Nominated for a British Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in 2009, Tyger is best known for his role in the hugely popular, multi-award winning sitcom OUTNUMBERED which returned for a Christmas Special in 2012 and a fifth series in 2013. Tyger has also gained recognition as a skilled comedian in the BBC 3 family sitcom CUCKOO, where his role of acerbic Dylan is rewarding him with excellent reviews. On FRIDAY DOWNLOAD; a hip CBBC magazine show now in its fourth series, Tyger co-presents and is the show’s resident games and gadget expert.
Tyger and his OUTNUMBERED siblings played by Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez were placed at number 3 by The Daily Telegraph in their ‘Top Ten Performances of 2008’ : ‘OUTNUMBERED’s three young stars bring an unprecedented truthfulness to its deliciously chaotic portrayal of family life. This is child acting of a quality and truthfulness you will not see anywhere else on television.’
His busy and successful career was kick-started after being spotted by a top London agent, when at the age of nine, he was performing in a school play. Tyger injected a huge number of laughs into their version of TREASURE ISLAND by playing his Squire Trelawney a la Leslie Phillips! The agent was so impressed by Tyger’s comedic performance, timing and self confidence, she signed him on the spot. Just weeks later he was recording his first voiceover campaign for Philips. A year on and Tyger got his first break when at the age of 10, he was cast as ‘Jake’ in OUTNUMBERED. OUTNUMBERED is recorded with no laughter track and affords Tyger plenty of scope for improvisation. To date, OUTNUMBERED has scooped numerous awards including the prestigious NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARD for Best Situation Comedy in January 2012; An award that is decided by a public vote.
In the BAFTA winning ARMSTRONG AND MILLER SHOW, Tyger played distraught son ‘Paul’ to Alexander’ Armstrong’s ‘Tactless Dad’ in a serious of unforgettable sketches. In series 2, Tyger reprised his role of ‘Paul’ and was featured as an ensemble player, as he was in series 3; in particular as the memorable ‘Chul’ in ‘The Origins of Teenagers’.
Tyger has voiced more than 200 voice-overs for TV and radio, as well as several characters for animation, including bringing the role of Lester Large to life in THE LARGE FAMILY for Cbeebies. In 2010 he played a teenager confused about his sexuality in the Radio 4 Drama ALL THE BLOOD IN MY VEINS which was commissioned for CHILDREN IN NEED. And in the Spring of 2012 he joined an all star cast to play yet another teenage son in a family sitcom in the Radio 4 show MR BLUE SKY.
Landing his first movie role at the end of 2010, Tyger plays ‘Stuck-Up Steve’ in HORRID HENRY 3D, which went on general release in the summer of 2011. He had a guest lead role in DOCTORS playing his first dramatic role on television as a bereaved teenager in 2009. In 2011 and 2012 he played the eccentric ‘Mr Lovett’, one of Vic Reeves’ expert sidekicks in the MINISTRY OF CURIOUS STUFF, a zany, yet informative CBBC comedy, now back for a second series. In 2012 he guested as chavy schoolboy, Chris Siverson on episode 1, series 2 of THREESOME; an outrageous sitcom made for Comedy Central.
Tyger has presented awards at The Children’s and Gaming BAFTA’s, and acted as a judge and Ambassador for the BAFTA YOUNG GAME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR in 2011 and 2012. He is also assisting THE NATIONAL TRUST on a campaign that aims to reconnect children with nature. Tyger has made personal appearances on FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS, THE ONE SHOW, THE BIG PERFORMANCE WITH GARETH MALONE, the 2011 & 2012 BBC CHRISTMAS PROMOTIONAL TRAILER, BREAKFAST and DAYBREAK. In 2011 Tyger and his OUTNUMBERED siblings recorded the MONKEES CLASSIC ‘Hey Hey we’re the Monkees’ to raise money for CHILDREN IN NEED. In early 2012, along with his on screen brother, Daniel Roche, Tyger guested on Saturday night BBC 1 entertainment show THE MAGICIANS performing some amazing magic tricks and illusions, winning the support of the voting public. For SPORT RELIEF 2012, along with Tracy Beaker star, Dani Harmer, Tyger put on his dancing shoes for the first time ever, and together they performed a slick, energetic dance routine from the movie classic BUGSY MALONE. Their efforts were very well received, winning the public vote in their heat and putting them through to the Grand Final where they were tipped as hot favourites and finished in the top three.
Most recently Tyger has joined an impressive cast to play Dylan in the BBC 3 hit comedy CUCKOO; The first airing smashing all records for BBC 3 viewings. Of Tyger’s performance THE GUARDIAN writes: ‘Dylan played by OUTNUMBERED’s Tyger Drew-Honey swears at his parents and lets his Dad take ecstasy pills in lieu of Nurofen to avoid fessing up to buying drugs – all with the face like a bulldog being given an enema. He’s the perfect moody teen.’ TV equal comments on Episode 3: ‘Tyger Drew-Honey, is yet again, a highlight of this episode, which is quite an achievement considering what’s going on elsewhere.’ Other reviews have called his performance ‘excellent’ and ‘capable of stealing the show from underneath his two more high profile co stars; Samberg and Davies.’
Tyger is an accomplished drummer having started playing when he was seven years old. He also plays electric and acoustic guitars and keyboards and aspires to be a singer/songwriter. He has recently been in the studio making a start recording some of his songs. He has left school but is currently studying three A Levels: Spanish, French and Psychology. When he has the time he enjoys football, rugby, cricket, hockey, golf, rowing, swimming, diving, skiing, knee boarding, wake skating, karting and has just started scuba diving.