Television host and comedian who educated and entertained children with his show Bill Nye the Science Guy from 1993 to 1998.
He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1977, and appeared in Boeing training films while working on a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor for the 747 commercial plane.
He has written several educational books that cover topics such as algebra, dinosaurs, science and the ocean, and began his career as a sketch comedian.
He married musician Blair Tindall in 2006, but ended the relationship seven weeks later when he found out their marriage license was invalid.
He appeared on three episodes of Numb3rs with David Krumholtz.