Jonathan Tyler "Ty" Kyte (born July 24, 1984; Lindsay, Ontario) is a Canadian actor and musician. He began his acting career with commercials and performing in the Musical Tommy in Toronto. Kyte was made famous amongst Canadian youth as a correspondent on the Canadian TV series Popular Mechanics for Kids alongside fellow Canadians Elisha Cuthbert, Vanessa Lengies and Jay Baruchel. He later appeared on the TV series Goosebumps (1997) and Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1999). He appeared in the made for TV movie Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story in 2004, and had a recurring role on the Canadian drama Instant Star as Vincent Spiederman until 2008. In his free time, Tyler records songs and plays drums for the Toronto band Sweet Thing, and in 2006, released a five-song solo CD. He currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Not only does Kyte have his own music career and role as a drummer in the infectious Sweet Thing but he also plays guitar, organ, and piano as well as providing backing vocals for friend Nick Rose's band, Nick Rose & the Magnolias, who released their debut EP on February 20, 2008 and their full length album in mid-2009; also takes part in the roots/folk group Blue Fox, and the zany, comedic duo "Painter" with Dave Reale. He attended I.E. Weldon Secondary School. In addition to Tyler's acting and musical abilities, he is also known for his work with special needs children and adults. Tyler has spent his entire life living with those who are mentally and physically challenged. Tyler's brother, Paul, has Down's Syndrome. Kyte says "I have grown up with many people who have disabilities. It is very important to me to keep in touch with my roots. Not only is it rewarding but it also helps me keep a little perspective."
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