Bill Nye

Inside Biography

Bill Nye AKA Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is an American mechanical engineer, science communicator, science popularizer, television presenter, and actor. He hosted the popular syndicated kids' show Bill Nye the Science Guy and the Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World.  

Bill Nye: Short Bio

Bill Nye was born William Sanford Nye on November 27, 1955, the son of WWII codebreaker Jacqueline Jenkins-Nye and WWII vet and contractor Edwin Darby "Ned" Nye.    

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Nye attended the local Lafayette Elementary School and then Alice Deal Junior High school. He graduated from Sidwell Friends school in 1973 after which he moved to Ithaca, New York. He pursued a degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University's Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, graduating in 1977.  

Career and Net Worth

Bill Nye started his professional career as a mechanical engineer for the Boeing Corporation. All the while, he was moonlighting as a stand-up comic.

Nye left his job at Boeing in 1986 and applied himself to comedy and got his big break in the local Seattle sketch comedy television show Almost Live!  

Bill Nye the Science Guy SOURCE: Disney

Bill Nye is most famous for his self-titled science program for children, Bill Nye the Science Guy, that ran on syndication from 1993 to 1998. He also hosted Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix from 2017 to 2018. 

Nye has authored over a dozen books during his career including 2014's Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation and 2015's Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World.  

Bill Nye: Five Most Asked Questions  

What is Bill Nye's Age and Height?

Born on November 27, 1955, Bill Nye is 65 years old at the time of this writing and stands at 6 feet 0½ inches (1.84 meters).   

Who is Bill Nye's Wife?

Bill Nye was married for seven weeks to musician Blair Tindall, from February 3, 2006, to March 28, 2006. Their marriage was annulled when their marriage license was deemed invalid.    

What Movies and TV Programs Is Bill Nye Known For? 

Bill Nye is most known for the syndicated kids' science show Bill Nye the Science Guy and the Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World.

Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix SOURCE: Netflix

He has also made appearances in TV programs like Back to the Future, Numb3rs, Miles from Tomorrowland, and Blindspot.   

Is Bill Nye on Instagram?

Bill Nye is very active on social media platforms. He is on almost all major social media platforms including Instagram (3 million followers) and Twitter (6.1 million followers).  

How Much is Bill Nye Worth?

According to, Bill Nye has a net worth of $8 million. 

by shrijan, 28 Jan, 2021

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