Tyler was born in Cupertino, California and grew up in the Bay Area. He graduated with a B.F.A. in acting from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He has a rambunctious and beautiful daughter named Aurora who scientists agree is the smartest and most captivating little girl on the planet. Tyler plays in a band called, "Petrov, the Hero," loves origami and has a mild obsession with lemon bars.