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TJ Thyne

Full name: Thomas Joseph Thyne
Nickname(s): TJ
Date of birth: March 7, 1975
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Currently resides in: Los Angeles, California
Education: Graduate of USC's theater program
Twitter: TJTHYNE
Bet you didn't know… One of TJ's brothers is television producer Tone Thyne.

TJ Thyne was born in Boston to John J. Thyne, Jr. and Cathy Thyne. One of six children, TJ has two brothers, John and Tone, and three sisters, Shelly, Hazel, and Katie. Watching his older siblings perform in plays started TJ on his acting career.

An East Coaster by birth, TJ moved to Los Angeles when he finished high school. After studying theater at the University of Southern California, he began earning bit parts on TV shows like Home Improvement, Party of Five, and Friends. By the time he was cast as Jack Hodgins in Bones, TJ had appeared on the big screen in Erin Brockovich, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Ghost World. Die-hard Joss Whedon fans will also know TJ appeared in an episode of David Boreanaz’s show Angel.

Also passionate about making films, TJ founded The Theater Junkies production company in 2001.Validation, a short film TJ created with the company in 2007, won over 20 awards at various film festivals around the country. Shuffle, the company’s first feature film, which stars both TJ and his Bones co-star Tamara Taylor, went on the festival circuit in 2010.

On a personal front, it appears TJ is single for the moment. He's a fan of Twitter, so you can follow him and see if your Hodgins love translates into a real-world crush on TJ.

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