James Michael Tyler
James Michael Tyler

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Name: James Michael Tyler
Occupation: TV Actor
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 28, 1962
Age: 60
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler was born on May 28, 1962 in United States (60 years old). James Michael Tyler is a TV Actor, zodiac sign: Gemini. Find out James Michael Tylernet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Best known for his role as the coffee shop worker Gunther on the hit NBC sitcom Friends

Trivia

James Michael Tyler was originally an extra on Friends but was cast as Gunther because he was the only one who knew how to operate an espresso machine.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$4 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

James Michael Tyler Salary Detail

James Michael Tyler Friends Salary: During the first season, James earned $5,000 per episode in which he appeared. He appeared in six episodes during the first season, so his total salary was $30,000. For the second season he appeared in 16 episodes and earned $10,000 per episode. That's $160,000 for the season. For seasons three and four, 30 episodes, he earned $20,000 per episode. That's $600,000 for seasons three and four. For seasons 5 and 6, 37 episodes, he earned $30,000 per episode, $1.11 million for the period. For the remainder of the series, 62 episodes in which he appeared, James earned $40,000 per episode. That's $2.48 million for the seasons.

Add it all up and James Michael Tyler earned $4.65 million playing Gunther in "Friends", which after adjusting slightly for inflation is the same as around $6.3 million in today's dollars. Since Friends was a SAG show, James likely also earned a decent chunk of money in the first year the show was sold into syndication in the form of royalties. Perhaps another $1-2 million.

Before Fame

James Michael Tyler graduated with a degree in Geology from Clemson University and became a production assistant on the film Fat Man and Little Boy.

Biography Timeline

1962

James Michael Tyler was born the youngest of five children on May 28, 1962 in Greenwood, Mississippi. He was named after his uncle. Tyler's hometown was Winona, Mississippi. When he was 10 years old his father died, and when he was 11 years old, his mother died. At age 12, Tyler moved to Anderson, South Carolina to live with his sister. 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.

1988

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. Tyler currently lives in Hollywood.

1994

From 1994 to 2004, James Michael Tyler 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.

1995

In 1995, Tyler married Barbara Chadsey. In 2014, he filed for divorce, citing "Irreconcilable differences".

2009

In honour 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.

2014

In honour of Friends' 20th anniversary in 2014, Tyler made appearances at a Central Perk replica in SoHo.

Family Life

James Michael Tyler was the youngest of six children born to his parents, a retired U.S. Air Force captain and a homemaker.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, James Michael Tyler is 60 years, 4 months and 8 days old. James Michael Tyler will celebrate 61st birthday on a Sunday 28th of May 2023. Below we countdown to James Michael Tyler upcoming birthday.

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