Taran Noah Smith is very famous American child actor, born on April 8, 1984. He was well remembered for his role as Marcus “Mark” Jason Taylor, as the youngest son in series ‘Home Improvement’ which was aired from 1991 to 1999. More of the people affectionately called to him as “the ugly kid on Home Improvement”. His net worth is round about $1.5 Million. He started his career with the show series of Home Improvement when he was just 7 years & ended up show, when he grew to 16 years. According to him, at the age of 16, he was not aware of the fact what he is going to do in future.
He was born in a place called San Francisco, which lies in California of United States of America. He belongs to the ethnicity white and nationality American. The names of his parents are David Smith and Candy Bennici and they must be very proud. He also has one sibling whose name is Ariandrea Hilary Smith. He is a tall man as he has a brilliant height of 1.83 meters, which is around 6 feet.
He played many roles in TV shows and movies and impressed in each one of them. He played the role of Mark in a TV series called ABC TGIF in the year 1990 and impressed everyone with his work. He also played the role of Mark Taylor in a huge TV series called Home Improvement from the year 1991 to the year 1999 and everyone loved his amazing work in the series.
In 2001, at the age of 17, he married to Heidi Van Pelt, who was 33 years old woman and 16 years older to him. He is known for giving legal notice & accusing his parents for using his funds of about 1.5 Million dollars which he earned over his acting in Home Improvement, which he gained at age of 18 years from a trust fund. At 18, he gained control of his $1.5 million trust fund, which he accused his parents of squandering by purchasing themselves a mansion.
His mother, Candy Bennici, stated in 2015, "Of course we didn’t touch his money... It was in a trust fund. We couldn’t have touched it if we wanted to. They were trying to get it when he was 17, and we were trying to protect it. Luckily the Marin courts were very good about it and didn’t give it to them". He later said, “I’d gotten out of the teenage phase and realized my parents weren’t doing anything wrong but were trying to protect me”
In 2001, Smith was quoted as saying, "I started Home Improvement when I was 7, and the show ended when I was 16. I never had the chance to decide what I wanted to do with my life. When I was 16, I knew that I didn't want to act anymore."
It is still a mystery whether he married Van Pelt for getting rid of his parents or if he was in love with a lady who is 16 years older than him. The pair, after their marriage, opened a restaurant called Play Food in California which was specialized in vegan & organic food. Both of them had a son, Nolan Eric Smith. As life moved on, the age difference created distance between them. Their lifestyle and way of thinking was completely different and this ended up in a divorce, in 2007. Taran did not have a girlfriend before he met Heidi.
|Birth Date:||8 Apr, 1984|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||San Francisco|
|Net Worth 2021:||300 thousand|