Mane in 2014
December 8, 1966
|Occupation||Actor, professional wrestler|
|Years active||1992–present (actor)|
(m. 1988; div. 2003)
|Ring name(s)||Big Sky|
Sky High Lee
Sky High Walker
|Billed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Billed weight||295 lb (134 kg)|
|Trained by||Mando Guerrero|
Daryl Karolat (born December 8, 1966) is a Canadian actor and retired professional wrestler, better known by the name Tyler Mane. He is known for playing Sabretooth in X-Men, Ajax in Troy, and Michael Myers in the remake of Halloween and its sequel Halloween II.
Professional wrestling career
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan he attended Walter Murray Collegiate Institute. As a teenager, Karolat travelled to Calgary, where he trained briefly with Stu Hart. He later began training with Red Bastien in 1986, and completed further training with Mando Guerrero. Mane began his career in 1986 under the name "Skywalker Nitron" in his native Canada. In 1987, he wrestled in South Africa, which resulted in an invitation to wrestle for Joint Promotions in the United Kingdom, where he arrived in November. The following year, he toured New Japan Pro Wrestling as "Gully Gaspar", alongside Billy and Barry as a bunch of hockey-masked pirates managed by KY Wakamatsu. He could also be seen in WCW occasionally as the bodyguard of the tag team Doom along with Woman late in 1989, specifically Starrcade 1989.
In 1990, Karolat began wrestling in Puerto Rico and toured with All Japan Pro Wrestling, where he participated in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. He then joined the Mexican promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre.
In 1993, he signed with World Championship Wrestling, under the name "Big Sky" and teamed with Vinnie Vegas. After Vinnie left WCW to become Diesel in the WWF, Mane was left in limbo and left WCW by the end of the year. In 1994, he joined Herb Abrams' Universal Wrestling Federation and became the only UWF MGM Grand Champion, defeating Steve Ray to win the vacant title. After Abrams' death and eventual dissolving of the UWF in 1996, Mane retired.
In 1992, during his time within Mexico with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Mane made his film debut in Luchadores de las Estrellas playing the villain of the movie, El Vampiro Interespacial. While part of WCW, he auditioned for and received a part in the television series Smokey and the Bandit.
After retiring from wrestling, he appeared in numerous films, including X-Men as Sabretooth, How to Make a Monster as Hardcore, Joe Dirt, The Scorpion King, Troy as Ajax, Hercules as Antaeus, and The Devil's Rejects in the uncredited role of Rufus. The role of Sabretooth was initially intended for Kevin Nash (Mane's former wrestling tag team partner) but was awarded to Mane due to Nash's scheduling conflicts.
In 2007, he played Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween. After winning the role, he noted that he consecutively watched seven of the eight Halloween films (excluding the third because Michael Myers does not appear) to better understand his character. He is the tallest actor (6' 8") to portray the character.[inconsistent] In 2009, he reprised the role again in Rob Zombie's H2, being only the second actor to play Michael Myers more than once, and the first actor to play the role in consecutive films.
In 2016, Tyler co-starred in Fuzz on the Lens Productions comedy/fantasy film Abnormal Attraction, reuniting with Malcolm McDowell (Halloween), Leslie Easterbrook (Compound Fracture) and his wife Renae Geerlings.
|1992||Luchadores de las estrellas||El Vampiro Interespacial||Also |
known as Starfighters
|2000||X-Men||Victor Creed / Sabretooth|
|2002||The Scorpion King||Barbarian Chieftain||Uncredited|
|Black Mask 2: City of Masks||Thorn|
|2003||X-Men Production Scrapbook||Himself||Documentary|
|X-Men: Premieres Around the World||Documentary short|
|X-Men: Ellis Island Premiere|
|X-Factor: The Look of X-Men||Documentary short|
|The Uncanny Suspects|
|2005||The Devil's Rejects||Rufus "RJ" Firefly, Jr.|
|The Many Masks of Michael Myers||Himself||Documentary short|
|2008||Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween|
|2009||Halloween II||Michael Myers|
|2012||You Can't Kill the Bogeyman||Himself||Documentary short|
|2013||Hollywood Ramblings at TFW 2013|
|Prey: The Light in the Dark||Prey||Short film|
|Devil May Call||John|
|2014||Compound Fracture||Michael Wolffsen||Also writer and producer|
|2015||Take 2: The Audition||Hal Wolfe|
|Twiztid: Boogieman||The Boogeyman||Short film|
|2017||Check Point||Deputy Stacks||Also associate producer|
|2018||Abnormal Attraction||Bernie the Cyclops|
|2019||Playing with Fire||Axe|
|East Texas Oil||Thurman Dial||Post-production|
|The Silent Natural||Tommy McCarthy||Post-production|
|Penance Lane||Crimson Matthews||Post-production;|
|Bring Me a Dream||The Sandman||Post-production|
|The Horror Show||Dave Hooper||Also producer|
|1999||Party of Five||Mr. Mayhem||Episode: "Wrestling Demons"|
|2000-2002||Son of the Beach||Adolf Manson||2 episodes|
|2001||How to Make a Monster||Hardcore||TV film|
|V.I.P.||Himself||Episode: "South by Southwest"|
|2006||Monk||Dirk - Motorcycle Rider||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Big Reward"|
|My Boys||Doorman||Episode: "Take One for the Team"|
|2007||07 Spaceys||Himself||TV film|
|2011||Awkward Embraces||The Bagel Guy||Episode: "The Accountant"|
|Cinemassacre's Monster Madness||Michael Myers||Episode: "Halloween Remakes";|
|2011-2012||Chopper||Jeremiah Carver / Chopper||7 episodes|
|2017||Midnight, Texas||Faceless Supernatural||Episode: "Last Temptation of Midnight"|
|2019||Knight's End||Episode: "Veritatis"|
|2006||X-Men: The Official Game||Victor Creed / Sabretooth|
Championships and accomplishments
- All Japan Pro Wrestling
- World's Strongest Tag Determination League New Wave Award (1990) - with Butch Masters
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #440 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 1991
- Universal Wrestling Federation
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- "Cagematch profile".
- Tyler Mane at The Saskatoon Expo Sep 21, 2014
- "Going Old School: Starrcade '89". 411Mania. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
- "Why Tyler Mane Didn't Play Sabretooth Again In X-Men Origins: Wolverine". CINEMABLEND. March 18, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
- "Tyler Mane – Second Chances Can Be A Killer On Penance Lane". ScareTissue. December 17, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
- Ralph, Steve. "Q&A: Tyler Mane talks about being Michael Myers". Holland Sentinel. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
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- "'Hercules' aims low and delivers". Los Angeles Times. May 16, 2005. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
- Blabbermouth (May 8, 2004). "ROB ZOMBIE: 'Devil's Rejects' Casting Change Announced". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
- "Actors who were almost cast as X-Men". Looper. 9 June 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
- "What it's like to Reinvent Michael Myers, from the Guy Who Did It in the 'Halloween' Reboot". EW.com. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
- EXCL: Tyler Mane on Halloween. ShockTillYouDrop.com (August 5, 2007). Retrieved on 2013-03-30.
- Rob Zombies Halloween Vision. Moviesonline.ca (October 25, 1978). Retrieved on 2013-03-30.
- "A Better Look at Michael Myers' New Mask in H2". /Film. April 29, 2009. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
- "Tyler Mane and Renae Geerlings Talk "Compound Fracture", Music, and More | Mane Entertainment". Retrieved September 3, 2019.
- "Tyler Mane, Derek Mears Collide in Compound Fracture on DVD". ComingSoon.net. May 1, 2014. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
- Abnormal Attraction, retrieved November 21, 2018
- Bradshaw, Peter. "Playing With Fire review – firefighters v kids comedy fails to ignite". The Guardian. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
- Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Real World Tag League 1990 « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
- Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Awards « Big Sky « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
- "UWF MGM Grand Championship history".