James Michael Tyler is an American actor. He is most popular for his character of Gunther in the hit sitcom, Friends.
In addition, James is managing Thirdhill Entertainment, a talent management company based in Beverly Hills. He also played one of the main characters of Chad in 2013’s TV series, Modern Music.
On October 24, 2021, he died from the disease at his home in Los Angeles, at age of 59. Tyler was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018 but did not publicly disclose his illness until June 2021, shortly after the release of Friends: The Reunion.
James Michael Tyler: Age, Parents, Ethnicity
He was born on 28 May 1962 in Winona, Mississippi, the United States. The name of his father was Dewitt Eugene Tyler and his mother’s name was Mary Sue Pullen.
His dad was an Air Force captain and he passed away in 1973 due to an accident. His mom was a homemaker and he died due to breast cancer in the same year.
James’s ancestry is Caucasian and has four older siblings. One of his sisters’ names is Linda Tyler Clark.
Regarding academics, he at first attended T. L. Hanna High School. After this, he studied Geology at Clemson University.
Then he achieved his MFA degree from the University of Georgia.
James Michael Tyler: Professional Life, Career
James Michael Tyler became the popular face of the entertainment industry after appearing in the hit sit-com series, Friends. He joined the cast in 1994 till its final season in 2004.
His character Gunther is loved by the public and portrayed the role for 148 episodes. Moreover, he was briefly seen in other shows such as Just Shoot Me! (2000), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (2001), Scrubs (2005), and more.
Besides this, this actor has also appeared in several big-screen projects. The list of his movies are,
The Disturbance at Dinner (1998)
Foreign Correspondents (1999)
Motel Blue (1999)
Jason’s Big Problem (2010)
James Michael Tyler: Net Worth, Salary
As of 2022, he has accumulated an estimated net worth of around $4 million US. Also, his salary from his singing career is not yet disclosed.