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Tyler Mane
Born December 8, 1966 (1966-12-08) (age 43)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Years active 1994-present

Daryl Karolat (born December 8, 1966) is a Canadian actor and former professional wrestler, better known by the stage name Tyler Mane. He is also known for playing Michael Myers In Halloween and Halloween II. He is married to Linda Maria and has two kids, Savanah and Darek.

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Professional wrestling career

Mane began his wrestling career with WCW in 1989 as "Nitron" the bodyguard for Woman. This gimmick did not last long.

Film career

After retiring from wrestling, he appeared in numerous films, including How to Make a Monster (as Hardcore), Joe Dirt, The Scorpion King, Troy (as Ajax), Hercules (as Antaeus), X-Men as Sabretooth (which was his film debut), and The Devil's Rejects (in the uncredited role of Rufus). The role of Sabretooth was initially intended for Mane's former wrestling tag team parter, Kevin Nash, but was awarded to Mane due to Nash's scheduling conflicts. Nash would, however, get a small role in a later Marvel Comics film, The Punisher.

In 2007, he filmed Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween, in which he played the iconic starring role of Michael Myers. After winning the role, he noted that he consecutively watched seven of the eight Halloween films (excluding the third because Michael Myers does not appear) to better understand his character.[1] He is the tallest actor (6' 8") to portray the character.[2] In 2009, he reprised the role again in Halloween II, becoming only the second actor to play Michael Myers more than once, and the only actor to play the role in two consecutive films. Mane was also considered at one point for the role of Thor in the up-coming comic adaptation in 2011.[citation needed]

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2000 X-Men Sabretooth
2001 Joe Dirt Bondi, Oil Rig Worker
How to Make a Monster Hardcore
2002 Black Mask 2: City of Masks Thorn
The Scorpion King Barbarian Chieftain Uncredited
2003 House of 1000 Corpses Rufus
2004 Troy Ajax
2005 The Devil's Rejects Rufus Uncredited
2007 Halloween Michael Myers
2009 Halloween II Michael Myers
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Party of Five Mr. Mayhem Episode: "Wrestling Demons"
2000 Son of the Beach Adolf Manson Episode: "Miso Honei"
2002 Son of the Beach Adolf Manson Episode: "Jailhouse Notch: Part 2"
2005 Hercules Antaeus Miniseries
2006 Monk Dirk Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Big Reward"

References

  1. ^ EXCL: Tyler Mane on Halloween - ShockTillYouDrop.com
  2. ^ Rob Zombies Halloween Vision
  3. ^ a b c d e "Vinnie Vegas & Big Sky Vs. TC McCoy & Terry Travis". World Championship Wrestling. WCW Saturday Night. 1993-02-27.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Charlie Norris Vs. Big Sky". World Championship Wrestling. WCW Starrcade. 1993-09-19.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Vinnie Vegas & Big Sky Vs. Sting & British Bulldog". World Championship Wrestling. WCW Saturday Night. 1993-05-29.

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