Photos with Tyler Cravens
Tyler Cravens was born June, 28, 1967 in Evansville, Indiana (USA) but moved before his crib was ever set up. Tyler was then raised mostly in Jackson, MS where he attended several elementary schools, Whitten JHS, and two years at Wingfield HS which is where he discovered a calling to the art of acting in the school's annual theater competition, Wingfield Follies: performances judged by local theater professors to decide which of the classes - Sophmore, Junior, or Senior - could produce the best original play. Tyler then moved to Ft. Smith, AR where he spent his senior year at Northside HS. Read more... After HS graduation (1985), he entered the US Army Reserves, attending basic training and advanced training at Ft. Jackson, SC. Tyler then attended the University of Arkansas-Ft. Smith, but after two years opted for active duty military. During his military career he held duty stations at The Air Assault School (Ft. Campbell, KY), a year long stint in south Korea (Camp Humphreys), and then the 5th Special Group (Ft. Campbell, KY). It was with 5th Group that Tyler was deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Storm which garnered him the status of combat veteran. During his military career he achieved the rank of Sergeant, qualified as a Paratrooper (38 airborne jumps), became qualified in Air Assault tactics and Rappel Master, and attended Primary Leadership Development School where he finished 5th in his class. But throughout his life in the military, Tyler never lost his desire for the arts. Upon returning from the Gulf war (1991), he began performing regional theater and appeared in several local and regional commercials. Acting became Tyler's life while the Army was his day job. He left the military (1993) to continue his journey to today - a journey which has afforded him a variety of experiences such as, performing on cruise ships and at resorts abroad, stand-up comedian, theme park actor, voice over talent, film & TV actor (SAG), and restaurant owner. To date (2014), Tyler has amassed notable credits reflecting work alongside, Jay Mohr, Bryan Cranston, Andy Garcia, Colin Farrell, Joel Schumacher, Beau Bridges, and Tom Hanks to name a few. As of 2014, Tyler and his wife own and run the award winning Thai Blossom Restaurant located in Winter Garden, FL while he continues to work the southeast region in various film & TV projects.