Birth Name: Vincent Markowski
Born: 9 August 1903 Died: 3 May 1954
Country of origin: United States
Height: 6' 2"
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Description: Tom Tyler was a champion boxer and weightlifter when he entered films as a stuntman in 1924. Through the auspices of FBO studios (the forerunner of RKO), Tyler rose to stardom as a cowboy hero -- and never mind that he despised Westerns and reportedly was terrified of horses! In most of his silent vehicles, the towering, taciturn Tyler was teamed with diminutive juvenile star Frankie Darro. Tyler maintained his popularity into the sound era, though the grimness in his voice and the increasingly sinister undercurrent in his bearing made him more suitable for villainous roles. Among Tyler's most famous "heavy" appearance ... (more)
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