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Richard Karn

Richard Karn

Richard Karn Wilson is an American actor as well as a former game show host. He is popular for his co-starring role as Al Borland in the 1990s hit show Home Improvement and his tenure as the fourth host of Family Feud from 2002 to 2006.

Richard Karn was born on February 17, 1956, as Richard Karn Wilson in Seattle, Washington, the United States. As of 2019, his age is 63 years old with his birth sign Aquarius. He is the son of Gene Wilson (father) and Louise Wilson(mother). His father who served during World War II and his mother was a painter who died due to cancer in 1983.

Richard holds an American nationality and belongs to English ethnicity. He has a sibling sister namely, Sue Wilson. Regarding his education, he studied at the Roosevelt High School in Seattle. After that, he completed his graduation from the University of Washington where he was closely associated with the fraternity of Beta Theta Pi.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Richard Karn?

The estimated net worth of Richard Karn is around $8 million. He surely collected a good amount from his multiple careers such as being actor, game show host, author. A TV star generally earns an average salary that ranges from $150k- $1 million whereas a game show host earns an average salary of around $1 million-$10 million. 

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Caption: Richard Karn

Besides this, Richard also earns much from his book: House Broken: How I Remodeled My Home for Just Under Three Times the Original Bid (1999). It earned $4.20 in Hardcover. His other book, Handy at Home: Tips on Improving Your Home from America’s Favorite Handyman (2002) earned $1.90 in Paperback.

Moreover, he bought a house for $1.1 million in Los Angeles, California, the USA. That house is a 6-bed, 6-bath, 5,998 sq ft property that was bought in April of 1996. As of now, he is living a lavish life in a luxurious way with his wife and family.

Who is Richard Karn Wife?

Karn is a married man, he married his girlfriend, Tudi Roche. His wife Tudi is a well-known American actress, as well as a singer. The couple first met on an off-broadway play- The Other Shore(1983). They often met for a certain time and starts falling for each other. Then they became together by exchanging their vows in September 1985.

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Caption: Richard Karn

Since then, they are living together for about 33 years without any rumors and controversies. The couple shared a son namely, Cooper Karn Wilson in 1992. The duo co-starred in the American Tv show, Home Improvement. Their son, Cooper is following the footsteps of his parents.

Richard Karn stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches with an average weighs of 90Kg. He has a pair of eyes with light brown color and white color. Regarding his other body measurement are unknown.

Richard Karn’s Career

Richard Karn got his television debut in the year 1991 when he was cast for the role of Al Borland in the television sitcom Home Improvement. Then in 1995, he made his movie debut as George Thomas in the movie, Picture Perfect.

In addition, he worked in several movies and TV series. Also, Karn started his career as a host replacing Louie Anderson in the game show, Family Feud in 2002. After leaving Family Feud, he hosted another game show, Bingo America where he replaced Patrick Duffy. In 2013, he made two guest appearances in ABC’s sitcom The Last Man Standing starring Tim AllenNancy TravisAlexandra KrosneyKaitlyn Dever and Molly Ephraim.

Richard Karn
Caption: Richard Karn

Besides this, he turned into an author in the year 1999 when he co-authored the book named House Broken: How I Remodelled My Home for Just Under Three Times the Original Bid. Then he published another book in the year 2002 titled Handy at Home: Tips on Improving Your Home from America’s Favorite Handyman. In his upcoming years, he will surely achieve more and more awards. Currently, he is engaged to two projects, PEN15 and Eastern Market. 

Richard Karn’s Social Media

Richard Karn is active on different social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. He has more than 1,027 followers on Facebook and over 6,492 followers on Twitter.

Facts of Richard Karn

Full NameRichard Karn
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 17, 1956
Age64 years 3 months
Place Of BirthSeattle, Washington, U.S.
Height 5 feet 10 inches
Weight90 Kg
ProfessionActor, tv show personality, game show host
EducationNathan Eckstein Junior High School, Theodore Roosevelt High School, University of Washington
NationalityAmerican
SpouseTudi Roche (m. 1985-)
ChildrenCooper Andrew Wilson
ParentsGene Wilson, Louise Wilson
SiblingsSue Wilson
Star SignAquarius
AwardsTV Land Fan Favorite Award
Movies"Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy", "Dirt", "Boy Meets World", "Sex and the Teenage Mind", "Reality School", "Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch"
TV Shows"Home Improvement", "Family Feud", "Me and My Girl", "Picture Perfect", "That '70 Show", "Foot Soldier", "Family Feud", "Bingo America", "Last Man Standing" (2013)

Quotes of Richard Karn

#Quote
1(Commenting on the death of his mother, who succumbed to cancer in 1983): "I thought my parents were invincible. It never occurred to me she would die."

Quick Facts of Richard Karn

#Fact
1Was not the original actor chosen to be Al on Home Improvement. Strphen Tobolowsky was originally cast and Richard filled in as a favor to the directors in the pilot when Stephen wasn't available. Once Stephen decided to pursue a movie career Richard agreed to stay on as Al.
2Richard and Casey Sander attended Nathan Eckstein Junior High School in Seattle together, though Richard was a year behind.
3His son, Cooper, goes to Campbell Hall. This school was also once attended by Andy Garcia's children, Denzel Washington's daughter (Olivia), Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen and Andrew Lawrence.
4Graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington and was often a part of the drama program there.
5His father Gene is a retired building contractor.
6His mother Louise was a painter; she died of bone marrow cancer in 1983.
7His 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.
8Is a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity from University of Washington
9Worked 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.
10Graduated University of Washington with B.F.A. from the Professional Actors Training Program.
11Has one son, Cooper Karn (b. 1992).
12His wife, Tudi Roche, periodically appears on Home Improvement (1991) as Jill's sister.

Trademarks of Richard Karn

#Trademark
1Beard
2Goatie
3Raspy Voice
4Always wears Button-Down shirts or LumberJack outfits

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