Percy Hynes White (born October 8, 2001) is a Canadian actor. He has appeared in the films Edge of Winter and A Christmas Horror Story, the television series Between,[1] and starred as Andy Strucker in The Gifted and as Xavier Thorpe in the Netflix comedy horror series Wednesday.

Percy Hynes White
Hynes White interviewed at New York Comic Con in 2017
Born (2001-10-08) October 8, 2001 (age 22)
Years active2008–present

Early life edit

Hynes White is the son of Joel Thomas Hynes, a writer, actor and director, and Sherry White, a writer and actress. Hynes White first began performing locally at the age of two, before making his first screen debut at the age of seven when he played a younger version of his father in the movie Down to the Dirt.[2] Hynes White studied for two years at the performing arts group in his hometown of St. John's.[3]

Career edit

Hynes White acted in 2013's The Grand Seduction alongside Brendan Gleeson, 2016's Edge of Winter with Joel Kinnaman and Tom Holland, as well as Milton's Secret with Donald Sutherland. He has also had roles in series Murdoch Mysteries, The Twilight Zone, Saving Hope, 11.22.63, and Between. Hynes White performed in movies Crackie, I Like Movies and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Hynes White's first role was Keith in the film Down to the Dirt.[citation needed]. In 2022 he played the role of Xavier Thorpe in the series Wednesday.

Hynes White is set to reunite with Jenna Ortega in a romantic comedy called Winter Spring Summer or Fall. According to Deadline, the film follows two teenagers (Ortega and Hynes White) who meet and fall in love over four seasonal days of the year.[2]

Personal life edit

As part of his preparation for his role on Wednesday, Hynes White learned a variety of new skills, including archery, painting and fencing, as well as new dance moves.[2]

Hynes White had long been a fan of Wednesday’s executive producer, Tim Burton. The admiration started at an early age: His father Joel used to read Burton’s poetry to him when he was a child. When Hynes White’s mother called to tell him he had landed the role of Xavier Thorpe on Wednesday, he thought it must be a joke, especially since the day was April 1. “I hung up and went back to sleep,” he recalled later.[2]

Hynes White was accused of sexual assault on Twitter in January 2023. He denied the allegations in an Instagram story in June 2023, saying the "rumors were false" and calling it a "campaign of misinformation".[4][5]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Down to the Dirt Keith
2009 Crackie Takeout boy
2014 Cast No Shadow Jude
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Young C.J. Fredericks
2015 A Christmas Horror Story Duncan
2016 Rupture Evan
2016 Edge of Winter Caleb Baker
2016 Milton's Secret Carter Crane
2018 At First Light Oscar
2018 Our House Matt
2018 Age of Summer Minnesota
2022 I Like Movies Matt Macarchuck
TBA My Old Ass TBA [2]
TBA Winter Spring Summer or Fall Barnes [6]

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Slattery Street Crockers Joey Crocker Main role
2014 Rookie Blue Daniel Hollot Episode: Everlasting
2014–15 Murdoch Mysteries Simon Brooks 8 Episodes
2015–16 Odd Squad Odie 3 Episodes
2015 Defiance Monguno Ksaruko 2 Episodes
2015 Saving Hope Aidan Episode: Shine a Light
2015–16 Between Harrison 7 Episodes
2016 11.22.63 Randy Episode: The Kill Floor
2017–19 The Gifted Andy Strucker Main Cast
2019 The Twilight Zone Cole Episode: Not All Men
2020 Transplant Max Episode: Your Secrets Can Kill You
2020 A Killer In My Home Joshua TV movie
2021–23 Pretty Hard Cases Elliot Wazowski
2021 Nurses Jesse Episode: Chaos Magnet
2022 Wednesday Xavier Thorpe Main role (Season 1)

Accolades edit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2018 39th Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Teen Actor The Gifted Nominated

References edit

  1. ^ Harvey, Dennis (September 30, 2015). "Film Review: 'A Christmas Horror Story'". Variety. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Ahsan, Sad (January 17, 2023). "For Canadian actor Percy Hynes White, fame has gotten 'a little weird'". CBC. Retrieved March 22, 2023.
  3. ^ Gzowski, Alison (April 2, 2015). "Canadian teen actor Percy Hynes White casts a long shadow". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Shafer, Jordan Moreau,Ellise; Moreau, Jordan; Shafer, Ellise (June 7, 2023). "'Wednesday' Actor Percy Hynes White Calls Out 'Campaign of Misinformation' After Sexual Assault Allegations: 'The Rumors Are False'". Variety. Retrieved September 13, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Vassell, Nicole (June 8, 2023). "Wednesday star Percy Hynes White responds to sexual misconduct allegations". The Independent. Retrieved December 7, 2023.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 15, 2022). "Jenna Ortega & Her 'Wednesday' Co-Star Percy Hynes White Reunite On Tiffany Paulsen's Directorial Debut 'Winter Spring Summer Or Fall'". Deadline. Retrieved March 22, 2023.

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