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TJ Thyne
February 19th, 2010 by Lynn DeVries

TJ Thyne: Plays Dr. Jack Hodgins

Full Name: Thomas Joseph Thyne

[Photo: ©2010 FOX Broadcasting Co.]
Birth Date: March 7, 1975
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Birth Place: Boston, MA
Spouse(s):
  • none
College:
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Theatre, 1997)
Fast Facts:
  • In 2001, he co-founded Theatre Junkies, a group offering workshops and professional development for actors in the Los Angeles community.
  • Guest starred on myriad TV series including Friends, Cold Case, Boston Legal, Nip/Tuck, Huff, CSI: NY, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The O.C. and 24 before landing a regular role on Bones.
  • TJ Thyne went to high school in Plano,Texas. He graduated in 1993.
  • While not playing his character Jack Hodgins on Bones, TJ enjoys watching Prison Break and cooking.
  • T.J. claims he and his Bones costar Tamara Taylor have a very hard time finishing scenes together without laughing even though their show deals mainly with death.
  • T.J’s favorite character to play on stage is Hamlet.
  • T.J. ran track, swam and wrestled while in high school.
  • T.J. gets along very well with his Bones castmates, and considers his five costars his best friends.
  • He is 5′7 1/2″ tall.
  • T.J. worked as a guest star on Angel with David Boreanaz, who now works with TJ on Bones.
  • His brother, Tone Thyne, is also an actor.
Quotes:
  • (On landing his role on Bones): I was so ecstatic finding out I got this role. I had just finished the network test for Bones, which is the last “audition” you partake in after a long string of auditions for the same role (at the time of auditions, Bones was actually called Brennan, there’s a little bit of trivia for ya). I was actually leaving the Fox lot to rush to another network, then to another studio to test for two other shows. I was in my car driving down Olympic Blvd, running my lines for the next character, when the director called me to say “hey, so you got the part of Dr. Jack Hodgins.” My heart just jumped out of my body. I literally swerved a bit in my car and had to pull over on the side of the road just to take a breath. I was thrilled. I still am. Of all the parts I was testing for, this role was the one I really wanted to play. I think Hart Hanson has a genius way of writing characters and this character Jack has so much going on, so many layers, it’s an actor’s dream role…this actor’s, at least!
  • (About how his character Jack Hodgins relates to him) Hodgins loves getting knee-deep in a swamp or going headfirst into a pile of garbage. In real life, TJ would stay as far away from a melting corpse as possible.
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