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Richard Karn

Richard Karn
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Richard Karn Biography

Karn studied acting at the University of Washington, receiving a Masters degree from the school's Professional Actors Program. He then moved to New York City, performing Off-Broadway in The Foreigner, Me and My Girl, Losing It, and The Other Shore.

He relocated to Los Angeles after appearing in such movies as Desperately Seeking Susan, and David Mamet's House of Games. While working in regional theatre, Karn happened to meet Matt Williams, who later created Home Improvement.

Most recently, he has appeared in Pooch and the Pauper, Bram Stroker's The Mummy, Air Bud IV, That 70s Show, and the animated series, Disney's Recess. Read Full Bio >>

Richard Karn Trivia

  • His wife Tudi periodically appears on "Home Improvement" (1991)as Jill's sister.
  • Has a son name Cooper.
  • Graduated University of Washington with B.F.A. from the Professional Actors Training Program.
  • Graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School, Seattle, Washington.
  • Worked as an apartment building manager prior to his success on "Home Improvement" (1991), and even maintained that job during the show's first season until he knew that Home Improvement would be successful.
  • Is a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity from University of Washington
  • His last name is omitted from his stage name because it was discovered that the Screen Actors Guild already had an actor by the name of Richard Wilson.
  • His mother Louise was a painter; she died of bone marrow cancer in 1983.
  • His father Gene is a retired building contractor.
  • Attended Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington and was often a part of the drama program there.
  • His son, Cooper, goes to Campbell Hall with Andy Garcia's children, Denzel Washington's daughter (Olivia), The Olsen Twins, and Andy Lawrence.

Richard Karn Photos

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    12th Annual Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Primetime Emmy Celebrity Tee-Off - Arrivals

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    4th Annual Scotty Medlock and Robby Krieger Celebrity Golf Invitational and Concert with Proceeds to Benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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    8th Annual Celebrity Hack n' Smack at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana on April 18, 2011

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    "Head Over Spurs In Love" World Premiere - Arrivals

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    11th Annual Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic

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    13th Annual Women in Film Malibu Golf Classic

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