Tyler was a camper on Total Drama Island as a member of the Killer Bass. He did not compete on Total Drama Action, but appeared on the Total Drama Action Aftermath as a commentator. He was also a contestant on Total Drama World Tour as a member of Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot. He was seen with the original contestants on a yacht in the first episode of Total Drama: Revenge of the Island.
Tyler is a sports fan who loves anything involving physical activity. Unfortunately, he is exceedingly clumsy and would be much better off watching from the sidelines. His lack of coordination has a tendency to harm other contestants and himself, but his determination leads him to never back down from trying to be a strong competitor. While he may lack prowess, he is fast, can jump high enough to touch the rim of a basketball hoop and has abnormally strong fingers. Tyler can be very dim at times, such as in Broadway, Baby! when Noah tells him to make a mental note, to which he replies that he doesn't have a pen. Despite his faults, he has a heart of gold and is enthusiastic about everything he does. Along with being popular with his peers at home, Tyler expresses deep love for his girlfriend, Lindsay. He is hurt more by nothing else than her habit of forgetting who he is, but regardless, his loyalty towards her never wavers.
In Not So Happy Campers - Part 1, Tyler arrives while water-skiing, but trips, hits the dock, and flies into everyone's luggage. He then gives a thumbs up, implying that he is fine. Tyler is placed on the Killer Bass. When Duncan kills a cockroach that had been scaring Lindsay, Tyler brags that he could have done it too, sparking an attraction between them. Tyler is the second person to jump off the cliff in Not So Happy Campers - Part 2. However, he ended up landing on a buoy that marked the safety-zone ring. Nevertheless, Tyler performed better than DJ and Courtney, both who did not jump. When Courtney tries to pick Tyler for elimination, both Duncan and Lindsay jump to his defense, despite the latter being on different team. In The Big Sleep, Lindsay sees Tyler as a suitable candidate for Heather's alliance, but Heather rejects this idea, due to Tyler being on the opposite team. Tyler struggle to stay awake but he eventually fall asleep. He suddenly has a nightmare of Katie and Sadie being attacked by a bear and wakes up screaming.
Despite being a jock, Tyler has poor athletic skill which became a running gag throughout the series whenever he attempts to perform a task. This is first displayed in Dodgebrawl when every time he threw a ball, he would ended up hitting someone else other than the opposing team (such as Chris, Chef, Sadie and the Screaming Gophers on the bleachers). Eventually, he wounds up hitting Lindsay during the second round and becomes devastated. He allows himself to be easily eliminated by Trent, so he could go on a 'date' with Lindsay. Heather and Courtney strongly rejects their relationship, the former goes as far as to throw a dodgeball at his groin and later a kayak at him. Lindsay and Tyler's relationship finally blossoms in Not Quite Famous where they end up making out in the bathroom, when Lindsay was supposed to be spying on Gwen. She accidentally reveals their relationship when she angrily scolds Bridgette, after she falls into Tyler's arms.
In Phobia Factor, Tyler reveals to the other contestants that he has a fear of chickens. During breakfast the next day, he screamed when he was given a chicken. During the challenge, he fails to face his fear and is eliminated, with several of the other contestants and Chris making fun of his fear as he walked away. After his elimination, on the Boat of Losers, Tyler sheds a tear. In a twist, the Boat of Losers is stocked with cages of chickens, which causes Tyler to scream in horror.
In Haute Camp-ture at Playa Des Losers, he and Lindsay resume their relationship, though it seems that Lindsay has forgotten what Tyler looks like and has begun mistaking other campers, an Eskimo, and even a Bunny as him. He is among those who originally supported Owen in the finale before Owen announces about the party he is going to throw if he wins. In Owen's ending, Tyler kisses Lindsay after Owen wins while in Gwen's ending, he comforts her when Owen lost.
In Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island, Tyler teams up with Owen, DJ, and Cody to retrieve the case with one million dollars. His team is the first to find the case and Tyler manage to retrieve it from the tree after failing several times. His team ended up losing the case to Heather and Harold before retrieving it back from Justin. However, after an encounter with Courtney, Tyler and Cody were separated from Owen and DJ and fail to reach the docks in time, making them ineligible to compete in Total Drama Action.
Tyler does not compete on this season, but he is referenced by Lindsay on various occasions, who can't remember that he is not competing, sometimes getting his name wrong. Tyler does appear in the Total Drama Aftermath segments, but otherwise has no significant role. When he is introduced in the first aftermath, Geoff jokes that someone should inform Lindsay on her boyfriend's whereabouts.
In Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special, it is revealed that Tyler, along with Leshawna, had participated in other reality show contests. They were shown on a show called "Running on a Treadmill While Dodging Sharp Things" where Tyler gets hit by a cinder block and flies off the treadmill after boasting his "awesome" skills. Josh later reveals that Tyler gained a fake baby-bump, apparently for fame. At the Gemmies, Tyler compete with the other contestants for front row seats but he trips on a small bump in the carpet and tumbles into everyone. Tyler also helps out when the cast are trying to slingshot Owen's caramel chocolates onto the other bus, though he trips, but is still able to get the chocolates into Leshawna's bra and he refills the bra multiple times. When the campers celebrate, he and Lindsay are seen high-fiving each other, but miss and hit each other on the head instead. He is one of the fifteen contestants that doesn't leave to look for help and is rescued by Chris, thus proceeding to Total Drama World Tour.
Tyler's klutzy nature is immediately on full display in Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 1, when he trips mere seconds after stepping off of the bus, as Chris introduces him as a returning fan favorite. He is constantly distracted by his jealousy of Lindsay's clear attraction towards Alejandro. He makes a fool of himself multiple times, either out of his desire to get her attention or otherwise. He ends up on Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot, with Alejandro, Owen, Noah, and Sierra. Tyler and his team, excluding unamused Sierra, are motivated by Alejandro's speech in Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 2. With his leadership, they pile onto their goat and make their way to the Nile River, arriving first. They make good progress on their boat until Sierra, the expert weaver, switches to Team Amazon, with Izzy taking her place. Tyler and his team finish second, not winning the challenge, yet are safe from elimination.
Tyler is confident in Super Happy Crazy Fun Time Japan that since two contestants left the competition last time, this challenge is sure to be for reward only. He excuses himself from performing in the human pinball challenge, as does Noah, and, thankfully, does not have to go through with it. Tyler goes along with Alejandro's plan for their team's commercial, advertising Chef Hatchet's Total Drama Yum Yum Happy Go Time Candy Fish Tails. He helps Noah build the city, which is to be obliterated by Owen. The team comes in second place again, falling behind Team Amazon. Tyler is dismayed that Lindsay still doesn't remember him in Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better. He complains about her calling him by Noah's name and contemplates how to get her to remember. During the challenge, Tyler pulls the team's sled. When Owen breaks the ice, Tyler uses his powerful fingers to hang on to the ice so everyone else can climb back up. Thanks to him, the team finally wins their first challenge.
Tyler is offended at Noah's remark about being forgettable in Broadway, Baby!. His insecurities are further aggravated when Lindsay calls him "Dave." Tyler retrieves his team's apple from the turtle pond, headbutting it to shore at Alejandro's suggestion. However, he ends up knocking himself out. Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot takes a small lead. They reach the finish line first, but are forced to go back due to Heather switching their baby carriage containing Noah with one of an actual baby. The team is safe because the challenge turning out to be for reward.
Tyler has finally had enough of Lindsay's forgetfulness in Slap Slap Revolution, and decides to try to lead her to remembrance. Lindsay insists that he has her confused with someone else, and that the boy she likes is never coming back. This depresses Tyler until the musical number Eine Kleine, when, much to his joy, she at last recognizes him. Tyler is so happy he unintentionally causes an avalanche. During the challenge, Tyler uses his strength to wind the meat grinder and rides Owen after he eats the team's sausage.
After Lindsay's realization in the previous episode, Tyler is shown to be devoted to her in The Am-AH-Zon Race. He sees being in economy class as not so bad, and leads his team down the path of her choice in the Amazon. During the challenge, he uses his pants to cross the zip-line, but the friction sparks a fire. Tyler falls into the water below and is attacked by piranhas. Later, Tyler waits with Izzy and Noah while Alejandro goes to retrieve the absent Owen, as they cannot when without his presence. As they search for the treasure they need, Tyler believes he has found it. However, they require a golden treasure, not an olden one, and so they are sent to economy class once again. Tyler, with DJ's blessing, is invited by Lindsay to stay with Team Victory in first class.
Tyler's relationship with Lindsay continues in Can't Help Falling in Louvre. The two are happy to be together again, but he is dismayed by her statement of picturing him differently and her focus on shopping in Paris. Later, while Tyler's team is collecting the last piece of their Venus de Milo statue, he volunteers to obtain it, bragging about his kindergym experience as a gymnastics captain. While trying to assemble their statue, Tyler attempts to give Noah instructions on where to place parts, but ends up confusing and frustrating him. When Lindsay and DJ must perform a walk-off fashion show to decide who is eliminated, Lindsay immediately selects Tyler as her model. He isn't pleased with his ridiculous look as he walks the runway. Lindsay is ultimately eliminated that night. As they say their goodbyes, Tyler brags to his friends at home about being seen with "a cute girlfriend for twenty minutes," and she instructs him to win for both of them.
Tyler resents DJ in Newf Kids on the Rock for having won the last challenge and, thus, causing Lindsay's downfall. During the challenge, Tyler assists Alejandro and Izzy in pulling a netted Owen out of the water. He then partners with Noah to row the team's boat to shore. Later, Tyler goes against DJ in the challenge to kiss a fish. He takes Alejandro's suggestion to imagine it as Lindsay, tying with DJ and winning first place for his team. Tyler performs in the diving challenge in Jamaica Me Sweat after he unintentionally responds enthusiastically to Noah telling him he can do all of the dives. Due to his poor sight underwater, however, he ends up grabbing an electric eel instead of the required gold chains. He also grabs two car tires, a grandfather clock and a couch in his subsequent dives. Tyler is partnered with Alejandro in the bobsled challenge. He questions Alejandro why he's being so nice to DJ, who's on the other team. He is shocked when Alejandro tells him about how he tricked DJ with the fish. Alejandro then convinces Tyler to pull his headband over his eyes so as to give him the opportunity to sabotage the track.
Tyler struggles in I See London... during the challenge, in which he performs various tasks that harm either him or his team's progress. First Tyler slows down his team when he tries to strip the guard using only his teeth, although nobody told him he needed to do so. The second time, he volunteers to be stretched on the rack so the team can find their clue. Noah and Owen then accidentally leave him in the torture room, where he is captured by "Jack the Ripper". At the conclusion of the episode, Tyler unintentionally views Duncan and Gwen's kiss. His secret proves to work against him in Greece's Pieces, in which Alejandro senses that something is wrong with him. Alejandro agrees to let Tyler compete in the wrestling challenge under the condition that he owe him a favor afterwards. Come the final challenge, a tiebreaker between Team Amazon and Team Chris is Really Really Really Really Hot, Tyler immediately volunteers to compete. However, beforehand, he is forced by Alejandro to reveal Duncan and Gwen's kiss, enraging Team Amazon and sparking a conspiracy to throw the challenge and eliminate Gwen. When Tyler is inches away from the medal, his wings melt and he plummets to the ground, giving the win to Cody.
Courtney flirts with Tyler in The EX-Files in an attempt to make Duncan jealous. However, he is not very distracted by her as he does not want to upset Lindsay. Later, Tyler desires to help Owen when he is in danger, but Alejandro pulls him away so the team can continue their search for an alien artifact. Tyler and Alejandro are electrocuted by two aliens until Duncan arrives and kills one of them, after striking a deal with Alejandro to avoid elimination. The three then capture the other alien and head back to Chris. All that is left of the alien is blue mush following Tyler's accident involving a land mine. The team loses because of it, and Tyler is voted off due to Alejandro and Duncan's deal. He is then pushed out of the plane by Courtney taking her frustration about Duncan's invincibility out on him. In an exclusive clip, Tyler does not seem upset about his elimination thinking it was his best season yet. Suddenly a flock of aliens from Area 51 appear and attack Tyler.
Tyler swings onto the set in Aftermath Aftermayhem when announced, but ends up falling and hurting himself. He is injured to the point of being in a wheelchair, so Trent helps him out. He continues to get hurt throughout the episode. He gets a second chance to compete in Total Drama World Tour. When he rolls the dice, he accidentally drops it on his head first. When he moves, his wheelchair rolls onto a booby trap and he falls through a hole in the platform, getting injured again. In Hawaiian Style, Tyler is seen making out with Lindsay throughout the episode, and raises his hand when Bridgette asks the peanut gallery to raise their hands if they were eliminated because of Alejandro. Despite this, he still chooses Alejandro's side over Heather or Cody's, most likely because Lindsay is siding with Alejandro too. In Hawaiian Punch, Tyler gets knocked out by a golf ball when Heather hits it out of the challenge booth. Later, when Alejandro chooses him to help in the challenge, Lindsay tries to wake him up, but accidentally punches him. He apparently regains consciousness some time before Alejandro and Heather reach the top of the volcano, and is seen cheering with the rest of the peanut gallery. He is seen among the other eliminated contestants laughing at Chris and Chef when their boat sinks, and as they run from the lava, swimming away from the island.
In Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!, Tyler appears on the yacht with the other twenty-three original contestants. He and Lindsay are on the rail at the stern of the yacht making out.
- View this video for Tyler's audition tape.
Tyler's audition tape begins with him standing on a football field. He tells the viewers that the show needs an athlete, and that he is the man, then he soon tries to show off his skills to everyone, but he doesn't do so well. He tries to throw a football, but trips over his gym bag. He dives off a high board and does a belly flop. Finally, he tried to do a slam dunk, but missed and falls flat on his face. The ball then falls on the back of his head.
Both designs have been recycled into different characters in the Total Drama series. The first design was recycled into an intern shown many times throughout the series. Tyler's second design was recycled to become Duncan's parole officer shown in the video logs from home. Tyler's first design is also seen in Rock n' Rule as an intern who gives the contestants fake items. However, he has a different hat and different hair.
- Tyler is one of the characters who serve as a "pain magnet" of a particular season, who is injured excessively as part of a running gag. He plays this role in Total Drama World Tour.
- Tyler and Geoff are the only male campers on the Killer Bass without any sort of facial hair.
- Tyler is the only male contestant, and the second contestant overall, to take the Drop of Shame at night, the other being Lindsay.
- Coincidentally, they are in a relationship.
- Tyler is one of only eighteen contestants to never make it to the merge so far, the others being Noah, Katie, Sadie, Anne Maria, Dawn, Dakota, Staci, Brick, B, Sam, Ezekiel, Beardo, Amy, Samey, Rodney, Leonard, Ella, and Topher.
- According to the official Total Drama World Tour website, Tyler's favorite clothing items are tracksuits.
- Can't Help Falling in Louvre is the first episode of the series where Tyler is seen without his headband on.
- Tyler went the longest in the whole series out of any other contestant without using the confessional. He never used it in Total Drama Island or Total Drama Action, and finally used it in Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better in Total Drama World Tour. Thus, he went for fifty-six episodes without using it.
- Despite his poor athletic skills, Tyler has at times been portrayed as being strong, especially his fingers.
- In Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better, he is able to carry the combined weight of Owen, Alejandro, Izzy, Noah, and their sleigh with a box filled with radioactive materials. Tyler then reveals that he has extremely strong fingers to the point he broke his piano while playing it during his first piano lesson.
- In Jamaica Me Sweat, Tyler claims that his fingers are so strong, that his right little finger is able to bench press eighty pounds. During the first part of the challenge, he is seen lifting several objects such as a piano with ease.
- According to Todd Kauffman, Tyler was originally supposed to make a cameo appearance in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, but it was cut from the final release.
- According to Tyler's Total Drama World Tour contestant biography, his favorite colors are red and white and his favorite movie is "Kick it like Cookedham".
- It also states that Tyler's favorite food are Extreme Power Chunks.
|Interactions with||Alejandro | Lindsay|
|Eliminated from Total Drama Island|
|Eliminated from Total Drama World Tour|
|Killer Bass teammates|
|Bridgette | Courtney | DJ | Duncan | Eva | Ezekiel | Geoff | Harold | Izzy | Katie | Sadie | Tyler|
|Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot teammates|
|Alejandro | Duncan | Izzy | Noah | Owen | Sierra | Tyler|