‘Home Improvement’ star Zachery Ty Bryan arrested in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Zachery Ty Bryan, who starred in the 1990s television comedy “Home Improvement,” is accused of choking his girlfriend outside an Oregon apartment, authorities said.

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Bryan, 39, who played Tim Allen’s oldest son Brad Taylor in all 203 episodes of “Home Improvement” from 1991 to 1999, was charged with strangulation, fourth-degree assault and interfering with making a report, according to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office’s online booking records.

According to the Eugene Police Department, officers responded to a call of a physical dispute at a North Eugene apartment Friday night, The Associated Press reported. Police found Bryan sitting outside, while his 27-year-old girlfriend was at a neighboring apartment.

According to police, Bryan reportedly assaulted the victim, impeded her breathing, and took her phone away when she tried to call 911, the AP reported.

Bryan was arrested and booked into the Lane County Jail at 1:07 a.m. Saturday, where he remained in custody, according to booking records.

Since “Home Improvement” finished its run, Bryan has appeared in several movies, including “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” KOIN reported.