What drives you? What’s on your list? Artistry? Success? Thriving under pressure?
While all of those certainly make Tyler’s list; on top is: Passion. Being innovative. Challenged. Scratching the constant creative itch.
Growing up in Seattle, WA, Tyler channeled that flare into Musical Theatre. He was nominated for two 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Awards for Best supporting Actor (Drake in Annie) and Best Actor in a Featured Role (Harry the Horse in Guys & Dolls). He focused more on Theatre when he starred as the lead in the original play The Amazing Dickie at The Odd Duck Theatre.
He set his sights on Los Angeles and made the leap where he continued to work, snagging minor bits such as Glee (Letterman, Seasons 1-3) and Crazy, Stupid, Love, among others, while booking student films and shorts.
Simultaneously, from a young age he made several home videos & projects, honing his “producing” skills while heavily working on Editing. Self taught, he worked his way through Pinnacle Studio, Final Cut and on to Adobe Premiere.
With a little dance background (part of a company for a year in WA with a lead in: Hollywood Executives and the titular role in Vincent O’Brien), he managed to become a part of Michael Arden’s A Christmas Carol (Geffen Playhouse) as a Christmas Past Dancing Projection.
He’s teamed up with fellow creators Jordan Van Clief and Cody Allen in writing, staring & producing Helter-Sheltered, a comedy series pilot concept centered around Camp Sanctuary, a live in facility that takes in sheltered minds and tries to teach them the necessary skills to be integrated into everyday society.
His collaboration with Cody Allen bore more opportunity as he was asked to conceive, direct and edit his first 4 music videos off of his debut album Confessions of An Addicted Lover. This has lead to other opportunities for Tyler to stretch his directing wings.
Tyler is represented by AAUTA and continues his Acting career. His side time is spent Editing or working on his own content, including the comedy short form series The Other Christ Kids, and the sci-fi thriller Refraction.