Arin Hanson

Image Source

Personal information
Born Arin Joseph Hanson
January 6, 1987 (age 32)

Margate, Florida, U.S.
Nationality American
Residence Glendale, California
Occupation
  • Internet personality
  • YouTuber
  • voice actor
Spouse(s)
Suzanne Berhow (m. 2013)
Website egoraptor.net
YouTube information
Also known as Egoraptor
Channel
  • egoraptor
Years active 2006–present
Genre
  • Animation
  • comedy
  • gaming
Subscribers 2.8 million
Total views 493.9 million
Associated acts
  • Game Grumps
  • Starbomb
  • Ninja Sex Party
  • JonTron
  • RubberNinja
show

Play buttons
Updated June 3, 2019

Arin Joseph Hanson (born January 6, 1987), also known by his Internet pseudonym Egoraptor, is an American Internet personality, animator, cartoonist, comedian, voice actor, rapper, singer and songwriter. He is known for his Internet animations, as well as being the co-founder and co-star of the popular YouTube Let’s Play webseries Game Grumps and the video game-based parody musical trioStarbomb.

Hanson has created numerous animated web series on his Egoraptor YouTube channel, including The Awesome Series, in which he parodies various video game franchises, including PokémonMetal Gear, and Ninja Gaiden, as well as Sequelitis, a series of animated video essays in which he critically and humorously compares the quality of a video game and one of its sequels. He has also voice-acted for various shows and video games. He regularly collaborates with Ninja Sex Party, a musical comedy duo consisting of his Game Grumps and Starbomb partners Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht, providing guest vocals and appearing in their music videos.

Other work

In 2013, Hanson made an appearance on the webseries Hot Pepper Gaming. He reviewed Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate after eating a habanero pepper.In 2014, he returned to the show, reviewing the game Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes whilst eating a Bhut Jolokia.In 2015, Hanson later appeared on the show, reviewing the game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain whilst eating Sichuan peppers.

Hanson also starred alongside Avidan in Good Game, a YouTube Premium Original Series. In addition to acting in the series, Hanson also served as an executive producer.

In January 2018, Hanson and Game Grumps manager Brent Lilley co-founded tour management company Real Good Touring, which organizes tours for internet personalities and independent performers.

Personal life

Hanson moved from his parents’ house in West Palm Beach, Florida to California in July 2009. Hanson lives in Glendale, California, with his wife, Suzanne “Suzy” Berhow. The two met at a convention and started dating in 2002; Hanson proposed to her in 2011, and they married in 2013 at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Berhow also has her own gaming channel under the pseudonym Mortem3r, titled KittyKatGaming, on which Hanson is often featured. Hanson’s mother is Maurette Hanson. Maurette founded Healing Horse Therapy Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Hanson has marathoned charity streams in the past to help support Healing Horse Therapy Center. Hanson’s father is Lloyd “Paparaptor” Hanson. Hanson also has an older brother, Nathan Hanson, who served in the Air Force and was deployed in Iraq.

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Gamer Tonight Himself
2015 Rick and Morty Cyborg Photographer (voice) Episode: “The Wedding Squanchers”
2016–present Mighty Magiswords Gateaux/various others (voice)

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2011 asdfmovie Mugger / Kid Getting Mugged (voice) Episode: “asdfmovie4”
2011, 2015 JonTron Vitalia / Darth Vader / Himself 2 episodes
2012 The Tester Himself Contestant; 3 episodes
2012–present Game Grumps Himself (voice) Co-host; also creator and theme music composer
2012–2016 Did You Know Gaming? Himself (voice) 11 episodes
2013–2015 Cyanide & Happiness Shorts Ted Bear / The Man Who Could Sit Anywhere (voice) 3 episodes
2013–2014 Dance Showdown Himself Contestant and eventual winner
2015–present KittyKatGaming Himself (voice) Occasional guest
Also performs the show’s opening sequence
2015 Red vs. Blue Crash Site Fed / Cobb 3 episodes
2015 A Brief History Himself (voice) Episode: “The History Of Castlevania”
2016 Bee and PuppyCat Omelette / Elder Squat Bird (voice) 4 episodes
2017 Good Game Ryland Smith Main role; 6 episodes
Also executive producer
2017-2018 SuperMegaCast Himself 3 episodes
2018 YouTubers React Himself 3 episodes
2019 Un-Unexplained Super Computer 3 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Minigore John Gore
2011 Death Rally John Gore
2014 Detective Grimoire Agent Folder / Mr. Harper
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Additional voices
2016 Target Acquired Spike Tommery
2016 Move or Die Announcer
2016 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance1 Bruce Banner
2016 Accounting The Bomb
2017 Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator Joseph Also executive producer
2018 Monster Prom Scott Howl
TBA The Cyanide & Happiness Adventure Game Ted Bear In development
TBA Hex Heroes Himself In development
TBA Never Give Up Announcer In development

1Hanson’s dialogue was recorded for the original 2006 release. Although he was replaced by Robin Atkin Downes in the final game, his dialogue was used for the 2016 re-release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Discography

Starbomb

  • Starbomb (2013)
  • Player Select (2014)
  • The TryForce (2019)

As a guest[edit]

  • Ninja Sex Party – “Dinosaur Laser Fight” (2011)
  • Dougal & Gammer – “Knight in Shining Armour” (2013)
  • Geezy – “Hashtag” (2013)
  • StamperTV – “FAT REFUND” (2014)[40]
  • Ninja Sex Party – “Party of Three” (2015)
  • Ninja Sex Party – “Buttsex Goldilocks” (2015)
  • Ninja Sex Party – “6969” (2015)
  • Big Bad Bosses – “Intro” (2015)
  • Tupper Ware Remix Party – “Groove Crusaders” (2016)
  • Tupper Ware Remix Party – “Atomic Karate” (2017)
  • Ninja Sex Party – “Eating Food in the Shower” (2017)
  • Tupper Ware Remix Party – “Phantom Racer” (2018)
  • Ninja Sex Party – “Release the Kraken” (2018)
  • Ninja Sex Party – “Ninja Brian Goes to Soccer Practice” (2018)
  • Ninja Sex Party – “Danny Don’t You Know” (2018)

Bibliography

Illustrator

  • Hanson, Arin (2018). “Illustrator”. Afraid of Everything. By Tierney, Adam. Adam Tierney. ISBN 9780692923177.

External links

Information Source