Former child actor Zachery Ty Bryan, best known for his role as the oldest son on the 1990s sitcom “Home Improvement,” has pleaded guilty to felony assault in the fourth degree constituting domestic violence in an Oregon courtroom. The incident in question occurred during a physical domestic dispute involving Bryan and an unnamed woman. This resolution comes as part of a negotiated agreement, which led to the dismissal of the second count of assault in the fourth degree.
PICTURED: Home Improvement star Zachery Ty Bryan arrives to court as it is revealed he will serve jail time after pleading guilty to felony assault following domestic violence arrest pic.twitter.com/0u5hdOTd6W
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As a result of this negotiated resolution, Bryan will serve only seven days in jail instead of the originally prescribed 19 to 20 months in the Oregon Department of Corrections. This seven-day sentence will also include credit for time already served. Lane County Chief Deputy District Attorney Chris Parosa confirmed the conclusion of the matter in a statement to Fox News Digital.
This is not the first time Bryan has faced legal trouble related to domestic violence. In 2020, he was arrested for an altercation with his girlfriend, Johnnie Faye Cartwright. The incident allegedly involved Bryan attempting to strangle Cartwright at their apartment in Eugene, Oregon. He was charged with two counts of assault in the fourth degree, both constituting domestic violence.
Bryan downplayed the domestic violence charges when he pleaded guilty in 2021, stating that the incident had been “blown out of proportion.” He described the altercation as a loud argument, suggesting that it did not escalate to a significant physical confrontation.
The actor, now 42 years old, became a household name during his years on “Home Improvement,” where he played Brad Taylor, the son of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, portrayed by Tim Allen. The show, which aired from 1991 to 1999, was a popular and long-running sitcom known for its family-friendly humor and the antics of its lead character, Tim Taylor.