James Michael Tyler is one of the actors who left a mark by occurring in the same role for ten years. He is a fine example of how even a minor part can be memorable and famous. James got the opportunity to work as a Barista of a coffee shop in a global hit series, “Friends.” He called this opportunity when he was working as a Barista in Los Angeles. James got the offer when he was having trouble balancing his life in Los Angeles. The show also celebrated its twenty-five years and is on Netflix.

Quick Info 
Full NameJames Michael Tyler
Date of BirthMay 28, 1962
Birth PlaceGreenwood, Mississippi, United States
SpouseBarbara Chadsey (1995-2014)
Age58 years
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight68 kg
Net WorthUS $4 million

No work is smaller or bigger. Every piece has its significance and impact. Every small particle has its importance in the universe, which is the same in the fictional world. There is always logic and effect of every character on a screen. The name may or may not have dialogues, but its appearance adds some flavor to the screen.

Likewise, the minor characters are quite common in stage dramas and situational comedies. The presence of such characters gives the audience a feel of somethings going to change. It may be adding if humor, foolishness, sadness, or twist in the story.

James Michael Tyler

Early Life

The birthplace of James Michael Tyler is Mississippi. He came into the world on 28th May 1962. James has four siblings. His dad departed when the kid was ten years old, and his mommy at 11years old. James started living with his sister in Anderson to live when he was 12 years old.



James Michael Tyler was academically active despite his all family problems. He has received multiple degrees from various universities before stepping into the acting field. James completed his graduation from “Anderson College” in 1982. He met another degree in Geology from “Clemson University” in 1984. There he was a member of the “Clemson Players.” It is a theater group of the University. This group played a significant role for James to spark the light of becoming an actor. He completed “Master of Fine Arts” from “University of Georgia” in 1987. 



James worked as a Barista in a coffee shop before getting a proper job in the acting industry. He was also a production assistant in “Fat Man and Little Boy.” James Michael Tyler also assisted as an assistant film editor in the movie. The time changed for him when he got the role of appearing in a guest role as a Barista in the Central Perk coffee shop in “Friends.”

James Michael Tyler

James became part of the series in 1994. He appeared as “Gunther” in the series in a guest role. Gunther has a crush on Rachel Green. James appeared in 148 episodes in a total of 236 episodes of the series. The craze of the show spread worldwide. There are still a lot of audiences expecting the comeback of the series.

Moreover, James Michael Tyler opened the temporary replica of Central Perk in London on the 15th anniversary of the show in 2009. The model got opened for two weeks between September and October. In the replica, fans could get free coffee by applying for the ticket and getting the show’s vibes. James was also part of a situational comedy, “Nobody’s Watching.” But the show didn’t broadcast.

James also appeared in the replica of “Central Perk” in SoHo in 2014. James Michael Tyler was also part of the situational comedy “Episodes” in 2012. It was the production of the BBC. He also appeared in the series “Modern Music” in 2013. James has also been part of several movies. “The Disturbance at Dinner” in 1998, “Foreign Correspondence” & “Motel Blue” in 1999, and “Jason’s Big Problem” in 2010 were his movie projects.


Relationship/Personal Life

James married Barbara Chadsey in 1995. Unfortunately, things started getting worse between the couple. He filed divorce reasoning “irreconcilable differences” in 2014.

James Michael Tyler

Social Media

James Michael Tyler goes with the name of “slate_michael” on Instagram with 14.9K followers and “James Michael Tyler” on Twitter with 4.1K followers. He doesn’t have an official Facebook page. James shares a lot of creative photos and honors through his Instagram. 

James joined Instagram on 19th September 2015. He can create an optical illusion in his mind through his photos. James seems to enjoy traveling a lot. He shares his days in cities and sometimes high in the mountains. James is an animal lover. He has also shared pictures of cats and dogs on Instagram. His manager’s name is Toni Benson. 


Net Worth

James Michael Tyler has also been part of other acting projects. He has done little work on the screen. But he is also active behind the cameras in different roles. James has left a strong impression in the mind of the audience from his limited performances. Those performances are livelier and memorable. According to celebritynetworth.net, he has an approximate net worth of $4 million.


Nutshell Bio

The nationality James is American. His current age is 58 years. James Michael Tyler has an attractive height of 5 feet 10 inches with a complimentary weight of 68 kg. James belongs to white ethnicity.