James Michael Tyler Net Worth, Age, Height, Relationship Status

James Michael Tyler is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Gunther on the popular NBC television sitcom Friends. Tyler recently appeared on Friends Reunion where he was unrecognizable. James Michael Tyler’s net worth at the time of his death is estimated to be around $4 million.

Full Name James Michael Tyler
Birth Date May 28, 1962
Birth Place Greenwood, Mississippi, U. S.
Profession Actor
Ex-Husband Barbara Chadsey
Net Worth $4 million

Early life

James Michael Tyler was born on May 28, 1962 in Greenwood, Mississippi, United States. He grew up with four brothers. James is named after his uncle. At the age of 10 he lost his father and after a year his mother died. A year later he moved to Anderson, South Carolina, where he lived with his sister.

As for his education, he first attended Anderson College, where he earned a two-year bachelor’s degree in 1982. Two years later, he entered Clemson University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in geology. While studying with Clemson, he acted as one of the members of the student theater company The Clemson Players.

While working in a theater company, he became interested in acting. In 1987 she received a master’s degree from the University of Georgia, specializing in fine arts. She later moved to Los Angeles in search of more acting opportunities. There she began working as a production assistant on The Fat Man and the Little Boy in 1989.

James Michael Tyler Net Worth and Career

Tyler’s big break was as Gunther on the NBC sitcom Friends. In fact, he was offered a job as an extra on a popular sitcom that had a small role as a coffee boy. Tyler was so impressive even in his small role that he landed a recurring role on the show. He was on the show for 10 years, appearing in 148 episodes out of 236.

In addition to appearing on Friends, she has appeared on other television shows such as Just Shoot Me!, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Clinic, Iron Chef America, Episodes, and Modern Music. Tyler recently appeared on the hit television sitcom Friends. The reunion special premiered on May 27, 2021 on HBO Max.

During the special meeting, Tyler was practically a stranger. He probably drew attention to his blond and white hair, which is gone today. His trademark white blonde hair was accidentally dyed by one of his friends, which the producers unexpectedly liked and continued with his white blonde hair on the show. Tyler also had to bleach his hair every week, which he did for 10 years.

Personal life of James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler married Barbara Chadsey in 1995. He spent nearly 20 years with her before filing for divorce in 2014 due to irreconcilable differences. James appears to have remarried a woman named Jenn. He often shares a photo of her with her on her official Instagram account @slate_michael.

He recently announced that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018. Speaking on the Today Show, he said, “I have been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to my bones. I have been dealing with this diagnosis for almost three years. This is stage 4. The last stage of cancer. So at some point, you know, it’s probably going to come to me.”

On October 24, 2021, Tyler died of illness at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 59.

james michael tyler net worth

As of 2021, James Michael Tyler’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. He earned a total of $4.65 million from his appearance on Friends. James received a total salary of $30,000 in the first season, $160,000 in the second season, $600,000 in seasons 3 and 4, $1.11 million in seasons 5, 6 and 2, $48 million in the remaining seasons.