Timothy Allen Dick (born June 13, 1953), known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American actor and comedian.
He is known for his role in the ABC television show Home Improvement (1991–1999) as well as for his starring roles in several popular films, including Disney’s The Santa Clause trilogy, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story trilogy (as the voice of Buzz Lightyear), and Galaxy Quest (1999). He currently stars as Mike Baxter in the Last Man Standing TV series (2011–present).
On October 2, 1978, Allen was arrested in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport for possession of over 650 grams (1.43 lb) of cocaine. He subsequently pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, and provided the names of other dealers in exchange for a sentence of three to seven years rather than a possible life imprisonment. He was paroled on June 12, 1981, after serving two years and four months in Federal Correctional Institution, Sandstone in Sandstone, Minnesota.