Tyler Davis Barnhardt was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and raised in Matthews, North Carolina right outside of Charlotte. In the seventh grade he was placed in a theatre class that he reluctantly took part in. By the end of seventh grade he received his first part in the musical "Guys and Dolls" and he was hooked on acting. In high school, he knew that was something he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received a BFA in Acting. After school he moved back to Charlotte and made self tapes with his mother in their garage. Tyler now resides in New York City.
- He originally auditioned for the role of Clay Jensen.