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About "The Boys"

ZACHERY TY BRYAN (Brad Taylor) shares the same hometown, Denver, as his series dad Tim Allen. Zachery got his start as an actor at the age of 5, appearing in print ads and television commercials in the local Denver area. When an acting coach from New York spotted him and suggested his parents enroll him in an entertainment camp in the Catskills, the interest young Zachery attracted prompted his family to give New York a try, where Zachery quickly booked international spots for Burger King, Coldwell Banker, and Ralph Lauren.

Since then, Zachery has been commuting from his home in Denver to New York for auditions and acting jobs. Last year, he appeared in the Cheryl Ladd telefilm "Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501," and worked as Brian Bozworth's son in the film "Stone Cold," although the storyline that included him was ultimately left out in the movie. On stage, he played a street urchin in a Denver production of "Cabaret."

Zachery, who turns ten in October, loves math and likes to snow ski in the winter. A competitive soccer player, he is one of the top defenders in the state of Colorado.

TARAN NOAH SMITH (Mark Taylor) landed his first job at the age of six months, appearing on the cover of "Baby News," a retail store catalogue devoted to merchandise for infants and toddlers. At eight months, he launched his television career, starring in a Mervyn's commercial.

Since then, Taran has been seen in numerous commercials, catalogues, and print ads for J.C. Penney, Macy's, and other retail stores. "Home Improvement" is his first series role.

Now seven, Taran spent the first four years of his life on a 41-foot wooden power boat docked at Sausalito, Ca. He and his family now live in San Rafael, where Taran loves dirt-biking and flying with his dad in the family's two-seater airplane.

JONATHAN TAYLOR THOMAS (Randy Taylor) was born in Bethlehem, Pa., and moved with his family to Sacramento five years ago. A child model and commercial performer, Jonathan has appeared in national spots for Burger King, Canon camcorders, and Kellogg's, among others.

His first television acting role was as the son of Greg Brady in the recent comedy series "The Brady's." He has also appeared in industrial films and played a double role as Tiny Tim and the young Scrooge in a production of "Scrooge" at the Chatauqua Theater in Sacramento.

Jonathan, 10, is an avid sport fisherman who dreams of someday fishing for halibut in the waters off Alaska. His biggest catch to date is a three-foot yellowtail -- almost as big as Jonathan himself -- which he caught off the coast of Mexico.

Thanks to Touchstone Television for providing the information.

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