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Jamie Hyneman Biography

Jamie Hyneman

Facts of Jamie Hyneman

Date of Birth: 1956 , September-25
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch

Quick Timeline of Jamie Hyneman

1956 Born in Marshall, Michigan
2011 Got Honorary degree
1986 Worked as a crew member in Top Gun
2006 Attended the Amaz!ng Meeting
1984 Got married to Eileen Walsh
2008 Made a cameo in CSI8

Detail Timeline of Jamie Hyneman

September 25 , 1956

Born in Marshall, Michigan

Jamie Hyneman was born on 25 September 1956, in Marshall, Michigan, the U.S. It is lesser known about his parents. He grew up in Columbus, Indiana where he enrolled at the Indiana University and got a degree in Russian Linguistics.

November 25 , 2011

Got Honorary degree

He had completed his graduation from Indiana University while after completion of his formal education, he has been awarded the honorary degrees. Lastly, he was honored with an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente on November 25, 2011.


Worked as a crew member in Top Gun

Jamie got his first break in the 1986 movie Top Gun, however, he didn't get any credit with the film. Though he didn't get credit, he grabbed a good skill and experience from the film which later played a vital role in his career.


Attended the Amaz!ng Meeting

Jamie Hyneman has served about 30 years of his life in Hollywood as a special effect worker. He, in 2006, attended the annual skeptics' conference called The Amaz!ng Meeting. It is the meeting which focuses on science, skepticism, and critical thinking started in 2003.


Got married to Eileen Walsh

Hyneman is married to Eileen Walsh since 1984. Eileen is a science teacher with whom he met in the same year little earlier to his marriage. His active career in Hollywood started after he got married to Eileen.

May 1 , 2008

Made a cameo in CSI8

Hyneman, after working for a long time as a Special effect expert, made a cameo role on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation along with Savage on May 1, 2008. His cameo was in the episode "The Theory of Everything" where he played a role of inspector.


Hyneman first entered the special effect industry in the mid-80s as a special effect crew member on Top Gun. Since then, he worked as an animatronics technician for films like Naked Lunch, Flubber and second & third part of Matrix Trilogy. He is the owner of a special effects company; M5 Industries which is located in San Francisco.

Jamie got married to Eileen Walsh in 1984 when his age was 28. His wife is a science teacher, with whom he met in the Virgin Islands while he owned a sailboat diving charter business. Jamie holds an American nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity. Jamie has a net worth of 8 million Dollars.?