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Arin, commonly known as "Egoraptor", is an animator who is perhaps best known for the creation of his own series such as Sequelitis and the Awesome series, such as Metal Gear Awesome, a flash animation first posted on Newgrounds and then later on Youtube. The Awesome Series animations that parody video games, Lemon 'n Bill, a comedy series where an anthropomorphic bullet and a lemon get stuck in video game worlds, Girlchan in Paradise!!, a series made with Joshua "TomaMoto" Tomar that parodies shōnen anime, and Sequelitis, a series in which he compares a game and its sequel along with minor animations throughout the video, and most recently for Game Grumps, a channel where he plays games with Danny, who replaced Jon's role as the 'Not So Grump' Game Grump.
Arin also voiced Dr. Bruce Banner in the video game: Marvel Ultimate Alliance after winning a contest held by Activision, however, due to recording complications and time restraints (he recorded his lines late into the game's development), his voice acting can only be heard on the PS3, Wii, and PSP versions.
He has also appeared in spinoffs of Ed Glaser's Press Start series, voicing the characters Buzz Porcupine and Plumber Pete (and The "Melee" Announcer in one episode, where he was uncredited) in the Press Start: Bonus Levels (later renamed Press Start Adventures) animated series, did all voiceover work for the Dial “V” for Vile series, the voice of the Forest Guardian in the Press Start film and the voice of Mug-Wug in the Press Start 2 Continue film.
He also appeared as a contestant on the Sony PlayStation game show "The Tester" in its third season, as the community-vote contestant, but was eliminated in the third episode after being accused of using the show to promote himself. When asked about his Tester experience and whether or not he would do it again, he replied negatively.
Arin has also done narration work for several episodes of Did You Know Gaming?, a series dedicated to video game trivia that has also had Jon do narration for its episodes (the series has also been mention on Game Grumps). Arin narrated the videos on the Star Fox, Grand Theft Auto, Mario, Mega Man, Pokémon (Part 3 only) and Kirby series.
He has also voiced Jason Morris, Mittens, Chief of Cats and Dicky O'Prick (Mittens's Co-worker) in the We Are Native American Cats animation by Max "HotDiggedyDemon" Gilardi. He also did voicework for another creation of Gilardi's, acting as Rarity in the PONY.MOV series. In the first installment of the series, APPLE.MOV, he also voiced Pinkie Pie, although later installments do not feature him doing her voice. In addition, he has worked with many other various animators, like EsquireBob (known for his 3D Game Grumps Animations) and Explosm (known for the popular webcomic "Cyanide & Happines"). He has also been in an episode of ASDF movies, created by TomSka. He only had one line in Episode 4, and he said "No, you're getting mugged!"
Arin was born January 6, 1987. His father, Lloyd "Paparaptor" Hanson, is a musician. He runs the website Old Farts With Guitars, where he talks about his story with music and occasionally about other members of the Hanson family; Arin made 2 Flash Films (Happy Birthday Dad! and It's Dad's Birthday Again!) as birthday gifts for him. Arin's mother's name is Maurette Hanson.
Arin has one brother, Nate, who is an aviator. He is almost exactly three years older than Arin (his birthday is a day before Arin's). He is also said to own a guitar signed by the rock band Hoobastank. He also voiced himself in the Happy Birthday Dad! film.
Arin has been engaged to Suzy Berhow since March 25, 2008, and they were married on October 25, 2013. Arin named the "Berhow Box" from Metal Gear Awesome after her and made a flash animation where he talks about why he loves her.
- Arin's favorite game is Mega Man X and his favorite movie is Speed Racer.
- After Jon's departure, Arin changed his 'Hey I'm Grump' face to have a light highlight in his hair, due to both him and Suzy coloring their hairs to have matching blonde streaks
- Arin has a bidet in his bathroom.