|Series:||Life on Mars (US)|
|Aliases:||The Pignato Brothers|
|Significant others:||Rose Tyler|
|UK equivalent:||Vic Tyler|
|Spanish equivalent:||José Santos|
Det. Sam Tyler's father is Vic Tyler, a very dangerous criminal who's anything but a dad. He first appears in "The Man Who Sold the World" and claims to be the "wrong place at the wrong time" type of guy when arrested by the police of the 125th Precinct. In fact, however, he's a master criminal who works under the alias of "the Pignato Brothers". He ends up shooting his own son, Sam, and then kidnaps and almost kills him in the series finale. He was shot dead by Lt. Gene Hunt.
|Characters of Life on Mars (US)|
Det. Sam Tyler / Lt. Gene Hunt / Annie Norris / Det. Ray Carling / Det. Chris Skelton / Maya Daniels