Long before this role, however, he played villains in two 1974 thrillers, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and The Parallax View. He also appeared in the films Who Killed Mary What's 'Er Name? (197), Greased Lightning (197), The Brink's Job (197), Taps (198), Murder in Coweta County (198), and played the role of J, T. in Lawrence Kasdan's film Silverado (198). Taran appeared in Home Improvement from the age of seven to 16, and he never returned to work as an actor after that.
While starring in “Home Improvement” as the ingenious and mischievous middle son Randy and, subsequently, appearing in films such as “The Lion King (199) as Young Simba “, Tom and Huck (199) as Tom Sawyer and the title character of “Pinocchio” (199), Jonathan Taylor Thomas became one of the biggest teenage heartthrobs of the 90s. The role he played was a neighbor whose face always had to be hidden by a fence in the TV show “Home Improvement”. The comedy about a family man who presented his own home improvement program called Tool Time became one of the most-watched series of the 90s. Prestia was one of the founding members of the Los Angeles-based improvisational and sketch comedy company and the school The Groundlings, where he threw it on stage in the 1970s alongside legends Paul Pee Wee Herman Ruebens, Phil Hartman, Laraine Newman, Edie McClurg and Cassandra Elvira Peterson.
Home Improvement featured Thomas episodes in each of the show's eight seasons; however, in the middle of season eight, he had to go to a study abroad program. DuBois had a long career as a character actor and appeared in two episodes of Home Improvement. As for home improvement, Earl was best known as the nosy “invisible” next door neighbor, Wilson W Wilson Jr.