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William Sandford "Bill" Nye

Also Known As: "Bill Nye the Science Guy"
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ned Nye and Jaqueline Nye
Brother of Private and Private

Managed by: John H. Nye
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About Bill Nye

William Sanford "Bill" Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, mechanical engineer and scientist. He is best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998) and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.

William Sanford Nye was born in Washington, D.C., to Jacqueline (née Jenkins), a codebreaker during World War II, and Edwin Darby "Ned" Nye, also a World War II veteran, whose experience in a Japanese prisoner of war camp led him to become a sundial enthusiast. Nye is a fourth-generation Washington resident through his father's side of the family.

Nye was married briefly to his fiancée of five months, author Blair Tindall, on February 3, 2006. Nye left the relationship seven weeks later when the marriage license was declared invalid. He filed a restraining order against Tindall after she entered their property to pour weed killer in his garden. A few months later he acquired a six year injunction against her which required Tindall to stay 100 yards away from him. She violated the order in 2009 and Nye took her back to court to enforce it. The court ordered her to cover $57,000 in Nye's legal expenses. Nye took Tindall back to court when she failed to pay.

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Bill Nye's Timeline

November 27, 1955
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Alice Deal Junior High, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
- 1977
Cornell University, United States
Lafayette Elementary, Washington, District of Columbia, United States