#34 Tim Allen

Tim Allen Drug Dealer

Tim Allen was a convicted drug dealer

Weird Fact: Tim Allen was a convicted drug dealer before becoming famous.

In October 1978, the stand-up comedian Tim Allen was arrested in Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (Michigan, USA) for possession of 650 g / 1.4 lbs of cocaine.

Facing a possible life imprisonment, Allen pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges and provided the names of other dealers in exchange for a shorter sentence of 3-7 years.

Tim Allen was paroled after serving 2 years and 4 months in prison. A 29-year-old ex-con, he moved to Detroit and threw himself into observational comedy. He soon developed the tool man character (Tim ‘The Tool Man’ Taylor) and became the star of the hit 90′s show,  Home Improvement. After that, Allen went on to star in numerous comedies and children’s movies including the Toy Story franchise, The Santa Clause, Galaxy Quest and Jungle to Jungle.

* Weird fact #33 solution: (spoiler alert!) The answer to The Hidden Tiger optical illusion is… the words “the hidden tiger” are literally written in the tiger’s stripes. If you didn’t see it, you may now go and kick yourself. 

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