Is Ted Allen Related To Tim Allen? Are They Brothers?

TV presenter and writer Ted Allen. Is he related to Tim Allen?
TV presenter and writer Ted Allen. Is he related to Tim Allen?( Source : closerweekly )

Netizens suspect that popular TV presenter Ted Allen is related to  American actor and comedian Tim Allen because they share the same surname. 

Edward Reese Allen, aka Ted Allen, has been hosting the American-Italian cooking show 'Chopped' since 2009. The 57 years old presenter has received James Beard Foundation Award for his work in the show. He started his television career by appearing as a food and wine expert on the Bravo network series 'Queer Eye'. In 2004 he received the prestigious Emmy Awards for the show. 

Graduated in psychology and journalism, Ted is the author of the food articles in GQ magazine, Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, and Epicurious. He is not actually a chef but has a good reputation for being a food critic and gourmet.

American actor and comedian Tim Allen looks stunning in this photograph. Is Ted his brother?
American actor and comedian Tim Allen looks stunning in this photograph. Is Ted his brother?( Source : foxnews )

On the other hand, Timothy Alan Dick (Tim Allen) is best known for playing Mike Baxter on the American sitcom 'Last Man Standing'. He has won the hearts of people and many honors for his work as a comedian and an actor. He has also done voice-overs for the character Buzz Lightyear in Disney's animated movie 'Toy Story'.

Many people presume that Ted Allen is connected to Tim Allen because they have identical names. Some even believe that they look alike on TV. 

But the two are not related from any aspect. They just share the screen space and are proficient in their own fields, but they do not have any biological connection. 

Are They Brothers?

Fans often confuse Ted Allen with Tim Allen and vice versa. They suspect that both celebrities are siblings or cousins. 

The stars are not brothers. In fact, they descend from completely different roots. 

Tim was born in Denver, Colorado whereas Ted was born in Ohio. Tim has graduated in communications with radio and television specializations. The actor has been arrested several times for drug charges.  

Family History Explained 

The Chopped show host Ted was born to Lowell Reese Allen and Donna Allen on May 20, 1965. He is an alumnus of Purdue University and New York University.

He got engaged to his partner of 20 years Barry Rice in 2013. They have been happily living their life together in Brooklyn. 

The Emmy-winner has hosted several shows like 'Top Chef', 'America's Best Cook', and 'Chopped Junior', and also starred in an episode of 'Modern Love'. 

On the flip side, comedian Tim was born in 1953. His father Gerald M. Dick was a real estate agent and his mother Martha Katherine was a social service worker. His father died in a car accident in 1964 leaving his six kids. 

The talented actor has two older brothers, two younger brothers, and a younger sister. He is the third child in the family. They all moved to Birmingham after his mother decided to marry a businessman.  

Tim tied the knots with Laura Deibel in April 1984 but they got divorced in 2003. They have a daughter named Katherine.

Tim Allen with his wife and daughters attending an event.
Tim Allen with his wife and daughters attending an event. ( Source : distractify )

After that, he started dating actress Jane Hajduk. They got married in an intimate wedding in Colorado on October 6, 2006. In 2009, they were blessed with a baby girl who they named Elizabeth Allen. 


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