Tyler Whiteman is an American actor currently studying for his BFA in Musical Theatre from Missouri State University.
Tyler was born and raised in Pacific, Missouri, a town 45 miles west of St. Louis, 5 minutes away from Six Flags. He started playing sports very early on in his adolescent life.
Soccer started at the age of 4 and continued all the way through high school. Tyler's high school years balanced sports, bands, and choirs. Though he has been playing jazz saxophone since middle school, Tyler did not belong to a singing ensemble till his senior year.
His senior year found himself performing with: All District Jazz Band (1st Chair), All State Concert Choir, and All State Show Choir.
Though used to the performance atmosphere, Tyler wouldn't step foot on a theatrical stage till his freshman year of college. Aside from starring as Dodger in Mrs. Hogan's 1st grade production of Disney's "Oliver and Company", Tyler made his debut on stage as Bickle in East Central College's production of "Footloose!".
From there, one could say he was bit by the theatre bug. Tyler went on to perform in 9 productions at ECC and also spent 3 summers performing at Six Flags.
After receiving the Distinguished Theatre Arts Guildmaster Award from East Central, Tyler left school and began to branch out to regional theatre in St. Louis (Citilites St. Louis & Stray Dog Theatre).
Other professional regional work came the summer of 2012 when Tyler debuted at the Tibbits Opera House in Michigan (made a return the following summer of 2013).
Tyler has also found himself on the film side of things, appearing in tv shows, commercials, and various film projects (including starring in the musical film At The Top Of My Lungs).
He currently attends Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State) where he pursues his BFA degree. Tyler has found a deep love for his craft, and has had no issue dedicating his life towards it.
Outside the crazy hectic life of a performer, Tyler enjoys family & friends, playing with his 4 dogs, fitness, writing music, and being outside. Upon graduation, Tyler will be moving to NYC.