Tyler Labine was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. In his early childhood, his family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, and it was there, 16 years ago, that he began his acting career in a local theater production. Labine was featured in smaller roles on various television series and movies of the week, then landed one of the lead roles on the series Breaker High
. From there he went on to work in some major feature films, including Robert Altman's Trixie
, Marine Life
, with Cybill Shepherd, and Antitrust
," with Tim Robbins. He also had the opportunity to work opposite musician David Bowie in the film Mr. Rice's Secret
Labine's reputation and fan base grew when he landed the lead role of Scotty on the series Dead Last
. He also starred in the ABC series That Was Then
. He recently completed filming a role in the World War I fighter pilot feature, Flyboys
, with director Tony Bill. Labine also enjoyed the challenge of portraying John Belushi in the television film Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized story of 'Mork & Mindy'
, and will be seen in the upcoming feature, Letters
, with Ewen Bremner.
During his down time, the Los Angeles-based actor joins his brother and his best friend in the hip hop band, Figures of Speech. Labine is a talented turntableist and MC. The band jams and records their music in their home studio. Also an avid snowboarder, Labine enjoys the resorts of Whistler/Blackcomb and likes to spend time at his family cottage in Ontario.