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Best known for his role as the coffee shop worker Gunther on the hit NBC sitcom Friends.
He graduated with a degree in Geology from Clemson University and became a production assistant on the film Fat Man and Little Boy.
He was originally an extra on Friends but was cast as Gunther because he was the only one who knew how to operate an espresso machine.
He was the youngest of six children born to his parents, a retired U.S. Air Force captain and a homemaker.
He became famous for playing the coffee shop worker with a crush on Rachel Green, a.k.a. Jennifer Aniston, on Friends.
How did James Michael Tyler die?
James Michael Tyler's death was caused by Prostate Cancer.James Michael Tyler, the actor best known for his role as Gunther, the general manager of the Central Perk coffee shop on “Friends,” died Sunday of cancer, his manager said. He was 59.
|Cause of death||Prostate Cancer|
|Age of death||59 years|
|Birthday||May 28, 1962|
|Death date||October 24, 2021|
|Place of death||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
I live in the area where the Hollywood sign is. Every afternoon, I’ll take a daily walk, and there are loads of tourists always on the street taking photos of the Hollywood sign. Occasionally, I’ll still get recognized as ‘Gunther,’ which is okay with me.James Michael Tyler
I have a friend who wanted to practise on my head because they wanted to be a stylist. So I offered what hair I had left to turn white.James Michael Tyler
Acting-wise, I did a web series. I play a music agent in a series called ‘Keeping Up with the Downs.’James Michael Tyler
I honestly always thought my Master’s in Fine Arts would get me further in the acting world than knowing how to work an espresso machine!James Michael Tyler
I never have been a big coffee drinker.James Michael Tyler