Celebrities and Hollywood, in general, are often pictured in the media as a perfect world where the rich and talented gather to produce a brilliant performance for everybody else to enjoy.
Behind the attractive façade, several stars had to endure challenging years before fame. Many experienced difficult upbringing; others almost fell into the trap of drug addiction.
The careers and lives of celebrities can be tumultuous, to say the least, which is why returning to the spotlight after a series of rough years is nothing unusual in the entertainment industry.
That said, some never recover their stardom reputation following run-ins with the law, let alone convictions.
Among the most celebrated Hollywood, comeback stories is that of Tim Allen, a comedian best known for his roles as Tim Toolman in Home Improvement and the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story.
For much of Tim’s career on the small and big screens, he has always been an easily relatable, lovable character.
Long before the prominence, he was a cocaine dealer once busted and imprisoned for more than two years in Minnesota.
10 /10 Mad At God
Timothy Alan Dick, better known as Tim Allen, was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado. He spent much of his younger years in the city.
When he was 11, his father took him and his brother to a football game in Boulder. On the way home, their car was hit by a truck.
Tim and his brother survived the accident, but their father did not. From that point on to early adolescence, the once happy child became mad at god.
9 /10 Booze Thief
Tim knew a drunk driver had killed his father. Colorado’s 1964 highway patrol records have been destroyed; until today, that’s the only thing he knows about the person who took his father’s life.
Tim doesn’t even see the driver’s name. All sorts of the problem began following the death of his father.
It started with alcohol consumption and then stealing the booze from adults. He would play games, tell them what they wanted to hear, and take their drinks away.