Richard Karn Wilson, better known as Richard Karn, is a famous American actor and a TV host. He rose to a fame after the appearance in an American sitcom, Home Improvement, created by Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean, and Matt Williams. He is a married to Tudi Roche, an American singer, and actress. They are blessed with a baby boy, Cooper Andrew Wilson.
Early Life Of Richard Karn
Born on 17th February 1956, Richard Karn is a son of Louise Wilson and Gene Wilson. He grew up along with sibling sister Sue Wilson, in the city of Seattle, Washington, U.S.
He attended Roosevelt High School and got a degree in Professional actor’s training program from the University of Washington in 1979. During college days, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, the North American social fraternity.
He has good experience of drama, which he gained from Edinburgh Festival, Scotland.
Richard Karn's Career
After completing a degree in drama, Richard moved to the New York City, where he landed an opportunity to do a commercial for Michelob beer. The beer was featured during the year 1980 Super Bowl. Then, he got a chance to join Screen Actors Guide.
During the Screen Actors Guide, he was informed that the name, Richard Wilson, was already in the name list so he dropped his last name and was called Richard Karn.
He made his acting debut from television sitcom, Home Improvement, which aired on ABC. The TV show has 8 seasons and has over 204 episodes starring Tim Allen Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Zachery Ty Bryan, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas as leads.
Till now, he has played over ten TV shows including Detroiters and The Bold and The Beautiful in 2017.
Apart from TV shows, he has an appearance in movies as well, Picture Perfect, directed by Joseph L. Scanlan, being her debut in 1995.
He has played more than ten movies and was last seen in an American TV thriller movie A Daughter’s Nightmare, directed by Vic Sarin. His next flick movie is Horse Dance which will release in the year 2017.
Moreover, he hosted the game show Family Feud, in 2002. He left the show in 2006, replaced by John O’Hurley.
Richard Karn's Personal Life
Karn and Tudi are parents of a son, Cooper Karn, born on 4th March 1993.
Richard Karn's Net Worth
After getting recognition as an actor and game host, Richard has received huge name and fame in the industry. He has an estimated net worth of $8 million.