Who is Taran Noah Smith?
Taran Noah Smith was born on 8 April 1984, in San Francisco, California, USA, and is a former actor, best known for his role in one of the longest running and popular sitcoms of the 1990s entitled “Home Improvement’. He portrayed the character Marcus “Mark” Jason Taylor, the youngest son of the family.
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The Riches of Taran Noah Smith
How rich is Taran Noah Smith? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $300,000, earned largely through a successful career in acting. He gained a sizable trust fund later in his career, and after acting, focused his career in business. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Very little is known about Taran Noah’s life prior to his rise to fame in acting, as there are no details regarding his family. His education has not been revealed either. It is known that he started gaining fame at the age of seven years, when he was cast in the show “Home Improvement”, effectively starting his acting career.
The sitcom starred Tim Allen and aired on ABC from 1991 to 1999, running for a total of 204 episodes over eight seasons and was one of the most watched sitcoms in the US during the 1990s. It won many awards over the course of its run, and is recognized for launching Allen’s acting career. Taran Noah gained two Young Artist Awards over the course of the show’s run and he became hugely popular because of the show. It was also the start of the television career of Pamela Anderson, who was a part of the show for its first two seasons.
Other Acting Projects
While with the show, he gained a few other projects including the television film entitled “Ebbie” which starred Susan Lucci and is a gender-reversed retelling of “A Christmas Carol”. He also had a guest role in “7th Heaven” which follows the lives of the Camden family in the fictional town of Glenoak, California. He also had a part in the show “Figure It Out” as a recurring character; it is a children’s panel game show by Nickelodeon in which children with unique achievements compete as contestants while a panel of celebrities try to guest a phrase that determines a contestant’s talent.
After “Home Improvement” ended, Smith started losing interest in acting, but still took on a few projects over the next few years. He tried his hand at voice acting for the animated project “Batman Beyond” also known as “Batman of the Future”, which portrays a teenage Batman in a futuristic Gotham City under the tutelage of an elderly Bruce Wayne. He then stopped acting altogether, though he appeared in a few television documentaries, including “20/20” and “E! True Hollywood Story” which covers topics regarding well-known figures, their secrets, scandals, mysteries, among other topics.
At the age of 18, Taran Noah gained control of his trust fund which was valued at $1.5 million. Afterwards he accused his parents of squandering the money by purchasing a mansion for themselves. His mother later went public defending themselves, stating that they never touched his money – they couldn’t as it was protected, and a few years later he retracted his statement, stating that his parents didn’t do anything wrong, and that he was misinformed as his parents were only trying to protect him.
On retiring from acting, he said that he didn’t really have much of a choice in what he wanted to do in his life while he was acting, and realized that he didn’t want to do it anymore. In 2005, he launched his own California-based restaurant which is also a non-dairy cheese manufacturer. The business called Playfood, specialized in organic food and vegan friendly food. He has also been involved in volunteer projects, and in 2014 it was reported that he visited the Philippines to do disaster relief with Communitere. He currently works as an installation artist for museums and other festivals.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Smith married Heidi van Pelt in 2001 when he was only 17 years old. The marriage gained a lot of controversy due to the couple’s age difference – she is 16 years older – and it is widely known that van Pelt was responsible for the rift Smith and his parents had during their marriage, as she was the one who insinuated that his parents were spending his money wrongly. They eventually divorced in 2007, and their restaurant Playfood closed their doors.
— The Home Improvement Boys (@HomeImproveBoys) September 20, 2018
According to interviews, he is a vegan. He has an older sister who is a model. During his free time, he enjoys riding the motorcycle, sailing, and flying the family’s two-seater airplane. He is also a self-taught musician, having taught himself how to play the drums. He never completed his college education, enrolling at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Film School before deciding to drop out.
One of the reasons why there is very little information about him is due to the lack of any social media presence. He does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The most that people have heard from him are from news outlets that have managed to gain an interview with him in the years after retiring from acting.