Tanner has been acting since he was seven years old, due to an overabundance of energy and inability to keep quiet. He was in his first ever musical, "Bye Bye Birdie," on the scenic Tuacahn Amphitheatre stage in Ivins, Utah—a place he still considers home as he attended Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts. Since then, he has appeared in over 40 theatrical productions and 25 film and television projects, doing work for Amazon Prime, Paramount, Hallmark, Pizza Hut, Chamber Media, Hale Center Theater, Mormon Channel, LDS Business College, Hyundai, Deseret First Credit Union, and more. Tanner's other skills include screenwriting, cartooning, rolling a coin across his knuckles when he can't sit still, and Tourette's Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes his body and voice to do erratic things he can't control. He hopes, if anything, he can teach those who watch Studio C that "if the kid with Tourette's can be an actor, you can become anything you want."