According to Home Improvement co-star Tim Allen, Earl was the only one who never complained about how much money he was getting and just came to work each day without making a fuss about that. Earl used to say, "I'm just glad to be getting a paycheck." The same couldn't be said about many other cast members, and in fact, that was one of the biggest reasons that the successful series wasn't renewed for a ninth season.
Father's name was Burl Hindman.
Died Monday, December 29, 2003 in Stamford, Conn. from lung cancer.
In an episode of "Home Improvement" , his character, Wilson, comments on Tim's beard, "I can't understand why a man would want to hide his face," an in-joke to himself, whose face is never seen by the audience.
Brother's name is Ray, who lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Loved Country music, playing poker, and collecting stamps and coins.
Sister's name is Anna Dean Shields, who lives in Payson, Arizona.
Mother's Name is Eula Hindman, who lives in Tucson, Arizona.
His wife is an ordained Episcopalian priest.
On the series "Home Improvement" ,he never allowed his mouth to be seen moving. He would usually reside behind a fence, but whenever he was away from that spot, he'd either keep his face away from the camera, or a conveniently placed object would obscure his mouth.
Height: 6' 3"