• Biography

Bill Nye is known as a science educator and media personality. He is most famous for hosting 'Bill Nye the Science Guy,' a PBS Kids show which highlighted science education.



Bill Nye was born on November 27, 1955 and experienced childhood in Washington, D.C.  He is the son of Jacqueline and Edwin Darby Nye. Talented in math and science, Nye's mom was tasked to turn into a codebreaker during World War II. His father was held in a Japanese prisoner camp, where he had no access to electrical power, for a long time: The experience made Edwin Nye a sundial enthusiast, and later, his son would wind up one himself.


Nye got his start in entertainment by performing in comedy gigs. He eventually turned into a comedy writer and performer on the show Almost Live. It was there that he earned the epithet "The Science Guy."

Seattle's PBS KCTS-TV produced the show Bill Nye the Science Guy, an educational TV program that circulated from September 10, 1993, to June 20, 1998. Nye hosted the show, which planned to instruct science topics to a preteen crowd. Each of the show's 100 scenes centered around a particular science fact. The show is frequently utilized in schools as an instructive device. Over its five-year run, the show won 19 Emmy Award. Nye got seven Emmys, for writing, performing and creating.

After the show finished, Nye proceeded to join other TV programs, including The Eyes of Nye, a science show went for an older audience. He additionally hosted the 100 Greatest Discoveries show, and appears in recordings for a few attractions at Walt Disney World and Epcot, including one with Ellen DeGeneres.

Personal Life


Bill Nye married musician and inspirational speaker Blair Tindall in 2006. Their marriage, which was administered by the celebrated Pastor Rick Warren. Tindall wrote a famous book called Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs and Classical Music.

On a talk show called the Early Show, Bill revealed that they weren’t actually ever married, "We were never married. We got a letter from the State of California, with the great seal affixed, that we were never married. So shortly afterwards we both agreed it was not a good idea."

They weren’t a good fit together. Tindall destroyed Nye's garden by intentionally pouring weed killer on the garden enclosure behind their home.

Nye reacted to the plant attack by requesting a restraining order against Tindall, who asserted she never intended to hurt Nye.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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