On his father's side, Jonathan is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent, with small amounts of Swiss-German, Irish, and French, ancestry. Benjamin Weiss (1849-1901), was a minister in the German Reformed Church.
In Home Improvement (1991), Jonathan played the middle child, Randy, while Zachery Ty Bryan played the oldest brother, Brad. In reality, Jonathan is older than Zachery by a month and a day (Jonathan was born on September 8, Zachery was born on October 9).
As of January 2000, is finishing his senior year of high school, and plans to enter college in the fall.
He will likely attend either an Ivy League school, or Oxford University, and plans to double-major in theatre and history. "It [rumors of his homosexuality] was just a blatant lie put on the Internet, and then it was just a feeding frenzy... What startled me was how willingly people accepted it." Interview with The Advocate, February 1, 2000.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas or JTT Is an American actor, voice actor, former child star, and teen idol.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8, 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Claudine (Gonsalves) and Stephen Weiss.
He has an older brother, Joel, and has Pennsylvania Dutch (German) and Portuguese ancestry. He has been a vegetarian since he was four years old, and he doesn't use products that are tested on animals because he believes that it is wrong to hurt them.
When Jonathan was four years old, his family moved from Bethlehem to Sacramento, California.
At the age of seven, Jonathan was working as a model for print advertisements in Sacramento, and over the next few years, he appeared in TV commercials for Kelloggs cereal, Mattel toys and for many other products.
By this time, Jonathan was ready for bigger roles, and in 1989, he landed the part of Greg Brady's son Kevin in the TV special The Bradys (1990).