James Michael Tyler

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James Michael Tyler
Born(1962-05-28)May 28, 1962
DiedOctober 24, 2021(2021-10-24) (aged 59)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materClemson University
OccupationActor
Years active1994 – 2021
Notable work
Gunther in Friends

James Michael Tyler (May 28, 1962 – October 24, 2021) was an American actor. He was best known for playing Gunther in the sitcom series Friends. Tyler was born in Winona, Mississippi.

Personal life[change | change source]

In June 2021, Tyler said he was diagnosed with stage-4 prostate cancer back in 2018.[1] He died from the disease at his Los Angeles, California home on October 24, 2021 at the age of 59.[2]

Filmography[change | change source]

  • The Disturbance at Dinner (1998)
  • Foreign Correspondents (1999)
  • Motel Blue (1999)
  • Live With It (2008)
  • Jason's Big Problem (2010)

Television[change | change source]

  • Friends (1994 – 2004)
  • Just Shoot Me! (2000)
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (2001)
  • Scrubs (2005)
  • Iron Chef America
  • ICarly (2011)
  • Episodes

Music videos[change | change source]

  • Come Tomorrow

References[change | change source]

  1. "'Friends' actor James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther, shares prostate cancer diagnosis". NBC News. 2021-06-21. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  2. "James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on Friends, has died aged 59". The Independent. 2021-10-24. Retrieved 2021-10-24.

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