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"It's not cheating if you can do it."
— Arin Hanson[citation needed]

Arin Joseph Hanson
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Arin Joseph Hanson (born January 6 1987), also known as Egoraptor, is a cartoonist, comedian and the leader and co-founder of Game Grumps. He is also a co-host on Steam Train. He is married to Suzy Berhow, the co-host of Table Flip and occasional co-host on Steam Train. They got married in October 2013, and were engaged since December 2011.

Career

Napster, Newgrounds and YouTube

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.

Mga snake

Snake from Metal Gear Awesome.

Other

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 disgustedly.[1]

Arin has also done narration work for several game trivia episodes of Did You Know Gaming?, a series dedicated to obscure facts in video games (the series has also been mentioned on Game Grumps). Arin narrated the videos on the Star Fox, Grand Theft Auto, Mario, Mega Man, Pokémon and Kirby series.

He has also voiced Jason Morris, Mittens, (P Cat Max "HotDigges and Dicky O'Prick (Mittens's Co-worker) in the We Are Native American Cats animation by. 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, although later installhim doing her voice.  In addition, he has worked with many other various animators, like EsquireBob (known for his 3D Game Grumps Animations), Explosm (known for the popular webcomic "Cyanide & Happines"), and the late Edd Gould (known for his series Eddsworld). He has also been in an episode of ASDF movies, created by TomSka. He voiced two characters in a skit, a mugger and a victim.

Personal life

Arin was born January 6, 1987 in Florida. 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 Butts 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 band Neutral Milk Hotel. He also voiced himself in the Happy Birthday Dad! film.

Arin was engaged to Suzy Berhow since Dec. 25th, 2011 and married her on October 25, 2013. Arin named the "Berhow Box" from Metal Gear Awesome after her and made a flash animation where he talks about his love for her.


Trivia

  • One of the main attractions in Arin and Suzy's home is the amazingly frightening amount of mirrors along the walls.
  • Arin's signature is Snake from Metal Gear Awesome.
  • Arin's favorite game is Mega Man X and his favorite movie is Speed Racer (but it was originally The Breakfast Club).
  • Arin uses Pikachu (wearing goggles) as his main character competitively in Super Smash Bros Brawl.
  • 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 hair to have matching blonde streaks.[3]
  • Arin has a bidet in his bathroom.[4]
  • Arin often refers to Game Grumps as 'My Show'. This is probably due to Arin and Jon being the Co-Founders, with Jon no longer present, leaving Arin as the core Founder.
  • Arin's height is 6'2" feet as stated by himself in the Game Grumps videos 'Donkey Kong Country: Finale' published on November 28th 2012, 'Totally Rad' published on July 26th 2013 and 'Punch-Out!!: Mac's Back' published on February 12th 2014.
  • Arin is slightly allergic to chlorine, as stated in 'Shadow of the Colossus: Wandering Man' March 5th 2014
  • In terms of the Legend of Zelda franchise, Arin loves A Link to the Past, is indifferent to Ocarina of Time, and absolutely despises Skyward Sword.
  • He once thought he was lactose intolerant. Turns out he wasn't.
  • Arin, much like Ross, enjoys collecting toys and figurines, particularly Transformers.
  • According to Psycho Mantis, Arin likes to play Castlevania.
  • When Arin was nineteen he and some friends made a club called the D-Club to prove to homophobic bullies that they possessed masculinity. The main focus point of the club concerned showing each other their dicks. A notable D-Club incident was the one time Arin swordfought with another man. Arin told this story to Danny in 'Ninjabread Man', published December 21, 2013. Danny replied by laughing uncontrollably and calling it gay. The D-Club was apparently confirmed by Suzy later on in the episode.
  • Arin is 27 years old, as stated in Part 9 of Punch Out!!
  • Arin hates beans which makes him fart too much, as stated on Sheep (Game Grumps VS). Danny says that it's "amazing, considering how much you love to fart" Arin replies, saying that there's other ways to fart, "dude."
  • Arin has a deep understanding of moe anime, as is made evident in the Go! Go! Nippon! series.
  • Arin sometimes assumes an alter-ego known as "Raphael the Ice Cream Vendor"
  • His father's name is Lloyd and his mother's name is Maurette, as said in Part 54 of Pokemon FireRed.
  • Arin was once an announcer at dog track, as stated in part 105 of Sonic '06
  • Arin shows a Godlike Beat-Boxing ability, shown on almost every Game Grumps Episode.
  • In the Date Grumps Puzzle Fighter II episode, Arin states he would rock morrigan's body, and wouldn't mind if Suzy cosplayed as her.
  • In Episode 6 of Parodius, Arin sharted himself. This is due in part to his self proclaimed "shotgun poops" and a moment of rage from dying via jellyfish. It was confirmed by Danny a couple minutes later.
  • During the Dark Souls 2 playthrough on Steam Train, Arin had gotten a rather large backlash from some Lovelies for his hate for Dark Souls. He has stated that it is too hard and the story is boring, thus why he never played the first game. This comment enraged some fans.
  • Arin's favorite band is Jamiroquai,[5] But has stated on numerous occasions that he is a fan of Tool and Pearl Jam.
  • In Episode 1 of the Pac Man Game Grumps VS, Arin says he owns a Ms. Pac Man Arcade Cabinet
  • Arin is an occasional director and/or extra for Ninja Sex Party music videos.

References

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