Bill Nye

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Date of Birth November 27, 1955
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Bill Nye

William Sanford Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the host of the PBS and syndicated children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy, the Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World, and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator. Born in Washington, D.C., Nye began his career as a mechanical engineer for Boeing Corporation in Seattle, where he invented a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube used on 747 airplanes. In 1986, Nye left Boeing to pursue comedy, writing and performing jokes and bits for the local sketch television show Almost Live!, where he regularly conducted wacky science experiments. Nye aspired to become the next Mr. Wizard, and with the help of several producers, successfully pitched the children's television program Bill Nye the Science Guy to KCTS-TV, Seattle's public television station.

Born: William Sanford Nye, November 27, 1955, Washington, D.C, U.S.
Nationality: American
Fields: Mechanical engineering
Institutions: Boeing, Cornell University, The Planetary Society
Education: Cornell University (BS)
Known for: Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998), Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017), Bill Nye Saves the World (2017–2018)
Spouse: Blair Tindall (m. 2006, annulled 2006)
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About Bill Nye

Television host and comedian who educated and entertained children with his show Bill Nye the Science Guy from 1993 to 1998.

Before Fame

He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1977, and appeared in Boeing training films while working on a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor for the 747 commercial plane.


He has written several educational books that cover topics such as algebra, dinosaurs, science and the ocean, and began his career as a sketch comedian.

Family Life

He married musician Blair Tindall in 2006, but ended the relationship seven weeks later when he found out their marriage license was invalid.


He appeared on three episodes of Numb3rs with David Krumholtz.

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