[post_page_title]Richard Karn as Al Borland[/post_page_title]
The character of Al Borland, portrayed by Richard Karn, is Tim’s good friend and confidant. Al is also his “Tool Time” side-kick, although it seems he knows more about home improvement than Tim generally does.
He constantly wears flannel shirts, and dons a beard, which is often made fun of. Although Tim likes to make fun of Al for being unattractive, Al is quite popular with the female viewers of “Tool Time”, and has several girlfriends during the show. He eventually ends up marrying Trudy in the series finale.