Randy Taylor’s all grown up! Fifteen years after ending his run as Tim Allen‘s second-oldest son on the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement, Jonathan Taylor Thomas is reuniting with his former TV dad on Allen’s new show, Last Man Standing.
The 31-year-old actor — known to fans as JTT — will appear on the series on Friday, March 22. According to ABC’s official description of the episode, titled “College Girl,” Thomas plays a successful, hip restaurateur who once worked with Allen’s TV daughter Kristin (Amanda Fuller).
Snapshots from the set show Thomas meeting Kristin’s parents, played by Allen and Nancy Travis. In the pictures, he wears a sleek gray suit over a dark shirt and tie — a far cry from the overalls and flannels he used to sport on ABC’s Home Improvement. He also has darker hair and glasses.
Indeed, the former teen heartthrob has come a long way since his days on the ’90s sitcom, and not just in terms of his appearance. Since leaving the show in 1998, he has studied at both Harvard University and Columbia University, where he got his degree in 2010. His Last Man Standing character is his first TV role since a one-episode stint on Veronica Mars in 2005.
Thomas isn’t the first Home Improvement alum to make an appearance on Allen’s new show. Earlier this season, Richard Karn — who played Allen’s Tool Time co-host Al Borland — guest-starred as an architect.
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