James Michael Tyler Biography – James Michael Tyler Wiki
James Michael Tyler is an American actor best known for his role as Gunther on the NBC sitcom Friends. From 1994 to 2004, he played Gunther on the sitcom Friends. Gunther was a coffee shop worker at Central Perk who had unrequited love for Rachel Green, played by Jennifer Aniston. This led to a ten-year career with appearances in 148 of Friends’ 236 episodes; he is the show’s most frequently appearing guest star. In honor of Friends’ 15th anniversary in 2009, Tyler officially opened the temporary Central Perk pop-up replica in London. It was open for two weeks from September to October and fans could apply for tickets to receive a free coffee and see memorabilia from the show. He appeared in the unaired pilot satire sitcom Nobody’s Watching, playing himself on the set of Central Perk. In honor of Friends’ 20th anniversary in 2014, Tyler made appearances at a Central Perk replica in SoHo.
He featured in the BBC/Showtime sitcom Episodes (Series 2, Episode 6) as himself playing an ice hockey coach when Matt LeBlanc tries unsuccessfully to get the other main stars from Friends to appear in the promotional video for the fictional television show Pucks. In 1988 he moved to Los Angeles and became a production assistant for Fat Man and Little Boy and an assistant film editor. He supports the Lili Claire Foundation and AIDS Project L.A charities. He currently lives in Hollywood. He graduated from Anderson College (now Anderson University) with a two-year degree in 1982 and Clemson University with a degree in geology in 1984. During his time at Clemson, he was a member of a student theatre group, the Clemson Players. This experience sparked his interest in becoming an actor. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1987.
James Michael Tyler Age
He was born on May 28, 1962 in Greenwood, Mississippi, United States.
James Michael Tyler Family
He was born the youngest of five children in Greenwood, Mississippi. He was named after his uncle. His hometown was Winona, Mississippi. When he was 10 years old his father died, and when he was 11 years old, his mother also died. At age 12, Tyler moved to Anderson, South Carolina to live with his sister. He has a sister, Linda Tyler Clark.
James Michael Tyler Wife
In 1995, he married his ex-wife Barbara Chadsey. In 2014, he filed for divorce, citing Irreconcilable differences.
James Michael Tyler Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) tall.