Richard Karn

Richard Karn

American actor and television game show host
Date of Birth: 17.02.1956
Country: USA

Content:
  1. Biographical Information about Richard Karn
  2. Acting Career
  3. Television Hosting
  4. Mr. Handyman and Other Ventures

Biographical Information about Richard Karn

Richard Karn Wilson was born on February 17, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, USA. His father, Gene, served in the United States Navy's 'Seabees' construction battalion during World War II. Karn attended Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington, where he was a member of the fraternity 'Beta Theta Pi'.

Richard Karn

Acting Career

One of Richard's most well-known roles was as Al Borland, the best friend of Tim Allen's character, in the sitcom "Home Improvement" from 1991 to 1999. His character in the show was presented as a member of the Navy's 'Seabees', likely as a tribute to his father.

Richard Karn

Throughout his career, Karn appeared in various TV shows and movies, including "Boy Meets World", "Justice League", "That '70s Show", "Yellow Press", and "True Jackson, VP". He played the role of George Thomas in Joseph L. Scanlan's comedy TV movie "Picture Perfect" and Agent Danville in Alex Zamm's family comedy "First Dog" about the adventures of the President's dog and a homeless mutt. In 1997, he starred in Jeffrey Obrow's horror film "Legend of the Mummy" alongside Louis Gossett Jr. and Amy Locane. Karn also appeared in Robert Vince's family comedy "MVP: Most Valuable Primate" about the adventures of a skateboarding chimpanzee named Jack. One of his recent works includes a role in the 2010 American comedy "Head Over Spurs in Love" with Daniel Bonjour and Leena Huff.

Richard Karn

Television Hosting

In 2002, Wilson replaced Louie Anderson as the host of the game show "Family Feud". He remained the host of the show until 2006 when he was replaced by John O'Hurley. In the same year, Richard appeared in the music video for the American rock band "The Strokes" on the song "Someday", where he portrayed the host of "Family Feud" and competed against the members of "The Strokes" and indie rock band "Guided by Voices". Continuing his hosting career, on October 6, 2008, Karn replaced Patrick Duffy as the host of "Bingo America" on the American cable channel GSN. He also took on the role of a host on the GSN radio station.

Richard Karn

Mr. Handyman and Other Ventures

In 2008, Karn became the national spokesperson for the franchise "Mr. Handyman" which focuses on professional handymen services. He is portrayed in the franchise as the "Handyman Guru", a teacher who knows how to become a skilled handyman in all areas.

Overall, Richard Karn has had a successful career as an actor and television host, with his most iconic role being Al Borland in "Home Improvement". He continues to work in the entertainment industry and explore new opportunities.

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