If you have seen the TV show “Mythbusters”, you will know the presenter Jamie Hyneman, who likes to wear a black beret and has a thick mustache. He is a very versatile person, hard-working, and innovative. Many will wonder how a person can be so gifted and talented in so many things. Read this article to learn more interesting things about this multi-faceted person and his wife.
Jamie Hyneman Bio
Jamie Hyneman is best known for the television series Mythbusters, which he co-hosts with Adam Savage. He is a boat captain, special effects professional, wilderness survival expert, diver, robot builder, animal tamer, 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 quick-tempered teenager who left home to hitchhike across the country.
He has a younger half-brother named Craig and is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Russian linguistics. On 25 November 2011, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering by Villanova University, and the University of Twente awarded him another honorary doctorate for the role he has played in popularizing science and technology at the university.
Jamie Hyneman Career
Jamie Hyneman is what you can best call a jack-of-all-trades because he is gifted and can do so many things. Before he entered the special effects industry, he ran a scuba diving charter business in the Caribbean and worked on commercials for major manufacturers and companies that produce soft drinks such as the can-eating machine in 7up commercials and the two-wheeled soccer shoe from the Nike lab ads. In the comedy show Battlebots, Jamie built and operated the robot called Blendo. Jamie has also worked as an animatronics technician for films such as Naked Lunch, Flubber, and also in the second and third parts of the Matrix trilogy.
Although he is well versed in other areas, Jamie Hyneman is an expert in special effects and has worked in Hollywood as a special effects expert. He entered the special effects industry in the 1980s as a crew member of Top Gun and now owns a special effects company called M5 Industries based in San Francisco, working on movies, commercials, and also toy prototypes. As a special effects expert, he was given a very short role as an inspector on the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigations and has appeared in other series such as The Simpsons, where he sang characters and also Disney’s Phineas.
In 2006, Jamie Hyneman attended the annual Skeptics Conference with The Amazing Meeting, which focused on science, skepticism, and critical thinking. He was nominated for several Emmy Awards and also played a major role in the development of the famous robotic camera system known as “Wavecam”.
Fans, admirers, and even readers will wonder what Jamie Hyneman is worth net. According to sources, Jamie’s net worth is estimated at just over $12 million, which is due 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 math teacher, and some would say that she and Jamie are a perfect match because they both have an interest in science. Jamie Hyneman met Eileen Walsh in 1984 in the Virgin Islands. At that time he owned a sailboat charter company in the Virgin Islands.
Eileen teaches science and mathematics at Encinal High School and is also a member of the California Science Teachers Association. There is no information about her biography or whether the couple has children. The popular show Mythbusters, hosted by her husband Jamie Hyneman, sometimes uses Encinal High School’s facilities, such as its pool and soccer field, to conduct some of their experiments. In return, Mythbusters held a question and answer session in Alameda in 2006 to raise funds for the school.
Is Jamie Hyneman dead?
Jamie Hyneman is not dead and is still very much alive. He and his co-host Adam Savage were involved in accidents during the hosting of the Mythbusters show, which only ended in broken fingers and stitches, for which Jamie is grateful, considering the risk of the dangerous stunts they perform on the show.