Also known as Bob "I-Have-Every-Tool-Known-To-Man" Vila. He was the host of This Old House. On the show, Vila appeared with master carpenter Norm Abram as they (and others) renovated houses. It didn't matter what the job was because Bob miraculously had the exact tool needed to perform the work. After leaving This Old House, Vila became a commercial spokesman for Sears and hosted the television program Bob Vila's Home Again which was renamed Bob Vila in 2005.
Bob Vila has also appeared in a few episodes of Tool Time, the fictional TV show within the sitcom Home Improvement. Tool Time's host Tim Taylor (played by Tim Allen) saw Bob as a rival and tried to outdo him (of course he was never successful).
Bob Vila also made a cameo in the 1993 comedy spoof Hot Shots! Part Deux.