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Arin Hanson, often known as Egoraptor, is an American YouTube celebrity. He’s an accomplished animator, cartoonist, voice actor, rapper, gamer, songwriter, and comedian. Arin is well-known for his animated web series ‘The Awesome Series,’ which he first broadcasted on Newgrounds before subsequently uploading to his YouTube channel ‘Egoraptor.’ With the help of self-created flash cartoons, he parodies several types of video games such as Poke’mon, Ninja Gaiden, Final Fantasy, and Metal Gear. He is the co-creator of the extremely popular YouTube web series ‘Game Grumps,’ in which he, as one of the hosts, plays a video game while providing comments on his experiences and thoughts about the game. He also uploads animated music videos to his YouTube site, as well as the wildly popular Sequelitis animated video series, in which he jokingly, critically, and passionately analyzes and explores the complexities of video games and their sequels. Arin has also dabbled in sketch comedy and has worked on numerous animation projects alongside other animators such as Chris O’Neil, Ross O’Donovan, and Rodrigo Huerta. He has rapped vocals for the Starbomb American musical comedy group, whose songs are all parodies of video games.

Childhood and Adolescence

Lloyd Hanson and Maurette Hanson gave birth to Arin Joseph Hanson on January 6th, 1987 in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. He has a younger brother, Nate, who is an aviator.
Llyod ‘Paparaptor’ Hanson, Arin’s father, is a musician who can play the accordion, guitar (Blues), and keyboard. He has his own website, ‘OldFartsWithGuitars.com,’ where he talks about his life as a musician and Hanson family members on occasion. For his father’s birthday, Arin created two Flash Films: ‘Happy Birthday Dad!’ and ‘It’s Dad’s Birthday Again!’

Maurette Hanson, Hanson’s mother, leads the non-profit Healing Horse Therapy Centre, which employs equine-assisted therapies to treat those who have experienced mental, emotional, and physical traumas, including survivors of military sexual abuse, war veterans, and persons with special needs. This center is mostly for people who are looking for a secure and supportive environment in which to heal their mind and soul.

When talking about his youth, Arin addresses his mother multiple times in his Game Grumps videos. The Horsey Give Grumps charity live stream was hosted by the Game Grumps to collect money for the charitable organization.
Arin attended Wellington High School for two years but was unable to complete his education because school officials refused to allow him to continue because he had moved. His mother then encouraged him to put his voice acting profession ahead of his education, and he relocated to Los Angeles.

Proficiency in Animation

Arin started developing numerous animated short films for their website under the name ‘Egoraptor’ after joining Newgrounds on September 16, 2001. Due to his animation abilities combined with a sense of humour and satire, these video game parodies got the website a lot of attention.

On February 23, 2006, he released his debut Awesome series video, “Metal Gear Awesome.” The movie was a spoof criticizing the plot flaws in the PlayStation video game Metal Gear Solid, as well as the players’ reactions to them.

From May 30, 2008, he began uploading his Awesome series to his YouTube page. Poke Awesome, Awesome Gaiden, and Awesome Chaotix are some of his viral uploads.MTV noticed Hanson’s Awesome series and offered to make and air his animated short films in the series’ style on their The G-Hole internet gaming show, for which he created three episodes.

Arin co-created the satirical web animation series ‘Girlchan in Paradise’ with Joshua ‘Tomamoto’ Tomar, with the first episode receiving 2,581,890 views as of 2017. It’s a flash animation Japanese anime spoof.

He hosts (animated), directs, produces, and writes the web series Sequelitis, in which he examines many games and their sequels. Mega Man Classic VS Mega Man X, Castlevania Vs Castelvania 2: Simon’s Quest, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vs Ocarnia of Time are some of the series’ most popular videos.

Hanson is the creator of the Lemon n’ Bill animated humorous game video series, which has a large following on machinima.com and on YouTube. This movie shows an anthropoid lemon and a bullet having a hilarious talk about video games. Hanson’s Egoraptor channel has over 2 million subscribers.

As a Voice Actor

Hanson is a talented animator as well as a diverse voice actor. He has provided his voice to a number of films, including Press Start (Forest Guardian), Press Start 2 Continue (MugWug), Sonic animation (E 100 Battle Droid), Cyborg Assasin: Legend of the Space Ninja (Priest), and The Player’s Score, a video game music documentary.

Hanson has voiced characters in TV shows such as Fox ADHD (as Gardener) and Rick & Morty Sitcom (wedding singer/Cyborgs). He currently works as a voice actor on the Cartoon Network series Mighty Magiswords, where he portrays Gateaux, Delivery Man, and a variety of other characters.

Arin has appeared in a number of web series, including PewDiePie’s Scare, Demo Reel, Hot Pepper Gaming, and Good Mythical Morning. Awesome, Lemon n’ Bill, Space Ninja, Sequeltis, and Game Gumps are among the online series for which he has provided voice acting.

Since 2009, he has played John Gore in Minigore, Officer Spike in Target Acquired, and The Bomb in Accounting in video games. He is currently one of the voice performers for the Hex Heroes video game, which is available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Wii U.

Hanson established Starbombs with musicians and comedians Leigh Daniel Avidan and Brian Wecht (both members of Ninja Sex Party) and published their self-titled album in 2013, followed by Player Select in 2014, both of which charted at number one on the US Comedy Albums US Billboard charts. Ricepirate, Stamper, and Marc M. teamed with Arin on the song Fat Refunds, which was released on the Stamper TV channel in 2014. Arin and her professional dancer partner Maxine Hupy won the third season of Dance Showdown (dance competition webseries).

Grumps in the Game

Arin is the founder, co-host, and composer of the theme song for the YouTube show ‘Game Grumps’ Let’s Play web-series, which was launched in 2012 and now has over 3.9 million subscribers. The Game Grumps performed live gigs in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hollywood Improv comedy club.

Similar web series such as Steam Train, Steam Rolled, and Grumpcade were created by him.
He is one of the hosts of the popular Doodle Doods animation web series, in which the hosts draw quickly in response to cues from other hosts and then reveal their work to each other and the viewer.

Personal History and Legacy

In October 2013, Arin married Suzanne ‘Suzy’ Berhow, and the couple now lives in Glenedale, California. Suzy is a model that has been active for two years and is well-known for her YouTube channels.

She hosts the Game Grumps-affiliated KittyKatGaming channel and also animates with her spouse. Suzy co-hosts the Game Grumps spin-off web programs Steam Train, Hunting Monsters, and Table Flip.

Estimated net worth

Hanson’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million as of 2016.

Trivia

Cat Goes to the Vet is his favorite film.
On the web comic program Axe Cop, Hanson worked as a storyboard artist.