Anyone who watched Tim Allen’s sitcom, Home Improvement, will remember the sweet little boy who played Mark Taylor, the family’s youngest son. It turns out the actor, Taran Noah Smith, is all grown up and he’s facing felony charges. Taran, now 27, was arrested early Wednesday morning in L.A. County for driving under the influence. He was also found to be in posesssion of hash, a form of marijuana and is still reportedly being held in custody.
Taran starred in Home Improvement for its entire eight year run and even earned two Young Artist Awards for his role. In 2001, two years after the series ended, at 17 he made headlines after marrying a 33-year-old woman, against his parents’ concerns that she was only in it for his money. The following year, he took his parents to court for control of his US$1.5 million trust fund, which he accused them of squandering on a mansion. This was probably poor decision-making on his part because in 2007, he wound up divorcing his wife and even lost his house to forclosure, with a real estate tear-sheet on the home reading, “Absolutely the worst house in a prime location,” because of the horrible condition it was left in.