Arin Hanson

Inside Biography


Arin Joseph Hanson is an American Internet personality. He is a multitalented person, famous as a comedian, voice actor, songwriter, rapper, animator, and a cartoonist. He was born on January 6, 1987 and is mostly known as the founder and co-star of the popular YouTube Let's Play web-series called ‘Game Grumps’. He is also famous as one third of the video game-based parody musical trio ‘Starbomb’.

Early Life and Career

Arin Hanson was born to Lloyd Hanson and Maurette Hanson. He has a brother named Nate Hanson. From an early age, he was pa s sionate about animation. He created numerous animated shorts for Newgrounds’ popularity rose in the early 2000’s, as Hanson’s work became a part of the website’s history. He was outstanding in his work with his signature sense of humor and animation style.

Animation Career

Arin Hanson is popularly known by his internet name ‘Egoraptor’. He has a YouTube channel of the same name, which is pretty famous for ‘The Awesome Series’, a series in which he parodies famous video games and franchises including Pokémon, Metal Gear and Final Fantasy. His channel is also known for his state of art comedy video game review series called ‘Sequelitis’.

Arin Hanson’s animation career started when he first joined Newsgrounds and uploaded his first ‘Awesome’ animation “Metal Gear Awesome” on February 23, 2006. He then went on to upload various comedic video game-related animations, as well as four separate animated web series; Awesome, Lemon 'n Bill, Girlchan in Paradise and Sequelitis. Hanson was also an early storyboard artist on the show Axe Cop.

As Arin Hanson's “Metal Gear Awesome” series was increasing getting more and more popular, Hanson was approached by MTV to produce animated shorts in the style of "Metal Gear Awesome" for MTV's online video gaming show, The G-Hole. The show did not last long, but his ‘Awesome’ series continued to appear in his YouTube channel.

Game Grumps

In July 2012, Arin Hanson and Jon Jafari, popularly known for his video game critiquing web series, JonTron, collaborated and created a YouTube show called “Game Grumps”. In the show, the duo played video games that were usually nostalgic or retro style.

The show was famous instantly among both Arin Hanson’s and Jafari’s channel, but Jafari left Game Grumps to focus on his own channel. He was replaced by Leigh Daniel Avidan of the musical comedy duo Ninja Sex Party. Game Grumps even moved to live performances at Hollywood Improv in late March 2016, and was completely sold out.

Other Work

Apart from animations, Arin Hanson has also worked as a voice actor and musician, among others. He has lent his voice to Marvel: Ultimate Alliance’s Wii port, Minigore, Death Rally, Detective Grimoire, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Target Acquired, Red vs. Blue, Cyanide & Happiness, and Rick & Morty. Hanson is also a recurring voice actor in the upcoming Cartoon Network series Mighty Magiswords.

Arin Hanson also formed a band ‘Starbomb’ with his Game Grumps co-host Leigh Daniel Avidan and Brian Wecht. They released their first album named ‘Starbomb’ in December 2013 and their second album ‘Player Select’ in 2016.

Personal Life

Arin Hanson is married to Suzy Berhow, who is a model and a Youtuber. She is a regular on Game Grumps spin offs like Grumpcade, Steam Train, Hunting Monsters and Table Flip. He currently lives in Glendale, California and has mentioned that he is not strictly heterosexual. Hanson, aka Egoraptor, has an estimated net worth of $600,000. He has many memorable quotes, one of which is “At age 6, I was born without a face.”

by Bchrome, 06 Nov, 2016

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