Bob Vila ( born June 20, 1946 in Miami, Florida ) is a Cuban- American host of home improvement television shows. He became famous for This Old House (1979-1988; This Old House ) and Bob Vila 's Home Again ( Bob Vila 's back home ).
Vila received the " Heritage House of 1978 " the magazine Better Homes and Gardens for his restoration of a Victorian - Italian house in Newton, Massachusetts. Then he was bound as a moderator of This Old House. In 1989 he left the show, allegedly because of a looming conflict of interest due to its involvement in Sears. He was replaced by Steve Thomas. After leaving Vila hosted the show Bob Vila 's Home Again, which was later renamed the Bob Vila.
Vila has published ten books, including a five-part book series called Bob Vila 's Guide to Historic Homes of America (Bob Vilas Guide to historic American homes ).
Vila also had several appearances in various episodes of the fictional home improvement show Tool Time within the sitcom Listen, Home Improvement. In a small supporting role, he joined the U.S. film comedy Hot Shots! The second attempt to, in which he abdichtete the house of Topper Harley.