Taran Noah Smith

Biography: Height
6' (1.83 m)
Spouse Heidi Van Pelt (April 27, 2001 - Feb 2, 2007) [Divorced] Taran Noah Smith (born April 8, 1984) is an American actor, most notably played Marcus "Mark" Jason Taylor on the sitcom Home Improvement. He also appeared on two of the four seasons of the popular Nickelodeon game show, Figure It Out (1997-1999), from 1997-1998. He was born to David Smith and Candy Bennici in San Francisco, California. He has an older sister (he is younger by 7 years) named Ariandrea "Aria" Hilary Smith, who is an international model. (born 1977). He was named for the main character in Lloyd Alexander's "Chronicles of Prydain" series of novels for young adults. He is half-Italian (from his maternal side), a quarter Scottish, and a quarter Irish (both from his paternal side). His mother is older than his father by 9 years, and his parents have been married since 1975. On April 27, 2001, shortly after his 17th birthday, Smith married Heidi Van Pelt, who is 16
Height
6' (1.83 m)
Spouse
Heidi Van Pelt (April 27, 2001 - Feb 2, 2007) [Divorced]

Taran Noah Smith (born April 8, 1984) is an American actor, most notably played Marcus "Mark" Jason Taylor on the sitcom Home Improvement. He also appeared on two of the four seasons of the popular Nickelodeon game show, Figure It Out (1997-1999), from 1997-1998.

He was born to David Smith and Candy Bennici in San Francisco, California. He has an older sister (he is younger by 7 years) named Ariandrea "Aria" Hilary Smith, who is an international model. (born 1977). He was named for the main character in Lloyd Alexander's "Chronicles of Prydain" series of novels for young adults. He is half-Italian (from his maternal side), a quarter Scottish, and a quarter Irish (both from his paternal side). His mother is older than his father by 9 years, and his parents have been married since 1975.

On April 27, 2001, shortly after his 17th birthday, Smith married Heidi Van Pelt, who is 16 years his senior (born 1968). He and his wife started a vegan and organic restaurant called Playfood in Studio City, California. He worked as a vegan caterer there.
At 18 he gained control of his US$1.5 million trust fund, which he accused his parents of squandering.

He has one son with Heidi, Nolan Eric Smith, born on October 16, 2005.

Taran and Heidi were divorced on Feb 7th 2007. Subsequently he has also reconciled with his parents.

Smith stands at 6' 0" (1.83 m), and although his nickname is TNS, he never goes by it.
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Taran Noah Smith's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 70
Highest Metascore: 75 Home Improvement: Season 2
Lowest Metascore: 64 Home Improvement: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Home Improvement: Season 8 Sep 22, 1998 Mark Taylor 7.5
tbd Home Improvement: Season 7 Sep 23, 1997 Mark Taylor 7.5
tbd Home Improvement: Season 6 Sep 17, 1996 Mark Taylor 7.3
tbd Home Improvement: Season 5 Sep 19, 1995 Mark Taylor 7.5
tbd Home Improvement: Season 4 Sep 20, 1994 Mark Taylor 7.8
tbd Home Improvement: Season 3 Sep 15, 1993 Mark Taylor 7.6
75 Home Improvement: Season 2 Sep 16, 1992 Mark Taylor 7.8
64 Home Improvement: Season 1 Sep 17, 1991 Mark Taylor 7.7