Tyler Hynes was born in Toronto Canada. He is an accomplished actor, director, producer, editor and writer. Tyler got his Professional start at the age of eight during a 72-performance run of the Musical Stage Production of A Christmas Carol, followed by the Cross Canada Tour of the The Who's Rock Opera Tommy playing the role of ten year old Tommy. After getting his start in theater, he moved in front of the camera with his first feature film Little Men starring Mariel Hemingway. He then went on to star in various television and film productions, alongside the likes of Tim Roth, Andie MacDowell, James Franco, Sienna Miller, Henry Cavil, Elliot Page, Billy Bob Thornton and more.
Nominated fan favorite as a teen, Hynes starred in the 24-episode run of the TV Series “Tales from the Never-Ending Story” as Atreyu and as The Chosen One in Peter Benchley’s “Amazon” for 26 episodes. He then starred in award nominated performances in Disney's “The Other Me” and “Terrorized by Teens: The Jonathan Wamback Story,” which told the real life story of a young man bullied and beaten and left with permanent brain damage which gained Major National Media attention, launching anti bullying town halls and a TV blitz across Canada.
As an adult he further cultivated his acting craft as a regular on such TV series “Saving Hope,” “The Firm” based on the John Grisham's novel, critically acclaimed Police drama “19-2” and the Emmy winning Lifetime series “Unreal,” He also enjoyed guest starring roles on “NCIS,” “Flashpoint,” Rookie Blue,” “Transporter” and “Star Trek: Discovery.” Hynes has starred in multiple Hallmark Channel original movies such as “An Unexpected Christmas,” “Roadhouse Romance” and “Sweet Carolina” and previously starred for the network in “It Was Always You,” “On the 12th Date of Christmas,” “Winter in Vail,” “Flip That Romance,” “It’s Christmas, Eve,” “Falling for You,” and “Always Amore.”
Recently, his standout performance as Sgt. Reece in the WWII feature Recon, has been lauded by critics. All while appearing, and contrasting further still, on Hulu's breakout comedy series “Letterkenny.” Hynes plays the lovable Dierks, the antagonist to “Letterkennys” most beloved star Jared Keeso, Hynes’ friend and former co-star in “19-2.”
A fan of filmmaking, Tyler has expanded into directing, writing, and producing. Some of his short film credits include “Help Doug Recycle,” a 40-minute documentary about a homeless man struggling with substance abuse while recycling to make ends meet, the dark coming of age drama “Firefly” and “AFK_.”
With notoriety growing behind the camera, Hynes was then getting requests to helm music videos for multi-platinum and Grammy winning artists. Seeing it as an opportunity to test his craft, Hynes wrote, directed, produced, and edited over a dozen music videos for artists such as multi-platinum/Grammy nominated Shaun Frank, Coachella headlining Rezz and others. These videos earned features on sites like Billboard and nominations in award shows like the Much Music Video Awards.
From a World War II drama to a unique hit comedy series, a romantic fan favorite, to his work behind the lens, Hynes is seeing a diversity in the industry shared by few.