Bill Nye is a science educator, writer, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. In 1993, he became known for hosting the children’s television PBS show Bill Nye the Science Guy. In 2017, he served as an honorary co-chair of the March for Science in Washington, D.C. The March for Science, also, took place in over 600 cities around the world. Bill is the current CEO of The Planetary Society.
William Sanford Nye was born in 1955 in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Sidwell Friends School in 1973. He went on to study mechanical engineering at Cornell University. He earned his B.S. in 1977. Bill began his professional entertainment career as a writer, then an actor on Almost Live in Seattle, Washington. From 1991 until 1993 he appeared as Dr. Emmet Brown’s assistant in Back to the Future: The Animated Series. This led to Bill Nye the Science Guy. Bill wrote and worked as a producer for the show as well. He has, also, written books and participated in Disney World attractions. He has remained involved with science education activities and the entertainment industry.
Bill’s environmental activities have been numerous as well. He relates energy saving tips on The Climate Code on The Weather Channel, he has advocated for clean-energy climate-change legislation and has appeared in Bill Nye Saves the World, among other activities. He became the Executive Director of the Planetary Society to advocate for space science research and exploration of other planets.
Bill, also, holds several patents, is a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and has been involved with multiple years of Earth Day activities. He holds a friendly competition with environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr. Their environmental competition is to have the lower carbon footprint than each other.
Bill Nye has received multiple awards and honors, including honorary doctorates. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Be Green! Be inspired! Have a bright day!