He successfully landed the role thanks to his acting skills, along with looking a lot like his on-screen father-to-be Tim Allen which was a significant advantage over the other auditionees.
This was Jonathan’s biggest role yet, and his nine year run with the role eventually earned him the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 1999 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, not to mention being the first actor ever to bag the title, along with many other nominations.
He also provided his voice for the role of young Simba in the animated movie "The Lion King".
Jonathan Thomas received 1996 NATO/Sho West Young Star of the Year Award. Thomas has been in a relationship with actress Scarlett Pomers.
American multitalented actor, and teen idol, Jonathan Taylor Thomas is currently single.