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Daryl Karolat (December 8, 1966) is a Canadian actor and former professional wrestler, better known by the stage name Tyler Mane. He is also known for playing Michael Myers In Halloween and Halloween II and Sabretooth in X-Men.

Wrestling career

Mane began his wrestling career with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1989 as "Nitron" sometimes "Nitro" the bodyguard for Woman. Afterward he went through several other names finally ending his career under the name Big Sky, tag teaming with Vinnie Vegas. After Vinnie left WCW to become Diesel in the WWF Mane was left in limbo and soon retired from wrestling altogether.

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Championships and accomplishments

Film career

After retiring from wrestling, he appeared in numerous films, including How to Make a Monster (as Hardcore), Joe Dirt, The Scorpion King, Troy (as Ajax), Hercules (as Antaeus), X-Men as Sabretooth (which was his film debut), and The Devil's Rejects (in the uncredited role of Rufus). The role of Sabretooth was initially intended for Mane's former wrestling tag team parter, Kevin Nash, but was awarded to Mane due to Nash's scheduling conflicts. Nash would, however, get a small role in a later Marvel Comics film, The Punisher.

In 2007, he filmed Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween, in which he played the iconic starring role of Michael Myers. After winning the role, he noted that he consecutively watched seven of the eight Halloween films (excluding the third because Michael Myers does not appear) to better understand his character. In 2009, he reprised the role again in Rob Zombie's H2, becoming only the second actor to play Michael Myers more than once, and the only actor to play the role in two consecutive films.

Personal life

He is currently married to actress Renae Geerlings and has two children from a previous marriage.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Gunless Jack Smith
2009 Halloween II Michael Myers
2007 Halloween Michael Myers
2006 Monk Dirk 1 episode
2005 The Devil's Rejects Rufus Uncredited
Hercules Antaeus
2004 Troy Ajax
2002 Black Mask 2: City of Masks Thorn
2002 Son of the Beach (TV) Adolf Manson 2 episodes
2002 The Scorpion King Barbarian Chieftain Uncredited
2001 Joe Dirt Bondi, Oil Rig Worker
How to Make a Monster Hardcore
2000 X-Men Sabretooth
1999 Party of Five Mr. Mayhem 1 episode

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