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Zachery Tyler Bryan (Zachery TY Bryan) is an American actor and producer most famous for his role as Brad Taylor on the ABC sitcom series ‘Home Improvement.’
He began working in Hollywood when he was a teenager, right after high school, and is still active to date. He has a long and rewarding acting and producing career, which is the source of his wealth.
What Is Zachery Ty Bryan’s Net Worth
Zachery Tyler Bryan’s career has earned him a net worth of $8 million from his acting and film production.
He is not only recognized in the Home Improvement series. He has also worked on other Hollywood projects such as “Smallville,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Veronica Mars,” and “Shark.” These movies and TV shows have cemented his skills as an actor and won him several awards.
Zachery Tyler Bryan’s career took interesting turns right after graduating high school. Do you want to know how this young man journeyed to stardom?
Keep reading about Tyler Bryan’s life, career, earnings overview, and all you need to know about this star actor.
Zachery Tyler Bryan was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado, with his younger sister, Ciri, to parents Dwight Bryan and Jenny Bryan.
He attended La Salle High School, where he graduated in 2000. Right from a young age, Zachery TY had fallen in love with the camera. With this, his career began as he started by being in a local commercial in Denver.
He didn’t stop there; soon, Zachery TY was on TV or printed adverts. Some of his early works even went as far as being aired on national TV – his works with Burger King and Ralph Lauren. All of this was done even before he became a teenager.
As he grew, he became interested in acting, which was no surprise to anyone. Once he was done with high school, the opportunity to pursue his dreams came, and he took it without thinking twice.
After graduating high school, he continued as a model for local print and TV ads. He did this for a while till he moved to California, where he landed his first-ever acting role in the movie “Crash: The Mystery of Flight 501.”
After that role, Zachery Ty got the role that would pivot his career. This role, playing the part of Tim Allen’s eldest son named, Brad Taylor, in the TV show called “Home Improvement” won him the hearts of many fans.
This role opened other doors for the young actor as it was a success, becoming one of the most popular TV programs across the country in the ‘90s.
As expected, the TV show’s success meant Zachery Ty’s success, at least to an extent but just enough to give him popularity that allowed him to be cast in other movies even as the “Home Improvement” series was still running.
With such exposure in so little time, the actor quickly expanded his resume and filmed other movies such as “First Kid,” “True Heart,” and “The Rage: Carrie 2,” all done in space from 1996-1999.
When “Home Improvement” finished in 1999, Zachery Ty didn’t have a problem getting new work. Instead, they came to him, fueling his acting career. He continued his career with the movie “Held for Ransom” in 2000 and “Slammed” in 2001.
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Full Name||Zachery Tyler Bryan|
|Stage Name||Zachery TY Bryan|
|Date of Birth||9th of October 1981|
|Source of Income||Acting, Film Producing|
Zachery Bryan married Carly Matros, a high school friend, in 2007. The couple has three kids – a son and twin girls. However, Zachery and Carly split up in October 2020.
And on Friday, 16th of October in the same year, Zachery was arrested on charges that allegedly included strangling a person. The victim in question turned out to be his girlfriend.
He is also being sued for 250k by a fellow producer claiming he was defrauded from his investment. The lawsuit includes fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and a breach of contract.
As a child that fell in love with the camera, Zachery began as a model in Denver with various agencies. Further in his career, he appeared on TV for a Burger King commercial.
He did an advertisement for the ‘Until There’s a Cure’ national organization in their HIV/AIDS awareness program for 1998.
Attending an event in New York, Zachery was recruited by a talent agent representative who was also in attendance. Soon after, the young man moved to California to pursue his dreams.
In California, Zachery got minor roles in several TV series. One of which was ‘ABC TGIF’ in 1990, and he was also in the movie ‘Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501.’
His first leading role as he settled in California was as Brad Taylor, the lead role in a sitcom called ‘Home Improvement’ which was being produced under ABC studios. The sitcom would go on for 8 years (1991 – 1999), having 203 episodes.
The sitcom became a big deal in America as everyone talked about the hot male actor with different hairstyles.
For this sitcom, Zachery won the Young Artist Awards twice. One in 1994, which he shared with his co-stars, and another in 1999. He was also nominated for the award again in 1993 in the category of ‘Best Young Actor in a Television Series category.
Starring in ‘Home Improvement’ didn’t stop Zachery from taking up other roles. To this effect, he got cast in the independent family movie ‘Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter’ in 1994.
He also acted in an action film in 1991, playing the role of Brian Bosworth’s son in the movie Stone Cold. However, his scenes were not included in the movies.
Zachery went on to play two more ABC sitcoms, still starring as Brad Taylor – Thunder Alley in 1994 and Soul Man in 1997.
Within and after the years ‘Home Improvement’ aired, Zachery got cast in many other TV series, some of which are:
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1995)
- Magic Island (1995)
- Picket Fences (1996)
- Opposite Sex (2000)
- Boston Pubic (2000-2001)
- Family Law (2001)
- Touched By An Angel (2001)
- The Outer Limits (2001)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2003)
- Smallville (2003)
- Center of the Universe (2004 – 2005)
- Veronica Mars (2004 – 2005)
- Cold Case (2006)
- Burn Notice (2008)
He also acted in a few movies, such as Code Breakers, THOR: Hammer of the Gods, Fast, and Furious: Tokyo Drift as Clay, Harry Keough in the Game of Their Lives, and Keith Gatlin in Rustin.
Zachery also played the character Jake in the short film ‘Trunk’ which he happened to have co-produced.
Awards and Achievements
Zachery TY Bryan has won many awards for his hard work in Hollywood. Some of which include:
- Young Artist Award winner for the category of Best Performance in a TV Drama or Comedy Series in 1999
- Young Artist Award winner for the category Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a TV Series in 1994
- Young Artist Award nomination for Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Series in 1993
- YoungStar Awards winner for the category of Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Series in 1991
- YoungStar Award-nominated for the category of Best Performance by a Young Actor in a miniseries in 1998
Zachery TY Bryan’s Earnings Overview
Details of Zachery Bryan’s earnings are not available to the public as he is very private. Still, it is undeniable that Zachery TY Bryan’s $8 million net worth is accumulated from his earnings while acting, especially in ‘Home Improvement.’
This makes him one of the richest actors in the world, next to the likes of Tim Matheson, Jo Koy, Troy Donahue, Jason Alexander and more.
His other source of income is his movie production company, and he also had a few advertisement deals at different points. Although he has not graced the screen for a while, he keeps raking money from his previous works.
Key Factors to Success from Zachery TY Bryan
Keep Family First
Zachary prioritizes his family, as he believes they are the first people who truly love you. He makes sure to always make time for his kids amidst his schedule.
Zachary has always believed in your ability to be the best, which is why he does his best to ensure all his projects come out well. He also tries to make the right decisions no matter what happens.
It is never too late to start something new
He learned never to hesitate with his decisions from an early age, and he kept trying something new during his career. Whether it’s a hobby, or a career change, Zachery didn’t shy away from that bold step and didn’t overthink it.
Zachery lives a very low-key life with his children; hence, not much is known about how he spends his time and money. We know he is a loving father who always makes time for his kids amidst how tasking his work can get.
Although a lot of attention has recently been drawn to the actor, and they are not necessarily the best, the former actor always chooses his family first.
Zachery TY Bryan is an American actor and movie producer who began his career as a child. He is, however, more than just his job. He is also a father of five children. He is also a philanthropist, associated with many HIV/AIDS and Cancer campaigns.