Widely known as the host of The Nerdist's weekly YouTube series Because Science. He has also served as the site's science editor, and in September 2016, was named the host of the popular reality TV series Mythbusters.
He earned his bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering from Marquette University. He later earned his master's degree in communications from there in 2013.
He was named as one of the top 20 science communicators to follow in 2013 by WIRED Magazine. He has also appeared as a science expert on various TV news networks, including Al Jazeera and Huffington Post Live.
He was born and raised in Connecticut.