went into oblivion. However, recently, he has been photographed for the first time in eight years. Therefore, he is once again under the spotlight. So, what happened to the actor and why did he decide to leave the industry? Read this article to know more about J.T.T.
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Jonathan Taylor Thomas Quick Wikis/ Bio
|Name||Jonathan Taylor Thomas|
|Profession(s)||Actor, Voice Actor and Singer|
|Birth Year||September 8, 1981|
|Age||39 Years (As of 2021)|
|Famous as||Actor & Voice Actor|
|Birthplace (Native)||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Education||Chaminade College Preparatory – High School|
|Net Worth||$18 Million|
|Father Name||Stephen Weiss|
|Mother Name||Claudine Gonsalves|
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Short Biographical Sketch
Before we jump straight to the reason as to why he left the industry, let’s check out a short bio of the actor. So, he was born in the year 1981, on 8th September, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His parents are Stephen Weiss and Claudine Gonsalves. In fact, he also has an older brother, whose name is Joel.
Do you wish to know more about Jonathan Taylor Thomas’ wife? Well, the actor hasn’t married anybody yet. However, there was news of his engagement, though it didn’t last long. So, now he has a girlfriend, Scarlett Pomers.
As for Jonathan Taylor Thomas’ kids, well, he hasn’t become a father yet. Moreover, he is not even married and doesn’t share a kid with his girlfriend.
His Recent Photographs Has Emerged
As for his recent pictures, he looks ‘grown up’ rather than ‘unrecognizable’. It’s the first time we saw him since his last appearance on the screen back in 2013. Though he did appear on screen for ‘Lsat Man Standing in the year 2015. On 20th June, people spotted J.T.T and his two dogs in L.A on a casual walk. He wore Nike sneakers, loose jeans, and a dark hoodie. Moreover, he also flaunted dark shades, a NY baseball cap, and a black mask around his chin.
So, naturally, Twitter and other social media handles are flooded with posts. Some of them even said that he looked unrecognizable, while others could find just the effects of age on his face, nothing else.
A Top Artist During His Times
When he was in the industry, he was really popular. In fact, he was on a whole different plane as a teen idol, like Mary Kate, Ashley Olsen, Devon Sawa. Moreover, after his successful performance as Randy Taylor in ‘Home Improvement’ back in 1991, he became a pretty famous guy in the business.
Furthermore, we should also mention his performances as VA of Simba. In addition, he also did acting in Man of the House, Tom Sawyer, etc. For the majority of the time, he flaunted the front covers of the magazines.
He Left the Industry for Other Ambitions
So, what happened to Jonathan Taylor Thomas? Well, he had other ambitions beyond Hollywood. Therefore, he chose to leave Home Improvement in 1998. He said that he had been acting non-stop over eight overs. So why did he leave? Well, he wanted to do normal stuff, like going to school, travel, and have a bit of a break for good.
Thereafter, he went to study at Harvard, St. Andrews University in Scotland, and Columbia. In fact, he loved the experience and the anonymity that college life had given him. It was a novel experience for him “To sit in a big library amongst books and students”.
While it’s true that he made some brief returns to the industry. For example, he appeared on the series Veronica Mars, 8 Simple Rules, Smallville. However, he chose to leave the industry once again, in 2005. He wanted to be free of the glamour world, paparazzi, and encounters of the fans.
However, he came back once again to the industry, as he did Last Man Standing. Moreover, he also made four appearances between 2013-2015. He also directed a few episodes and worked behind the camera. Though after those appearances, he retracted himself once again from the limelight, and, yes, it was probably his final stint.
It’s been a long time since the fans had seen the actor. Naturally, he is once again under the limelight and people can’t stop talking about their childhood crush. Though it doesn’t look like that he’s interested in the industry, of course, only time will tell.
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