Richard Karn

Richard Karn

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  • Birthday: Feb 17, 1956
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Richard Karn was born Richard Karn Wilson in Seattle, Wash., in 1956. He earned a B.F.A. at the University of Washington in their Professional Actor Training Program and played in off-Broadway and Broadway productions (his Broadway debut was playing the "suit of armor" in Me and My Girl), in the 1980s. However, it was his role as the shy, but confident Al Borland on the 1990s television sitcom Home Improvement that made Karn a star. It was a role he discovered by accident -- or almost an accident -- when he ran a stop sign, was sent to traffic school, and met an agent who told him about the Home Improvement audition. Looking back at the success of the series and Karn's beloved character, it seems hard to believe that the actor kept his job as an apartment manager during the first season, unsure of the fledgling show's future. During his years on the sitcom, Karn appeared as a host for TV specials and in made-for-TV films, including ABC's Picture Perfect (1995) and HBO's Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy (1998). Following Home Improvement, Karn found a new niche as a game-show host, replacing Louie Anderson as the host of Family Feud in 2002, and Patrick Duffy as the host of Bingo America in 2008. Karn is an avid golfer and has become a national spokesman for the "Mr. Handyman" franchise.

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Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Check Inn to Christmas Actor 2019
No Score Yet Amanda and the Fox Judge Weartherbee 2018
No Score Yet Christmas in Mississippi - Director's Cut Actor 2017
No Score Yet Christmas in Mississippi Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Horse Dancer Jerry 2017
No Score Yet Christmas Land Actor 2015
No Score Yet A Dog for Christmas Santa 2015
No Score Yet A Perfect Christmas List Actor 2014
No Score Yet A Daughter's Nightmare Cameron 2014
No Score Yet Gordon Family Tree Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Back-up Bride (Head Over Spurs in Love) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Mr. Blue Sky Actor 2009
No Score Yet Snow Buddies Patrick 2008
No Score Yet Mr. Blue Sky John Adams 2007
No Score Yet Air Buddies Actor 2006
No Score Yet Foot Soldier: The Allies Narrator 2006
No Score Yet Sex and the Teenage Mind Stanley Heitmeyer 2002
No Score Yet Air Bud 4 - Seventh Inning Fetch Patrick 2001
No Score Yet MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate Ollie Plant 2001
No Score Yet Pooch and the Pauper Drainville 2000
No Score Yet Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy Brice Renard 1998
No Score Yet Picture Perfect George Thomas 1995

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

94% Detroiters
2017-2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Last Man Standing
2011
Bill McKendree Bill McKenzie
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet True Jackson, VP
2008-2011
  • 2010
37% Dirt
2007-2008
Skip McLaren
  • 2008
  • 2007
32% Watching Ellie
2002-2003
Himself
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Theo
  • 2001
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Director Al Borland
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
Victor
  • 1995

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