Gary Tygert Bruton or Tygert Bruton "Ty" Pennington was born on 19th October, 1964. He is a former model, television host, author, artist, philanthropist, actor and carpenter.
His birth place was in Atlanta, Georgia. Yvonne Bruton, Pennington’s mother was a school psychologist. He has an older brother named Wynn. Their parents separated when they were very young. Later, Yvonne Bruton remarried and the two boys were adopted by their step father.
The Pennington is from his step father’s surname. He went to ‘Sprayberry High School’ and ‘Kennesaw State University’. He got his degree in history and arts. Later, he also studied Graph Design at ‘Art Institute of Atlanta’.
He acted in three TV series, ‘Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!’, ‘Wild Card’ and ‘The Adventures of Ociee Nash’. He also produced four projects, ‘Don't Get Tagged by Human Trafficking’, ‘Great Big American Auction’, ‘Ty Pennington's Great British Adventure’ and ‘Ty's Great British Adventure’
When he was in his final semester, he was offered a modeling job. He was on the print ad of Swatch, Sprite and J.Crew. He also worked in Levi’s, Bayer, Diet Coke and Macy's. Due to his modeling career, he visited many countries and got international fame.
He was a set designer for ‘Leaving Las Vegas’. The role of carpenter in ‘Trading Spaces’ series made him very famous. Then he did ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’, a reality series of ABC. Next, he did ‘The Revolution’, ‘On the Menu’ and ‘American Diner Revival’.
He appeared as a guest in ‘Access Hollywood Life’, E!News:Daily Pop, Pickler and Ben, Join or Die with Craig Ferguson, Today, Rachel Ray, Big Morning Buzz Life, Nightline, Good Morning America, The View, Chew, The Wendy Williams Show, Take Two with Phineas and Ferb, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Te Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Morning Show With Mike and Juliet, the Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, America’s Funniest Home Video, Sharon Osbourne, Evening, Live With Kelly and Ryan, Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn, Wayne Brady, Living It Up! With Ali and Jack, Hollywood Squares.
He is in relation with his long time girlfriend Andrea Bock. Though they have no plan for marriage but they are living happily together. They do not have any children yet.
His net worth is about of $12 million. It is known that. He earned $75K for every single episode in the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."