Tyler Labine

Active - 1996 - Present  |   Born - Mar 31, 1978 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Science Fiction

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Burly and heavyset American character actor Tyler Labine began his career with guest-oriented bit parts on television series during the early '90s, and ultimately parlayed this success into occasional, low-key film appearances. Though Labine's parts frequently took advantage of his build -- for example, his portrayal of Little John in the 1996 picture Robin of Locksley, and his evocation of the late John Belushi in the telemovie Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (2005) -- he also demonstrated an adeptness for sinking into "everyman" roles -- such as his slicked-back fighter pilot Briggs Lowry in Tony Bill's period epic Flyboys (2006). Labine also lent supporting roles to the 2002 series That Was Then (as Donnie Pinkus) and the 2005 series Invasion (as conspiracy theorist and UFO expert Dave Groves). In 2006, he could be seen on the hit legal dramedy Boston Legal as an assistant district attorney, and the next year he was cast on the quirky supernatural drama Reaper. He was Dale in the well-regarded horror comedy film Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, and had a part in 2011's hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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  • Appeared in a Toronto production of the musical That Scatterbrain Booky when he was 11.
  • Made his TV debut in a 1991 episode of the Canadian drama Street Legal.
  • Starred in a number of series that lasted one season or less, including the offbeat dramas Dead Last (2001) and That Was Then (2002), the ABC sci-fi show Invasion (2005-06) and the NBC sitcom Animal Practice.
  • Played the main character in Control Alt Delete, a black comedy written and directed by older brother Cameron Labine.
  • Performed in a hip-hop band called Figures of Speech with younger brother Kyle Labine.