From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thomas Joseph T.J. Thyne (born March 7, 1975, height 5 7 (1,70 m)) is an American film and television actor. He was born in Boston to John J. Thyne II and Catherine Thyne, and has five siblings John, Tone, Hazel, Katie and Shelly. He is best known for his work on Bones as Dr. Jack Hodgins, an entomologist. TJ was born in Boston, Massachusetts, attended high school in Plano, Texas, graduated high school in 1993, and moved to Los Angeles to attend college. He attended the University of Southern Californias theatre program, graduating in 1997. Through college, he worked as an extra in films (including Forrest Gump, which filmed at USC) and in student produced plays. T.