Quick Facts of Richard Karn Wilson

  • Full NameRichard Karn Wilson
  • Net Worth$10 million
  • Date of Birth17 February, 1956
  • NicknameRich
  • Marital Status Married
  • Birthplace Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionActor, Game Show Host, Author
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1979–present
  • Eye colour Grey
  • Hair colour Brown
  • SpouseTudi Roche (1985–present)
  • Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
  • Weight90 KG 198 lbs
  • Education Roosevelt High School, University of Washington
  • Online Presencetwitter
  • ChildrenCooper Andrew Wilson (b. 1992)
  • Horoscope Aquarius
Richard Karn

If you are a fan of the 90s TV series, then you have definitely watched the ABC TV sitcom Home Improvement. IMDB rated the series, which is quite good. Well, today we are talking about one of the casts from the series, Richard Karn.

Karn started his career in the same series and later went on to work on several movies and TV shows. Moreover, he also worked as a game show host for several shows like Family Feud and Bongo America. Active in the industry for decades, he collected an impressive net worth and salary.

Regarding his personal life, he married his fellow cast from Home Improvement. He, along with his wife, shares a son. Besides, the actor is rumored to be dead. Let’s check out whether the buzz is true or not.

Richard Karn’s Bio & Wiki

Richard Karn was born Richard Karn Wilson on 17th February 1956 in Seattle, Washington. As per his nationality, Karn is American and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is White. Moreover, he is the son of father Gene Wilson (who was a Seabee) and mother Louise Wilson.

Besides, Karn attended Roosevelt High School and later graduated from the University of Washington, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He then joined the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, where he gathered drama experience. After having some experience, he moved to New York and eventually was hired for a Michelob beer commercial.

Initially, he was informed that there is already an actor name Richard Wilson so he dropped his last name. Moreover, Karn made his acting debut in 1991 as Al Borland in ABC’s TV sitcom, Home Improvement, starring Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, and Earl Hindman. In 1995, he made his movie debut as George Thomas in the movie Picture Perfect.

Following his debut, he worked in several movies and TV series. In 2002, Karn started his career as a host replacing Louie Anderson in the game show Family Feud. After leaving Family Feud, he hosted another game show, Bingo America, where he replaced Patrick Duffy.

In 2013, he made two guest appearances on ABC’s sitcom The Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney, Kaitlyn Dever, and Molly Ephraim. Besides he also wrote several books. He is now engaged in two projects, PEN15, and Eastern Market. Richard has admitted that he and Tim Allen like having heated debates about their respective “knee-jerk” politics views.

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Richard Karn’s Net Worth

According to some sources, Richard Karn has a total net worth of $10 million as of 2023. Karn surely collects a good amount from his multiple careers. Thus, his actual wealth probably lies in the same range.

According to some online sources, a TV star generally earns an average salary that ranges from $150,000 to $1 million, whereas a game show host earns an average salary of around $1 million to $10 million. To date, Karn worked in a number of movies and TV shows and further hosted several programs. Hence, he definitely received a good paycheque for his work.

Moreover, Richard also earns much from his books:

  • House Broken: How I Remodeled My Home for Just Under Three Times the Original Bid (1999) = $4.20 in Hardcover.
  • Handy at Home: Tips on Improving Your Home from America’s Favorite Handyman (2002) = $1.90 in Paperback.

With such a colossal earnings, he is living a lavish life with his wife and child. In addition, Karn owns a house in Los Angeles, California (CA), US.

Richard Karn's house
Richard Karn’s house

Furthermore, he bought the house back in April 1996. The 5,998 sq ft house consists of 6-bedrooms and 6-bathrooms. Furthermore, he probably owns luxurious cars, but the actual details are not available.

Is Richard Karn Dead Or Alive? Know About His Wife & Children

Last Man Standing star Richard Karn is married to his girlfriend, Tudi Roche. The lovebirds exchanged wedding vows in September 1985 after dating for months. His wife, Tudi, is a well-known American singer and actress best known for her role in Home Improvement. The husband and wife both worked in the same series.

The couple first met on an off-broadway play- The Other Shore (1983). They often met for a certain time and started falling for each other. And finally, in 1985, they tied the knot and since then, they are living together without any rumors or controversies.

Furthermore, the couple shares a child, a son Cooper Karn Wilson together. Their son, the Cooper, was born in 1992 and is following the path of his parents. Similarly, his wife, Tudi, is the one who encourages him in everything, including his career.

Besides, it was rumored that the actor was dead in the year 2018, and the news went viral overnight. But his death news turned out to be baseless as he is still alive and well.

Richard Karn’s Body Measurements

Richard Karn stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m) and weighs 90kg. Likewise, his age is 66 years as of 2023. 

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