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Richard Karn Bio, Age, Net Worth , Salary, Wife, Kids, Height, Death

Richard Karn Bio, Age, Net Worth , Salary, Wife, Kids, Height, Death

Facts of Richard Karn

Full Name:Richard Karn
Birth Date:February 17, 1956
Age:68 years
Profession:Actor, Game Show Host, Author
Country:United States
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
WifeTudi Roche
MarriedTudi Roche (1985)
Net Worth$8 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorWhite and Brown
Birth PlaceSeattle, Washington
EducationUniversity of Washington
FatherGene Wilson
MotherLouise Wilson
SiblingsSue Wilson
KidsCooper Karn Wilson
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Richard Karn is an American actor as well as a former game show host. He is well known for his co-starring role as Al Borland in the 1990s hit show Home Improvement.

Early Life of Karn

Richard Karn was born as Richard Karn Wilson in Seattle, Washington, the United States on February 17, 1956. His birth sign is Aquarius. Richard holds an American nationality and belongs to the English ethnicity.

He is the son of Gene Wilson (father) and Louise Wilson (mother). His father served during World War II and his mother was a painter who died due to cancer in 1983. He has a sibling sister namely, Sue Wilson. 

He studied at the Roosevelt High School in Seattle. Later on, he completed his graduation from the University of Washington where he was closely associated with the fraternity of Beta Theta Pi.

Who is Richard Karn’s Wife?

Yes, Karn is a married man. He married his girlfriend, Tudi Roche in September 1985. His wife, Tudi is a well-known American actress, as well as a singer. Earlier, the couple first met in an off-broadway play- The Other Shore(1983). They often met for a certain time and start falling for each other. And lastly, they became together by exchanging their vows.

Richard Karn with his wife Tudi Roche
Caption: Richard Karn with his wife Tudi Roche

Since then, they are living together for about 33 years without any rumors and controversies. The couple shared a son namely, Cooper Karn Wilson in 1992. Moreover, the duo co-starred in the American Tv show, Home Improvement. Their son, Cooper is following in the footsteps of his parents.

How much is Richard Karn’s Net Worth and Salary?

Presently, Richard has an estimated net worth of $8 million. He surely collected a good amount from his multiple careers such as being an actor, game show host, and author. As per some sources, a TV star generally earns an average salary that ranges from $150k- $1 million whereas a game show host earns an average salary of around $1 million $10 million. 

Apart from that, Richard also earns much from his book: House Broken: How I Remodeled My Home for Just Under Three Times the Original Bid (1999). It earned $4.20 in Hardcover. Similarly, his other book, Handy at Home: Tips on Improving Your Home from America’s Favorite Handyman (2002) earned $1.90 in Paperback.

In addition, he bought a house for $1.1 million in Los Angeles, California, the USA. That house is a 6-bed, 6-bath, 5,998 sq ft property that was bought in April of 1996.

Body Measurement of Karn

Richard has a height of 5 feet 10 inches. Additionally, he weighs is 90Kg. His hair color is white and brown whereas his eye color is light brown.

Is Richard Karn Dead Or Alive?

Besides this, there was a rumor about his death in the year 2018 and the news went viral overnight. Thankfully, his death news turned out to be baseless as he is still alive and well. Currently, he is far from rumors and controversies.


Then, in 1995, he made his movie debut as George Thomas in the movie, Picture Perfect. In addition, he worked in several movies and TV series.

In 2002, Karn started his career as a host replacing Louie Anderson in the game show, Family Feud. After leaving Family Feud, he hosted another game show, Bingo America where he replaced Patrick Duffy.

Richard Karn, Actor
Caption: Richard Karn, Actor

Continuously, in 2013, he made two guest appearances in ABC’s sitcom The Last Man Standing starring Tim AllenNancy TravisAlexandra KrosneyKaitlyn Dever, and Molly Ephraim.


Besides this, he turned into an author in the year 1999 when he co-authored the book named House Broken: How I Remodelled My Home for Just Under Three Times the Original Bid.

Then, he published another book in the year 2002 titled Handy at Home: Tips on Improving Your Home from America’s Favorite Handyman.

In his upcoming years, he will surely achieve more and more awards. Presently, he is engaged in two projects, PEN15 and Eastern Market. However, he doesn’t have an official page on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Richard got his television debut in the year 1991 when he was cast for the role of Al Borland in the television sitcom Home Improvement.