He changed his name to “Hilton” and lived happily ever after

Ty Hilton is an American who was born in the wrong place at the wrong time.

When he was young, Ty’s family lived in a few different states before moving to California. When he moved to California, his parents brought him to stay at one of the Hilton hotels. While staying at this hotel chain, Ty fell in love with it and decided he wanted his last name to be “Hilton”.  So, after giving himself a legal name change, Ty became officially known as Ty Hilton.

Ty is short for Tyler.

Ty grew up in Long Beach, California. He has two brothers and one sister. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), where he majored in Cinematic Arts & Sciences. Ty graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Cinema-Television Production. His first job out of college was as an unpaid intern with the Late Show with David Letterman.

He worked as a prop assistant on movies like Iron Man (2008), Made of Honor (2008), and then moved up to second assistant director on movies like 2012 (2009) and Grown Ups (2010). While working on the set of Grown Ups, Ty met producer Shawn Levy, who hired Ty as an Associate Director for This Is 40 (2012).

Hilton is the last name of the hotel chain, so it stands for “Hilton”.

His first name is Tyler, not Ty, despite what many people may think. He didn’t change his first name to something more “unique.” His real first name is Tyler.

In college at the University of Southern California (USC), Ty studied Cinematic Arts & Sciences and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Cinema-Television Production. He went from being an unpaid intern on David Letterman’s Late Show to working as a movie prop assistant before becoming a 2nd assistant director for things like Iron Man and Made of Honor.

However, Ty’s directorial debut was on The Internship (2013), which was followed by an even bigger hit with Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016).

Pam from The Office and Ty Hilton

Ty is married to Jenna Fischer, who played Pam Beesly on “The Office”. They’ve been married since July 3, 2010. Ty said that this happened because she looked like and reminded him of Pam so he decided to go after her at the office Christmas party. After dating for over five years, they got engaged in December 2009 and then tied the knot in July 2010. Together they have two daughters Annie (born 2014) and Georgia (born 2016).

Ty Hilton’s full name is Tyler James Hilton, but he goes by “Ty” because that sounds more masculine. His wife, Jenna Fischer, has the same last name as Ty because they got married and their kids have the same middle names: Adeline and Isabelle. His first movie was The Internship (2013) with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. Since then, he worked on Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016). He continues to make movies from his home in Los Angeles.


In conclusion, Ty Hilton is a college graduate who fell in love with the hotel chain when he was staying at one of their hotels as a kid.  Therefore, he legally changed his last name to “Hilton” and ended up becoming a successful director in Hollywood.

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