Tell us about your role in “Pawn’s Move”.

I play the role of Jimmy Davis (Pawn) in Pawns Move, who was taken in by his mentor Harvey as a teenager. Harvey teaches him about God and how to run a business. He’s the father he never had until he losses him and is once again on his own.

What is your acting background?

My first role was in 2008 in a movie titled “Find Me”, I’ve been in about a dozen films since.

How are you like/different than your character?

In the film, my character has a line that says “I’m just trying to move towards the goodness of God”. In my real life I also strive to grow closer and closer to the Lord and make the moves that He wants for me.


What is your favorite scene in Pawn’s Move?

I don’t know if I have a favorite scene in particular but I enjoyed all the scenes with “Wanda” and “Harvey” very much.

Have you had strangers recognize you from the movie? What has been the response from people who know you?

I have been approached by strangers who recognize me from “Pawns Move”. Mostly only my family hear about the films I’m a part of, I’m more of a private person so the people I see day to day don’t know I act. But my family is very supportive and enjoyed it very much.

How did you get involved in in film acting?

Since I was a young boy Halloween was my favorite Holliday (simply because we could dress up). I was always intrigued with portraying another person or character so filmmaking and acting had always been something I wanted to do.


Have you been involved in other faith-based films? If so, which films, and what was your role?

Yes, my very first film was a faith based film titled “Find Me”. I also just directed a film of my own film that is currently in post production. it was co-written with a friend and it has a faith based message as well.

How does working on faith-based films differ from working on secular projects?

A lot of the time it can be night and day. Not only the message of the film, but you can feel the presence of the Lord with the cast and crew on a faith based film. It’s a totally different mood on set.

What has been your favorite acting role? Why?

“Pawns Move” of course! Ha, I’ve enjoyed working on most the films I’ve been a part of, but I did love the story of Jimmy Davis and portraying this character very much.

Is acting a full time pursuit or a part time hobby?

Film making in general is a full time pursuit and I would like to direct as well as continue to act.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not on set?

Spending time with my lovely wife and beautiful daughter.

What is your film goal or ambition?

I feel very strongly that the Lord has given me a passion for movie making and has called me to tell stories through media and show the Love of Christ to anyone who will listen.

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Sharon Wilharm is a female filmmaker, blogger, and speaker. Her movies have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the globe, aired on multiple television networks, and sold in stores and online outlets throughout English speaking countries. She's accumulated dozens of festival accolades including the “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Film Making”, numerous Best of Fest awards, and 4 ICVM Crown Awards. She's passionate about storytelling and loves entertaining and inspiring audiences.


  1. My name is Jerry Roberds and I just watched “Pawns Move” on Netflix. My wife and I enjoy faith based movies and Pawns Move has a very good message. Thank you for making the film and good luck in your film career. God bless you and your family.


  2. I really enjoyed the movie and love the spiritual message that God has a plan for our lives even when it seems hopeless…and that we should honor Him by loving, blessing, and investing in the lives of others that we come in contact with in our daily walk. Love the great story line and that it doesn’t have all the garbage in it that most other movie makers seem to think they can’t do with out! Keep up the good work, Tyler and company! May God honor you as you use the gifts and passions He has given you as you share the love of Christ and glorify Him in and through your work. May God’s richest blessing be poured out upon you and your family!


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