William Sanford Nye is a scientist, engineer, educator, television presenter, comedian, author and inventor, best known as Bill Nye the Science Guy. His mission in life is to make science accessible to everyone, adults as well as kids, and to make learning science fun and entertaining.
He’s recognizable as the tall, lanky man who wears bowties and bears an uncanny resemblance to the actor and comedian Steve Martin. Nye started as a mechanical engineer and then had a brief career in comedy and comedy writing before reinventing himself as the Science Guy.
Nye is best known for his “Bill Nye the Science Guy” TV series for kids. In 2017, Nye launched a new Netflix series aimed at adults, which takes a scientific approach to everyday issues that affect our lives, such as climate change, aging and food.