Nov. 27th, 1955
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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William Sanford Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. He is known for An Honest Liar, StarTalk, Ellen's Energy Adventure, Back To The Future, Numb3rs, Miles From Tomorrowland and Bill Nye Saves The World.
- An honored as Rhodes Class of '56 Visiting Professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. He studied under 'Carl Sagan' (qv).
- Started his career after he won a Steve Martin lookalike contest.
- Enjoys 30s/40s style swing dancing and attended dances at the most recent Camp Hollywood.
- Self proclaimed geek in high school. He wore a tie everyday, even when that aspect of the dress code was phased out. He graduated from Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC.
- Announced he was engaged to be married to 'Blair Tindall' (qv) on _"The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (2005)_ (qv) in December 2005. The "marriage" lasted less than a month before it was either annulled or deemed invalid (sources disagree on the detail). In November 2007, Nye filed for a restraining order against "ex-fiance" Tindall, saying that he wondered if she might have poured solvent on his garden. The restraining order was later dismissed.
- He designed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor which is used in Boeing 747s.
- His father, Edwin D. "Ned" Nye, a quartermaster in the military during World War II, spent nearly four years as a prisoner of war mostly in China in a Japanese P.O.W camp. He later moved to Washington, DC where he discovered dozens of sundials. He photographed them and wrote an unusual book, "Sundials of Maryland and Virginia." Thus resulted a little family business selling Ned Nye's "Sandial«," a sundial suitable for the beaches of the Atlantic seaboard.
- Worked as an engineer at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, and appeared in at least 3 training films, some of which are still popular among the workers there.
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