One of America's favorite funny men, Tim Allen has stretched the landscape of entertainment in TV, film, and literature throughout his career. Though he started off as a stand-up comedian, Allen found notoriety in TV. At one point in the mid -'90s, Allen experienced exposure across multiple media TV, film and publishing. He was the star of the most watched TV show, Home Improvement, the leading man of the No. 1 movie in America, The Santa Clause, and author of the best-selling book Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man simultaneously. Home Improvement had a successful run from 1991-1999 and won Allen a Golden Globe. Allen was able to shift easily into other major films such as Toy Storyand Toy Story 2, The Santa Clause and The Santa Clause 2, Joe Somebody, Christmas with the Kranks and starred in the recently released Shaggy Dog.