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Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Updated October 3, 2019 4.3k votes 898 voters 162.5k views16 items

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In the '90s, Jonathan Taylor Thomas was plastered all over the bedroom walls of teen girls everywhere. He was one of the stars of the hit ABC series Home Improvement, and appeared in movies like Man of the House and Wild America.

He was cute, seemed attainable, and girls everywhere wanted him to be their boyfriend. However, even though his star seemed to be on the rise by the late '90s, it ended up just flickering away. JTT left the spotlight shortly after leaving Home Improvement, and he never really regained his stardom after that.

Regardless of his current Hollywood status, JTT remains in the hearts of now-grown-up girls across the country. Who can forget his rain dance with Chevy Chase, or his father-son moments with Tim Allen? And those adorable photos of Thomas with kittens? Yeah, those pictures exist, and they're amazing.

In 2019, JTT is seeking a SAG-AFTRA national board seat alongside former SAG president Ed Asner and former board member Elliott Gould. He is hoping to join SAG-AFTRA presidential candidate Matthew Modine’s progressive Membership First slate. 

To help you remember why you loved him, check out this biography for a list of some fun Jonathan Taylor Thomas facts.

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    He Was A Member Of The Brady Bunch

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    Thomas's first on-screen television role (credited as Jonathan Weiss) was as Kevin Brady on The Brady Bunch spinoff The Bradys.

    The series followed the Brady children as adults with their own kids.

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    He Directed Three Episodes Of 'Last Man Standing'

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    Before returning to acting, Thomas expressed his desire to return to Hollywood. Only this time, he wanted to be behind the screen.

    Between 2013 and 2016, the former teen idol got his wish when he directed three episodes of Tim Allen's series Last Man Standing.

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    His Last Name Isn't Really Thomas

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    JTT was actually born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8, 1981.

    He came up with the stage name Jonathan Taylor Thomas by combining his first and middle name, and his brother's middle name, Thomas.

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    He Received A Lifetime Achievement Award At Age 18

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    Thomas was like a god to preteens in the '90s. Nickelodeon decided to award him with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 1999. He was 18 years old.

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