At 37 years old, Arin Hanson has this physical status:
Arin Joseph Hanson (born January 6, 1987), also known by his Internet pseudonym Egoraptor, is an American Internet celebrity, rapper, singer, guitarist, singer, and former animator/cartoonist.
He is best known for his Internet animations, as well as being the co-founder and co-star of YouTube's hit game Grumps.
On his Egoraptor YouTube channel, including The Awesome Series, in which he parodies various video game brands, including Pokémon, Metal Gear, and Ninja Gaiden, as well as Sequelitis, a series of animated video essays in which he compared the effectiveness of a video game and one of its sequels, he also compares the quality of a video game and one of its sequels, as well as the video game-based parody musical trio Starbomb.
He has also appeared on various television shows and video games.
He regularly performs with Ninja Sex Party, a musical comedy duo made up of his Game Grumps and Starbomb collaborators Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht, who are known for their guest vocals and appearance in their music videos.
Arin Hanson was born in Margate, Florida, to Lloyd and Maurette Hanson on January 6, 1987. Hanson lived in New Hampshire for a few years, but his family moved to Florida. He had an interest in art from a young age and tried to do stop motion animation. Following the first day of his junior year, Hanson's mother pulled him out of high school; he later pursued and received a GED.
At a convention in 2002, Hanson introduced Suzanne "Suzy" Berhow (b. July 3, 1989), and the two married a year later. Hanson proposed to her in 2011, and the two married on October 25, 2013 at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Berhow's pseudonym Mortem3r online and has her own game channel named KittyKatGaming, in which Hanson is often included.
Hanson moved from West Palm Beach, Florida, to California in July 2009. He currently lives in Glendale, California, with Berhow.
Hanson's mother, who is also a licensed horse therapist, is the Executive Director of Healing Horse Therapy Center. Nate Hanson, an older brother who is a US Air Force veteran, is a veteran.
On September 16, 2001, Hanson joined Newgrounds under the name "egoraptor." On September 18, 2004, he debuted "Final Fantasy 7 Flash Spoof," his first animation on DeviantArt. On February 23, 2006, he screened his first Awesome animation, "Metal Gear Awesome," to Newgrounds. Hanson went on to produce other comedic video game-related animations, as well as four separate animated web series (which he later posted on YouTube); Amazing, short animated cartoons parodying video game worlds; Lemon 'n Bill, a comedic series in which an anthropomorphic bullet and lemon become stuck within video game worlds, Girlchan in Paradise, a parody of shnen anime. Hanson was then approached by MTV's MTV network to produce animated shorts for MTV's online game show, The G-Hole, after producers watched "Metal Gear Awesome."
Hanson continued animating in the early 2010s with Sequelitis, a film in which Hanson compares a video game and its sequel as well as animations throughout the series. In 2014, a fourth and final episode of the series was released. Changes to YouTube made it more difficult to access animation channels from the mid-2010s, according to fellow animator and Game Grumps alumnus Ross O'Donovan. Despite this, Hanson has confirmed that he dislikes animating. Hanson expressed his condolences to RWBY creator Monty Oum after his death in 2015, citing him as a key character in his animation.
Hanson appeared in the animated short J.I.M. in 2006 as the sole voice actor. Lee McGuire's latestgrounds installation was on display.
Hanson appeared in voice acting as Bruce Banner in the video game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance in 2006. However, Hanson's voice was eventually unusable, and the role was played by Robin Atkin Downes instead for unknown reasons, though his voice was used in the Wii port. Hanson's voice will eventually be used in the 2016 reboot of Marvel: The Ultimate Alliance, in place of Robin Atkin Downes.
Hanson appeared in the video game Minigore in 2009 and then reprised his role in the 2011 remake of Death Rally.
Hanson appeared in the game Detective Grimoire in 2012, which was funded by Kickstarter on August 3, 2012. Hanson has also appeared in various Hex Heroes, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Target Acquired, Red vs. Blue, Cyanide & Happiness, and Rick and Morty.
Hanson has been a regular on Cartoon Network's Mighty Magiswords since 2016, voicing Gateaux, the monosyllabic partner of sorceress Moribidia, played by Mary Faber. Fibby Croax, Delivery Man Steve, Zonq, and other related characters appear in this series. Hanson was originally intended for character design on the show, but he declined, according to series creator Kyle Carrozza. Carrozza, although aware of his voice, was unaware of Hanson's SAG-AFTRA membership until he told him, which culminated in his appearance on the program.
Hanson was appointed as an Announcer in Move or Die in 2016.
Hanson and his buddy Jon Jafari (known for his comedies JonTron) created Game Grumps, a joint YouTube channel. When Dan Avidan, a member of the Ninja Sex Party, resigned Game Grumps to concentrate on his personal website in late June 2013. To a often comedic effect, Game Grumps, Hanson, and Avidan play video games and talk on Game Grumps. Hanson has appeared on the channel's spin-off shows Steam Train and GrumpCade, as well as other Game Grumps members in a similar style; they also appear on the 10 Minute Power Hour, in which they perform various tasks.
In late March 2016, Game Grumps' popularity led to live performances at the Hollywood Improv. The event, which resulted in future performances in New York and other locations on the East Coast, and internationally, thanks to their own touring company's complete sellout.
Hanson appeared on the Australian television show Good Game in 2008, alongside Ross O'Donovan on the animated webseries Gamer Tonight, where he portrayed the host. In addition, he appeared in asdfmove4, a TomSka film.
Hanson appeared on the Sony game show The Tester in February 2012 as a community-voted contestant, but was wrongly accused of using the show to advertise himself. He later confessed to securing the benefit of a former bully, but on the show itself, he behaved in a way that seemed to be consciously trolling it before being reprimanded on film. When asked about his experience and whether or not he'd do it again, he said no. Hanson also appeared in the Dance Showdown web series for the third season, as a professional dancer Maxine Hupy. Hanson has also done narration for several episodes of Did You Know Gaming? Hanson has appeared in several videos for the website ScrewAttack, including a collaboration with James Rolfe and Keith Apicary, in addition to additional work on YouTube and Newgrounds.
Hanson was fighting Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Time in a boxing match that was part of the charity event "Clash Clash," hosted by fellow content creator iDubbbz in May 2022.
Hanson performed "Knight in Shining Armour" by Dougal and Gammer in 2013 as part of the compilation Clubland X-Treme Hardcore 9.
Hanson, co-host and Ninja Sex Party singer Dan Avidan and guitarist Brian Wecht formed the band Starbomb in 2013. They debuted Starbomb, their first album, in December 2013, and then went on to become No. 1 in the world. The Billboard Comedy Charts at 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. Starbomb's second album, titled Player Select, was announced one year later in December 2014. At their first live event at SXSW in early 2016, Hanson performed with Starbomb.
Fat Refund, a rap song, was released on Channel StamperTV on April 15, 2014, a joint effort between several animators and voice actors, including Rice Pirate, Marc M. Stamper, and Hanson himself.
Hanson has also performed on several songs by the band Tupper Ware Remix Party.
On April 19, 2019, Starbomb's third studio album, The TryForce, was released.
Hanson appeared on the webseries Hot Pepper Gaming in 2013. After eating a habanero pepper, he reviewed Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. When eating a Bhut jolokia, he returned to the show in 2014, reviewing Metal Gear Solid Vs. Ground Zeroes. Hanson appeared on the show again in 2015, analyzing the video Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain whilst not eating Sichuan peppers.
In Good Game, a YouTube Original Series, Hanson appeared alongside Avidan. Hanson went beyond acting in the series to being an executive producer.
Brent Lilley, the tour manager for internet celebrities and independent artists, co-founded Real Good Touring in January 2018.
The channel name "Egoraptor" by Hanson's name has been used as a cheat code in the 2019 Metroidvania game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, as well as other popular YouTube stars.
Hanson wrote his first book Ghost Hunters Adventure Club and the Secret of the Grande Chateau in March 2020, under the pen name "Dr. Cecil H. Mills" (proclaimed by Hanson to be his uncle and a controversial literary figure, but clearly portrayed by Hanson in interviews and advertisements).