Sep. 25th, 1956
Marshall, Michigan, USA
Jamie Hyneman's Main TV Roles
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Jamie Hyneman is a jack of all trades. Graduate in Russian language and literature, Animal Wrangler, Robot Builder, Toy Prototyper and holder of patent no. 6,458,008 for a remote control/stabilization device, Jamie is a truly well-rounded individual.
Besides his time on Mythbusters, Jamie builds items for commercials including the 7-UP can-chucking machine and the Nike Roller-shoe. He also is the CEO of M5 Industries, his own personal shop that he bought when Colossal Industries went under. His shop does a lot of work in movies, television and commercials, as well as toy prototyping. M5 Industries is also where Mythbusters is filmed.
Prior to getting into the special effects industry, he ran a dive/charter business for several years in the Carribbean, and is a certified dive master. He is an animal-wrangler, and has experience with all sorts of critters. He was once a concrete inspector for a few months, and ran a pet store.
On the Comedy Central show BattleBots, Jamie and M5 built and ran the wildly successful and dangerous robot Blendo, and he also worked on DeadBolt. Other participants in the show at the same time as Jamie were Adam Savage and Grant Imahara!
Jamie is happily married, and has said that he is very proud of his wife!
- Used to run a pet store.
- Once lived on a houseboat.
- Ran a sailing - diving charter business in the Caribbean for several years before he started working in Special Effects.
- Grew up on a farm.
- His wife is a high school teacher.
- He designed the spiders from Arachnaphobia.
- Has a degree in Russian language
- Has a younger half brother, Craig.