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 worked alongside James Franco and Sienna Miller in Camille. Shortly thereafter, Hynes captivated audiences 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 starred in Hallmark Channel’s original movie “Roadhouse Romance” and previously starred for the network in “Sweet Carolina,” “It Was Always You,” “On the 12th Date of Christmas,” “Winter in Vail,” “Flip That Romance,” “It’s Christmas, Eve,” and “Falling for You.” In addition, he can be seen in a recurring role in the TV series “UnREAL,” as well as a lead role in the feature film Peace, starring opposite Alexander Ludwig. Hynes cultivated a huge following as a series regular on “Saving Hope” for his portrayal of Luke Reid, the paramedic brother of the main character. Other notable recurring roles include “Transporter: The Series” and the critically acclaimed Canadian series, “19-2” and “Letterkenny.”
While his acting portfolio continues to prosper, Hynes’ directing career is coming to the forefront. He has directed, produced and written seven worldwide released music videos and four short films to critical acclaim.