Whatever Happened To...
Jonathan Taylor Thomas?
Oh yes. It's time for the long-lost feature "Whatever Happened To" to return to LTD and who better to re-kick things off with than the one, the only JTT.
This weekend, Jess reminded me of the good ole days of Jonathan Taylor Thomas. I mean you couldn't walk past a Teen Beat magazine without seeing his face on it. So where in the world is he now?
I'm not gonna lie, he is not the easiest washed up celeb to track down.
So for those of you who might not be familiar with the name - or should I say acronym - JTT, he is best known as Randy, the middle son, on Home Improvement. In fact he played Tim the Toolman Taylor's son for a good seven seasons before leaving the show in 1998 to pursue academic interests. In reality, he was looking to further his film career but exactly how well did that play out for him? "Man of the House" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" weren't exactly blockbuster hits were they?
Basically since then JTT has faded into relative obscurity. Sorry Jess. Apparently the only really exciting thing to have happened to him in the last five years is that he's been the subject of rumors that he might be gay. Other than that, he's had a few bit roles in some small independent (by which I mean nobody has ever heard of them) movies as well as on a few semi-popular TV shows including "Veronica Mars" (cancelled), "Smallville" (probably almost cancelled) and "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" (has to be cancelled).
But let me tell you. His TV and film career might be floundering, but he is THRIVING in the Youtube world. A quick search of his name pulls up over 600 tribute videos and montages of his "super hott" face and they're not from 10 years ago either. We're talking six months ago that people were setting pictures of JTT to hits like "My Heart Will Go On". The ladies still love them some Jonathan Taylor Thomas, that's for sure.
Seriously though... can you blame them?