Wilson was portrayed by Earl Hindman across 202 Home Improvement episodes that aired between 1991 and 1999. The actor died of lung cancer in 2003, at 61.
Why did Wilson not show his face on Home Improvement?
The Real Reason Home Improvement Always Hid Wilson's Face - IMDb. The reason Wilson hid his face on Home Improvement was because Tim Allen wanted to pay homage to a neighbor from his childhood whom he couldn't fully see over a fence.
What happened to Earl Hindman?
Hindman died of lung cancer on December 29, 2003, at the age of 61, in Stamford, Connecticut.
Did Wilson ever show his face?
The writers also found some funny new ways to hide his face, including during the Thanksgiving dinner episode where his face was hidden behind some art during dinner. The late Earl Hindman, who played Wilson, only showed his face during the final bow after filming the finale episode.
How much did Tim Allen get paid per episode of Home Improvement?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, by 1998, Allen was being paid about $1.25 million per episode on "Home Improvement," which amounts to roughly $2 million today. The price tag makes him the fifth highest-paid TV actor of all time.
What happened to Wilson from Home Improvement?
Wilson was portrayed by Earl Hindman across 202 Home Improvement episodes that aired between 1991 and 1999. The actor died of lung cancer in 2003, at 61. In the exclusive clip above, Mike asks Tim, "Who was Wilson?"