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Jamie Hyneman

Mostly Credited As: Jamie Hyneman
Birth Name: James Franklin Hyneman
Date Of Birth: September 25, 1956 (Age 59)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Marshall, Michigan
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Jamie Hyneman

Jamie Hyneman is a jack of all trades. Born in Michigan and grew up on a farm, he holds degrees in Russian Language and Literature, has had numerous jobs before starting M5 Industries, a visual effects company that has done work for numerous movies and television shows. Jamie also isn't new to being in front of a camera, having competed in Comedy Central's BattleBots, where he competed with M5 and ran the robot Blendo, where his co-host Adam Savage was also contestant, before becoming a host for MythBusters. Away from the show, Jamie is the holder of numerous patents for his inventions, was awarded numerous industry awards and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Dangerous Toys (2014)As: Himself (Co-Host)
Unchained Reaction (2012)As: Himself
iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed The World (2011)As: Himself
MythBusters (2003)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman, Nicki Minaj, Colbie Caillat, guest co-host Taye Diggs 32x201: (Jun/09/2014) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Topher Grace, Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman, Depeche Mode 11x71: (Apr/24/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Simpsons (1989) 
  The Daughter Also Rises 23x13: (Feb/12/2012) Voiced  Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Jamie Hyneman & Adam Savage 07x49: (Apr/11/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Forest Whitaker, Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman, A Fine Frenzy 05x170: (Oct/15/2009) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Will Ferrell, Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman 15x149: (Jul/21/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Paul Newman, Danica Patrick, Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman 12x152: (May/23/2005) As Himself 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  The Theory of Everything 08x15: (May/01/2008) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
Crew Credits

Show Crew

MythBusters (2003)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Jamie is the founder of M5 Industries, a Visual Effects company.

Jamie has a degree in Russian languages and literature.

Jamie is a close friend of Adam Savage, the co-host of Mythbusters.

Jamie met Kari Byron in a toy factory, and he invited her to the show since he thought that she had aptitudes fro the job.

Jamie appeared in "BattleBots" as a member of "Team Blendo", which had a robot named "Blendo".

Jamie used to sell canoes, rafts and sailing/diving devices in the Caribbean Sea.

Jamie hates getting dirty when he works at "Mythbusters".

Jamie worked on the mechanical spiders for the movie "Arachnophobia"

Jamie worked on the special effects of several important movies including The Matrix sequels and Episodes I - II of Star Wars.

Jamie holds several patents for his creations.

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