Thursday, May 7, 2009

Richard Karn: ‘Just Call Me Al’

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Actor Richard Karn suffers from a split personality disorder.

That’s because for more than eight years Karn played Tim Allen’s sidekick Al Borland on the ’90s TV show Home Improvement, and he admits the character has taken over half his psyche.

He explains, “When people call me Al I don’t think of it as a mistake. I was Al for so many years to so many people, so really, Al is a part of me.”

And Al isn’t the only name fans holler at Karn.

He laughs, “They say, ‘Hey, Al!’ but they also say, ‘Hey, Tim!’ a lot too. When I talk to Tim he tells me how people always call him Al! People get caught off guard and they don’t know what to call me. It’s like when I call my son the dog’s name.”

Karn currently hosts Bingo America on GSN.

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