James Michael Tyler (1962–2021)


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James Michael Tyler was born in Mississippi. The youngest of five children, he was raised by a retired United States Air Force captain father and a homemaker mother. At age 11, he moved to Anderson, South Carolina to live with his sister. A Tigers fan, he enrolled at Clemson University and majored in Geology. While getting his B.S., Tyler joined ... See full bio »

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Friends Gunther
(1994-2004)
Episodes James Michael Tyler
(2012)
Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters Judge (Fruits de Mer Battle)
(2004)

Filmography

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 2020 The Gesture and The Word (Short)
Gilbert
 2020 Processing (Short)
Frank Brandt
 2013 Modern Music (TV Series)
Chad Levitz
- Music Biz Dealios Part 2 (2013) ... Chad Levitz
- Queen of Shock Pop (2013) ... Chad Levitz
- Blu Jam at Buckies (2013) ... Chad Levitz
- Music Biz Dealios (2013) ... Chad Levitz
- Pilot (2013) ... Chad Levitz
 2012 Episodes (TV Series)
James Michael Tyler
- Episode Six (2012) ... James Michael Tyler
 2010 Keeping Up with the Downs (TV Short)
Chase
 2009 Jason's Big Problem
Blane
 2008/I Live with It (Short)
Andrew
 2006 Nobody's Watching (TV Movie)
James Michael Tyler
 2005 Friends: The One with All the Trivia (Video Game) (voice)
 2005 Scrubs (TV Series)
Therapist
- My Faith in Humanity (2005) ... Therapist
 1994-2004 Friends (TV Series)
Gunther
- The Last One (2004) ... Gunther
- The One with Princess Consuela (2004) ... Gunther
- The One with Phoebe's Wedding (2004) ... Gunther
- The One Where Chandler Gets Caught (2004) ... Gunther (uncredited)
- The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits (2003) ... Gunther (uncredited)
 2001 Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Ethan
- My Best Shot (2001) ... Ethan
 2000 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Doctor
- Donnie Returns (2000) ... Doctor
 1999 Foreign Correspondents
Randy
 1998 The Disturbance at Dinner
Wilson Pomade
 1997 Motel Blue
Oscar Bevins
 1992 The Roommate (Short)
Bar Patron
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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Jennifer Carno  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Tyler, Dewitt Eugene | Pullen, Mary Sue

Relatives:

Tyler, Linda (sibling)
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Trivia:

Diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer and had been fighting this since 2018 and was, two years later, unable to participate physically in person on the Friends (1994) reunion special, appearing instead via Zoom. See more »

Trademark:

His bleached-blonde hair See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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