Do you know what time it is? Tool Time!
It’s been a heck of a long while since we got to see him helping Tim Allen assemble custom roadsters in their garage, but “Home Improvement” is a title that will be synonymous with Zachery Ty Bryan, aka “Brad,” for a long time to come. And he’s, well… okay with that.
“I enjoyed every minute of it, and it is actually what has allowed me to really get to where I am today,” he told Hollyscoop.
According to Zachery, now 30, the cast of the comedy sitcom was a tightly-crew. Many of them remain in touch today, including the ever-illusive JTT…
“[JTT and I] do a lot of things, we usually go meet up grab a beer, have lunch ya’ know, whatever,” he said. “We are always keeping touch … He is just all around really good guy.”
In addition to the “Home Improvement” gang, Zachery has had the pleasure of working with the likes of Dennis Hopper, Kirsten Dunst, Will Smith, and Melanie Griffith over the years. Taking a turn away from acting, the former teen star is spending a lot of his time lately behind the camera.
He and his business partner Adam Targum, writer/producer of “CSI NY,” began Vision Entertainment Group after a lively discussion during a Dodgers game. The company produces indie-style films with Targum handling the creative side and Zachery covering the business end.
He even teased that a collaboration with Tim Allen and JTT, a freshly budding film director himself, might be on the way.
“If I had my way maybe we could put something together with Tim and me producing and Jonathan directing,” he said.
Allen told Hollyscoop exclusively that he is equally excited about the venture, especially because it could mean showing off his talents behind the scenes.
“Zachery’s got a lot of cool stuff going,” said Allen. “I like being involved in production. There’s a lot of things I can bring to the table.”
Even with his legendary status, Allen admits at age 59, fresh roles are hard to come by. Unless, of course, he wants to resort to playing “the old dude across the street, you know, with no pants on.”
But don’t go running to the box office just yet… Everything is currently still in “talks” mode for the dream team partnership and it will be a while before anything’s official. Still, Zachey does think it would be great to see “if those creative juices can flow again.”
His latest project is a horror film that his company produced called Rogue River, which was shot on location in the frozen part of Oregon. The movie is currently showing On Demand and on Direct TV. DVDs are available at retail stores.
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