Tylo, Michael 1948–

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TYLO, Michael 1948–


Born October 16, 1948, in Detroit, MI; son of Edward (a plumber) and Margaret Tylo; married Deborah Eckols, April 15, 1978 (divorced); married Hunter (original name, Deborah Jo Hunter; previously known as Deborah Morehart; an actress and model), July 7, 1987; children: (second marriage) Christopher (stepson); Michael, Jr., Izabella Grace, Katya Ariel. Education: Wayne State University, B.F.A., M.F.A., acting and directing; also attended The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, University of Detroit, and Allentown College; studied acting with Uta Hagen and Ivana Chubbuck; studied acting in Ireland with Sir Tyrone Guthrie; studied theatrical fencing at the National Theatre of Hungary. Avocational Interests: Golf, reading, oldies rock 'n' roll, fencing, dancing, and collecting first editions of books.


Actor. The Hilberry Theater Company, member for three years; Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, founding board member; Allentown College, head of television and film department, c. late 1990s; University of Nevada Las Vegas, instructor in acting. Previously worked as a U–Haul driver and a plumber.


Film Appearances:

Detroit 9000 (also known as Call Detroit 9000 and Detroit Heat), Miramax, 1973.

Minister, The Misery Brothers, 1995.

CEO, Longshot (also known as Jack of All Trades and Longshot: The Movie), 2000.

Tony Hersh, Intrepid (also known as Deep Water), 2000.

Gustav, Vegas, City of Dreams, 2001.

Guidance technician, Race to Space (also known as Race to Space—Mission ins Unbekannte), Columbia TriStar, 2001.

Businessman in restaurant, Mr. Deeds, New Line Cinema, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

First Quinton "Quint" McCord Chamberlain (also known as Sean Ryan), The Guiding Light (also known as Guiding Light), CBS, 1981–85, 1996–97.

First Matthew "Matt" Connolly, All My Children, ABC, 1986–88.

Charlie Prince, General Hospital, ABC, 1989.

Alcalde Luis Ramone, Zorro (also known as Les nouvelles aventures de Zorro, Zorro—The Legend Begins, and The New Zorro), The Family Channel, 1990–91.

Alexander "Blade" Bladeson and Rick Bladeson, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 1993–95.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dee Boot, Lonesome Dove, CBS, 1989.

Evan King, Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss, NBC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Daniel Kelly, "Kelly Green," Gabriel's Fire, ABC, 1991.

Daniel Kelly, "Belly of the Beast," Gabriel's Fire, ABC, 1991.

Sonny, "The Dark Side of the Door," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1996.

Craig Sanderson, "Body Odor," Mike Hammer, Private Eye, syndicated, 1997.

Dave Woods, "Duck Soup," Even Stevens, Disney, 2001.

Also appeared in The Insiders; A Man Called Hawk; Tequila and Bonetti; as Lord Peter Belton, Another World; Sherman Gale, The Bold and the Beautiful.

Stage Appearances:

John Watherstone, The Winslow Boy, Roundabout Theatre Stage II, New York City, 1980–81, then Theatre De Lys, New York City, 1981.

Iago, Othello, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Allentown College, 1996.

Title role, Henry IV, Part 1, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, DeSales University, 2005.

The Duke of Norfolk, A Man for All Seasons, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, 2005.

Also appeared in 1776, Dearborn Repertory, Dearborn, MI; Arms and the Man and The Shadow Box, both Alley Theatre; Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Death of a Salesman, The Lion in Winter, Tartuffe, The Good Doctor, As You Like It, and Othello, all Hilberry Repertory Theatre; Ring Round The Moon and Charley's Aunt, both Meadowbrook Theatre; as Duke of Norfolk, A Man For All Seasons; Orlando, As You Like It; Regnault, Becket; Marko the Magnificent, Carnival; Cuigy, Cyrano de Bergerac, Long Wharf Theatre; Happy, Deathofa Salesman; Mortimer, Mary Stuart, Missouri Repertory; Ham, Noah; Hugo, Ring 'Round the Moon; Damis, Tartuffe; Cherdyakov, Haband, and Young Cheko, The Good Doctor; Leslie, The Hostage, Missouri Repertory; Algernon, The Importance of Being Ernest; Richard, The Lady's Not Burning; Lieutenant Corignon, The Lady From Maxim's; Richard, The Lion in Winter; Clitandre, The Misanthrope; Young Rabbi, The Tenth Man; Tom, The Time of Your Life; Norman, The Star Spangled Girl; Mark, The Shadow Box; John, The Winslow Boy, Roundabout Theatre, New York City; Kolenkhov, You Can't Take It with You.

Stage Work:

Worked as producer, Vikings, Manhattan Theatre Club; producer, Young Bucks.



Afternoon TV, June, 1982; October, 1984.

Daytime TV Magazine, May, 1982.

Soap Opera Digest, March 30, 1993.

Soap Opera's Greatest, January, 1983.

Soap Opera Magazine, May 19, 1992; August 17, 1993.

Soap Opera Weekly, September 8, 1992; November 21, 1995; February 13, 1996.

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