If you have watched the discovery TV show, Mythbusters then you will know the host Jamie Hyneman, who loves to wear a black beret and has a big mustache. Jamie Hyneman’s a very versatile person, hardworking and innovative. Many will wonder how a person is so gifted and talented in many things. Read this article to know more interesting things about this multifaceted individual and his wife.
Jamie Hyneman’s Bio
Jamie Hyneman is popularly known for the TV series, Mythbusters which he hosts alongside Adam Savage. He is a boat captain, special effect professional, wilderness survival expert, diver, robot builder, animal wrangler, and linguist. He was born on September 25, 1965, in Michigan, United States. Jamie grew up in Columbus and according to sources, he was a stubborn and heady teenager who left his home and hitchhiked all over the country.
He has a younger half-brother named Craig and is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Russian Linguistics. He received an honorary Doctor of Engineering from Villanova University on November 25, 2011, and also got another honorary doctorate degree from the University of Twente for the part he played in the popularization of science and technology in the University.
Jamie Hyneman is what one can best describe as a jack of all trade because he is gifted and can do so many things. Before going into the special effect industry, he ran a dive charter business in the Caribbean and has worked on commercials for major manufacturers and companies that produce soft drinks like the can spitting vending machine in 7up commercials and the two-wheeled football shoe from Nike lab commercials. On the comedy show Battlebots, Jamie built and ran the robot called Blendo. Jamie has also worked as an animatronics technician for movies like the movies Naked Lunch, Flubber and likewise in the second and third part of Matrix Trilogy.
Despite being well informed in other fields, Jamie Hyneman is an expert in special effects and has worked in Hollywood as a special effects expert. He first entered the special effects industry in the 80’s as a crew member on Top Gun and now he owns a special effect company called the M5 Industries which is situated in San Fransisco and they work on movies, commercials and also toy prototyping. As an expert in special effect, he got a very brief role as an Inspector on the TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigations and has appeared on other series like The Simpsons where he voiced characters and also Disney’s Phineas.
In 2006, Jamie Hyneman was present at the annual Skeptics Conference tagged The Amazing Meeting which centered on science, skepticism, and critical thinking. He has earned nominations for the Emmy Awards on several occasions and has also been an important player in the design of the famous Robotic camera system known as “Wavecam”.
Jamie Hyneman’s Net Worth
Fans, admirers, and even readers will be wondering what Jamie Hyneman’s net worth is. According to sources, Jamie’s net worth is estimated to be a little more than $12 million which can be attributed to the success of his company, M5.
Who is Eileen Walsh? Wife, Kids
Eileen Walsh is the wife of Jamie Hyneman and is a science and mathematics teacher and some might say that is why she and Jamie are a perfect match because they both have interest in science. Jamie Hyneman met Eileen Walsh in 1984 at the Virgin Islands and at the time, he owned a sailboat diving charter business in the Virgin Islands.
Eileen teaches science and mathematics at the Encinal High School and is also a member of the California Science Teachers Association. There is no available information on her biography or if the couple has any kids. The popular show Mythbusters, which is hosted by her husband Jamie Hyneman sometimes make use of the Encinal High School facilities such as their pool and football field to carry out some of its experiments. In a reciprocal move, Mythbusters held a Q&A event in Alameda to raise funds for the school in 2006.
Is Jamie Hyneman dead?
Jamie Hyneman is not dead and is still very much alive. He and his co-host Adam Savage has been involved in accidents while hosting the Mythbusters show but it has only ended in broken fingers and stitches which is something Jamie is grateful about considering the risk involved in the dangerous stunts they pull in the show.