James Michael Tyler Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics, Biography, Facts

James Michael Tyler Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics, Biography, Facts
James Michael Tyler Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth May 28, 1962
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Date of Death October 24, 2021

James Michael Tyler was an American actor, assistant film editor, and production assistant. He is best known for playing the role of Gunther in the NBC sitcom Friends, a role that made him the show’s most-frequently-appearing recurring character actor. In addiiton to that, Tyler was also cast in other shows and movies such as The Disturbance at Dinner, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Nobody’s WatchingScrubsJust Shoot Me!The Gesture and The WordMotel BlueJason’s Big Problem, and The Roommate.

Born Name

James Michael Tyler

Nick Name

James

James Michael Tyler as seen in an Instagram post in October 2019
James Michael Tyler as seen in an Instagram post in October 2019 (James Michael Tyler / Instagram)

Age

He was born on May 28, 1962.

Died

On October 24, 2021, he died of prostate cancer at the age of 59 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Mississippi, United States (He was born either in Greenwood, Mississippi or in Winona, Mississippi.)

Residence

He resided in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Nationality

American

 

Education

James Michael Tyler studied at T.L. Hanna High School, from where he graduated in 1980. After that, he attended Anderson College (later known as Anderson University) and graduated with a 2-year degree in 1982.

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He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Geology in 1984. In 1987, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia.

Occupation

Actor, Assistant Film Editor, Production Assistant

Family

  • Father – Dewitt Eugene Tyler (Served as a United States Air Force (USAF) captain)
  • Mother – Mary Sue Pullen
  • Siblings – Linda (Older Sister). James had 3 more older siblings.

Manager

James Michael Tyler was signed with Thirdhill Entertainment, Talent Management Company, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth had been $4 Million.

Build

Average

James Michael Tyler as seen while smiling in a selfie with Jennifer Carno in June 2021
James Michael Tyler as seen while smiling in a selfie with Jennifer Carno in June 2021 (Jennifer Carno / Instagram)

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

James Michael Tyler had dated –

  1. Barbara Chadsey (1995-2003) – He got married to Barbara Chadsey in the year 1995 but the couple separated in 2003. James filed for divorce in 2014 citing irreconcilable differences.
  2. Jennifer Carno – In 2017, he married Jennifer Carno and the duo remained together until his death in 2021.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

He used to dye his hair ‘blonde’.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

His bleached-blonde hair

James Michael Tyler and Jennifer Carno in London, England in September 2015
James Michael Tyler and Jennifer Carno in London, England in September 2015 (James Michael Tyler / Instagram)

James Michael Tyler Facts

  1. His father passed away when he was 10 years old and his mother died of breast cancer when James was 11. Eventually, he shifted to Anderson, South Carolina to live with his sister.
  2. James was the youngest of 5 siblings.
  3. During his time at Clemson University, he was a member of a student theatre group, the Clemson Players, which sparked his interest in pursuing a career in acting.
  4. When he shifted to Los Angeles in 1988, he worked as an assistant film editor and production assistant.
  5. From 1995 to 2004, James Michael Tyler played Gunther, a coffee shop worker at Central Perk who has a mostly secret profound love for Rachel, in the Friends.
  6. His signature blonde hair on Friends was in fact accidental.
  7. James Michael Tyler was cast as Oscar Bevins in the 1997 thriller film Motel Blue (also known as Blue Motel).
  8. In 2018, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and he publicly disclosed his illness in June 2021, shortly after the release of Friends: The Reunion.
  9. He supported charities like the Lili Claire Foundation and AIDS Project Los Angeles.
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