Jamie Hyneman Net Worth

Are you interested in the total net worth of Jamie Hyneman? Famous actors around the world earn huge amounts of money. Jamie Hyneman is no exception from this rule. You should know that Jamie Hyneman is a Hollywood star, born on unknown in Marshall, Michigan, United States. Having starred and featured on many hit Hollywood movies and popular TV shows, this actor has amassed a fortune under his belt! His parents are unknown and he also has a sibling Craig Hyneman. As a kid and later as an adult, Jamie Hyneman attended Indiana University Bloomington, Villanova University. Born in the American Jamie Hyneman is a very talented actor who is also known of having the aliases or nicknames of James Franklin Hyneman , Jamie ‘Jamie Hyneman’ Hyneman , The Mythbusters , James Franklin “Jamie” Hyneman. He is 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) tall. The total net worth of Jamie Hyneman is quite a lot – $12 Million.

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Jamie studied at Indiana University, from where he graduated with a degree in Russian linguistics, and later studied engineering at Villanova University. Before becoming entirely absorbed in special effects, Jamie worked in various positions: he had an opportunity to be a boat captain, machinist, chef and even had his own pet shop. It is slightly weird how one person can have experience in so many fields, but this is what makes Jamie different from others, which nevertheless were the basis to his net worth.

Jamie’s career as an expert in special effects began when he started working  with other special effects experts on the movie called “Top Gun” in the mid-’80s; his talent was noticed by others, so Jamie then received invitations to work on such movies as “Matrix”, “Flubber” and “Naked Lunch”. As Jamie became more successful, he decided to create his own special effects company, which is now known as “M5 Industries”. Undoubtedly, founding this company cost him a lot of energy and stress, but now he can be proud of it and the money that it helps him to gain.

In 2003 Jamie became a part of the popular TV series called “Myth Busters”, which is known all over the world and still continues airing episodes. During the long period of working on “MythBusters”, Jamie had an opportunity to meet Adam Savage, Kari Byron, Jessi Combs, Tory Belleci and other people, who have similar interests.  Other shows that Jamie has subsequently been involved in include “Unchained Reaction”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and others.

With Adam Savage, Jamie voiced characters in “The Daughter Also Rises”, a Simpsons episode which parodies themselves as the “Myth Crackers”, and they also voiced stormtrooper-like office workers in a “Phineas and Ferb Star Wars” special. With Savage and technology reviewer Norman Chan, Hyneman contributed to Tested.com as an editor until 2016, among other various activities.

If to talk about Jamie’s personal life, he married science teacher Eileen Walsh in 1984, having met her in the Virgin Islands while operating a boat-charter business. He has been awarded  honorary doctorates from the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands) and by Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland for his role in popularizing science and technology.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Jamie Hyneman
  • Net Worth: $12 Million
  • Date Of Birth: September 25, 1956
  • Place Of Birth: Marshall, Michigan, United States
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
  • Profession: Actor, Special Effects Technician, Presenter, Television producer
  • Education: Indiana University Bloomington, Villanova University
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Eileen Walsh (m. 1984)
  • Siblings: Craig Hyneman
  • Nicknames: James Franklin Hyneman , Jamie ‘Jamie Hyneman’ Hyneman , The Mythbusters , James Franklin “Jamie” Hyneman
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JamieandAdam
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jamienotweet
  • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/therealjamiehyneman
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1367178
  • Nominations: Primetime Emmy Award – Outstanding Reality Program/Outstanding Structured Reality Program, ASTRA Awards for Favourite International Personality or Actor (2008)
  • Movies: “Naked Lunch”, “Flubber”, “Matrix Trilogy”, “Naked Lunch”, “Flubber”, “Matrix Trilogy”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2008), The Simpsons:”The Daughter Also Rises”, “Phineas”, “Ferb Star Wars”
  • TV Shows: “MythBusters”, “Unchained Reaction” (2012)


  • When Domino’s Pizza approached M5 Industries and asked us to design and build the Steak Fanatic Pizza Couch, I knew it was something we wanted to be part of. The Steak Fanatic Pizza Couch is like a guy’s dream come true — only the coolest gadgets and Domino’s Pizza all within arm’s reach.
  • The fact that we are so different is our strength.


  • Running his special effects company M5 industries and hosting the Discovery TV-show Mythbusters. [July 2005]
  • Awarded a Doctorate of Engineering, honoris causa from Villanova University, May 2010.
  • Has a younger half brother, Craig.
  • His wife is a high school teacher.
  • Is a long-standing Screen Actors Guild member.
  • Is a wilderness survival expert
  • Once lived on a houseboat.
  • Trained a goldfish to ring a bell.
  • Holds several patents for his inventions.
  • Grew up on a farm.
  • Used to run a pet store.
  • Ran a sailing – diving charter business in the Caribbean for several years before he started working in Special Effects.
  • He designed the spiders from Arachnaphobia.
  • Has a degree in Russian language
  • Has a degree in Literature


  • Big walrus moustache
  • Wears white shirt (with rolled sleeves) and gray colored trousers
  • Wears red Converse sneakers
  • Wears a black beret


Title Year Status Character
MythBusters 2010-2015 TV Series documentary executive producer – 52 episodes
Dangerous Toys 2014 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Unchained Reaction 2012 TV Series executive producer – 4 episodes
Special Effects
Title Year Status Character
The Matrix Revolutions 2003 special effects technician
The Matrix Reloaded 2003 special effects technician
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 2002 special effects technician
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999 special effects technician
Flubber 1997 animatronics technician
Dracula 1992 special effects technician – uncredited
Naked Lunch 1991 animatronics technician – as James Hynemar
Arachnophobia 1990 special effects technician
Rude Awakening 1989 special effects technician
RoboCop 1987 special effects crew – uncredited
Top Gun 1986 special effects crew – uncredited
Title Year Status Character
Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling 2015 Video documentary short Non-Fan
Phineas and Ferb 2014 TV Series Office Stormtrooper #2
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 TV Series Lab Technician
The Darwin Awards 2006 Army Dude
Title Year Status Character
BattleBots 2000 TV Series competitor / robot builder
Art Department
Title Year Status Character
The Ketchup and Mustard Man 1994 Short sets
Title Year Status Character
MythBusters 2003-2016 TV Series documentary Himself – Host
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries 2010-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Dangerous Toys 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming / Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming / Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking / …
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2013 TV Series Himself – Guest
Unchained Reaction 2012 TV Series Himself – Host
CBS News Sunday Morning 2012 TV Series Himself – Host, ‘Mythbusters’ (segment “No Foolin'”)
The Simpsons 2012 TV Series Himself
The Colbert Report 2011 TV Series Himself – Guest
Punkin Chunkin 2010 TV Movie Himself – Host
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear 2010 TV Special Himself
YouTube Live 2008 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2005-2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
Beyond Tomorrow 2005-2006 TV Series documentary Himself – MythBuster
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
MythBusters 2004-2012 TV Series documentary Himself – Host


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