Oct. 19th, 1964
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Ty Pennington's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - Wild Hogs
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Carpenter
Toss together some art history, an interest in design, and a hammer and what do you get? Carpenter Ty Pennington, that's what. Ty's background includes modeling and acting, as well. When he's not sharing screentime with the designers on Trading Spaces, Ty polishes his carpentry skills for clients in his Atlanta-based business.
- One of People Magazine's "Top 50 Bachelors" (2002)
- Appeared on the cover of Sassy Magazine with his then-girlfriend, fellow model "K. Ring" way back in the 90s.
- Had emergency surgery for acute appendicitis on Jan. 15, 2005, in Atlanta, Georgia, but continued to work on _"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (2003)_ (qv) from his hospital bed, via phone and email.
- Auditioned for "_"Trading Spaces" (2000)_ (qv)" with designer 'Frank Bielec' (qv).
- Appeared in an episode of 'TLC (I)' (qv)'s "_"A Makeover Story" (2000)_ (qv)" with co-carpenter 'Amy Wynn Pastor' (qv), in preparation for their presenting an Emmy in 2002.
- Enjoys playing soccer.
- Ty Pennington was arrested early May 5 2007 for driving with a blood-alcohol level above the 0.08 per cent limit and driving under the influence of alcohol. A judge placed Pennington on three years' probation, restricted his driving privileges for 90 days and ordered him to participate in a 90-day alcohol program and attend a Mothers Against Drunk Drivers meeting. Ty pleaded no contest Friday in a misdemeanor drunken driving case.