Tyler Coppin

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Tyler Coppin
Tyler Coppin in LyreBird Tales of Helpmann.jpg
Tyler Coppin in LyreBird (Tales of Helpmann) at the Sydney Opera House
Born Tyler Jon Coppin
(1956-11-09) 9 November 1956 (age 58)
Roseville, California
Nationality American-Australian
Occupation Actor, Playwright, American Dialect Coach
Years active 1980 - present

Tyler Coppin (born 9 November 1956) is an American-Australian actor, playwright, and American dialect coach for actors in film, television and theatre.

Childhood and education[edit]

Coppin was born in Roseville, California the second child of Ron and Gayle Coppin. He was raised in the Sacramento suburbs of Rancho Cordova and Carmichael, California. The Coppin family are also long-term residents of Stinson Beach, California. Coppin attended Rio Americano High School and California State University, Sacramento before migrating to Australia aged nineteen where he attended and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art. He now divides his time between the United States of America and Australia after residing in Sydney for many years working in theatre, film and television. In 2001 Coppin temporarily moved to Melbourne with Jane Borghesi where the couple married in 2006. They have one son.


His many stage appearances include The Child Catcher in the Australian national production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (musical), Robert Helpmann in his one-man play Lyrebird: Tales of Helpmann, and Puck in the acclaimed Opera Australia production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Benjamin Britten) directed by Baz Luhrmann with set and costumes by Catherine Martin. In 1989, at the request of playwright Patrick White he played the role of the Young Man in the Sydney Theatre Company production of "The Ham Funeral", directed by Neil Armfield.

His television appearances include Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King.

His film appearances include the Spierig brothers "Predestination" starring Ethan Hawke, The Tender Hook, Emulsion, One Night Stand, and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.

In 2011 Coppin appeared in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of "A Behanding in Spokane" by playwright Martin McDonagh, and in 2006/07 as Vice Principal Panch in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for which he wrote additional material.

He has also narrated several audiobooks of the American children's TV series Bear in the Big Blue House released by ABC For Kids.

Playwright and writer[edit]

"Lyrebird: Tales of Helpmann" - Sydney Opera House, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, City of London Festival, Australia, New Zealand, USA; "Buzz" - Co-written with Warren Coleman, Belvoir (theatre); "The Minutiae of Inertia" - Melbourne Fringe Festival 2005; "UnAmerica"; "Happy Feet" - contributing writer; "Strictly Ballroom" - play, contributing writer.


Edinburgh Fringe First Award for Lyrebird: Tales of Helpmann
Helpmann Awards, Best Supporting Actor for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Green Room Awards, Best Supporting Actor for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (musical)

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