Born on 28th May 1962 in Greenwood, Mississippi, James Michael Tyler is an American actor who has been active since 1994 till present. He played Gunther on the series Friends, a coffee shop worker who has one sided love for Jennifer Aniston's character Rachel Green. Let have a look at the brief bio below of this personality.
The youngest child with 4 siblings elder to him, Tyler was raised by a homemaker and an ex-Air Force captain. His parents died when he was only 11, and then he moved to live in with his sister in Anderson, Southern Carolina. He is an ex-student of Clemson University where he received a degree in Geology, and after that he joined University of Georgia to get his Masters of Fine Arts in Acting, where he was also a member of the Clemson Players, a student theatre group. Being a part of the theatre group aroused in him the interest to begin a career in acting, and in 1988 he went to Los Angeles and began working as a an apprentice film editor and production assistant at the same time.
He has appeared on the following films and TV shows : The Disturbance at Dinner (1998), Foreign Correspondents (1999), Motel Blue (1999), Jason's Big Problem (2010), 50/50 (2011), Friends (1994 – 2004), Just Shoot Me! (2000), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (season 5 / episode 11, 2001), Scrubs (season 4 / episode 23, 2005), Iron Chef America, iCarly, Episodes (season 2 / episode 6, 2012), and Anger Management. He also was seen in the DJ / electronic music producer Chicane's music video for Come Tomorrow.
It may be interesting to some to know about how he acquired his role in Friends. Tyler actually worked as a barista in a coffee shop in reality, so he was asked by the makers of Friends if he would like to feature as an extra behind the counter. The reason for his blonde hair is because of an experiment-gone-wrong done on his hair by one of his acquaintances who was training to become a hairdresser. This happened just one day before the audition for Friends, so Tyler could do nothing about it, only to be surprised by the producer who liked it actually and decided to keep it as it is.
Tyler was married to Barbara Chadsey since 1995, but in 2014 he filed divorce from his wife with whom he had already started living separately, at around the same time that the Friends series was ending after 10 long seasons. The main differences for filing up divorce are irreconcilable differences, and the couple had been living separately for 10 years since 2003. As of now, we do not know whether or not he is in relationship with anyone else.
Tyler has been active in the entertainment industry for quiet some time now, and his net worth at the moment is $500 thousand. He has about 1 thousand followers on twitter, and other information about him can also be gathered from the internet on social media.Tyler is connected to AIDS Project L.A. charities and also the Lili Claire Foundation. Slightly bald but always an affable person with a smiling face, Tyler is 5 feet 11 inches in height and lives in the Hollywood.