Originally from Boston, TJ Thyne grew up working in the 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. His most recent film project, “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 last collaborated with Kuenne on their black-and-white short film series that included the internet cult favorite “Validation,” which has won more than 20 film festivals around the world and has more than six million views on YouTube. The latest Theatre Junkies production is “The Moment Series,” a new set of shorts written and directed by Thyne, which has been shown in more than 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 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.