Moved with family from Denver, CO to Birmingham, MI
Made stand-up comedy debut at Detroit's Comedy Castle
Began playing the comedy circuit while working days at a Detroit ad agency
Formed Boxing Cat Productions to work in graphic arts, design and commercial production
Performed stand-up on "Showtime Comedy Club All-Stars II"
Made his film debut, performing stand-up in "Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen" (only received festival screenings)
Spotted by a Disney talent scout during a gig at the Los Angeles Improv comedy club
Headlined his first TV comedy special "Men Are Pigs" (Showtime)
Cast in breakthrough starring role in ABC sitcom "Home Improvement" as Tim 'The Tool-Man' Taylor
Made his TV debut as a writer/producer on the Showtime special "Tim Allen Rewires America"
Published the book <i>Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man</i>
Made his feature acting debut in Walt Disney's "The Santa Clause"
Provided the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Disney's animated classic "Toy Story"
Starred in the Disney comedy "Jungle 2 Jungle"
Returned as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the phenomenally successfull "Toy Story 2"
Starred in the cult favorite hit comedy "Galaxy Quest"
Played the title role in the comedy "Joe Somebody"
Co-starred with Rene Russo and Stanley Tucci in "Big Trouble"
Reprised role for "The Santa Clause 2"
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (November)
Co-starred with Jamie Lee Curtis in "Christmas with the Kranks"
Played a man who sometimes turns into a sheepdog in a remake of Walt Disney's 1959 favorite "The Shaggy Dog"
Cast as Captain Zoom, an out-of-shape former superhero in "Zoom"
Reprised role for "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause"
Cast in the comedy-adventure "Wild Hogs," as one of four middle-aged friends who decide to rev up their routine suburban lives with a freewheeling motorcycle trip
Featured in the David Mamet-directed "Redbelt"
Reprised the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the animated blockbuster "Toy Story 3"
Returned to series television with a starring role as a sporting-goods store marketer on ABC's "Last Man Standing"