George 'Tyrus' Murdoch Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 Jul, 2020
Facts of George 'Tyrus' Murdoch
Date of Birth: 1980 , February-21
Age: 40 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 7 Inch
Name George Murdoch
Birth Name George Murdoch
Nick Name Tyrus, Brodus Clay
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Pasadena, California, USA
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actor, Political Commentator, Professional Wrestler
Working For FOX News Channel
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 170
Girlfriend Ingrid Rinck
Children 3
Education Quartz Hill High School, Antelope Valley College, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram
Movies Beast of the Water, No One Lives
TV Show WWE Raw, WWE Smackdown!, WWE NXT, TNA iMPACT! Wrestling, GLOW, Preacher, Syn, The Purge
Siblings 1 (brother)
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George Murdoch, known professionally as Tyrus is an American former professional wrestler turned actor and political commentator. As a professional wrestler, Murdoch worked in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the ring name, Brodus Clay; and later, Total Non-Stop Action (TNA) under the ring name, Tyrus. He has used the name Tyrus and since 2016, appears as such on various FOX News Channel and Fox Nation programs.

George Murdoch AKA Tyrus: Age and Height

George Murdoch was born on February 21, 1973, to a black father and a white mother. He is 47 years old and is billed as standing at 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 meters).

Born in Pasadena, California, Murdoch was the product of a broken home with an abusive father. After a violent incident, his mother left his father to live with her parents. Being biracial, George and his brother weren't welcome in their maternal grandparents' house and he spent time in foster care.

Tyrus attended Quartz Hill High School in Los Angeles County, California, and later, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California. He was studying to become a teacher at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and playing collegiate football when an injury derailed his potential career.

Career

Wrestling Career

After his football career didn't pan out, Murdoch trained to become a professional wrestler. Owing to his humungous stature, he was quickly snatched up by the biggest wrestling promotion in the world, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

George Murdoch during his time in WWE as Brodus Clay/Funkasaurus SOURCE: WWE.com

He adopted the name Brodus Clay and made his in-ring debut in 2006. He worked his way through the promotion's developmental system and made it into internationally televised shows like NXT, Monday Night Raw, and Smackdown! He gained popularity as the in-ring character "Funkasaurus". He worked for the promotion for eight years before departing in 2014.

He worked with another wrestling promotion, Total Non-Stop Action (TNA), for three years from 2014 to 2017, under the ring name, Tyrus

FOX News  

Murdoch adopted the name Tyrus and joined FOX News Channel in 2016. He has been a contributor since then and has appeared in programs like The Greg Gutfeld Show and  Daily Briefing.

He also became the co-host of the UN-PC show on FOX's streaming platform, Fox Nation with Britt McHenry.  

Sexual Harassment Scandal

In 2019, his co-host Britt McHenry filed a complaint against Tyrus for sexual harassment to FOX News executives. When the matter was not resolved, McHenry filed a lawsuit against Tyrus and FOX News.

Who Is George Murdoch AKA Tyrus Dating? Does He Have Children?

George Murdoch is currently dating business owner Ingrid Rinck -- of Sensible Meals. They have a child together: a daughter, Georgia, born in May 2014. 

Tyrus with his girlfriend Ingrid Rinck SOURCE: Pinterest

Tyrus already has two children from previous relationships; so too does Ingrid. 

What is the Net Worth of George Murdoch AKA Tyrus?

Tyrus is estimated to have a net worth of around $2 million and $10 million. His wealth primarily comes from his career as a professional wrestler, particularly wrestling for the biggest and most successful wrestling promotion in the world, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He also had a career with another wrestling promotion,  Total Non-Stop Action (TNA). In recent years, he has been a contributor for FOX News Channel and Fox Nation. 

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