T.J. Thyne is an American actor best known for his starring role as Dr. Jack Hodgins on the police procedural television series Bones, since 2005.
Originally from Boston, Thyne grew up doing theatre and studying acting throughout the United States and British Columbia. At a young age, Thyne landed several lead roles in theatre productions around the country, including The Secret Garden at the Dallas Theater Center and the Off-Broadway production of Van Gogh at New York's Mint Theater Company.
Thyne graduated from the USC School of Theatre, where he received his B.F.A. in Acting.
Soon thereafter, he landed more than 50 guest star and recurring roles on television series, including Friends, Cold Case, Boston Legal, Nip/Tuck, CSI: NY, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Huff, The O.C., 24 and more.
In 2001, Thyne founded Theatre Junkies Productions, which produces theatre and films in Los Angeles. One of his projects, a feature film called Shuffle, was written and directed by award-winning fellow Theatre Junkie Kurt Kuenne and follows the story of a character named Lovell Milo, played by Thyne, who begins experiencing his life out of order.
The film includes cameos from a few familiar faces from the cast of Bones. Thyne also collaborated with Kuenne on a short film series that included the award-winning internet cult favorite Validation, which was shown in festivals around the world and has millions of hits on YouTube.
Thyne's feature film credits include the roles of Stu Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey, the young lawyer David Foil in Steven Soderbergh's Erin Brockovich and Gerald in How High with Method Man and Redman.
He also has appeared in Something's Gotta Give, What Women Want, Edtv, Ghost World, The Pardon and Ball Don't Lie.
He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.