An American actor and a host Richard Karn is popular for his portrayal of the role of Al Borland in television show Home Improvement in the year 1990 He was also popular for hosting the show Family Feud in the year 2000. Born on February 17, 1956, to father Gene Wilson and mother Louise Wilson in Seattle, Washington, Richard Karn Wilson spent most of his childhood days growing up with his sister Sue Wilson in Seattle. He did his schooling from the Roosevelt High School. It was in school that his interest in acting was ignited. He then went on to attend the University of Washington where he received a B.F.A. in their Professional Actor Training Program. He shifted to New York in the year 1979 after the completion of his degree in drama.