Richard Karn (Al Borland) He currently plays Fred Peters, a Steely Dan cover musician and Maya's father, in the Hulu comedy Pen15.In the years since Home Improvement, Tim Allen has probably been best known for his work on the Disney classic Jungle 2 Jungle. He has also voiced Buzz Lightyear for the Toy Story franchise over the years. He is currently starring in another ABC comedy, Last Man Standing. After his success in home improvement, Richardson joined the Lifetime medical drama Strong Medicine and stayed for 59 episodes.
I recently discovered (while doing research for an article, actually) that Home Improvement isn't available to stream on any of the major platforms right now. After his Home Improvement days, Richardson continued to appear in successful television shows including Strong Medicine, The West Win, and several television movies, including the recent A Very Vintage Christmas. Brown says one thing he definitely learned from Home Improvement is that he didn't want to be an actor for the rest of his life. No family comedy is complete without an eccentric, but often helpful and kind next-door neighbor, and no one served that role better than Wilson on Home Improvement.
It's probably just as well, though you can't really improve on perfection, and Karn's Al Borland was as close to a perfect straight man as chain comedy has ever seen. Since Home Improvement, Richardson has continued to work in film and television, including a nine-episode series on The West Wing. That position was previously held by Lisa, Pamela Anderson's prominent television performance, during the first two seasons of Home Improvement. He was an everyday family man in Detroit with a wife and children and his own home improvement program, Tool Time.
After Home Improvement, acting roles really became something more occasional for her, including a recurring spot in the Fox drama Wicked Wicked Games in the mid-to-late 2000s. After Home Improvement, Bryan had several small spots on television shows such as Veronica Mars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Not only would he become sitcom royalty in Home Improvement, but he played Buzz Lightyear in four Toy Story films, played Jason “Commander Taggart Nesmith” in Galaxy Quest, and became Old Saint Nick himself in The Santa trilogy As an actor, the 65-year-old has most recently appeared and most notably in the original Hulu comedy PEN15 as Maya Erskine's on-screen father, Fred Peters, and has also reunited with friend and Home Improvement co-star Tim Allen on Last Man Standing a couple of times. Created by Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean and Matt Williams, Home Improvement follows a host of a TV show about home renovation who discovers that dealing with common home repairs is often easier than managing family problems (despite experiencing a mishap or two with both).