Former “Home Improvement” actor sentenced to probation

EUGENE, Ore. – Former “Home Improvement” actor Zachery Ty Bryan will spend three years on probation after pleading guilty Tuesday morning to one count of menacing and one count of fourth-degree assault.

Bryan, 39, also agreed to have no further contact with the victim in the case. The other six counts against him were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Bryan is best known for the role he played on the “Home Improvement” television sitcom. The show aired for eight seasons from 1991 to 1999.

Bryan was arrested in Eugene on Oct. 16, 2020, following an incident at a northeast Eugene apartment involving a woman he was living with at the time. He was accused of assaulting her and impeding her breathing. The charges constituted domestic violence.

The prosecutor on Tuesday said that when the incident occurred, Bryan and the victim were in a relationship and were living together part-time in Oregon and part-time in California.

Bryan’s attorney said that at the time of his arrest Bryan was separated from his wife, but he is attempting to reconcile with her. The couple has four children.

Bryan is currently a film and television producer and has his own production company in Los Angeles, the attorney said.

Tuesday’s sentencing was a video conference conducted by Lane County Circuit Court.