Legendary actor and funny man Tim Allen has played several “manly men” during his decades-long career in Hollywood.
After becoming a star in the stand-up comedy industry, Tim Allen ventured into acting where “Home Improvement” would shoot him into superstardom. On the heavily popular sitcom, Allen plays Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, a bumbling tool expert obsessed with “more power,” also his catchphrase on the show. The Tool Man can certainly be described as a “man’s man” despite his ineptness in the workshop. He’s also played Scott Calvin in “The Santa Clause,” Buzz Lightyear in “Toy Story” and Mike Baxter in “Last Man Standing.”
The common themes among Tim Allen’s characters are that they are prideful men doing their best to keep their families intact. If anyone knows what a “real man” is — it might just be Tim Allen. It is why his latest social media post makes a ton of sense. Allen photographs the sign of a tree crew working in his neighborhood and shares it with his fans and social media followers.
“Grateful for these kind of men working in our neighborhood,” he writes in the Tuesday tweet.
The pic that Tim Allen shares is that of a sign that alerts passersby of a crew working in the vicinity. This isn’t your typical crew, according to the work signage.
“Real men working in trees,” the sign reads. “Real men respect women, honor creator and respect the trees that they climb and the animals there. These are my men.”
Tim Allen Hits the Standup Comedy Circuit
With no show currently in the works, Tim Allen is back to his first love — standup comedy. He recently got back on the road as he travels to different venues with his latest comedy routine.
“Last Man Standing” came to an emotional end earlier this year with Tim Allen and the last signing off. The show enjoyed nine seasons spread over two networks. The first six seasons aired on ABC but faced cancelation after the sixth season. Fox picked up the hit sitcom and gave it a seventh, eighth, and ninth season. Allen has previously discussed the angst of letting the show and his character go. He says he had more in common with Mike Baxter than any other character he’s played.
At the nearly same time, his latest television project, “Assembly Required,” also wrapped up its first season. The reality competition show reunites Tim Allen with his former “Home Improvement” co-star Richard Karn. The two still have a great deal of comedic chemistry together and it shines through in their new show. “Assembly Required” has yet to be renewed for a second season but could be at a later time.
Until then, Tim Allen will focus on his two favorite hobbies — standup comedy and restoring classic cars.