After his arrest for fourth-degree felony assault on July 28, former Home Improvement star Zachery Ty Bryan was sentenced to seven days in jail and 36 months of supervised probation. The actor will serve three years of supervised probation and only one week in jail after receiving a “downward dispositional departure” for his prior convictions of assault, robbery, and harassment. He must also undergo alcohol and substance abuse treatment and refrain from using alcohol and drugs, as well as comply with several other requirements standard with domestic violence cases.
To save more stress on his family, Bryan admitted to intentionally hurting his domestic partner. The actor faces serving the 19–20 months in prison that was suspended as part of his plea deal if he is found in violation of his parole.
Bryan’s attorney thinks this is the most amicable way out of this situation for his client and his loved ones. In October 2020 and February 2021, he was arrested in Eugene, Oregon, on minor domestic violence allegations. A month after saying his detention in 2020 was a wake-up call, he was arrested again in 2021 for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.
After gaining widespread recognition as the eldest son on Home Improvement in the ’90s, Bryan became an independent film executive producer. They had four children together after he married his high school girlfriend, Carly Matros, in 2007.
The former Home Improvement star earned national recognition in the 1990s as the eldest “Tim Taylor” child. Following the series’ cancellation in 1999, he began acting in movies and became an executive producer. He tied the knot with Carly Matros in 2007. The couple have four kids together.
Bryan stated that he and Matros began dating while he was still married and that alcohol had a role in the escalation of their conflict. He recognizes his drinking problem and makes an effort to abstain from alcoholic beverages.