Cory Tyler (born Cory Lane Tyler, May 25, 1973), was born in Hollywood, California and began working as an actor at the age of 5. Tyler is the son of famed comedian and ventriloquist Willie Tyler (Willie Tyler & Lester). Tyler has appeared in various commercials, television shows and movies which include Michael Jackson's Moonwalker in 1988 and Season 6 of Kids Incorporated. In 1989, Tyler co-hosted Wild & Crazy Kids on Nickelodeon. In the 1990's Tyler appeared as Herbert Little on Beverly Hills, 90210 He is best known for the role of Terrence Taylor on the NBC sitcom A Different World.
Cory continued to work in Hollywood and in addition to his acting work, formed a production company with fellow thespian's Derrick "Ski-ter" Jones and Charles Carpenter called Triune Entertainment. The trio produced a series of short films including the first of it's kind, comedy web series to feature African American's called Can We Do That?
Cory retired from the entertainment industry in 2010.. The same year Tyler became aware of the process called Nonviolent Communication, created by psychologist Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. Cory would learn more about NVC from a series of mentors which include Bill Stierle, and NVC certified trainers Jim and Jori Manske, Mary Mackenzie and Lorraine Aguilar.