Throughout the Home Improvement series, viewers were rarely able to see Wilson’s face. The privacy fence he lived behind obscured his face for most of the show. The reason may be that the actor was too young to view his neighbor’s face, so he never had an opportunity to show it. On top of that, his face was often obscured by props, wardrobe, and other characters’ heads. Only once did we get to see Wilson’s entire face!
“Home Improvement” was a popular sitcom and fans of the character were constantly looking forward to the show’s grand finale. But the face of Wilson remained hidden for most of the show, even at the end of the eighth season. Some people believed that it was an important detail to keep, and that revealing the character’s face would lessen its novelty. The answer to the question is not entirely clear, but it is important to know where to find the answers.
In an article by Vanity Fair, Hindman discussed the reasons for the decision to hide the actor’s face. The writer argues that Hindman preferred the mysterious and anonymous aspect of the character. But he may have just been enjoying the joke with the audience. Regardless, a recent poll on IMDb puts Wilson fourth in the list of unseen TV characters. Other notable characters include Charlie’s Angels, Magnum P.I., Friends, and Cheers.