Although originally from Texas, Cylis received his BFA from Ole Miss, and then moved to North Carolina where he spent several years working for institutions such as "Unto These Hills" and Tweetsie Railroad. He and his wife, Crystal, returned to TX in 2010 and are now the proud parents of Lilly (7) and Charlie (5). Cylis has appeared onstage often in the greater Houston area including charitable and community events such as Cone Man Running’s Spontaneous Smattering, The Woodland's Arts in the Park, and the Conroe Shakespeare Festival. He has also appeared with the Houston Grand Opera and been a company member for Old West Melodrama, The Murder Mystery Co., and the Lone Star Radio Troupe. Most recently he served as an intern for the Starter Track at the 2018 Texas Intensive. Cylis is currently working towards his final credit needed for an Advanced Actor-Combatant endorsement.