Actor John Tynan Jr. remembered by Michigan film community

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Tough as tacks indie film actor John Tynan Jr. passed away July 17, 2019.  A Vietnam Vet with four years of service to his country in the United States Air Force, and thirty years of service to the people of Detroit as a member of Detroit’s Police Department,  five years assigned to the Vice Division and ten years assigned to the Narcotics Division, John Tynan Jr., brought a wholy unique pallet of experience from which he could draw to create his screen personnaes.  He adapted real life experiences in his acting and has likened his learning experience as an actor as “The Russian Roulette School of Acting”.

And yet, he was known by everyone who worked with him on set of the many films in which he appeared as “one of the good guys.”

Mrs. Rose Anne Nepa – Actress

In character, with one of the greatest characters a person could ever get a chance to work with! Johns nick name was “Happy” as he brought joy and a smile to every room he entered! A true fallen hero, serving in the Police Force as well as Armed Forces. The Acting community, along with friends and family will truly miss you John! Heaven got another Acting Angel!…/John-Jack-Tynan-10731…


Mark A. France

What can I say, beyond the fact that I’m heartbroken to have found out about the loss of such a kind-hearted, caring friend, John Tynan.

I met John a handful of years ago, when I directed him in my short film, “The Politics of Life” and most recently, John was one of my leads in my feature film, “Descend”. To be around John was always a pleasure; listening to his stories and jokes, watching the way he interacted with others and knowing that he always wore his heart on his sleeve.

Praying for his family and all who had the opportunity to know such a gentle soul. Going to miss you, John; thank you for being one of the ‘Good Guys’.


Joel Paul Reisig  ·

We say goodbye to John Tynan Jr. today. He was one of the good guys.


Trudy Miller

Remembering Improv with Pat Caporuscio We all laughed so much! Also, A stunt class at Rick Wooley’s house & Dave Szymusiak where John Jr. Tynan would not hit me but insisted I throw all the hits at him. We all laughed a lot!


Ruth C. Flynn

Loss of a good friend RIP John Tynan Jr., 10 years of friendship and lots of laughs. He called me “Wifey”, as when we first got into the acting business I played his wife in a church scene for a Bernie Tague film! His son called me Mom for fun too at film events…. We always had so many laughs and many serious conversations about life too! He was well respected by my real husband William T. Flynn, as Bill always knew I was safe and that John and Rick Bobier always had my back at movie events! John, Thanks for your friendship! You’re gone too soon…


Gabrielle Gamache-Nettles

Very, very, sad right now. Rest in peace, friend.


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