Tyler Labine is a Canadian actor and comedian. He is best known for his performance in TV series such as ‘Reaper,’ ‘Breaker High,’ and ‘Deadbeat.’ Labine made his entry into acting with the Canadian TV series ‘Street Legal.’ He was seen in a single episode of this series. Later, he bagged roles in several movies and TV series. Labine performed as ‘Jimmy Mortimor Farrell’ in the teen comedy series ‘Breaker High.’ He performed a major role in the comedy series ‘Reaper.’ The series featured him as a salesman named ‘Bert “Sock” Wysocki,’ a perpetual low performer. Labine was exceptional in the portrayal of the comic character. Following this, he was seen in comic movies such as ‘Tucker & Dale vs. Evil’ and ‘My Boss’s Daughter.’ Labine was chosen to play the lead role in the comedy series ‘Sons of Tucson.’ However, the show was canceled after a few episodes. Labine performed in TV series such as ‘Mad Love,’ ‘Animal Practice,’ and ‘Deadbeat.’ He lent his voice to the animated web TV series ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender.’ Although Labine has been blessed with an excellent physique, he is rarely seen in lead roles. He can currently be seen as ‘Dr. Iggy Frome’ in the medical-drama series New Amsterdam.’
Childhood & Early Life
Tyler Sean Labine was born on April 29, 1978, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He grew up in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Not much is known about his parents or his educational background. Labine has two brothers, Kyle Labine, and Cameron Labine. Both his brothers are actors. Labine worked as a pizza delivery boy before entering the field of acting.
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In 1991, Labine made his acting debut with the TV series ‘Street Legal.’ He appeared as ‘Aaron Wineberg’ in the episode ‘Eye of the Beholder.’ In 1992, he performed in an episode of the series ‘The Odyssey.’ Between 1992 and 1993, he appeared in two episodes of the series ‘Road to Avonlea.’ In the1990s, Labine appeared in small roles in several other series, such as ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?,’ ‘The Commish,’ and ‘The X-Files.’
In 1997, Labine received the first breakthrough role of his career. He was chosen for the teen comedy series ‘Breaker High,’ which was aired on ‘YTV.’ It was the story of a group of teenagers studying in a school located on a cruise ship. Labine performed as ‘Jimmy Mortimor Farrell.’
In 1999, Labine made his debut in movies. He was cast in the Canadian movie ‘Tail Lights Fade,’ as ‘Grower Brian.’ The same year, he performed in TV series such as ‘Cold Squad’ and ‘First Wave.’ He was also seen in the American TV movie ‘H-E Double Hockey Sticks.’
In 2000, Labine performed as a voice actor for the Canadian animated TV series ‘Action Man.’ He lent his voice to the character ‘Brandon Caine.’ The same year, he performed as ‘Ray’ in the Canadian drama movie ‘Marine Life.’ He portrayed ‘Malcolm’ in the Canadian comedy movie ‘Here’s to Life!’
In 2001, Labine performed a major role in the American comedy–drama series ‘Dead Last.’ He portrayed one of the protagonists of the series, ‘Scotty Sallback.’ ‘Scotty’ was a member of a group that could talk to ghosts. The group helped ghosts solve their problems. ‘The WB’ aired only 6 episodes of the show, before it was canceled.
In 2005, Labine appeared as ‘Dave Groves’ in the American science-fiction series ‘Invasion.’ It was aired on ‘ABC.’ The series told the story of the aftermath of a hurricane in a Florida town, while under-water creatures were shown invading the town. Labine was part of the series till 2006.
From 2007 to 2009, Labine performed another major role of his career. He was chosen to perform as ‘Bert “Sock” Wysocki’ in the American comedy–drama series ‘Reaper,’ which was telecast on ‘The CW’ network. ‘Sock’ was a friend of the lead character and was a perpetually low-performing salesman. He was shown assisting his friend in collecting souls. Labine was excellent in his portrayal of this funny character.
In 2010, Labine was chosen to play the lead role of ‘Ron Snuffkin’ in the comedy series ‘Sons of Tucson.’ It was aired on ‘Fox.’ However, after four episodes, the telecast was canceled. In 2010, Labine played the protagonist ‘Dale Dobson’ in the horror–comedy movie ‘Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.’ In 2013, Labine lent his voice to the character ‘Brock Pearson’ in the animated movie ‘Monsters University.’
In 2014, Labine played the lead role of ‘Kevin Pacalioglu’ in the supernatural comedy series ‘Deadbeat.’ It was aired on ‘Hulu.’ The series featured Labine in the role of a lazy man, chosen as the medium to solve the problems of ghosts. He remained on the show till 2016.
From 2016 to 2018, Labine lent his voice to the character ‘Hunk’ in the animated web series ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender.’ In 2017, he appeared as ‘Sherlock Hobbs’ in seven episodes of the series ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.’ Labine can currently be seen as ‘Dr. Iggy Frome’ in the medical-drama series ‘New Amsterdam.’ It is aired on ‘NBC.’
Family & Personal Life
In 2007, Labine married actor Carrie Ruscheinsky. The couple has three children.
Labine writes short stories and plays. He is interested in drawing and painting, too. He is a supporter of the ice hockey team ‘Vancouver Canucks.’