Jonathan Taylor Thomas (born Jonathan Taylor Weiss; September 8, 1981) is an American actor, voice actor, former child star, and teen idol. He is best known for his role as the middle child Randy Taylor on the sitcom Home Improvement, as Pinocchio in New Line Cinema's The Adventures of Pinocchio, and as the voice of the young Simba in Disney's The Lion King. Thomas was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1981. In 1990, Thomas garnered the role of Kevin Brady, the son of Greg Brady, on The Bradys, a spin-off of the 1970s TV show The Brady Bunch. In 1991, at the age of 10, he won the role of Randall William 'Randy' Taylor on the television show Home Improvement.