Tanner Novlan Wiki Bio
Tanner Novlan was born in Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan, Canada, on 9 April 1986 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds both American and Canadian nationality. He’s an actor and a model, who’s appeared in close to 20 movies and TV series, perhaps known best for his portrayal of Gregory Manes in the romantic science fiction series “Roswell, New Mexico”. It was created by Carina Adly MacKenzie, stars Nathan Parsons, Jeanine Mason and Michael Vlamis, and follows a city in which aliens are living in secret amongst humans; the series has been nominated for two awards.
Early life and education
Tanner was raised in Paradise Hill by his parents, about whom nothing’s known, as they prefer to be left out of media; it’s said that his father was a construction worker, and that his mother was a nurse. Because Tanner hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most people believe that he’s an only child.
He became interested in acting while attending a local high school, and was a member of its drama club, appearing in plays performed both at the school, and at a community theatre. Tanner was interested in various other activities during those four years, including playing football and basketball. Upon matriculating in 2004, he moved to the USA, and started working at a construction company, while practicing acting in his spare time.
Roles in movies
Tanner made his debut film appearance with his portrayal of Roger Raintree in the 2009 horror “Maneater”, written and directed by Michael Emanuel, and which starred Dean Cain, Lacy Phillips and Stephen Ford. It follows the sheriff of a small city who was previously an FBI profiler, and is now trying to catch a serial killer.
A couple of Tanner’s following roles were in the 2010 music video “Sick Puppies: Maybe”, the 2011 science fiction horror “1313: Giant Killer Bees!”, and the 2013 short drama “ABC Discovers: Los Angeles Talent Showcase”. In 2016, we saw him play the lead character Jimmy in the crime comedy drama “Flatbush Luck”, written and directed by Casper Andreas, and which also starred Robby Stahl and Briana Marin.
It follows two telephone repairmen who have tapped a client’s line, and have overheard him planning a murder; the movie won four of the six awards for which it was nominated.
In 2017, Tanner played Ben in the comedy drama “Fallen Stars”, and in 2018, he appeared in the sports drama “Ice: The Movie”.
His most recent film role has been his portrayal of one of the lead character Grant Hines, in the romantic drama “My Best Friend’s Christmas”; written and directed by Jake Helgren, it also starred Breanne Parhiala and Colton Little, in the story of a woman who has learned that her former boyfriend has a new girlfriend, which is why she has asked her best friend to pretend to be her new boyfriend.
Roles in TV series
Tanner made his debut TV series appearance with his portrayal of Paul Linoto, in the 2010 episode “The Twisted Bones in the Melted Truck” of the crime comedy drama “Bones”.
The following years saw Tanner make a guest appearance in an episode or two of various series, including the comedy drama “Parenthood”, the mystery crime drama “Rizzoli & Isles”, and the crime drama “Cold”. In 2016 and 2017, Tanner played Midas in seven episodes of the comedy “Mohawk Girls”, created by Tracey Deer and Cynthia Knight, and which starred Brittany LeBorgne, Heather White and Maika Harper; it follows four Mohawk women who are living in the 21st century, and the series was nominated for 10 awards.
In 2017, Tanner appeared in the episode “Great Day for Thunder Bay” of the comedy “Letterkenny”, and in 2020 in the episode “Dead on a Rival” of the romantic comedy drama “Modern Family”.
Since 2020, he has been playing Dr. John Finnegan in the romantic drama “The Bold and the Beautiful”; the series has been airing since 1987, and has won 125 of the 504 awards for which it has been nominated.
Tanner has made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, including “eTalk Daily”, “Extra with Billy Bush” and “Entertainment Tonight Canada”.
Awards and nominations
Tanner has been nominated for two awards: a 2016 Hoboken International Film Festival Award for Best Actor, and a 2016 FilmOut San Diego Audience Award for Best Actor, both for his performance in “Flatbush Luck”.
Love life and wife
Tanner prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. In May 2015, Tanner asked his girlfriend of two years Kayla Ewell to marry him; Kayla is a famous American actress and film producer, who has appeared in close to 50 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Maureen Sampson, in the 2000 comedy film “Freaks and Geeks”.
Tanner and Kayla exchanged vows on 12 September 2015, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members.
In March 2019, Kayla revealed that she was pregnant, and she gave birth to her and Tanner’s daughter Poppy Marie on 16 July 2019.
Tanner hasn’t mentioned any other women whom he has perhaps been with, and as of November 2021, he’s married to Kayla Ewell, and has a daughter with her.
Hobbies and other interests
Tanner is quite active on Instagram, and apparently enjoys the attention which he’s receiving from his close to 100,000 followers; he’s uploaded close to 1,000 pictures onto the network, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.
Tanner is physically highly active, and has five to six training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body; he mostly works out because it’s important for his acting career to stay in shape.
He’s into travelling, and his career has already taken him to various US states, while Tanner’s dream travel destination is Rome in Italy.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Al Pacino, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried, while a couple of his favorite movies are “Scent of a Woman”, “Les Miserables” and “Dear John”.
Age, height and net worth
Tanner’s age is 35. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.85m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1.5 million.