A Boston native whose early work included stints with the Dallas Theater Center and New York's Mint Theater Company, actor T.J. Thyne studied his craft with theaters throughout the United States and British Columbia before receiving his B.F.A. in acting from the USC School of Theater. Numerous television roles were quick to follow after Thyne hit the audition circuit with unusual ferocity, and by the year 2000, Thyne had racked up nearly 50 small-screen credits thanks to appearances on such shows as Home Improvement, Party of Five, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Just Shoot Me. In 2002, Thyne founded the Los Angeles-based Theater Junkies Productions with the aim of producing for both stage and screen; their popular short film Validation subsequently screened at film festivals across the country. Memorable supporting roles in such high-profile features as Erin Brockovich Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Ghost World, How High, and Something's Got to Give made Thyne an increasingly familiar face to movie fans, though it was the actor's casting as bug expert Dr. Jack Hodgins in the hit Fox forensics drama Bones that would transform him into a bona fide television star. Thyne has also done frequent commercial work, with his role as a Shania Twain-singing Chevy truck passenger proving a particularly memorable television spot.
Biography by Jason Buchanan
- In 2001, cofounded Theatre Junkies, a group offering workshops and professional development for actors in the Los Angeles community.
- Has had guest roles on Friends, Cold Case, Boston Legal, Nip/Tuck, Huff, CSI: NY, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The O.C. and 24.
- Collaborated with fellow Theatre Junkie Kurt Kuenne on the 2007 short film Validation, which won a number of film-festival awards and has millions of hits on YouTube.
- Coproduced and starred in the 2010 film Shuffle, which included cameos from some of his fellow cast members from the Fox series Bones.
- Enjoys swimming and considers himself a movie fanatic.