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Now that you've read Jonathan's entire story, here's a quick reference for all those JTT Facts at Your Fingertips you need to know instantly.

Real Name: Jonathan Taylor Weiss

Why he uses a stage name: When he first became a professional actor, he found out that there already was someone with the same name in the Screen Actor's Guild. Since union rules state that you can't have two people with identical names registered with the Guild, JTT had to change his.

How he chose his stage name: Taylor is Jonathan's real middle name, and Thomas is his brother Joel's middle name.

Nickname: Is either JT, as Tim Allen calls him, or JTT, which the fan magazines have dubbed him. Family and friends just say Jonathan-no one calls him Jon or Jonny.

Birthday: September 8, 1981

Birthplace: Bethlehem, PA

Grew tip in: Sacramento, CA and Los Angeles, CA

Hair & Eye Color: Blond, blue

Height, weight: 5', 80 lbs. - and growing every day.

Family: Mom is Claudine; dad is Stephen. Jonathan's brother Joel is 17.

Pets: Mac is the dog; Sami & Simba are the Himalayan cats - Sami is Simba's mom.

Lives now: In a split-level three-bedroom house in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles.

In his room: Jonathan keeps his baseball and basketball card collections; sports trophies, fishing gear, and sentimental memorabilia. Posters of sports stars, ocean scenes, and the "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" cover his walls.

He collects: Autographs of his favorite sports stars Favorites

Colors: Blue and turquoise

Actors:Robert De Niro, Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Glenn Close

Food: Vegetarian, pastas, artichokes, Caesar and Greek salads

Fruit: Honeydew and cantaloupe

Drink: Milk

Sports: Fly-fishing, roller hockey, tennis, baseball, basketball, football, boxing

Teams: Boston Celtics, New York Mets, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues

Athletes: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird

Music: Boyz II Men, Shai, Silk, Billy Joel

Music he's not into: Alternative or rap

TV shows: Grace Under Fire, Roseanne, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, anything on C-SPAN and - ironically, since it's on opposite Home Improvement - Frasier, Also, sports events. "I watch a lot of sports," he tells, "especially anything on (the cable network) ESPN.

Movies: Forrest Gump, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and "movies that keep you on the edge of your seat - that are never boring."

Places: New York and London

Magazines: Fishing magazines and National Geographic

Three things he likes more than acting: Fishing, soccer, hiking

Showbiz friends: Jenna von Oy, Carol Ann Plante

Person living or dead he'd most like to meet: Abraham Lincoln

People would be surprised to know: That like his TV dad, JTT is very interested in classic cars.

Secret: He's prone to migraine headaches.

Advice to young acting hopefuls: "You can't slack off in the acting business. You have to use all your energy in every role you try out for. If you don't, it will dampen your performance."

Worst problem in our country today: "AIDS. I just pray this whole thing will end soon. It's already plagued too many of our people."

The two most common questions he gets asked by fans (& His Answers):

Do You have a Girlfriend? "No

How did you get the scar on your forehead? "I was high-sticked by accident during a roller hockey game."

Where to Write:

You can send mail to JTT at any of these addresses:

c/o Home Improvement, ABC-TV, 2040 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

c/o Home Improvement, Touchstone TV, 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521

The Jonathan Taylor Thomas Fan Club, 18711 Tiffeni Drive, Suite 17-203, Twain Harte, CA 95383

If You Have a Computer and Are Online

Post your messages for Jonathan using America Online. Click on "Entertainment" in the main menu; then on ABC-TV Prime Time, and into Home Improvement.

Or, to trade messages with other JTT fans, click on America Online's Kids Only Bulletin Board.