Tyler was born and raised in Catlin, IL to Cynthia Donnell and James Moore. He studied musical theater and acting at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles. Before his days as a professional actor, he served in an Army Recon Platoon. Previous to that, some of his various jobs included: Construction on log cabins, youth outreach, and working for Bunge North America (Filling rail cars with grain being sent as foreign aid to various 3rd world countries). He plays Tony Markovich in the ShowtimedramedyShameless.
He is also known for his portrayal of Pastor John Tudor on GCB.