• Wed. Nov 25th, 2020

Zachery Ty Bryan of ‘Home Improvement’ arrested for alleged assault

Zachery Ty Bryan, the actor who played Brad Taylor, the oldest son on the long-running TV sitcom “Home Improvement,” has been arrested in Oregon and faces charges of strangulation and assault.

The Eugene Police Department said officers were dispatched to a North Eugene apartment Friday night after a reported physical dispute. They found Bryan, 39, sitting outside and his girlfriend, 27, at a neighboring apartment.

Bryan reportedly assaulted the victim, impeded her breathing, and took her phone away when she tried to call 911, police said. The victim declined medical assistance.

He was booked into Lane County jail after 1 a.m. Saturday.

A message left with a possible agent for Bryan was not immediately returned. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

The cast of "Home Improvement" after completing production on the series finale in 1999: Zachery Ty Bryan (from left), Taran Smith, Patricia Richardson, Tim Allen, Richard Karn, Earl Hindman (back) and Debbe Dunning.

Bryan played Tim Allen’s son from 1991 to 1999 on the hit ABC series. Since then, he’s had guest roles on “Burn Notice” and the NBC “Knight Rider” reboot, appeared in “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” and produced the Maggie Gyllenhaal movie “The Kindergarten Teacher.”

He has four children with Carly Matros, whom he married in 2007: twins Taylor and Gemma, Jordana and Pierce.