Tyrus Biography: Pictures, Children, Net Worth, Age, Wiki, Movie, Books, Awards

March 4, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Tyrus is a multifaceted personality who rose to fame in various fields, such as wrestling, acting, and cable news.

He is best known for his roles as Brodus Clay in WWE, Tyrus in TNA, and a co-host on Gutfeld! On Fox News.

He is also a former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion and a host on OutKick, a streaming platform that covers sports, politics, and culture.

Profile

  • Full name: George Murdoch
  • Nickname: Tyrus
  • Date of birth: February 21, 1973
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Cable news personality, actor, former professional wrestler
  • Height: 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: One brother
  • Spouse: Ingrid Rinck
  • Children: Georgie Jane Murdoch, four other children from previous relationships
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $2 million

Early Life and Education

Tyrus, now 51 years old, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 21, 1973. He is biracial; his father is black, and his mother is white. He grew up in foster care with his brother after his parents separated.

He attended Quartz Hill High School and Antelope Valley College in California, where he played football as a defensive lineman.

He then transferred to the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he continued his football career and earned a degree in education in 1995.

Personal Life

Tyrus is married to Ingrid Rinck, a fitness entrepreneur and the founder of Sensible Meals, a meal delivery service that promotes healthy eating.

They have a daughter named Georgie Jane Murdoch, born in 2018. Tyrus also has four other children from previous relationships, whose names are not publicly disclosed. He lives with his family in Louisiana.

Career

Tyrus started his wrestling career in 1995 and trained in WWE’s developmental territories, such as Deep South Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling.

He debuted on the main roster as Brodus Clay, a bodyguard for Alberto Del Rio. He later changed his gimmick to The Funkasaurus, a funk dancer accompanied by his backup dancers, the Funkadactyls.

He left WWE in 2014 and joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as Tyrus, where he stayed until 2017. In 2021, he joined the National Wrestling Alliance, where he won the NWA World Television Championship and the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. He also wrote two books: Just Tyrus: A Memoir in 2022 and Nuff Said in 2023.

Tyrus began his career as a cable news personality in 2016 when he joined The Greg Gutfeld Show on Fox News as a regular panellist.

He also appeared on other Fox News and Fox Nation programs, such as The Five, Fox & Friends, and Un-PC. In 2021, he became a co-host on Gutfeld!, a late-night talk show hosted by Greg Gutfeld.

In 2024, he was named host of Maintaining with Tyrus on OutKick, a streaming platform owned by Fox that covers sports, politics, and culture. Tyrus has also acted in movies and TV shows, such as No One Lives, MacGyver, Preacher, and Glow.

Awards

Some of the awards that Tyrus has won throughout his career are:

  • NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • NWA World Television Championship (one time)
  • Slammy Award for Best Dance of the Year (2012)

Controversy

Tyrus has been involved in some controversies in his career, such as:

  • In 2019, he was accused of sexual harassment by his former Fox Nation co-host Britt McHenry, who claimed that he sent her inappropriate text messages and photos. Tyrus denied the allegations and was moved to a different show on Fox Nation.
  • In 2020, he was sued by his former TNA manager, Rockstar Spud, who alleged that Tyrus assaulted him backstage in 2016. Tyrus claimed that it was a misunderstanding and that he was defending himself from Spud’s attack. The lawsuit was settled out of court in 2021.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @tyrussmash
  • Twitter: @PlanetTyrus

Filmography

  • No One Lives
  • Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery
  • MacGyver
  • Preacher
  • Glow
  • The Masked Singer

Books

Tyrus has written two books:

  • Just Tyrus: A Memoir (2022)
  • Nuff Said (2023)

Net Worth

Tyrus has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

He earns income from various endeavours, such as wrestling, acting, and hosting.




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