Who is Tyler Mane?
Tyler Mane is a Canadian actor and wrestler who retired in 1996 from the sport. He is best known for his role in Jupiter’s Legacy, where he portrayed the villain Blackstar, as well as his roles as Sabretooth in X-Men.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Mane married Jean Goertz in 1988, and they divorced in 2003. In 2007, he married actress Renae Geerlings.
Mane started his career as a wrestler. He trained with Stu Hart, Red Bastien, and Mando Guerrero, debuting in 1986 as Skywalker Nitron. In the next few years, he would tour the UK, Japan, South Africa, and other countries, changing his pro wrestler name and moving between various wrestling organizations. In 1996, he retired after the dissolving of the Universal Wrestling Federation.
As an actor, Mane debuted in Luchadores de las Estrellas, which he did with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre in Mexico. Later, he would go on to appear in Smokey and the Bandit.
In 2000, he was in X-Men as the villainous Sabretooth. This was followed by roles in The Devil’s Rejects, Joe Dirt, and The Scorpion King, where he went uncredited.
He played the great Greek hero Ajax in Troy.
In 2007, the actor took on the role of Michael Myers for Halloween, the remake of the classic slasher directed by Rob Zombie. In 2009, he reprised the role in Rob Zombie’s H2.
In 2013, he released Compound Fracture, the first film to be released by the production company that he co-founded with his wife in 2010.
In 2016, the actor had the leading role in Abnormal Attraction. In 2019, he co-starred in Playing with Fire alongside John Cena, another professional wrestler.
In 2020, the actor appeared in Bring Me a Dream, Penance Lane, and
On television, Mane has appeared on series like Hercules, Monk, and The Librarians.
In 2021, Netflix released Jupiter’s Legacy, where Mane took the role of the villain Blackstar. The show is a new take on superheroes, adapting a comic by Mark Millar.
In Jupiter’s Legacy, he was seen alongside cast members Ben Daniels, Elena Kampouris, Gracie Dzienny, Ian Quinlan, Josh Duhamel, Kurtwood Smith, Leslie Bibb, Matt Lanter, Tenika Davis, Mike Wade, Meg Steedle, David Julian Hirsh, Conrad Coates and Andrew Horton.
For the future, the actor is set to appear in projects like Psychosis and Witchula, where he also serves as a producer.
Mane was the first actor playing Michael Myers to do so in two consecutive films and only the second actor to take on the role more than once.
The actor’s birth name is Daryl Karolat, but Tyler Mane is the one he uses.
He often plays villains.
He often does extensive prep for his roles. For X-Men, he read a lot of comics featuring the character and other adaptations where he had been featured. For playing Michael Myers, he saw all the films in the saga, except for the one that did not feature the character at all.
The actor has appeared in many different B-movies.
Mane has taken on a role of a character from Greek mythology at least thrice: Ajax, Anteus, and The Minotaur.
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