The ’90s child star Jonathan Taylor Thomas was a very private person, even when he was in the limelight. So, If you ever wonder what he is up to, be ready because you’ll have a hard time finding any.
And, now that he’s retired from acting since 2015, he’s even more secretive than ever.
There have been some rumors, though, about his love life and sexuality, but still, absolutely nothing is really known about Jonathan’s relationships. He’s of age, and this leads to the question. ‘Does the actor have a family of his own now?’
Who is Jonathan Taylor Thomas?
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is an American actor and director born on 8th September 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. He was born to Claudine Gonsalves (mother) and Stephen Weiss, his father. Jonathan’s uncle was the playwright and actor Jeff Weiss. He has Dutch (German) and Portuguese ancestry.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is currently 42 years.
He moved to Sacramento before settling in Los Angeles, California, and graduated with honors from Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills, California.
Later, he enrolled to study philosophy and history at Harvard University before he later transferred to the University of St Andrews in Scotland and spent three years. He finally graduated from Columbia University in 2010.
He is best known for portraying Randy Taylor in the film Home Improvement and his voice-over act as young Simba in Disney’s 1994 film The Lion King, and also Pinocchio in The Adventures of Pinocchio, in New Line Cinema’s 1996 film.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas’ Wife
Jonathan has never been married and does not have children. However, he has been involved with some women in the past, and that includes Jessica Bowman.
Jonathan was rumored to be romantically involved with Jesicca Bowman, who is also an actress from Walnut Creek, California.
Jessica is best known for her role in the movie Dr Quinn and Medicine Woman from 1995 to 1998, as Colleen Copper and its sequel, Dr Quinn. Jonathan and Jessica were together in the late 1990s.
After he left Jessica, Jonathan started dating Scarlett Pomers. She is an actress, singer, and songwriter famous for her role as Naomi Wildman on Star Trek: Voyager from 1998 to 2001. And also as Kyra Hart in the movie Reba from 2001 to 2007.
Scarlett released her debut EP, Insane, on January 7, 2010. So far, Jonathan and Scarlett have not publicly confirmed their relationship status either.
Jonathan started dating Nikki Hale in 1997. Also, there is no information about her career or current whereabouts.
Another love of Jonathan was Natalie Wright. Between 2007 and 2008, Jonathan was in a relationship with Natalie. She’s an American author and model.
Jonathan and Natalie first met in 2007 during the production of the film The Extra. Jonathan was the movie’s director, while Natalie wrote the plot. The pair fell in love and started dating.
Soon, Jonathan decided to take the relationship higher by asking the big question, and luckily for him, Natalie said yes. The couple settled on Westlake Village immediately after the engagement in California, as that was their wedding venue. However, the pair broke up before walking down the aisle.
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Does Jonathan Taylor Thomas Have a son?
Jonathan Taylor Thomas may or may not have a family of his own, and we’d never know either. There have been no signs of Jonathan Taylor Thomas having a son, or any kid for that matter, but it’s not like he has any public social media accounts.
Even when you search for information in his real name, Jonathan Weiss, there’s nothing at all. In fact, the only time any romance was tied to him was when it was rumored that he was dating Jessica Bowman.
This makes people think Jonathan might be gay.
A talk show host, Jay Leno, asked Jonathan once when he was 17, if the rumor that he’s gay was true, and Jonathan replied, “Pretty much in Hollywood, you’re not anyone until it’s rumored that you’re gay, so I wasn’t that upset about it,”
The talk show host said the answer “drove him nuts.” But when Jay Leno asked Jonathan if he was gay, Jonathan replied, “No, no, no, no, I’m not.“
Two years after that interview with Jay Leno, Jonathan played the role of a gay teen in the show ‘Common Ground’ and a bisexual hustler in Speedway Junky. This movie role once more led him to answer many questions about his sexuality.
Jonathan Taylor Sexuality
Jonathan Taylor is not gay. The rumors about him being gay and a member of the LGBTQ community began from his different roles as a queer in different films.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas’s Career
Jonathan began his television career in 1990, when he played the role of Kevin Brady, the son of Greg Brady, in The Bradys of the 1970s TV show The Brady Bunch.
He appeared in 3 episodes of Fox’s sketch comedy series In Living Color (1991) and Was the younger son of Randy Taylor on ABC Home Improvement.
In the movie, Jonathan looked younger, even though he was a month older than Zachary Ty Bryan, who played the role of his older brother, Brad. He stayed with the movie until his teens but left the show in 1998 to focus on his studies.
Jonathan appeared in several films during and after his cast in Home Improvement. He had many voice acting roles as a child, including playing the role of young Simba in Disney’s animated film The Lion King.
He has also starred in live-action movies, including Disney films:
Man of the House, Tom and Huck, and I’ll Be Home for Christmas.
Other live-action films starring Jonathan include The Adventures of Pinocchio, where he played and voiced the title character. He also starred in Wild America, Speedway Junkie, Walking Across Egypt, etc.
Jonathan Taylor’s Net Worth
As an American actor, voice actor, former child star, and teen idol, Jonathan has a net worth of $12 million.
In the 1990s, Jonathan was one of the most famous and highest-paid teen actors in the world.
He became a TV superstar, all thanks to his role on the Tim Allen sitcom Home Improvement. Then, he landed several film and TV roles.
Arguably, his most significant film role is the voice of the young lion cub “Simba,” in Disney’s The Lion King. He continued to work at times since then as an actor and director but has since retired from public life.
His Real Estates
Jonathan bought $683,000 for a lagoon-facing home in Westlake Village, California, in June 2000. He still owns this home today despite attempting to sell it from 2015 to 2016 for around $2 million.
Jonathan Taylor Awards
- 1994 – Young Artist Awards for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in the Television Series Home Improvement.
- 1996 at ShoWest Convention: ShoWest Award for Young Star of the Year
- 1997 – Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Voiceover – Young Artist, The Adventures of Pinocchio.
- 1998 at Kids’ Choice Awards: Blimp Award for Favorite Television Actor, in Home Improvement.
- 1999 – Kids’ Choice Awards: Hall of Fame Award