16 Facts About Jamie Hyneman


James Franklin Hyneman was born on September 25,1956 and is an American special effects expert who is best known as the former co-host of the television series MythBusters alongside Adam Savage, where he became known for his distinctive beret and walrus moustache.


Jamie Hyneman is the owner of M5 Industries, the special effects workshop where MythBusters was filmed.


Jamie Hyneman is known among Robot Wars devotees for his robot entry Blendo, which was deemed too dangerous for entry in the competition.


Jamie Hyneman is the inventor of the Sentry, an unmanned firefighting robotic vehicle.


Jamie Hyneman is one of the designers of the aerial cable robotic camera system Wavecam used in sports and entertainment events.


Jamie Hyneman was born in Marshall, Michigan, and grew up on a farm in Columbus, Indiana.


Jamie Hyneman earned a degree in Russian linguistics from Indiana University.


In November 2021, Jamie Hyneman was appointed professor of practice at LUT University in Lappeenranta, Finland, for a five-year term until November 2026, and gave his first lecture on prototypes November 18,2021.


Jamie Hyneman received an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Villanova University on May 16,2010, and gave a commencement address.


On November 25,2011, Jamie Hyneman was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente for his role in the popularization of science and technology.


Jamie Hyneman has worked as a boat captain, certified dive master, wilderness survival expert, linguist, mall pet store owner at age 15, animal wrangler, machinist, concrete inspector, and chef.


Much of the experience that Jamie Hyneman used on MythBusters came from his time in the visual and special effects professions.


Jamie Hyneman spent time as an animatronics technician for films such as Naked Lunch and Flubber, as well as doing work on the second and third installments of the Matrix Trilogy.


Jamie Hyneman owns the special effects company M5 Industries in San Francisco.


Jamie Hyneman made a cameo appearance along with Savage on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on the May 1,2008 episode "The Theory of Everything", where they play inspectors giving thumbs-up after seeing a shirt soaked in pepper spray catch fire when shot by a taser.


In 1984, Jamie Hyneman met science teacher Eileen Walsh when he owned a sailboat diving charter business in the Virgin Islands.