Taran Noah Smith: Bio, Career, Relationship, Rumor


If you are a 90s person and watched family dramas, then you certainly know Taran Noah Smith. However, his identity might sound unfamiliar as he gave up acting at a young age around the year 2000. He is an American actor whose personality is more popular as a child actor. He gained his fame from the 90s widely famous sitcom named ‘Home Improvement’ as the role of Marcus Taylor for a whole eight years. The American native has won two awards as a child artist from a single show and that too within a short period.

However, as soon as the show ended, the star vanished from the media world, leading the fans to assume if he is dead by now. To find out if the rumor is either true or false and also to know more about Taran’s personal and career life, stick to the end of the article.

Taran Noah Smith

Quick Facts Taran Noah Smith

Full Name                                Taran Noah Smith
Date of Birth                            1984 April 08
Nickname                                TNS
Horoscope                               Aries
Birth Place                               San Franciso, U.S.
Religion                                   Christian
Education                                 University of Southern California
Profession                                Actor
Net Worth                                $300 thousand
Father’s Name                          David Smith
Mother’s Name                         Candy Bennici
Siblings                                   An elder sister
Sister’s Name                           Ariandrea Hilary Smith
Marital Status                           Divorced
Ex Wife’s Name                         Heidi Van Pelt
Divorced Year                           2001-2007
Children                                   One Son
Son’s Name                              Nolan Eric Smith
Nationality                                American
Ethnicity                                   Mixed(Italian, Swedish, English, and Irish)
The active Year                         1991–1999
Eye color                                  Blue
Hair color                                 Light Red
Build                                        Mesomorph
Height                                      6ft 2inches (1.87 m)
Weight                                     60kg (132 lbs)
Body Measurements                  Not Disclosed

Early Life

Taran was born on April 8 in the year 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA. It makes taran currently 35 years old. Taran Noah Smith is his original birth name. His pet name is TNS. He is the son to father David Smith and mother Candy Bennici. His parent’s profession stays undisclosed yet. He is not the only child to his parents. Taran has an elder sister, Ariandrea. His sister is an international model by profession. He has no brothers. Taran holds an American nationality and mixed ethnicity. He belongs to Italian, Swedish, Irish and English ethnicity. Taran is Aries by his birth sign and Christian by religion.

Education Of Taran Noah Smith

Taran is a high school graduate, but his secondary schooling and high school name stay a mystery to the internet world. However, we do know that Taran joined the University of Southern California. Taran’s mother noticed her son’s interest in the acting career and hence, enrolled him in USC. Unfortunately, he could not graduate and dropped out of college, and the reason was to settle family with his now ex-wife Heidi Van Pelt.


Taran made his first screen debut in ‘ABC TGIF’ in 1989. He was the age of only seven years old while working in the sitcom. It was the first time he made his appearance in ‘Home Improvement’ as the role of Mark Taylor. The sitcom continued for the whole eight years, and Taran was the part of it for the entire time. Taran claims that he was the age of 16 when the sitcom ended, and he realized that he never got the chance to decide his own decisions. He then realized that he did not want to act anymore and gave up his acting career along with dropping out of USC. The show won him the Young Artist Award in the year 1992 and again in the year 1994.

Apart from the sitcom, Taran Noah Smith worked with Susan Lucci, Ron Lea, and Wendy Crewson in the TV movie ‘Ebbie’ in the year 1995. Then, in the year 1997 Tarran starred as a guest in the drama series ‘7th Heaven’ of the WB family. Tarran also cast in the family film ‘Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home’ in the year 1998. The family film was his first and only cinematic venture. Tarran also voiced over in an episode of kid’s animated series ‘Batman Beyond’ as the character of Patrick. The voice over was his final job as a performer. The following are the list of his movies and Tv shows.


  • Actor

Year Title Role
1991–1999 ‘Home Improvement’ Mark Taylor
201 episodes
Credited as Taran Smith in season 8
1995 ‘Ebbie’ Tiny Tim
TV movie
1997 ‘Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home’ Brian Ferris
1997 ‘7th Heaven’ Peter McKinley
Episode: “See You in September”
1999 ‘Batman Beyond’ Patrick Poundstone/Rat Boy (voice)
Episode: “Rats”

  • Self

Year Title
1992 ‘The 18th Annual People’s Choice Awards.’
1992 ‘Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards ’92’
1993 ‘The 19th Annual People’s Choice Awards.’
1994 ‘The 20th Annual People’s Choice Awards.’
1995 ‘The 21st Annual People’s Choice Awards.’
1995 ‘Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards ’95’
1997–1998 ‘Figure It Out’
1999 ‘Home Improvement: Backstage Pass’
2002 ‘TVography: Home Improvement – A Half Hour of Power’
2005 ’20/20′
2005 ‘E! True Hollywood Story’
2006 ‘Child Star Confidential’
2009 ‘The 7th Annual TV Land Awards.’

Awards For Taran Noah Smith

As starting for a very young age, Tarran has been able to win a lot of attention and hearts. It has led him nominated in many awards and also won many of them. The below is the list of all the shows he was appointed in and won.

  • Nominations

Year: 1993
As: Young Artist Award, Home Improvement
Title: Outstanding Actor Under Ten in a Television Series
Year: 1999
As: Young Artist Award, Home Improvement
Title: Best Performance in a TV Drama or Comedy Series – Leading Young Actor

  • Wons

Year: 1992
As: Young Artist Award, Home Improvement
Title: Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Under Ten
Year: 1994
As: Young Artist Award, Home Improvement
Title: Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series (Shared with Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Zachery Ty Bryan)


Talking about Taran Noah Smith’s relationship life, he is currently single but is a divorced man. Taran was previously married to Hiedi Van Pelt. Taran and Heidi first met at their college. He was only the age of seventeen years old when he exchanged vows with Heidi. They married in the year 2001. Smith’s marriage made him leave his family as his family disagreed for his relationship due to the age difference of around 16 years between the couple. Taran left his parents and along with his fund’s cash. They opened an organic and vegan restaurant named Play Food in California, which is not strange as Taran is a vegan himself. Taran and Heidi also have a son together. They have named him Nolan Eric Smith.
However, they did not last and divorced in the year 2007, that is after six years of relationship. The reason might be their vast age difference and change in mentality over time. Moreover, the couple struggled much for diving their properties.

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Apart from this, there is no complication and rumor regarding Taran’s dating life. He is currently single and busy focusing on his career. It seems like he is enjoying his singlehood and might be searching for a new mother to his child. We are hoping to hear the good news about the upcoming new perfect girl soon.

Net Worth

Taran Noah Smith’s net worth was reportedly 1.5 million dollars in his fund by the age of 16, which came from working in the popular sitcom, Home Improvement. He then realized that his own family misused his fund. His family spent the fund on buying a mansion. Tarran then filed a case against his family once he was legally 18 years old, which he won. He used his returned fund to open up a restaurant with his wife. So, after the calculation, his net worth is far reportedly $300 thousand.

Body Measurements

Taran Noah Smith’s Body build is of type Mesomorph. He is very lean with a height of 6 ft 2 inches (1.87 m) and a weight of 60 kg (132lbs). Taran sure has got an attractive facial appearance. He has catchy blue eyes which are liked by most of his fans. Taran’s light red hair flaunts perfectly with his white skin tone. However, his body measurements are still unknown to the internet world. His shoe and dress size also remain undisclosed.

Rumors and Controversies

Taran Noah Smith has been a part of talks for many times. Firstly, he was in the spotlight after suing his parents for using his fund of money to buy themselves a mansion. Secondly, there was a rumor that Taran is dead. And the reason was that he was out of contact with the internet world and media world after the end of his popular sitcom. However, the rumor was false. The next time Taran got into any controversies was he was charged with driving under the influence and that too consuming hashish. He was pleaded guilty with both the charges. The last time Taran got into any controversies was for helping the

Social Reach For Taran Noah Smith

Despite being such a celebrity, Taran Noah Smith likes to stay away from all the fame and media. He cut off from the media world at the age of nineteen. Ever since Smith has stayed away in minimum contact from the outside world. Therefore, he does not use any of the social media. Taran does not even use the famous sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. There was a rumor that he has a youtube channel, but this is false. People also rumored that he once opened an Instagram account but has not posted yet. However, the news is yet to disclose.


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