Tyler Hynes was born in Toronto and raised in Ottawa Ontario with the artist gene in his veins. He is an accomplished actor, director, producer, editor, writer and musician, and he is constantly striving to create and star in new and innovative projects. Hynes got his professional start at the age of eight performing on stage, touring Canada in the role of young Tommy in the rock musical The Who’s Tommy. From there he went on to television and films. By age 13, Hynes was on television screens everywhere starring as a main character in “Amazon” and he hasn't stopped since. Some of his greatest accolades and achievements include a Best Actor Gemini nomination for “Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story,” which told the real life tragedy about a Canadian high school student who was beaten and left for dead.
At age 18, Hynes landed in movie theaters everywhere starring alongside Andie MacDowell and Tim Roth in “The Last Sign.” He then transitioned from teen actor to adult actor flawlessly, and in his 20s he found himself working alongside James Franco and Sienna Miller in “Camille.” Shortly thereafter, Hynes captivated audiences everywhere in NBC’s “The Firm” based on John Grisham’s novel, in which he portrayed the smug and overly intelligent Ivy Leaguer Patrick Walker, who was about to stand trial for first degree murder. He also appeared in “Betty and Coretta” opposite Mary J. Blige.
Most recently, Hynes can be seen in a recurring role this season of “UnREAL,” as well as a lead in the upcoming feature, “Peace,” starring opposite Alexander Ludwig. He also cultivated a huge following as a series regular on “Saving Hope,” for his portrayal of Luke Reid, the paramedic brother of the main character. His other notable recurring guest starring roles include “Transporter: The Series,” and the critically acclaimed Canadian series, “19-2.”
While his acting portfolio continues to prosper, Hynes keeps adding his name to grassroots indie projects where he has written, directed and starred in his own short films. A talented musician with a knack for the unknown, Hynes enjoys reading and traveling in his down time.