Remember Jonathan Taylor Thomas? He Just Turned 35-Years-Old

Stacey Cole

Jonathan Taylor Thomas basically owned the 1990s. From his recurring role on TV in Home Improvement to his live-action movies including I'll Be Home for Christmas, Tom and Huck, and Man of the House, Jonathan Taylor Thomas (affectionately known as JTT) was the heartthrob of a generation of young people.

— morgan (@mantelshelf) September 8, 2016

Entertainment Weekly reports that Jonathan Taylor Thomas turned 35-years-old on September 8, making those fans who idealized the young actor in their youth feel even older than they already did.

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In fact, quite the opposite happened. Bustle reports that, despite his almost unprecedented fame and the fact that he had successfully achieved what so many other child actors have failed to do – transitioning from adorable child star to legitimate young adult professional – Jonathan Taylor Thomas decided that show business was not going to be his priority in his adult years.

Instead, the Home Improvement actor decided that his education was of utmost importance to him, going on to study at an impressive list of schools including Columbia, Harvard, and St Andrews.

— Kat Callaghan (@KatCallaghan) September 8, 2016

Another Bustle article notes that Jonathan Taylor Thomas notably appeared in two episodes of Smallville, playing the role of a meta-human boasting a self-duplicating ability who attends Smallville High School. Much to the delight of fans, the character's ability to duplicate himself meant that, at times, there was more than one version of Jonathan Taylor Thomas's character on screen at any one time, and to top it off, he appears without a shirt in a few of the scenes.

Check out a clip here.

According to Boston Magazine, Brady's hair change did not escape unnoticed, and Jimmy Fallon even made mention of it on his Tonight Show. During his "pros and cons" segment, Fallon called Tom Brady's JTT-esque hairstyle a "con," joking that it belonged back in 1995.

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Forgotten what Jonathan Taylor Thomas looked like in the latter part of his Home Improvement days? Check out the clip below.