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'Home Improvement' Child Actor Allegedly Caught Smoking Pot in His 1998 Honda

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The actor who played the youngest child of Tim "the Toolman" Taylor on "Home Improvement," was arrested early this morning after police allegedly caught him alone smoking pot in his 1998 Honda.

The former child actor Taran Noah Smith, 27, was arrested at around 1:30 a.m. near Burbank High School on suspicion of driving under the influence of pot, according to CBS Los Angeles. Police said they found him parked illegally near a fire hydrant, reeking of pot, and he failed a field sobriety test.

The 1998 Honda might be a hint of the hard times that Smith struggled through—like so many child stars—after his success on "Home Improvement." He battled his parents for legal control of the big bucks he made playing Mark Taylor, and he said by the time he was done with the show he knew he didn't want to be an actor.