Tyler started gymnastics at age 10, after seeing a friend of his do a series of back handsprings in the sand at gym class. He went to a local gym and progressed quickly, because he loved it so much. He made it to the Elite level, and this led to a scholarship at the University of Iowa, as well as training for the Olympics. After college he worked for a Cirque-style show, moved back to Florida, and auditioned for the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular show in Orlando. Doing this for 2 years, he learned all the basics of how to be a stunt man. Stunt fights, falls, being around explosions and fire. It was a great experience, and he learned a lot.
“Many stunt coordinators really like it when you say you’re a gymnast, because they know you are versatile in your abilities. Gymnastics helped me get my foot in the door. I have been working as a stuntman and actor for about 9 years; I have been in over 75 television episodes and movies combined. I am living my dream of being a stuntman and I owe it all to gymnastics.”