Happy Birthday, Tyler Labine!
Our favorite snarky, off-kilter sidekick hits the big 3-0 today. That's right, Tyler Labine is turning 30. Happy birthday, Tyler!
We know Tyler as the irrepressible, impulse-control-challenged Sock on Reaper. He's a goofball, a free spirit, a walking id ... but he's loyal and brave when the chips are down. He's willing to put his life on the line to help Sam capture escaped souls, and we have to applaud him for that.
Much as we love Sock, we have a feeling he wouldn't be the same if Tyler weren't portraying him. Tyler always manages to walk the line between hysterically funny and ridiculously over-the-top. He's perfect in the role.
Of course, he's had a lot of practice playing the goofy sidekick. Zap2It.com's TVGal said Tyler "deserves a lifetime achievement award in the sidekick category. Just like he did on Invasion, Labine brings the perfect amount of comic relief and fun to his role. He's hilarious, loyal and you just never know what he's going to say next." We couldn't agree more.
So happy birthday, Tyler, and thanks for everything you bring to Sock!