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James Michael Tyler Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 28 May 1962Winona, Mississippi, USA
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

James Michael Tyler was born in Winona, Mississippi on May 28. The youngest of five children, he was raised by a retired Air Force captain and a homemaker. At age 11, his parents died and he moved to Anderson, South Carolina to live with his sister. Tyler enrolled at Clemson University as a geology major and earned a bachelor of arts degree. He earned his Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Georgia. In 1988, he moved to Los Angeles and became a production assistant for "Fat Man and Little Boy" and later became an assistant apprentice film editor. He also worked as an extra and practiced music on the keyboard.

When not working, Tyler practices the keyboard in his studio at home and writes music. He enjoys playing tennis, golf, and jogging. He is active in the Lili Claire Foundation and AIDS Project L.A charities. James Michael Tyler and his wife Barbara, a personal trainer, live in Hollywood.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Linz

Spouse (1)

Barbara (? - present)

Trade Mark (1)

His bleach-blonde hair

Trivia (5)

Ended up with the role of Gunther on Friends (1994) because he worked at a coffee shop as a barista and was asked if he would be interested in being an extra on the show working behind the counter.
He attended Clemson University and graduated with a degree in Geology. He earned his Masters in Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Georgia.
When he was 11, his parents died and he moved to Anderson, South Carolina, to live with his sister.
He attended T. L. Hanna High School in Anderson which is the same school in the movie "Radio" starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ed Harris.
Tyler's signature peroxide blonde hair was actually accidental. The day before the Friends audition, one of Tyler's acquaintances, who studied to become a hairdresser, experimented on his hair. When Tyler showed up for the audition, the producer liked it so much they decided to keep it.

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