Thomas Joseph Thyne, commonly known as "T.J." Thyne, is an American actor. He is known for his role as Doctor Jack Hodgins, an entomologist on the Fox Network television show "Bones."
T.J. Thyne was born on March 7, 1975, to Catherine and John Thyne in Boston, Massachusetts. His family lived in the Boston-area until his early teenage years, where he attended East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield, Connecticut. They later relocated to Plano, Texas, where he attended high school. Thyne matriculated to the University of Southern California, graduating from the School of Dramatic Arts in 1997.
In his post-collegiate career, Thyne had small roles in television shows such as "Friends," "Titus" and "The Tick," as well as movie roles in the 1999 film "EDtv" and the 2001 production of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." In 2001, he co-founded the Theatre Junkies, a professional acting development company that offers workshops and group training for the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Thyne landed the role of Dr. Hodgins in 2005 after a successful audition. His character was also included in the "Bones" spin-off, "The Finder," which ran for one season in 2012.
In addition to acting, T.J. Thyne has written, produced and directed a series of short films: "Heat," "Knot" and "Stop."