T-V home construction guru, Ty Pennington was born Gary Tygert Bruton in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an American television host, model, philanthropist and carpenter. He is most notable for being the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition which currently airs on ABC in the US and Ty’s Great British Adventure, which airs on UKTV home in the UK and TV LAND. Previously, Pennington was a carpenter on the TLC reality show Trading Spaces. Currently, he manufactures a line of furniture with the Howard Miller Company.
A self-described “Jack of all trades”, Pennington learned woodworking early in life. His interest in home improvement started when he and several neighborhood kids built a three-story tree house in their neighborhood, which Ty designed at the age of 12. From there, he began teaching himself about carpentry and home improvement. After attending Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia, he attended Kennesaw State University, graduated from The Art Institute of Atlanta with a diploma in commercial art, and attended the Atlanta College of Art while working his way through school as a carpenter.
Now, “Move that bus!”
Source: Daily Prep and Wikipedia