When Tygh Runyan appeared on the television series, Northwood in the early 1990s, it was the beginning of a strong career in film. He was quickly cast in the Emmy-nominated television movie, Judgment Day: The John List Story and then Power of Attorney starring Danny Aiello and Elias Koteas. He then appeared in the Genie-nominated feature, Once in a Blue Moon, directed by Philip Spink, and Gary Burn's Kitchen Party which won the prize for Best New Western Canadian Director at the 1997 Vancouver Film Festival. Runyan starred in the MTV acclaimed teen sci-fi thriller Disturbing Behavior which was the first time he played opposite Nick Stahl, and then starred in Touched opposite Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich, Maury Chaykin and another fellow Twister Gary Farmer. He then starred in the multi-award winning My Father's Angel directed by Davor Marjanovic, Screwed opposite Danny DeVito and Norm Macdonald, AntiTrust with Ryan Phillippe and Tim Robbins, 15 Minutes with Robert De Niro and Edward Burns, K-19: The Widowmaker with Harrison Ford, and Various Positions directed by Ori Kowarsky. Runyan has recently completed production on Emile, starring Ian McKellen directed by Carl Bessai.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Tygh Runyan Facts
|Birthplace||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|