Jonathan Taylor Thomas- How Old, How Much and Married?

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Quite a number of child actors growing up to become chartered accountants or work in the mines (the latter is a little exaggeration but the point is that children who made it on the screen don’t always remain on the screen in adulthood). Jonathan Taylor Thomas has not shifted his focus from acting since he appeared as Kevin Brady on CBS comedy-drama series The Bradys in 1990. Admittedly there was a break at some point of his life because he had to pursue his studies at Harvard and all that but the actor has made the show business a permanent residence. Here is everything you need to know about him here.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas: How Old?

Jonathan Taylor Thomas is 38 years old. He was born on September 8, 1981, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania as Jonathan Taylor Weiss. His father Stephen Weiss worked as an industrial sales manager while her mother Claudine was a personal manager and social worker. He has an older brother named Joel Thomas Taylor. He is of German and Portuguese descent.

Jonathan is related to actor and playwright, Jeff Weiss, who happens to be his paternal uncle. When he was four years of age, his family relocated to California from Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors from Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills, California in 2000 before moving to Harvard University where he studied philosophy and history. During his third year, he spent one of his semesters abroad doing a course at St Andrews University in Scotland. He later studied at Columbia University School of General Studies where he graduated in 2010.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas: Career

Jonathan Taylor Thomas made his acting debut in 1984 when he played a voice role in the fictional puppy series “The Adventures of Spot” as Spot, a precocious child who was full of curiosity and great with a hunger to learning new things around his environment. The series is an adaption of the book “Where’s Spot” written by Eric Hill.

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In 1990, he appeared as Kevin Brady on CBS comedy-drama series “The Bradys”. The series was a continuation of the 1969-1974” sitcom “The Brady Bunch”. He was only 9 years old as of then, showcasing his confidence as he continues to get prepare for the film career ahead of him.

One of the biggest roles of his career came in 1991 when he portrayed the character of Randy Taylor in 179 episodes of ABC television sitcom “Home Improvement”. The series was one of the most-watched sitcoms in the US in the early 90s and it received good ratings.

In 1994, he made his motion picture when he voiced the character of young Simba in the Disney animated musical film “The Lion King”. Voicing the character of young Simba was a huge boost in his acting career as the film fully ushered him the show business. Jonathan also played the voice role in the Japanese animated comedy-drama fantasy film “Pom Poko” as Shoukichi.

He spent the 90s playing different roles in motion pictures and television series before going on a break to focus on his studies. But wasn’t a long break actually as he features in one or two films to remind fans that he will be back.

Between 2013-2015, he played the role of John Baker on Fox sitcom “Last Man Standing” and in 2016, he directed about 3 episodes of the sitcom. He also directed an Australian film “The Extra” in 2006. Jonathan has also played voice roles in two video games “The Adventures of Pinocchio” as Human Pinocchio and “Kingdom Hearts II” as Young Simba.


If relationships were made in heaven, Jonathan would have been married by now, but the big question should be married to who? The actor dated Natalie Wright ad they were even engaged to be married sometime in 2007 but they called it and no one knows why. Since then, he has managed to keep his private life off the media –but not completely.

In 2011, the host of Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler announced in an episode of one her shows while interacting with Lo Bosworth that Jonathan Taylor Thomas was gay. It was not the announcement that caused the wildfire but the certainty at which she spoke. While Jonathan had played a bisexual and gay role in films like “Speedway Junky” and “Common Ground”, the actor made it clear that his sexual orientation is straight and further stated that his roles on TV don’t reflect his true self. Chelsea Handler later apologized and deleted the videos she had posted online.

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At the moment, Jonathan Taylor Thomas is single.

Death hoax, awards, net worth, and height

Just like many actors who have been killed online by unscrupulous bloggers click-baiting for traffic, Jonathan has also had his own share of the celebrity death hoax. In August 2018, someone posted on a Facebook page that he had passed away. The post generated many RIP comments before his representatives denied the reports, announcing that he is hale and hearty.

He has won numerous awards as an actor. In 1994, he won the Young Artist Awards for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series (Home Improvement). He also won the Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Voiceover (The Adventures of Pinocchio 1997). Most of his awards came when he was still a baby-faced actor in the industry.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas has a staggering net worth for someone who took a hiatus in the industry to go pursue his studies. His net worth is estimated to be around 16 million dollars. He is still in his late 30s and the future is still looking good for him, this we know for sure.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas stands at a height of 5 ft 7 inches or 170 meters. He weighs around 64kg or 141 pounds. He has blue eyes.

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