|Born||Arin Joseph Hanson
January 6, 1987
Margate, Florida, U.S.
Suzanne Berhow (m. 2013)
|Also known as||Egoraptor|
|Total views||493.9 million|
|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 Pokémon, Metal 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.
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.
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.
|2015||Rick and Morty||Cyborg Photographer (voice)||Episode: “The Wedding Squanchers”|
|2016–present||Mighty Magiswords||Gateaux/various others (voice)|
|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
|2018||YouTubers React||Himself||3 episodes|
|2019||Un-Unexplained||Super Computer||3 episodes|
|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|
|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.
- Starbomb (2013)
- Player Select (2014)
- The TryForce (2019)
As a guest
- Ninja Sex Party – “Dinosaur Laser Fight” (2011)
- Dougal & Gammer – “Knight in Shining Armour” (2013)
- Geezy – “Hashtag” (2013)
- StamperTV – “FAT REFUND” (2014)
- 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)
- Hanson, Arin (2018). “Illustrator”. Afraid of Everything. By Tierney, Adam. Adam Tierney. ISBN 9780692923177.