Jamie-Hyneman
Jamie Hyneman | Biography

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  • Full Name Jamie Hyneman
  • Occupation Special Effects Expert, Entrepreneur, TV Host
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Michigan, USA
  • Birth Date Sep 25, 1956
  • Age 65 Years, 2 Months
Special Effects Expert, Co-host of the science entertainment television program 'MythBusters'

Jamie Hyneman | Biography

Jamie Hyneman is popular among Robot Wars fans for his robot entry, Blendo

Hyneman's unique appearance on 'MythBusters,' which includes a dark beret, a white long-sleeve button-up shirt over a black T-shirt, no-rim spectacles, and mirrored sunglasses with side anti-glare guards, was widely talked about.


James Franklin Hyneman is a special effects expert from the United States, best known for co-hosting the television show 'MythBusters' with Adam Savage. 

Who is Jamie Hyneman?

James Franklin Hyneman is a television host and entrepreneur. He is best known for co-hosting the science entertainment television program MythBusters with Adam Savage between 2003 and 2018.

His unique appearance on MythBusters, which includes a dark beret, a white long-sleeve button-up shirt over a black T-shirt, no-rim spectacles, and mirrored sunglasses with side anti-glare guards, was widely talked about. The show ran for 18 seasons and aired on Discovery Channel until 2016 and then on Science Channel until it came to an end in 2018.

Hyneman is also the proprietor of a special effects studio, M5 Industries, based in San Francisco, California. His notable commercial advertising achievements include the can-splitting vending machine in the 7-Up commercials and his patented two-wheeled football shoe in the NikeLab commercials.

He is also popular among Robot Wars fans for his robot entry, Blendo. Also, he has been credited as one of the aerial robotic camera systems Wave cam designers used at sporting and entertainment events. 

In 2008, Hyneman appeared in a cameo role alongside Adam Savage on the television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The episode was titled 'The Theory of Everything.' The two played inspectors who gave thumbs up after witnessing a shirt soaked in pepper spray catch fire when shot with a taser.

In his initial days, Hyneman has tried his hands on so many jobs. This way, he is a certified divemaster, a boat captain, a wilderness survival expert, a pet store owner, an animal wrangler, a machinist, a concrete inspector, and a chef over the years. 

The University of Twente awarded Hyneman with an honorary doctorate on 25 November 2011, during the university's 50th anniversary. He received the doctorate alongside Adam Savage for their work in popularizing science and technology.

Age & Family

James Franklin Hyneman was born on 25 September 1956 in Marshall, Michigan, raised in Columbus, Indiana. He is 65 years old as of October 2021. 

He has a younger half-brother named Craig.

What is Jamie Hyneman Doing today?

Hyneman is currently occupied with his special effects studio, M5 Industries, best known as the working lab of the TV series MythBusters. He founded the company in 1997 and is specialized in making props for movies and television shows. 

The company transitioned to a research and development business once the filming of the MythBusters series was over.

However, very little is known about what he is doing right now.

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hyneman has a net worth of $8 million. He earned a large sum of money through his career as a special effects expert, through commercials, and from his own company. 

Wife

Hyneman has been married to Eileen Walsh, a science teacher, since 1989. They met in 1984 while running a sailboat diving charter business in the Virgin Islands. 

How did Adam and Jamie meet?

Jamie met Adam Savage in 1993 when the latter was creating one-of-a-kind props for stage productions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jamie hired Adam to work as a model maker for him, and the two worked on over 100 commercials together.

Later on, when Beyond Productions of Sydney approached Jamie about hosting MythBusters, he, in turn, invited Adam to join him, believing that his experience and Adam's liveliness would complement each other.

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