Originally from Boston, TJ Thyne grew up doing theater and studying acting throughout the United States and British Columbia. At a young age, Thyne landed several lead roles in theater 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 Theater, 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: New York, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Huff, The O.C., 24 and more.
In 2001, Thyne founded Theatre Junkies Productions, which produces theater and films in Los Angeles. One project, 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 their black & white short film series that included the internet cult favorite Validation, which has won over 20 film festivals around the world and has more than five million hits on YouTube. Theatre Junkies have also produced a series of shorts in a collection written & directed by Thyne called The Moment Series. This series has been shown in over 30 international film festivals.
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 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.