Teen Beat, Tiger Beat, 16, Bop: these tween rags introduced us to all our first crushes. Every Tuesday, we remember the dudes that decorated our photo binders. This week: the incomparable JTT.


Name: Jonathan Taylor Thomas

We Called Him: JTT

How Old Is He Now? 31! (Born September 8, 1981)

Claims to Fame: Home Improvement, Tom and Huck, The Lion King, and the 90s crush all-star film Wild America which starred both JTT and Devon Sawa!

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Why We Loved Him: Like an actual-human version of his biggest movie character, Simba, in pretty much 100% of his films he played a rebel with a heart. Since we were all children, his love of baggy clothes, playing nonstop video games, and being a total ham made him a super-cool bad boy.

Also, pretty eyeballs.

What’s He Up To Now: If the Home Improvement Reunion photos are any indication, he’s a whole new generation of dreamy now. So, keeping up with adulthood, being dreamy.

Not a whole lot else, though! He was on one episode of his TV dad Tim Allen’s comeback sitcom, Last Man Standing. He told People in 2011 that he’d like to eventually move behind the scenes.

Who was your Teen Beat crush? Let us know in the comments!




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