Produced in San Francisco, California, Taran Noah Smith started acting as a child, and was almost immediately cast as the youngest son on the hit sitcom, “Home Improvement”. Taran played the role of Mark Taylor for the following eight years. Along with his work on “Home Improvement”, he also had guest-starring parts in such jobs as “Ebbie”, “Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home”, and “7th Heaven”. Subsequent to the run of “Home Improvement” finished, he went to court in an attempt to get control of his trust fund from his parents, as he did not believe they were acting in his best interests.
Taran Noah Smith Net Worth $1.5 Million Dollars
He won the lawsuit. After attending the University of South California Film School for several months, he dropped out to start his own vegan restaurant, farm, and non-dairy cheese maker called Playfood.
Living in Los Angeles, starting a vegan restaurant and reconciled with his parents. [June 2005]
Living with his wife in Lawrence, Kansas and fighting his parents for control of his $1.4 million trust fund. [October 2001]
Was arrested trying to save the South Central Farm, the largest urban community garden that was threatened by land developers. (June, 2006).
Filed 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.
Emerged 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.
Named for the main character in Lloyd Alexander's "Chronicles of Prydain" series of novels for young adults.
Avid paintball player.
I 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.