is an icon in the entertainment world, having established himself as a rock legend, setting styles and defying trends. Tyler is the lead singer for one of the most successful rock bands in history - Aerosmith - and is establishing himself as a film presence after having already starred in an array of classic Aerosmith videos (such as Crazy
, Walk This Way
, Janie's Got A Gun
, Living on the Edge
and I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
) that have been regarded as mini-movies. Tyler recently appeared in the holiday blockbuster The Polar Express, portraying himself and performing a new song. Aerosmith's songs have also been featured in numerous films, including Armageddon, Airheads, Charlie's Angels, Dazed and Confused, Last Action Hero, Light of Day, The Lost Boys, Not Another Teen Movie, Rugrats Go Wild!, Starsky & Hutch, Wayne's World 2 and Mrs. Doubtfire.
As an actor, Tyler's credits include Goodnight, Joseph Parker; Clubland; and the aforementioned The Polar Express. In addition to these roles, Tyler has had many guest spots on television shows such as Two and a Half Men, Lizzie McGuire, Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. He has also appeared in ads for The Gap and Got Milk and the infamous Sony camera ad.
With Boston-based Aerosmith, America's biggest rock band and one of the biggest touring groups of the last decade, Tyler has helped change the face of the music world with a career spawning 20-plus albums that have sold over 100 million copies. 29 of their singles have impacted the Billboard charts, they've won countless awards (Grammys, American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, MTV Awards), they serve as pioneers in new media, and have a diehard fan-base numbering in the millions worldwide. Having recently wrapped up yet another world tour to support the group's 25th release, Honkin' on Bobo (which received a four-star review in Rolling Stone), the members of Aerosmith remain creatively vital, and are the platinum standard for artistic and commercial success in the music business. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000; Tyler also received an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music in 2003. When most groups who've been around for 30 years would be saying their goodbyes at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Aerosmith keep going strong and were even honored in 1999 with their own roller coaster at the Disney parks in Florida, France and Japan.