In 1968, Allen Lyle took the stage for the first time, tackling the lead role of Santa Claus in his third-grade Christmas play, The Night Before Christmas. That was the beginning of a lifetime love affair with entertaining. He credits his love of performing and creating laughter to the late, great Red Skelton, whom he watched religiously every week, and vowed that one day, he would be on television, too.
It was 1980 when Allen pushed his way into the construction scene – literally. His constant companion for several months was a push broom, as he was the sole laborer for a residential builder in central Florida. In the years to follow, he would branch out into landscaping, framing, electrical, plumbing and painting; he also studied the trade of a finished carpenter and became a skilled cabinetmaker. As time progressed, he became adept in every facet of construction, and soon found himself as the job foreman for a large home builder in Valencia, California.
Upon returning to the Gulf Coast, Allen kept his childhood vow and made it on the small screen. He anchored the local NBC affiliate morning news program in Mobile, AL for over five years, before joining the cast of the nationally syndicated television show Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford. He also co-hosts the Today’s Homeowner radio show and is working on developing his new TV series, Allen Lyle’s Pet Projects.
Allen is still active in community theater as an award-winning actor. Some of his past performances on stage include Anything Goes, Guys & Dolls, Sordid Lives, A Few Good Men, CATS and Thoroughly Modern Millie. But, by far his greatest production is his beautiful daughter, Savannah Mae.