Who is Tyler Labine?

Tyler is a Canadian-American award-winning actor, perhaps best known to the world as Dale in the film “Tucker and Dale vs Evil” (2010), and as Dr. Iggy Frome in the TV series “New Amsterdam” (2018-2022) amongst numerous other popular roles in his career.

Image source

What is Tyler Labine Doing Now?

Tyler just finished shooting the fifth and last season of the award-winning TV medical drama series “New Amsterdam” (2018-2022), in which he portrayed Head of Psychiatry Dr. Iggy Frome, which premiered on 20 September 2022. Tyler appeared in over 70 episodes of the award-winning medical drama series.

He is now working on the comedy film “Sam & Kate”, set to premiere on 11 November 2022.

Tyler Labine Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Tyler Sean Labine was born on 29 April 1978, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He hasn’t revealed his parents’ names, but it is known that he has two brothers, Kyle and Cameron Labine.

He actually spent his childhood in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, where he went to Maple Ridge Secondary School; there’s no information on whether he enrolled at any university.

Career Beginnings

Before making his acting debut, Tyler held several odd jobs, including as a pizza delivery boy. In one interview, he recounted some of the situations he experienced, included when a customer flicked a nickel at him and broke his nose.

He made his acting debut in 1991, as Aaron Wineberg in an episode of the award-winning drama series “Street Legal”. The following year he was Alphie Bugle in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning adventure mystery-drama series “Avonlea”.

Tyler continued his career with minor roles in the TV series “Madison” (1993), “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” (1994), and “The Commish” in 1995, while in 1996, he appeared in the television sci-fi action-adventure movie “Generation X”.

The same year, he portrayed Little John in the award-winning adventure drama movie “Robin of Locksley”, with Devon Sawa, Sarah Chalke, and Billy O’Sullivan in the lead roles.

In 1997, Tyler secured his first major role, as Jimmy Farrell in the critically-acclaimed comedy series “Breaker High”, about high school students who attend school on a cruise ship, co-starring Rachel Wilson, Ryan Gosling, Persia White and Terri Conn.

Before the decade ended, Tyler appeared in the award-winning fantasy family-drama series “Mr. Rice’s Secret”, with David Bowie and Bill Switzer in the lead roles, about a terminally ill boy who embarks on a treasure hunt for ‘Potion of Life’ with the mysterious Mr. Rice.

Moreover, he appeared in Malcolm Ingram’s comedy action-drama film “Tail Lights Fade”, which starred Jaimz Woolvett, Breckin Meyer, and Jake Busey.

He began the 2000s with minor roles in such films as the biopic “Take Me Home: The John Denver Story”, which tells the story of Denver’s rise to fame but also about his personal tragedies, with Chad Lowe in the lead role, accompanied by Kristin Davis and Gerald McRaney.

Next, he was Ray in the comedy-drama film “Marine Life”, and played Malcolm in the award-winning drama film “Here’s to Life!”, written and directed by Arne Olsen and starring Eric McCormack, James Whitmore, and Kim Hunter.

In 2001 he was Scotty Callback in the TV adventure crime-comedy film “Dead Last”, co-starring next to Sara Downing and Brikett Turton, and in 2002 he was the star of the short-lived TV fantasy comedy-drama series “That Was Then”, alongside James Bulliard and Kiele Sanchez.

Tyler next starring role was as John Belushi in the 2004 television comedy-drama movie “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy”, which is an inside look at the late ‘70s ABC sitcom that made Robin Williams a star, co-starring Chris Diamantopoulos, Erinn Hayes and Michelle Harrison.

The same year, he appeared in the award-winning romantic-drama film “Aurora Borealis”, and joined the main cast of the critically-acclaimed horror mystery drama series “Invasion”, next to William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian and Kari Matchett.

Rise to Stardom

In 2006, Tyler portrayed Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Winant in the TV crime-drama series “Boston Legal”, while in 2007, he was chosen for the role of Bert Wysocki in the award-winning TV fantasy adventure comedy-drama series “Reaper”, about 21-year-old Sam, who finds out that his soul was sold to the devil by his parents, and that he now must work as a bounty hunter for the devil until his death. Tyler, Bret Harrison, and Rick Gonzales comprised the main cast, alongside Ray Wise as the Devil. The series lasted until 2009, which in large part increased Tyler’s popularity.

In 2008, Tyler starred in the romantic comedy-drama film “Control Alt Delete”, alongside Sonja Bennett and Geoff Gustafson and in 2009 had the supporting role in the award-winning drama film “The Zero Sum”, about a mugger who falls in love with one of his victims, and which starred Ewen Bremner, Sarah Strange and David Richmond-Peck.

The following year, he secured one of his most prominent roles, as a hillbilly Dale in the horror-comedy film “Tucker and Dale vs Evil”, which follows Dale and his friend Tucker who are on vacation at a mountain cabin, and are mistaken for murderers by a group of college students, co-starring Alan Tudyk.

Tyler next starred in the short-lived but award-winning TV comedy series “Sons of Tucson”, and then starred in Carl Bessai’s comedy-drama film “Fathers & Sons”, next to Stephen Lobo and Manoj Sood, both in 2010.

The following year, he appeared in the Academy Award-nominated sci-fi action drama film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, which starred James Franco, Andy Serkis, and Freida Pinto. Three years later, he was the main star of Rob Pearlstein’s comedy film “Someone Marry Barry”, in which three friends plot to find a wife for their socially inapt friend, however, they create more problems when they introduce him to a woman who is just like him. Tyler’s co-stars included Damon Wayans Jr., Thomas Middleditch, Hayes MacArthur and Lucy Punch.

Next, he was Kevin Pacalioglu in the awarded fantasy comedy series “Deadbeat” (2014-2016), and also in 2016, starred as Chuck in the award-winning comedy-drama series “Funeral Day”.

The following year, he joined the cast of the popular TV adventure comedy series “Dick Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” as Sherlock Hobbs, starring Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, and Hannah Marks. Then, in 2018 he was Daryl in the thriller film “Broken Star”, and portrayed Martin Saginaw in the third season of the TV thriller-crime series “StartUp”.

To speak further of his accomplishments, Tyler co-starred in the horror action-adventure film “Escape Room” as Mike Nolan, with Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, and Jay Ellis in the lead roles.

In our #NextChange, solve the clues to survive! #EscapeRoomEscape Room Movie #EscapeRoomMovie #TaylorRussell Deborah Ann Woll Jay Ellis Tyler Labine

Posted by INOX Leisure Ltd. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Voice Acting

Additional to his on-screen success, Tyler is an acclaimed voice actor. He started in 2000 with the voice role of Brandon Caine in the animated action series “Action Man”. He voiced Greek Council VP in the BAFTA-nominated animated adventure-comedy film “Monsters University” in 2013, while from 2016 to 2018, he voiced Hunk in the animated series “Voltron: Legendary Defender”, and in the subsequent video game “DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles” in 2017, and the TV series shorts “Voltron Legendary Defender Motion Comic”.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Tyler Labine’s net worth is estimated at over $2 million, obtained through his acting and voice-over career, during which h’as appeared in more than 110 film and TV titles.

Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children, Gay?

Tyler’s character, Iggy Frome, in the TV series “New Amsterdam,” is openly gay, which had the fans question Tyler’s sexuality in real life. Many thought that he was gay, but that was not the case.

He married actress Carrie Ruscheinsky in 2007 and has three children with her. However, the couple has been separated since 2021, though there is no news about their divorce or reconciliation.

Appearance, Vital Statistics, and Weight Loss

Tyler has light brown hair and gray eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.82m) and weighs about 170lbs (77kgs). He’s been suffering from an eating disorder ever since he was a child, and has struggled with being chubby and overweight for the better time of his life. He’s now managed to keep up a healthy diet, and reduce his weight to normal.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Tyler is a huge sports fan, and his favorite team is the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.

He’s talked about his struggles with anxiety and mental health overall, saying that he is now on a 12-step program, and taking anxiety medication.

Tyler is also a talented singer, and has recently released his debut single, “Moving Apart”.

Write A Comment

Pin It