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James Michael Tyler was born on the 28th May 1962, in Winona, Mississippi USA, and is an actor who is probably best known around the world for starring in the role of Gunther in the NBC TV sitcom “Friends” (1994-2004). He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1994.
Have you ever wondered how rich James Michael Tyler is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of James’ net worth is over $500,000, which has been accumulated through his successful career as an actor, from appearing in a number of TV and film titles.
James Michael Tyler Net Worth $500,000
James Michael Tyler was raised with four older siblings in Greenwood, Mississippi by his father, who was a retired Air Force captain, and his mother, who was a housewife. At the age of 10, his father passed away, and in the following year his mother also passed away, so when he was 11 years old, James relocated to Anderson, South Carolina to live with his sister. There he attended Anderson College (now Anderson University), two years, but subsequently he graduated with a degree in Geology in 1982 from Clemson University. While he was a student at Clemson, James became interested in acting, so he joined the Clemson Players, a theatre group. Afterwards, he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1987 from the University of Georgia.
Following his graduation, James moved to Los Angeles and got the job as production assistant for the film entitled “Fat Man And Little Boy” (1989), and also served as film editor. Subsequently, he made his debut appearance in the short film “The Roommate” (1992), which was also the directorial debut by actor and director Joe Toppe. Two years later, he got his breakout role as Gunther in the popular comedy series “Friends” (1994-2004), created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, and starring also Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry, among other stars. He got the role of Gunther mostly thanks to his white hair, which he acquired by an accident, as one of his friends who was studying to become a hairdresser conducted an experiment on his hair, and it turned out to be ghostly white. The role celebrated him as an actor, and added a considerable amount to his net worth.
During the show, James remained active in elsewhere in the entertainment industry, landing roles in such films as “Motel Blue” (1997), “The Disturbance At Dinner” (1998), and ‘Foreign Correspondents” (1999), increasing further his net worth.
Following the end of the “Friends”, James made several more appearances, including in films “Nobody’s Watching” (2006), “Jason’s Big Problem” (2009), “Keeping Up With The Downs” (2010), and the TV series “Modern Music” (2013), which is his most recent appearance. His net worth was certainly rising.
When it comes to his personal life, James Michael Tyler was married to Barbara Chadsey, a personal trainer, from 1995 to 2014; according to sources, he is currently single. His current residence is in Hollywood, California. James is known as a big supporter of the AIDS Project L.A. and the Lili Claire Foundation. In spare time, he enjoys writing music and playing golf.