Tyler Coppin

Tyler Coppin (born 9 November 1956) is an American-Australian actor, playwright, and American dialect coach for actors in film, television and theatre.

Tyler Coppin
Tyler Jon Coppin

(1956-11-09) 9 November 1956 (age 64)
OccupationActor, Playwright, American Dialect Coach
Years active1980 - present

Personal life and educationEdit

Coppin is a fourth-generation Californian born in Roseville, California, the second child of Ronald and Gayle (Terry) Coppin. He was raised in the Sacramento suburbs of Rancho Cordova and Carmichael, California. The Coppin family are also long-term residents of Stinson Beach, California. Coppin attended Rio Americano High School and California State University, Sacramento before migrating to Australia aged 19, where he attended and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art. He now divides his time between the United States and Australia after residing in Sydney for many years working in theatre, film and television. In 2001 Coppin moved to Melbourne with Jane Borghesi where the couple married in 2006. They have one son.

He became an Australian citizen in 1993.[1]


His many stage appearances include The Child Catcher in the Australian national production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mr Mushnik in the 2016 Australian national tour of Little Shop of Horrors, Robert Helpmann in his one-man play Lyrebird: Tales of Helpmann, and Puck in the acclaimed Opera Australia production of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Baz Luhrmann with set and costumes by Catherine Martin. In 1989, at the request of playwright Patrick White he played the role of the Young Man in the Sydney Theatre Company production of The Ham Funeral, directed by Neil Armfield.

His television appearances include Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King and Neighbours.

His film appearances include Hacksaw Ridge directed by Mel Gibson, The Spierig Brothers' Winchester, and Predestination starring Ethan Hawke, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, The Tender Hook, Emulsion, One Night Stand, Lorca and the Outlaws, and Mad Max 2.

Coppin has appeared in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of Born Yesterday, His Girl Friday, Ruby Moon, A Behanding in Spokane by playwright Martin McDonagh, and as Vice Principal Panch in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for which he wrote additional material.

He has also narrated several audiobooks including the American children's TV series Bear in the Big Blue House released by ABC For Kids.



Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Survivor Boy
Mad Max 2 Defiant Victim
1984 One Night Stand Sam
2084 Detective Droid
1987 Twelfth Night Party Guest
1993 Sniper Ripoly
Reckless Kelly Hollywood Bank Teller
1996 Race the Sun Bob Radford
The Beast Harry TV Mini-Series
1997 Doing Time for Patsy Cline Bobby Joe
1998 Dark City Voice Back There American Dialect Coach
2001 Jet Set Jim
2003 The Night We Called It a Day American Dialect Coach
2005 Three Dollars Giles
2006 Emulsion Agent
2008 The Boxer and The Bombshell Donnie aka The Tender Hook
2009 Accidents Happen Narrator Voice
Where the Wild Things Are American Dialect Coach
2010 Torn American Dialect Coach
2014 Predestination Dr. Heinlein
2016 The Death and Life of Otto Bloom J.C. Tippit
Hacksaw Ridge Lynchburg Doctor
2018 Winchester Arthur Gates

Playwright and writerEdit



  1. ^ Joyce Morgan, "The Transformer", Sydney Morning Herald, 30 January 1999, Spectrum, p. 3s

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