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Catching up with Zachery (Ty) Bryan of 'Home Improvement'

June 05, 2012

From his run-in with the cops to that time he was caught with marijuana, Brad Taylor certainly got into his fair share of trouble on "Home Improvement."

But Zachery (Ty) Bryan, who played Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor's oldest son on the series for eight years, says he prides himself on being a child star "that's done well."

"I had phenomenal parents," he told CNN. "They kept me very grounded, and I lived a normal life." A life that included playing team sports and attending "regular school" during his time off from filming.

Since the show concluded in 1999, Bryan has appeared on episodes of "Boston Public," "Center of the Universe" and "Veronica Mars." He can also be seen in 2006's "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift." But the former child star no longer makes a living in front of the camera.

Now known as Zachery Bryan (he dropped his middle name shortly after "Home Improvement" ended), the 30-year-old works as a producer in Beverly Hills. Read More