Child stars have a tough time in Hollywood, and there are countless stories of former stars falling on hard times. This, however, is not the case for all. Some stars, like Home Improvement’s Tarantino Noah quit acting altogether, while stars like Selena Gomez have stayed in the industry, and have managed to increase their popularity. Some have even faded, and then came back out of nowhere.
Zachery Ty Bryan grew up in living rooms everywhere on Home Improvementsand for many years, it seems like he had adjusted well to life after child stardom.
He recently found himself in a wave of controversy, and his former TV father, Tim Allen, commented on what’s been going on with Bryan. Let’s see what’s been happening, and what Allen had to say.
Home Improvement Star Zachery Ty Bryan, Has Gotten Into Legal Trouble
Those of us that grew up in the 1990s no doubt spent time watching Home Improvementswhich starred Zachery Ty Bryan and Tim Allen.
Bryan was a child star, who eventually moved on from Hollywood. In recent years, Bryan has been in the headlines again, but for all the wrong reasons.
According to The Hollywood Reporterin 2020, “…a darker version of Bryan began to emerge. Sources say his life had taken a dramatic turn evidenced by arrests for domestic violence and driving under the influence, and a trail of jilted investors who believed they were duped in a crypto scheme. The narrative puts a 2020s spin on the age-old parable of the promising child actor who goes off the rails later in life.”
In October that year, Bryan was arrested for felony strangulation. Then came the allegation of fraud.
“Separately, four sources allege that Bryan stole their money through a fraudulent scheme tied to an agriculture-technology startup in individual amounts ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, and totaling close to $50,000. They believe he did so by offering fake contracts that have no value outside of the paper they are printed on,” The Hollywood Reporter writes.
Naturally, fans and the media have grown curious about Tim Allen’s opinion on the matter, as Allen played Bryan’s TV father on Home Improvements.
Tim Allen Has Spoken Up About Bryan’s Woes
Said Allen, “I don’t know what’s going on with him. Zach is a great kid who has grown into a complex man. All you can do is step aside and let somebody go through their process. At a certain point, he deviated from the guy I know to somebody who is reacting to situations that I have nothing to do with and can’t control. I don’t know what happens when people get corrupted. You just don’t know.”
It’s clear that Allen wants the best for his former co-star, but maybe keeping a healthy distance is what’s best at this point and time.
Allen, of course, is no stranger to legal trouble.
“According to CBS News, Allen was arrested at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, Michigan, in possession of more than 650 grams of cocaine. Ironically, and unfortunately for the 24-year-old smuggler, the state had just passed legislation that issued a life sentence to those in possession of 650 grams or more,” Far Out Magazine wrote.
Allen and Bryan have a long history, thanks to their TV work in the ’90s.
How Zachery Ty Bryan Felt About His Time On Home Improvement
During its peak, Home Improvements was one of TV’s biggest shows. Allen was the lead, yes, but Bryan became a teen star thanks to his time on the show.
The two spent many years working together, forging a unique bond.
“Those were some of the best days of my life. Obviously, my life flipped upside down and everywhere you go, people know who you are, but I give a lot of credit to my dad and my mom because they always kept me grounded, “Bryan said of his time on the show.
Once things ended, Bryan has a unique career in entertainment. He wasn’t a major star anymore, but he was able to stay busy.
Years later, and Bryan allegedly knocked it out of the park with investing, which is what brought us to the situation at hand.
His recent legal woes have people talking once again, and Bryan has recently given his side of things, as a way of standing up for himself.
If there was ever a time for Tim Allen to tap back into his Home Improvements character for some fatherly advice, now would probably be a good time to do it. Bryan clearly has a lot going on, and as someone who has been there before, Allen could be a monumental help to his old co-star.