A veteran wrestler in his native Canada, Tyler Mane has had a long career in the ring around the world, from Mexico to Japan. Eventually he made his way to the American circuit and wrestled with WCW under the Big Sky name, but soon had Hollywood in his sights. He appeared as the mutant supervillain Sabretooth in the 2000 hit “X-Men,” which launched the long-running franchise. Years later, Mane landed a starring role in Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” movies.
For the film, Zombie needed an actor who could play both Michael Myers, the towering, machete-wielding killer, and Michael Myers, the human, as the 2007 reboot explores more about the man behind the mask. After playing a small role in Zombies’ previous film The Devil’s Rejects, Mane was the obvious choice to take on the role of the series’ iconic villain. For the role, he retained the long, shaggy hair that made him known as Sabretooth, and while it’s a completely different take on the character than the original, he ended up being perfect for the role.