James enjoys playing tennis, golf and jogging.
As of December 2007, James lives in Hollywood, California.
James is of Caucasian descent.
James appears as Gunther in a co-host voiceover in the Friends trivia game.
He is 5' 11" (1.80 m).
Tyler appeared in 78 of the 238 episodes of Friends. This makes him the actor who has appeared most often in the series, bar the six main cast members.
While at Clemson University, Tyler was a member of the student theater group, the Clemson Players. He said that experience was what sparked his interest in becoming an actor.
Tyler won the role of Gunther on Friends because he was the only extra who could work the cappuccino machine.
Tyler is involved in the Lili Claire Foundation and AIDS Project L.A. charities.
Tyler writes music and plays the keyboard.
He attended T. L. Hanna High School in Anderson.
Tyler has a wife called Barbara.
Tyler graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor of arts degree in geology. He also has a master of fine arts degree in drama.
James is a cigarette smoker.
Tyler's signature peroxide blonde hair was actually accidental. The day before the Friends audition, one of Tyler's acquaintances, who studied to become a hairdresser, experimented on his hair. When Tyler showed up for the audition, the producer liked it so much they decided to keep it.
James was a real life waiter before Friends.
James: (on his hometown) When I first moved to Hollywood, I was too poor to get back to visit. Then, when I had the money, I was too busy.
James (on his similarity to Gunther): I'm not nearly as uptight or socially inept.