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Taran Noah Smith was born on the 8th April 1984, in San Francisco, California USA, of Italian, British, and Swedish descent. He is a former child actor, who is probably best known for playing the role of Marcus “Mark” Jason Taylor, the youngest child of the Taylor family in the hit series “Home Improvement” (1991-1999). In 1999 he retired from acting, and he is currently running a vegan and organic food company called “Playfood”.

Have you ever wondered how rich Taran Noah Smith is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Smith’s net worth is over $300,000. It is presumed that most of his income comes from his child acting days, as well as from his vegan and organic food company.

Taran Noah Smith Net Worth $300 Thousand

Taran was raised in his hometown by his father, David Smith, and his mother, Candy Bennici with an elder sister Ariandrea, now an international model. Speaking about his education, upon matriculation, he enrolled at the University of South California Film School for a few months, before he quit education to pursue his career.

Smith’s professional acting career began at a very early age. In 1991 he was cast as the youngest son in the TV hit sitcom “Home Improvement”, a role he would play for the next eight years until the show’s end in 1999. This role added a considerable amount to his net worth, as he twice won the Young Artist Award in 1992 for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Under Ten, and in 1994 for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series.

Besides that role, he made several more appearances in films “Ebbie” (1995) and “Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home” (1998), as well as guest starring in “7th Heaven” (1997) and lending his voice in an episode of “Batman Beyond” (1999), increasing further his net worth, before deciding to retire from acting in 1999.
Subsequently, in 2001 he married Heidi Van Pelt, a woman who was 16 years older than him, a situation which sparked much controversy; there were many speculations regarding whether he married Van Pelt in order to get rid of his parents or if he really was in love with her. Under her influence, he founded “Playfood”, a California-based vegan and organic food restaurant, farm and non-dairy cheese manufacturer in 2005.

However, in 2007 Taran divorced his wife and even filed a lawsuit and a request for a temporary injuction against his former wife and business partner later that year. He accused her of using the money they earned from “Playfood” to fund her own business. After a prolonged legal battle, he emerged victorious and became the sole owner of the company. At the beginning of 2008 he managed to grow “Playfood” into a successful company.

Regarding his personal life, Taran Noah Smith has one child with Heidi Van Pelt. In free time, he enjoys playing paintball, and motorcycling.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 8, 1984
Birth place: San Francisco, California, United States
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession:Actor
Education:University of Southern California
Nationality:American
Spouse:Heidi van Pelt (m. 2001–2007)
Parents:David Smith, Candy Bennici
Siblings:Ariandrea Hilary Smith
Awards:TV Land Fan Favorite Award
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Living in Los Angeles, starting a vegan restaurant and reconciled with his parents. [June 2005]
2Living with his wife in Lawrence, Kansas and fighting his parents for control of his $1.4 million trust fund. [October 2001]
3Was arrested trying to save the South Central Farm, the largest urban community garden that was threatened by land developers. (June, 2006).
4Filed a lawsuit and a request for a temporary injunction against his former wife and business partner, Heidi van Pelt in February, 2007. Accused her of channeling funds from their business Playfood Inc. into her own business called Playfood Manufacturing LLC.
5Emerged victorious from a protracted legal battle and remained in control of Playfood Inc. Without his former partner involved in the business, Taran grew Playfood into a success in the beginning of 2008.
6Does an excellent impression of Robin Leach.
7He is part Italian and Swedish from his maternal side, and English and Irish from his paternal side.
8He and his former wife started a vegan and organic restaurant and non-dairy cheese manufacturer called Playfood in California.
9Was accepted to USC's Film School, but dropped out shortly after beginning classes.
10His former wife is 16 years older than he is.
11Graduated from high school early, and has attended USC.
12Taught himself to play the drums.
13Pastimes include motorcycling, sailing, and especially flying in family's two-seater airplane.
14He has an older sister named Ariandrea Hilary Smith, who is an international model. She is 29 years-old. [2006]
15His parents are David Smith and Candy Bennici.
16Named for the main character in Lloyd Alexander's "Chronicles of Prydain" series of novels for young adults.
17Avid paintball player.


Quotes

#Quote
1I started Home Improvement (1991) when I was 7 and the show ended when I was 16. I never had the chance to decide what I wanted to do with my life. When I was 16, I knew that I didn't want to act anymore." Interview, 2001.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television SeriesHome Improvement (1991)· Zachery Ty Bryan
· Jonathan Taylor Thomas
1992Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsExceptional Performance by a Young Actor Under TenHome Improvement (1991)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Drama or Comedy Series - Leading Young ActorHome Improvement (1991)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Actor Under Ten in a Television SeriesHome Improvement (1991)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Batman Beyond1999TV SeriesPatrick
Home Improvement1991-1999TV SeriesMark Taylor
Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home1998Brian Ferris
7th Heaven1997TV SeriesPeter McKinley
Ebbie1995TV MovieTim 'Timmy' Cratchet
ABC TGIF1990TV SeriesMark

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bold Native2010special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 7th Annual TV Land Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Child Star Confidential2006TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
20/202005TV Series documentaryHimself
TVography: Home Improvement - A Half Hour of Power2002TV SpecialHimself
Home Improvement: Backstage Pass1999TV Special documentaryHimself; Mark Taylor
Figure It Out1997TV SeriesHimself / panelist (1997-1998)
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Comedy Series
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '951995TV SpecialHimself
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Comedy Series
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Comedy Series
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '921992TV SpecialHimself
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Program

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryMark Taylor - Home Improvement
Celebrities Uncensored2004TV SeriesHimself
Tim Allen Presents: A User's Guide to 'Home Improvement'2003TV MovieMark Taylor

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