A made for TV bromance! Tyler Hynes and Andrew Walker have been friends for nearly two decades — and Hallmark Channel fans have taken notice.
“We talk weekly,” Walker exclusively told Us Weekly in February 2023 of his dynamic with Hynes, who is his wife Cassandra Troy’s cousin. “I’ve known the guy for 19 years since he started coming to her house for Christmases when I first met my wife. We have a deep appreciation for each other.”
While the two actors have been pals for years, it wasn’t until the mid-to-late 2000s that fans began picking up on the close friendship.
“It was always us …,” Walker teased via Instagram in April 2021, sharing a photo with Hynes watching one of their Hallmark movies while giggling on the couch. “Just sitting here enjoying #the27hourday with @tyler_hynes my one and only viewing partner.”
Later that year, the duo made cameos in each other’s Hallmark holiday films after viewers asked for a collaboration.
“We did it for you … Because without you, we wouldn’t be doing this. 🙏❤️🎄,” the My Christmas Family Tree star wrote via Instagram in November 2021 revealing his brief appearance in Hynes’ An Unexpected Christmas.
The following year, Walker and Hynes gave fans a glimpse at their fun relationship outside of work while going to Universal Studios together.
“Where he ends, I begin. @awalkk35,” the Always Amore actor captioned a series of Instagram photos in June 2022, including one of him and Walker eating a giant donut. Walker shared the same pictures, joking, “I donut know what I’d do without you @tyler_hynes.”
Five months later, Hallmark fans got the answer to their prayers when Walker and Hynes costarred in 2022’s Three Wise Men and a Baby. The longtime friends worked alongside fellow network star Paul Campbell, playing three brothers who must come together to help care for a baby left at the local firehouse.
“It was the best-case scenario to work with Tyler [who] is my wife’s cousin,” Walker exclusively told Us in February 2023 of the film. “And then Paul, you know, wrote this insane script with Kimberley [Sustad] and they were already they doing incredible things.”
After so much success with the comedy, both Walker and Hynes revealed they would happily work together again as long as Campbell was on board.
“I guess the people have spoken. I’m pretty sure we’ll probably do another movie together,” the Curious Caterer actor told Us in February 2023. “Knowing Kimberley and Paul, [they] will come out with a brilliant concept that will, you know, blow everyone away.”
Hynes, meanwhile, hinted that viewers wouldn’t be disappointed when they do all reunite on screen. “I feel, like, that could be something where you could find a group of us just getting into different situations … and just watching that stew come together in the different ways it can with the same ingredients,” he exclusively told Us in March 2023.
The Winter in Vail star added: “I think would be a really fun thing. [And] we’re just scratching the surface.”
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