Percy Hynes White- How The ‘Wednesday’ And ‘The Gifted’ Actor Became Famous?

Canadian actor Percy Hynes White

Best known as Andy Stucker in The Gifted (2017-19), Canadian actor Percy Hynes White is the son of Joel Thomas Hynes (actor, producer & musician) and filmmaker Sherry White.

No wonder, the family background in the entertainment career got him a boost. He stepped into the acting industry at the age of 5 and now enjoys promising TV success.

Moreover, White portrayed one of the main cast, Xavier Thorpe, in the Netflix series Wednesday (2022). The supernatural comedy horror is a spin-off of The Addams Family and features Jenna Ortega in the titular role of Wednesday Addams.

When Is Percy Hynes White’s Birthday? Age and Height?

Percy White was born on November 26, 1998, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Labrador, Canada. He lived there until 11 years old, where he even studied with a performing arts group for 2 years.

As of December 2022, White is 24 years old and has a height of 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm). His birth sign is Sagittarius.

Who Are His Parents?

The Cast No Shadow actor is the son of a multi-disciplinary artist Joel Thomas Hynes (novelist, screenwriter, actor, producer, director & musician) and Sherry White, a filmmaker, writer & producer.

Both his parents are of Canadian origin.

Percy Hynes White with his father Joel Hynes
Percy Hynes White with his father Joel Hynes| Photo Source: Instagram (jthynes)

White’s father Joel (b. June 26, 1976) had roles in the movies: Crackie, The Grand Seduction, and Cast No Shadow and in the TV series Frontier (2013-14), Frontier (2017), and Little Dog (2018-19).

And as for his mother Sherry, she is widely popular as a writer and producer of notable TV series: MVP, Rookie Blue, and Saving Hope. In addition to that, she and Joel (Percy’s father) even co-wrote a 2011 play called The Devil You Don’t Know.

Parents of Wednesday actor Percy Hynes White
Parents (Joel and Sherry) of Wednesday actor Percy| Photo Source: Instagram (streely)

Percy Hynes White has never mentioned if he has any siblings- he seemingly is the only child of his parents.

Percy’s Parents Are Separated

The Odd Squad star keeps his family profile as low-key as possible on his social media. But that doesn’t mean, he is away from spending quality time with his parents, even though they are separated.

On the Instagram profiles of his father Joel (@jthynes) and mother Sherry (@streely), Percy seems to appear frequently on their posts.

Although White’s parents are yet to disclose when and why they parted ways, the two are on good terms.

White's mother Sherry and her boyfriend
White’s mother Sherry and her boyfriend| Photo Source: Instagram (streely)

Surfing through Sherry White’s Instagram posts, she stopped sharing pictures with Joel after the 2016 fall.

By March 2018, she went Instagram official with her new boyfriend, who goes by the IG handle @kkscott. On the other side, ‘The Con Artist’ actor is mum about his current relationship status.

Main Cast In ‘The Gifted’ and ‘Wednesday’– Roles of Percy Hynes White?

After nearly a decade into the TV journey, Percy White earned his first-ever role as the main cast, Andy Strucker, in The Gifted (2017-19).

The superhero-based series was set on an alternate timeline to the X-Men film series– in the series, his character Andy has the telekinesis power to pull apart things at the molecular level. It co-starred Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, and Natalie Alyn Lind, among others.

It ran through 2 seasons (totaling 29 episodes) before Fox canceled it.

And it followed guest TV appearances in The Twilight Zone, Transplant and Nurses along with movie work in Our House (2018, film).

Thanks to the Netflix supernatural comedy horror Wednesday (2022), White landed another milestone in his career.

It is a spin-off of ‘The Addams Family’ particularly focused on Wednesday Addams (played by Jenna Ortega)- the daughter of Morticia Addams (actress Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Gomez Addams (actor Luis Guzmán).

In the series, Percy’s character Xavier Thorpe is an attendee of Nevermore Academy (a school for monstrous outcasts) and has the ability to make his art come to life.

Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe in 'Wednesday'
Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe in ‘Wednesday’| Photo Source: Facebook (Wednesday Addams)

The first season (of 8 episodes) of ‘Wednesday’ premiered on November 23, 2022. Percy’s character portrayal was among the fan favorites along with Emma Myers who portrayed a werewolf, Enid Sinclair.

Other stars in the series include Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan, Naomi J. Ogawa, and Christina Ricci. The confirmation for Season 2 of ‘Wednesday’ is yet to become official.

Net Worth Of Percy Hynes White

Online sources estimate that Percy Hynes White’s net worth could be around $1.5 million as of late 2022. As it seems, White’s major income source is his acting career running along since he was five.

Also, his parents Joel Hynes and Sherry White, both with careers in the entertainment industry own allegedly $2 million and $700,000 respectively.

Career Blossoms

For Percy, acting was an influence from the early days- that’s why he earned a role in Down to the Dirt at 5 years old. By the age of 7 (in the mid-2000s), he was in his first-ever speaking role in the movie Crackie; it was released in 2009.

After that, it was a few-year hiatus before Percy White returned professionally- worked in the film Cast No Shadow (2014) and a guest appearance in Rookie Blue (2014). The actor then went on with an emphasis on TV works, in Murdoch Mysteries (2014-15) as Simon Brooks, Odd Squad (2015-16) as Odie, and Between (2015-16) as Harrison.

Later, he would pump himself with fame through The Gifted and Wednesday, which would earn him a salary in the 5-digit figure per episode.

Also, his film appearances added a lucrative sum of money to his account. White’s movie works include A Christmas Horror Story (2015), Rupture (2016), Edge of Winter (2016), Our House (2018) and I Like Movies (2022).

Percy White’s Girlfriend- Who Is He Dating Now?

The Wednesday actor is yet to make an official call if he is dating anyone. But there is speculation that his Pretty Hard Cases co-star Katie Douglas is his girlfriend (yet proven)- both even worked in Defiance and Saving Hope.

Percy’s Instagram post feature pictures of a girl who appears to be Katie- even more, in the actor’s IG post of September 2021, Douglas herself made a comment. Though there are rumors that the two broke up even without confirming their relationship.

Percy Hynes White and his Wednesday co-star Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
Percy and his Wednesday co-star Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams

And now, the Wednesday effect is on. Fans are shipping Percy White with his co-star Jenna Ortega with potential romance but they are yet to have one at the moment. Let’s wait and see!

Social Media:

  • Instagram (@percy)- 1.8 million followers (as of Dec 2022)
  • Twitter and TikTok- Percy is not active on these platforms but lots of fan account posts update about the actor.

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