Passing of Film and Theatre Professor Michael Tylo

It is with tremendous sadness that the College of Fine Arts and Dean Nancy Uscher share the passing of beloved film professor, Michael Tylo. 

A native of Detroit, Michael Tylo came to UNLV as a visiting professor in theatre and film in 2003 after a long and distinguished stage and screen career as an actor and director that included motion pictures, television series, and major roles in popular soap operas.  He served as an assistant dean for the College of Fine Arts and taught acting for UNLV Film. He performed with students at the Nevada Conservatory Theatre and in Stealing Las Vegas, a feature film produced by UNLV and Roger Corman. For more details on his storied career, look for Michael Tylo on

"Michael Tylo was a beautiful and caring human being — he was so special," said Uscher. "He was an exemplary friend, colleague, teacher, and artist. He had such a distinguished and rich career, but he was humble about his accomplishments. He loved his family dearly and lived a joyous life, but he left us way too soon. We will miss him greatly, but feel deep gratitude about all that Michael contributed to the College of Fine Arts, UNLV, and the world.

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