Jamie Hyneman

American special effects specialist and television host

James Franklin "Jamie" Hyneman (born September 25, 1956) is an American special effects expert, scientist, and television personality. He has been the co-host of MythBusters since 2003.

Hyneman in June 2010

Hyneman was born on September 25, 1956 in Marshall, Michigan.[1] He was raised in Columbus, Indiana. He studied at Indiana University. Hyneman has been married to Eileen Walsh since 1989. He is an atheist.[2]


  1. The Editors of Chase's (2009). Chase's calendar of events 2009. McGraw-Hill Professional. p. 472. ISBN 978-0-07-159956-6.
  2. In a 2011 interview on Kevin Pollak's Chat Show, at 1:20:00, Adam Savage is quoted as saying "Both Jamie and I are atheists." Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine

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