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Nye, Bill 1955–

NYE, Bill 1955–

PERSONAL

Full name, William S. Nye; born November 27, 1955, in Washington, DC; son of Ned Nye. Education: Cornell University, degree in mechanical engineering, 1977. Religion: Jewish.


Addresses: Agent—William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Career: Actor, writer, producer, and consultant. Featured in the "Universe of Energy" pavilion at Disney's EPCOT Center, Orlando, FL; answered science–related questions on radio and television as Bill Nye, the Science Guy. Previously worked as an engineer for Boeing and appeared in several training films for the company; was issued a patent for a collapsible, water–filled magnifying glass.


Awards, Honors: Daytime Emmy Award, outstanding performer in a children's series, 1998, outstanding children's series (with others), 1999, 2000, outstanding writing in a children's series (with others), 2000, Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding writing in a children's series (with others), 1999, outstanding performer in a children's series, 1999, 2000, all for Bill Nye, the Science Guy.


CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Himself, Ellen's Energy Adventure, 1996.


Film Work:

Science consultant, Flubber (also known as Disney's "Flubber: The Absent Minded Professor"), Buena Vista, 1997.


Television Appearances; Series:

Various, Almost Live!, 1984.

The Science Guy (live–action bumpers), Back to the Future, CBS, 1991.

Host, Bill Nye, the Science Guy, syndicated, 1993–94, then PBS, 1994–2000.

Technical expert, BattleBots (also known as Comedy Central's "BattleBots"), Comedy Central, 2000.

Host, The Eyes of Nye, 2005.


Television Appearances; Movies:

Science teacher, Principal Takes a Holiday, ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Walt Disney World's Very Merry Christmas Parade, 1993.

Walt Disney World's Happy Easter Parade, 1994.

The Making of EPCOT's Innoventions, The Disney Channel, 1994.

Earth Day at Walt Disney World, The Disney Channel, 1996.

Narrator, Astronauts (documentary), PBS, 1997.

Host, Absent Minded Inventions and the Search for Flubber with Bill Nye, the Science Guy, ABC, 1997.

Narrator, Astronauts, 1997.

VH1 Big in '03, 2003.


Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, MMC, 1989.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, 1992.

Himself, "Boo!," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network, 1996.

Himself, "Sharing," Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, PBS, 1997.

Mr. Stone, "Guilt," Get Real, Fox, 2000.

Himself, Win Ben Stein's Money, Comedy Central, 2001.


Also appeared in "The Science of Sex and Attraction," Turn Ben Stein On, Comedy Central.


Television Work; Series:

Technical advisor, Back to the Future, CBS, 1991.

Producer, Bill Nye, the Science Guy, syndicated, 1993–94, then PBS, 1994–2000.

Science producer, Bill Nye, the Science Guy, PBS, 1999–2000.

Television Work; Movies:

Scientific consultant, Principal Takes a Holiday, ABC, 1998.


RECORDINGS

Video Tapes:

Appeared in Fabulous Wetlands, Washington State Department of Ecology.


WRITINGS

Television Series:

Almost Live!, c. 1984–89.

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, syndicated, 1993–94, then PBS, 1994–2000.


Television Specials:

Absent Minded Inventions and the Search for Flubber with Bill Nye, the Science Guy, ABC, 1997.


Nonfiction:

Big Blue Ocean, Disney Press, 1999.


Also wrote Bill Nye, the Science Guy's Big Blast of Science, Addison–Wesley; Bill Nye, the Science Guy's Please Consider the Following, Disney Press.


OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

St. Petersburg Times, October 11, 1999.

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