Richard Karn is an American actor and game show host who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Produced in Seattle, Washington, Richard Karn started acting in high school and graduated from college with a degree in Play in the late 70s. He reserved his first national advertisement a week after moving to New York. After relocating to Los Angeles together with his family in the late 80s, he found himself sitting alongside an agent in a traffic safety class. The agent told him about auditions for “Home Improvement”.
Richard Karn Net Worth $10 Million Dollars
Richard Karn ended up replacing the celebrity who had been originally cast, when the celebrity’s schedule made it impossible for him to shoot the show. “Home Improvement” went on to make Mr. Karn a household name. He could be the present host of “Bingo America”, as well as functions as a substitute host for GSN Radio.
February 17, 1956
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Actor, tv show personality, game show host
Nathan Eckstein Junior High School, Theodore Roosevelt High School, University of Washington
Tudi Roche (m. 1985-)
Cooper Andrew Wilson
Gene Wilson, Louise Wilson
TV Land Fan Favorite Award
"Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy", "Dirt", "Boy Meets World", "Sex and the Teenage Mind", "Reality School", "Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch"
"Home Improvement", "Family Feud", "Me and My Girl", "Picture Perfect", "That '70 Show", "Foot Soldier", "Family Feud", "Bingo America", "Last Man Standing" (2013)
Was not the original actor chosen to be Al on Home Improvement. Strphen Tobolowsky was originally cast and Richard filled in as a favor to the directors in the pilot when Stephen wasn't available. Once Stephen decided to pursue a movie career Richard agreed to stay on as Al.
Richard and Casey Sander attended Nathan Eckstein Junior High School in Seattle together, though Richard was a year behind.
His son, Cooper, goes to Campbell Hall. This school was also once attended by Andy Garcia's children, Denzel Washington's daughter (Olivia), Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen and Andrew Lawrence.
Graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington and was often a part of the drama program there.
His father Gene is a retired building contractor.
His mother Louise was a painter; she died of bone marrow cancer in 1983.
His last name is omitted from his stage name because it was discovered that the Screen Actors Guild already had an actor by the name of Richard Wilson.
Is a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity from University of Washington
Worked as an apartment building manager prior to his success on Home Improvement (1991), and even maintained that job during the show's first season until he knew that Home Improvement would be successful.
Graduated University of Washington with B.F.A. from the Professional Actors Training Program.
Has one son, Cooper Karn (b. 1992).
His wife, Tudi Roche, periodically appears on Home Improvement (1991) as Jill's sister.
Always wears Button-Down shirts or LumberJack outfits
(Commenting on the death of his mother, who succumbed to cancer in 1983): "I thought my parents were invincible. It never occurred to me she would die."