Popular American star of silent and early sound westerns and serials. Raised in Michigan, he went through a number of strenuous jobs sailor, boxer, lumberjack, coal miner, etc. Before landing in Los Angeles and getting work as a movie extra and stuntman. His good looks and athletic physique (he was a champion weightlifter) led to an offer to play the lead in a series of silent westerns, which he filmed under the stage name Bill Burns. In 1925, FBO signed him and changed his name to Tom Tyler. He became one of the studio’s most popular action stars and initially made a smooth transition into talking pictures, for which he worked hard to lose his natural Lithuanian accent. As the’30s progressed, however, he began to face stiff competition in the arena of B-westerns and started taking supporting roles in larger-budget pictures, such as Stagecoach (1939) and Gone with the Wind (1939). In 1941, he took on perhaps his most famous role as the eponymous hero of Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941). This serial and several others brought him new fame, but within three years of playing Captain Marvel, Tyler’s career was almost ended when his health failed. Rheumatoid arthritis crippled him and he was reduced to occasional minor supporting roles, often for John Ford, for whom he had worked in a number of films prior to his illness. During the last part of his career 1948-54, though reportedly in poor health, he appeared in supporting roles in over 35 films and TV series, including TV episodes of “The Lone Ranger”, “The Cisco Kid”, “The Range Rider”, “Gene Autry”, “Cowboy G-Men”, and “Dick Tracy”. He also co-starred with Tom Keene in an unsold TV pilot, “Crossroad Avengers” (1953), written and directed by Ed Wood. While simultaneously working as a western hero, he was also a weightlifting champion. Once considered the strongest man in America, he won the national AAU weight-lifting championship in 1928 he lifted 760 lbs. And made the 1928 U. Appeared in five films with John Wayne: Stagecoach (1939), The Night Riders (1939), They Were Expendable (1945), Red River (1948), and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). In “Stagecoach”, Wayne played the Ringo Kid, the film’s hero, while Tyler played the villainous Luke Plummer. In the Tim Holt western, Riders of the Range (1950), Tyler plays a villain called the Ringo Kid. “The Night Riders” is one of eight films in the popular “Three Mesquiteers” series that star Wayne as Stony Brooke. Tyler plays a supporting role. Several years later, Tyler played Stony in 13 films in the series. Ppeared in four Oscar Best Picture nominees: Stagecoach (1939), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and The Talk of the Town (1942). Gone with the Wind won Best Picture of 1939. Tyler played two comic-book-turned-movie-serial heroes, Captain Marvel and the Phantom. Crease upper border, small tear right side, minor scuffs and fading, minor corner and edge wear. Not trimmed; photo is original size. 1956Steve Donovan, Western Marshal (TV Series). Comanche Kid (1956)… 1953Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid (TV Movie). Lanky Henchman at Hideout / Slender Thug in the White Hat / Henchman Snake-Eye /.. Lanky Henchman at Hideout. Thunder Out West (1953)… Slender Thug in the White Hat. The Trail of the Witch (1952)… Trouble at Silver Creek (1952)… Shotgun Guard / Indian. Ambush in Coyote Canyon (1952)… The Ghost of Poco Loco (1951)… 1952Cowboy G-Men (TV Series). Salted Mines (1952)… 1952Sky King (TV Series). The Giant Eagle (1952)… 1952The Lion and the Horse. The Big H Murder (1952). Roller Coaster Murder (1951). 1952The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series). Henchman / Andy – Deputy. Outlaw’s Town (1952)… The Outlaw’s Girl (1952)… Mexican Gun Running Story (1952)… Johnny Deuce (1951)… Union Dispatch Rider (uncredited). 1951Best of the Badmen. 1951The Great Missouri Raid. Sheriff / Sheriff Jim Turner. Uncle Disinherits Niece (1951)… Phoney Sheriff (1951)… Haven for Heavies (1951)… Wedding Blackmail (1950)… 1950Trail of Robin Hood. 1950Fast on the Draw. 1950The Lone Ranger (TV Series). Damsels in Distress (1950)… 1950West of the Brazos. 1950Riders of the Range. 1949She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. 1949The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend. 1949I Shot Jesse James. 1948Blood on the Moon. 1948Return of the Bad Men. 1948The Dude Goes West. Captain at Airport (uncredited). 1945Sing Me a Song of Texas. 1944The Princess and the Pirate. Triangle A Ranch Hand (uncredited). 1944Gun to Gun (Short). Geoffrey Prescott / The Phantom. 1943Riders of the Rio Grande. 1942Valley of Hunted Men. 1942Shadows on the Sage. 1942The Talk of the Town. 1942Raiders of the Range. 1942Valley of the Sun. 1942Code of the Outlaw. 1941Gauchos of El Dorado. 1941Riders of the Timberline. 1941Outlaws of Cherokee Trail. 1941Bad Men of Missouri. Deputy Sheriff Dave (uncredited). 1941Adventures of Captain Marvel. Boxing Match Ring Announcer (uncredited). 1940Texas Rangers Ride Again. 1940The Mummy’s Hand. 1940The Light of Western Stars. 1940The Grapes of Wrath. Deputy Handcuffing Casy (uncredited). 1939Gone with the Wind. Commanding Officer During Evacuation (uncredited). 1939Drums Along the Mohawk. 1937Brothers of the West. 1937Orphan of the Pecos. 1937The Feud of the Trail. Tom Wade / Jack Granger. Tom Wade – Posing as Cheyenne Tommy. 1936The Phantom of the Range. Tom Evans posing as Tom Dawson. 1934Terror of the Plains. Tom Lansing – Posing as Tom Smith. 1933War of the Range. 1933The Phantom of the Air. 1933Clancy of the Mounted. 1933When a Man Rides Alone. 1932Honor of the Mounted. 1932The Man from New Mexico. 1931Battling with Buffalo Bill. 1931The Man from Death Valley. 1931Partners of the Trail. 1931Rider of the Plains. 1931God’s Country and the Man. Tex Malone posing as Steve Rawlins. 1930The Phantom of the West. 1930The Canyon of Missing Men. 1930Half Pint Polly (Short). 1930Call of the Desert. 1929Pioneers of the West. 1929’Neath Western Skies. 1929The Law of the Plains. 1929The Man from Nevada. 1929The Pride of Pawnee. 1929Trail of the Horse Thieves. 1928Tyrant of Red Gulch. 1928Phantom of the Range. 1928When the Law Rides. 1927The Flying U Ranch. 1927Cyclone of the Range. 1926Out of the West. 1926Tom and His Pals. 1925Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. 1925Let’s Go, Gallagher. Indian (as Vincent Markowski). 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