Wilson From ‘Home Improvement’ Was Based on Tim Allen’s Real Neighbor

If you grew up in the 90s, your childhood almost definitely includes memories of Tim Allen‘s TV sitcom, Home Improvement. The show became extremely popular in the United States, running for a total of eight seasons. Kids everywhere imitated Tim “The Tool-Man” Taylor’s manly grunts and calls for “More power!”

But as much as Home Improvement integrated itself into our childhood, it turns out the show is actually a big reflection of actor, Tim Allen’s own childhood — including everyone’s favorite character, the friendly, advice-giving neighbor, Wilson W. Wilson. 

Tim Allen only wore Michigan shirts on ‘Home Improvement’

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Tim Allen Owns The ’33 Ford Roadster Featured On ‘Home Improvement’

The hot rod was built on the set of the ’90s sitcom for timeline accuracy.

Known as one of Hollywood’s funny guys, Tim Allen has brought us plenty of laughs in different movies and television shows over the years. We remember his first onscreen role as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor in Home Improvement that debuted back in 1991 and went on for eight full seasons. In later seasons of the show, Allen was able to earn more money as he helped with production of the sitcom, and he made a healthy $1 million per episode in the last season. We know Allen as a huge car enthusiast with some professional racing under his belt and for his vast collection of cars. Among his hoard is the 1933 Ford Roadster that was built on the set of the ’90s sitcom.

Comedian and actor Tim Allen

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