Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1966
SpouseRenae Geerlings (m. 2007), Jean Goertz (m. 1988–2003)
MarkTowering height
FactTrained for his audition for a role in the movie re-make "Rollerball (2002)" (which also starred fellow X-Men alumnus Rebecca Romijn in the San Fernando Valley roller rink Moonlight Rollerway for a week, but did not succeed in landing a role.


Who is Tyler Mane?

Daryl Karolat was born on 8 December 1966, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is a former professional wrestler turned actor, probably best known for his role as Michael Myers in the “Halloween” remake, along with its sequel “Halloween II”. He also portrayed Ajax in “Troy” and Sabretooth in “X-Men”.

The Net Worth of Tyler Mane

As of mid-2020, Tyler Mane’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, earned mostly through success in the acting profession. He also gained money during his professional career in wrestling, but most of his wealth has been from high-profile roles in films.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Tyler grew up in Saskatoon and spent most of his youth there, during which time he became very interested in professional wrestling, though he didn’t see it as a career until after matriculating from high school. He attended Walter Murray Collegiate Institute, and shortly afterwards began his pursuit of wrestling, traveling to Calgary to look for schools to teach him. He began training with several well-known names from across the country, including Stu Hart, Red Bastien, and Mando Guerrero.

In 1986, he made his professional wrestling debut in Canada under the name Skywalker Nitron. The following year he wrestled in South Africa, and the opportunity there proved fruitful as it led him to be hired by the United Kingdom company, Joint Promotions. He wrestled with them for a year, and was then invited to tour for New Japan Pro Wrestling, in which he adopted the name Gully Gaspar. He worked in a trio alongside Barry and Billy, all three having pirate gimmicks and identified by wearing hockey masks. Around this time, he also began making guest appearances in World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

Tyler Mane

Retirement from Wrestling

While Mane didn’t have a lot of presence in WCW, he was known for being the bodyguard of Woman and Doom in 1989, appearing in Starrcade 1989. Following his work there, he returned to Japan to tour with All Japan Pro Wrestling, in which he was a part of the World’s Strongest Tag Determination League, an annual tag team tournament hosted by the promotion. He then moved to wrestle in Puerto Rico, before settling in Mexico where he had a contract with the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libra.

In 1993 he finally got his contract with WCW, taking up the name Big Sky and set in a tag team with Vinnie Vegas; Vegas would later move to World Wrestling Federation (WWF) under the name Diesel and leave him behind.

Due to this, he was lost in the shuffle and began wrestling in the independent scene again. One of his last promotions was in the Universal Wrestling Federation in which he won a championship. After the promotion dissolved, he decided to quit wrestling all together, as he could never really find the right opportunities to make him a star.

Acting Career

One of the reasons that motivated Tyler to leaving professional wrestling was acting, as he had his first opportunity while in Mexico, appearing as the villain of the local movie “Luchadores de las Estrellas”.

As he wasn’t getting any opportunities with WCW, he focused on auditions, and appeared in the show “Smokey and the Bandit”. Following his retirement, he became a lot more prominent when it came to acting work, first gaining attention for his portrayal of the Marvel Comics character Sabretooth in the film “X-Men” released in 2000, and featuring an ensemble cast, gaining positive reviews thanks to its accurate depiction of the beloved franchise.

Over the next few years, he worked on “How to Make a Monster”, “Joe Dirt”, Hercules”, and “The Scorpion King” in which he worked alongside then professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who portrayed the titular character.

The film is a spin-off from the “Mummy” film franchise, taking place before the events of the original film, giving background to the Scorpion King. He also appeared in the film “Troy”, portraying the character Ajax in an adaptation of the story of the Trojan War, based on the narration of Homer in his novel “Iliad”. It tells the story of the Greek army invading the city of Troy – the film was very successful, becoming one of the highest-grossing in 2004.

Recent Projects

Mane continued his success in acting as he was cast as the killer Michael Myers in the “Halloween” remake, directed by Rob Zombie.

🔥MICHIGAN, I'M COMING FOR YOU. I’ll be signing this Saturday at The Monroe Pop Fest. Tell your friends.

Posted by Tyler Mane on Thursday, September 12, 2019

To prepare for the role, he watched all the previous “Halloween” films, taking note of the personality and actions of the character. With the role, he became the tallest man to portray Myers, later appearing in “Halloween 2”, becoming the only actor to play him in consecutive films, and in more than one film.

He eventually started his own production company in 2013, with the help of his wife Leslie Easterbrook – Mane Entertainment began making films, beginning with the supernatural horror/thriller “Compound Fracture”.

He then worked on the independent feature “Abnormal Attraction”, in which he was cast in a leading role alongside his wife and Malcolm McDowell. One of his latest projects is the comedy film “Playing with Fire” based on a story by writer Dan Ewen, in which he appears alongside former professional wrestler turned actor John Cena.

Personal Life

Tyler married Jean Goertz in 1988 and they stayed together for 15 years before divorcing for unknown reasons, at least publicly. A few years later, he met and began a relationship with actress Renae Geerlings, who is known for appearing with him in “Halloween II” and “Compound Fracture”. They married in 2007; they don’t have any children.

General Info

Full NameTyler Mane
Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1966
Height2.03 m
Weight133.8 kg
ProfessionFilm producer, Actor, Professional Wrestler
NationalityCanadian

Family

SpouseRenae Geerlings (m. 2007), Jean Goertz (m. 1988–2003)

Accomplishments

MoviesHalloween, Halloween II, X-Men, Compound Fracture, Troy, 247°F, Joe Dirt, Gunless, Devil May Call, Black Mask 2: City of Masks, How to Make a Monster, Hercules
TV ShowsWCW Saturday Night

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Towering height

Facts

#Fact
1At 6'8, he is the tallest actor to play Michael Myers.
2Watched all of the Halloween films but Halloween 3, to prepare for his role as Michael Myers.
3Trained for his audition for a role in the movie re-make "Rollerball (2002)" (which also starred fellow X-Men alumnus Rebecca Romijn in the San Fernando Valley roller rink Moonlight Rollerway for a week, but did not succeed in landing a role.
4Watched the 1990's X-Men cartoon and looked back at Sabertooth for inspiration. Purchased dozens of Sabertooth Comics to prepare for his role in the movie X-Men.
5While wrestling in WCW as Big Sky in the early-1990s, he teamed regularly with Vinnie Vegas (Kevin Nash) right before Nash's WWF tenure as "Diesel".
6Was a professional wrestler.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Abnormal Attraction2016filmingBernie the Cyclopes
Check Point2016post-productionDeputy Stacks
The Horror Show2015announcedDave Hooper
William Froste2015pre-productionAnthony Bettis Sr.
When the Storm God Ridespre-productionShadow Rider (rumored)
Twiztid: Boogieman2015Video shortThe BoogeyMan
Take 2: The Audition2015Hal Wolfe
The Librarians2014TV SeriesMinotaur
Compound Fracture2013Michael Wolffsen
Prey: The Light in the Dark2013ShortPrey
Devil May Call2013John
Chopper2011-2012TV SeriesJeremiah Carver / Chopper
247°F2011Wade
Awkward Embraces2011TV SeriesThe Bagel Guy
Gunless2010Jack
Halloween II2009Michael Myers
WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW2009VideoBig Sky
Halloween2007Michael Myers
X-Men: The Official Game2006Video GameSabretooth (voice)
Monk2006TV SeriesDirk - Motorcycle Rider
The Devil's Rejects2005Rufus (uncredited)
Hercules2005TV Mini-SeriesAntaeus
Troy2004Ajax
Red Serpent2003
Black Mask 2: City of Masks2002Thorn
Son of the Beach2000-2002TV SeriesAdolf Manson
The Scorpion King2002Barbarian Chieftain (uncredited)
How to Make a Monster2001TV MovieHardcore
Joe Dirt2001Bondi
X-Men2000Sabretooth
Party of Five1999TV SeriesMr. Mayhem
Bandit: Bandit Goes Country1994TV MovieJake 'Big Sky' Olson
WCW Fall Brawl1993TV MovieBig Sky
WCW World Championship Wrestling1993TV SeriesBig Sky
Starfighters1992El vampiro interespacial (as Nitron)
UWF Fury Hour1990TV Series 1990
Clash of the Champions IX: New York Knockout1989TV MovieNitron

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Horror Show2015producer announced
Compound Fracture2013producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Compound Fracture2013

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halloween: The Babysitter Murders2014Video short special thanks
Mamitas2011special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Horrified2015TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Ramblings at TFW 20132013Documentary shortHimself
You Can't Kill the Bogeyman2012ShortHimself
sCare Foundation Halloween Launch Benefit2012ShortHimself
Icon News2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shooting Gunless2010TV MovieHimself
Michael Lives: The Making of 'Halloween'2008Video documentaryHimself
The Many Masks of Michael Myers2007Video documentary shortHimself
Scream Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself
07 Spaceys2007TV MovieHimself
30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects'2005Video documentaryHimself - 'Rufus'
The Uncanny Suspects2003Video documentary shortHimself
X-Factor: The Look of 'X-Men'2003Video documentary shortHimself
X-Men Production Scrapbook2003Video documentaryHimself
V.I.P.2001TV SeriesHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2011TV Series documentaryMichael Myers

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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