James Michael Tyler is a famous American actor. He is most renowned for playing the role of Gunther on the NBC’s television series ‘Friends.’ James has been acting since 1994. Continue reading to find the net worth of James Michael Tyler as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
James Michael Tyler was born on 28th May 1962 in Greenwood, Mississippi, in the US. He was named after his grandfather James Michael Tyler. He was the youngest of 5 children. James Michael Tyler’s hometown was Winona, Mississippi.
At age 10, James Michael Tyler’s father died, and the following year his mother also died. When James Michael Tyler was 12 years old, he relocated to Anderson, South Carolina, where he lived with his sister.
James Michael Tyler graduated with a 2-year degree from Anderson College (present Anderson University) (1982). Also, James Michael Tyler graduated with a degree in Geology from Clemson University (1984). As a student, James Michael Tyler was a member of the student theatre group called the Clemson Players. Thus, James became interested in acting. James earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia (1987).
In 1995, James Michael Tyler married Barbara Chadsey. However, they separated in 2003 and got divorced in 2014. Currently, James Michael Tyler lives in Hollywood.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1988 James Michael Tyler moved to Los Angeles. He worked as a production assistant for ‘Fat Man and Little Boy’ and as an assistant film editor.
James Michael Tyler played a minor role in a scene inside the coffee shop for ‘Friends’ (1994). Following, James Michael Tyler enacted Gunther in the television series ‘Friends’ (1994-2004). The character, Gunther was a coffee shop worker. This coffee shop was located at the Central Park. Gunther had a fascination for Rachel Green (enacted by Jennifer Aniston). James Michael Tyler appeared as guest star in 148 of 236 episodes of ‘Friends’ for consecutive ten years. This led James Michael Tyler to get work in other roles in television series and movies.
James Michael Tyler appeared in other notable television series. These include ‘Anger Management,’ ‘Episodes,’ ‘iCarly,’ ‘Iron Chef America,’ ‘Just Shoot Me!’, ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,’ ‘Scrubs’ and others.
James Michael Taylor enacted in full-length movies including ‘Foreign Correspondents’, ‘Jason’s Big Problem,’ ‘Live With It,’ ‘Motel Blue’ and ‘The Disturbance at Dinner.’ James has appeared on the music video ‘Come Tomorrow’ by Chicane.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of James Michael Tyler is $1 million. Most of James Michael Tyler’s wealth comes from a career as an actor. James Michael Tyler appeared as a guest star, Gunther in the television series ‘Friends.’ He earned per episode and had appeared in 148 of 236 from 1994 to 2004. His successful role as Gunther led him to appear in other television series and movies. Also, James Michael Taylor has appeared in a music video.
James Michael Taylor is an active supporter of the Lili Claire Foundation. Also, James Michael Taylor is also associated with the AIDS Project L.A charities.