Richard Karn

Richard Karn is well known to television audiences for his extraordinary 8 seasons performing as “Al” opposite Tim Allen on “Home Improvement.” He most recently had a recurring role as Maya’s father, “Fred”, on the hit Hulu comedy “Pen15.”

A diverse entertainer, Richard performed for four seasons as host of the iconic game show “Family Feud” and has worked extensively in theater, film and television. His many notable film and television performances include “Last Man Standing,” “Air Bud,” “Snow Buddies,” “Desperately Seeking Susan,” “House of Games,” “That 70s Show,” among others. Other credits include “A Daughter’s Nightmare” for Lifetime, “Detroiters” for Comedy Central, as well as independent films “Amanda and the Fox,” “F*&% the Prom,” “The Horse Dancer,” and “Gordon Family Tree.”

Richard has performed on Broadway in “Me and My Girl,” and starred in the title role in Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner.” Other New York Theater includes “Losing It” and “The Other Shore.” Richard’s previous starring roles include “Shear Madness” (The New Theater, Kansas City), “I Ought to be in Pictures” (Alhambra), “Aladdin and His Winter Wish” (Pasadena Playhouse), “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (The New Theater, Kansas City) and “Game Show” (Stage West).

Richard received a Masters degree from the Professional Actors Program at the University of Washington.