Tim Allen was born in Denver Colorado to Martha, a service worker and Gerald a real estate agent. He has five other brothers. When Allen was 11 his father was killed in a drunk driving accident. Allen attended Seaholm High School where he acted in theater class and played piano. He then went to Central Michigan for college and then transferred to Western Michigan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications. Allen’s career was started as a comedian in 1975. Based on a friend’s dare he got up and performed at a local club one night. This performance would allow him to act in more commercials and small comedy shows. He rose to fame as the main character in the TV series, Home Improvement. The show ran from 1991 until 1999. During a week in November 1994, Allen had a best selling book, starred in Santa Claus which was #1 at the box office and appeared in the top television series, Home Improvement. In 1995 he provided the famous voice of Buzz Lightyear for Pixar’s Toy Story. In 1997 he starred in a Disney production called Jungle 2 Jungle. He returned in 1999 to voice Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 2. In 2006 he starred in Zoom, Shaggy Dog and The Santa Clause 3. Allen currently stars in the comedy on ABC called Last Man Standing.

Billy Crystal English Actor

Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal was born in the Bronx of New York City in 1948. Soon after his birth he was moved to Long Beach, New York. He has two older brothers, Joel and Richard. His mother was a full time mom and his dad was a businessman. He attended Long Beach High School in 1965 after which he attended Marshall University on a baseball scholarship. He left Marshall after the first year and eventually got his BFA from New York University’s School for the Fine Arts. One of his teachers was Martin Scorsese. Crystal got his start by doing Improv comedy at various clubs. He was also featured on the roast of Muhammad Ali as a panel member. Crystal is known to be the first and last guest of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Billy also made several appearances on various game shows such as The 20,000 dollar pyramid and All Star Secrets. He currently stars in The Comedians with Josh Gad. Billy Crystal received his acting debut in 1978 when he starred in Rabbit Test. He also appeared in This Is A Spinal Tap as Morty the Mime. He would then go on to star in Running Scared in 1986 and The Princess Bride in 1987. He then starred in When Harry Met Sally… in 1989 in which Crystal starred alongside Meg Ryan. This is the most celebrated film in Billy Crystal’s repertoire. He also won an award for starring in City Slickers in 1991. After this slew of success he starred in movies such as, Mr. Saturday Night, Forget Paris and Analyze This. In the latter he once again was celebrated for his performance. Crystal was actually the first choice to voice Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s Toy Story but he turned it down. He later said that he regretted this decision. He went on to voice act for another Pixar character, Mike Wazowski in Monsters Inc. Crystal has also been praised for his hosting ability as he hosted the Academy Awards in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004, and 2012. He is second only to Bob Hope. He also won a Tony award for his one man play 700 Sundays about his childhood and his young life. Billy and his wife Janice married in 1970. They have two daughters.

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Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence was born on April 16th, 1965 in West Germany. He is named after Martin Luther King Jr. Martin did not see his police officer father much. His mom had to work multiple jobs to help support the family. Lawrence, during his younger years, was a very talented boxer. He says he was seriously considering going pro until he broke his eye. Martin moved to New York and found himself preforming at The Improv. Soon after Lawrence appeared on Star Search. Columbia Pictures Television executives saw Martin and offered him a role on What’s Happening Now!! This was Martins acting debut. The role that earned him popularity however was Cee in Do the Right Thing. He also appeared in the House Party series, Boomerang and he also hosted the extremely influential Def Comedy Jam. During this time Martin was starring in his own show called Martin. The show was a huge hit and ran for 5 years. In 1994 Martin hosted Saturday Night Live but was banned for life after he made many inappropriate comments. Martin would also star in the hugely successful Bad Boys series alongside famous actor Will Smith. After his sitcom Martin focused on comedy films. He starred in movies such as Life, Big Momma’s House and Nothing to Lose, all of which were big successes. In 2007 he appeared in the star studded movie, Wild Hogs. He also completed a film for Disney alongside Raven Simone. He also completed some voice acting in 2006 in the movie Open Season. In 2011, Martin returned to the Big Momma series for one more movie. It has been reported that a TV Show starring Martin and Kelsey Grammar is in the works and also that Bad Boys 3 is almost done being produced.

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Martin Lawrence English Actor