Born In: Washington, D.C., United States
Bill Nye is an American television presenter, science communicator, and entertainer. Popularly known as ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy,’ he was born and brought up in Washington D.C. His interest in science was initiated by his father who was a sundial enthusiast. Bill graduated from the ‘Cornell University’ with a mechanical engineering degree and began his engineering career at ‘Boeing Corporation’ in Seattle where he created a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube used on 'Boeing 747' airplanes. A big fan of raising awareness of science-related topics through entertainment, Bill began his entertainment career with small gigs at comedy theatres. He worked as an assistant on the show ‘Back to the Future: The Animated Series’ and eventually landed the most famous role of his life, ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy.’ Apart from appearing in television shows and miniseries for infotainment networks like ‘The Discovery Channel,’ Bill has utilized every opportunity to teach children and adults the importance of science in day to day life. He has been honored by many universities with several doctorates because of his contribution to science.
Nick Name: The Science Guy
Also Known As: William Sanford Nye, Bill Nye the Science Guy
Spouse/Ex-: Blair Tindall (m. 2006–2006)
father: Edwin D. Nye, Edwin Darby
mother: Jacqueline, Jacqueline Jenkins-Nye
Born Country: United States
education: Cornell University
Bill Nye was born William Sanford Nye on November 27, 1955, in Washington D.C., USA, to Jacqueline Nye and Edwin Darby Nye. Both his parents were ‘World War II’ veterans; his mother was a code-breaker, while his father spent four years in a prisoner-of-war camp.
In June 2022, he married Liza Mundy.
He has been awarded doctorates from universities like ‘John Hopkins University,’ ‘Willamette University,’ and ‘Lehigh University.’ He received the ‘Humanist of the Year Award’ in 2010, from the ‘American Humanist Association.’
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