Tygh Runyan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 29 Mar, 2020
Facts of Tygh Runyan
Date of Birth: 1976 , June-13
Age: 43 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 6 Feet
Name Tygh Runyan
Birth Name Tygh Runyan
Nick Name Tygh Runyan
Nationality American-Canadian
Birth Place/City Vancouver, Canada
Ethnicity white
Profession Actor
Married yes
Married to Sarah Lind
Education University of California, and Emily Carr University
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Tygh Runyan is a multitalented Canadian actor and musician who has won several awards such as Leo Awards, Indie Spirit Film Festival Awards, and Edmonton International Film Festival Awards. He is well-known for his character in Versailles', Stargate Universe, Battlestar Galactica, and The L-Word.

Born in Canada, Graduated From Emily Carr University

Tygh Runyan was born on 13th June 1976 in Vancouver, Canada, to American parents. His father is a former instructor of environmental technology at Kwantlen Polytechnic in Vancouver, and his mother is a poet. He holds American-Canadian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Runyan’s birth sign is Gemini.

Runyan spent his childhood living between Denver and a small town south of Vancouver. Further, he first went to the University of California, Los Angeles, and then studied acting, film, video, and art from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Canada.

Television and Film Career

Tygh Runyan made his acting debut in the 1992 Canadian television series, Northwood alongside Lochlyn Munro, Forbes March, and many others. The following year, he was cast in a made-for-television crime drama film, Judgment Day: The John List Story.

Runyan then worked in supporting roles in numerous movies including Kitchen Party (1997), Our Guys: Outrage in Glen Ridge (1999), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Snakes on a Plane (2006), Confessions of a Go-Go Girl (2008), and Road to Nowhere (2010) among others.

Likewise, she was also cast in American military science fiction television series, Battlestar Galactica starring Katee Sackhoff, Tricia Helfer, and Lucy Lawless from 2006 to 2007. In 2009, Runyan was also selected for the role of Dr. Caine in Canadian-American military science fiction television series, Stargate Universe.

CAPTION: The American/Canadian actor and musician, Tygh Runyan SOURCE: people.com

In 2008, Runyan won the Leo Awards for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama, Normal. He has also won several nominations in his acting career that includes the Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama for his performance in The French Guy.

Runyan’s last appearance was in 2016 Canadian dramedy thriller film, Dark Harvest. He was also the director of the movie.

In 2013, Tygh Runyan produced his first short film, Eclissi which he wrote as well as directed.
Runyan also works as a composer and musician in some bands like The Awkward Stage and The Beans.

Besides, Runyan is also an owner of two companies, the Forever Bad Media Ranch, and the Amigos Solos Theater Company.

Estimated Net Worth of $1 Million

Tygh Runyan might have collected millions of dollars from his professional career as an actor, director, and musician. The actual figure of his net worth has not been disclosed but sources have estimated Runyan's net worth to be more than$1 million. 

As per the reports, an average Canadian actor earns about $22,718 per year. Runyan also earns a good sum of money as a director where the average salary of a Canadian director is $93,270 per year. Furthermore, a musician earns $39,341 per year on average.

Here is a list of some of his movies which have grossed huge amount in box office collection.

Movies  Box Office Collection  Production Budget
Snakes On a Plane $62 million  $33 million
15 Minutes $56.4 million $42 million

Married Sarah Lind After Three Years of Dating 

Tygh Runyan is married to his girlfriend turned wife, Sarah Lind. She is also an actress who works in several Canadian movies. The couple met in 2005 and started dating shortly after.

 
 
 
 
 
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After a couple of years of dating relationships, the duo tied the knot in 2008 in a close ceremony among their close ones.

Together the couple is blessed with two children, both are the daughter. However, the identity of their daughter their unknown as there is a very secretive type of person.

As of now family of four seems to live a happy life as per their social media post and also there are no rumors of separation. 

Tygh was previously surrounded by rumors that he had an extramarital affair with actress Shannyn Sossamon. However, the two never officially confirmed their relationship.

Age and Body Statistics

  • Age: Tygh is 42 years of age as of 2019.
  • Height: He is 6 feet or 183 cm tall.
  • Weight: Runyan weighs 75 kg or 165 lbs.

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