Hailing from Indiana farm country, JAMIE HYNEMAN is a multifaceted man: He's been a wilderness survival expert, boat captain, diver, linguist, animal wrangler, machinist and cook, to name but a few.
Jamie earned a degree in Russian languages and ran a sailing/diving charter business in the Caribbean for several years before he moved over to the visual-effects industry. After working for several special-effects companies, Jamie found his way to Colossal Pictures' model shop, where he managed the production of models and special effects for hundreds of commercials and movies. Then, 18 years ago, Jamie took over the shop and created M5 INDUSTRIES INC.
Jamie has worked on more than 800 commercials for major automobile manufacturers, soft-drink companies, athletic shoes and numerous other products. And in the midst of all this activity, Jamie's company diversified into toy prototyping and research and development in a variety of other areas as well. The holder of several patents and the winner of numerous industry awards, Jamie is also a long-standing Screen Actors Guild member.
Today, while MythBusters occupies the majority of Jamie's professional activity, M5 is actively developing cutting edge technologies for a variety of industries, ranging from defense to green vehicle design.
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