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Arin Hanson
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Hanson on season 3 of Dance Showdown in 2014
Arin Joseph Hanson

(1987-01-06) January 6, 1987 (age 37)
Other names Egoraptor
Suzanne Berhow
(m. 2013)
  • Lloyd Hanson (father)
  • Maurette Hanson (mother)
YouTube information
Years active 2004–present
  • Animation
  • comedy
  • music
  • gaming
Subscribers 2.87 million
Total views 575 million
Associated acts
  • Game Grumps
  • Starbomb
  • Ninja ... Party
  • Dan Avidan
  • Ross O'Donovan
  • Matt Watson
  • Ryan Magee
  • JonTron
  • Jacksepticeye
  • Markiplier
Subscriber and view counts updated as of October 28, 2023.

Arin Joseph Hanson (born January 6, 1987), also known by the pseudonym Egoraptor, is an American YouTuber, actor, rapper, and former animator. He is well-known for his Flash cartoons, as well as being the co-founder and co-star of the popular YouTube Let's Play series Game Grumps.

Hanson has created numerous shorts and web series on Newgrounds and YouTube, including The Awesome Series, which parodies video game franchises like Pokémon and Metal Gear, and Sequelitis, a series of animated video essays in which he humorously compares a video game and one of its sequels. He has also voice-acted for television and video games. He regularly collaborates with Ninja ... Party, a musical comedy duo consisting of Game Grumps co-host Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht, with whom he formed the video game-based parody musical trio Starbomb.

Early life

Arin Hanson was born to Lloyd and Maurette Hanson on January 6, 1987 in Margate, Florida. For a few years, his family lived in New Hampshire, however Hanson largely grew up in Florida. From an early age, he had an interest in art and experimented with stop motion animation. Hanson's mother pulled him out of high school following the first day of his junior year after he had moved; he instead pursued and received a GED.



Arin Hanson at Anime Expo 2011 (cropped)
Hanson at Anime Expo in 2011

Hanson joined Newgrounds under the name "Egoraptor" on September 16, 2001. He released his first animation on DeviantArt, titled "Final Fantasy 7 Flash Spoof", on September 18, 2004. He submitted his first Awesome animation, "Metal Gear Awesome," to Newgrounds on February 23, 2006. Hanson went on to upload other comedic video game-related animations, as well as four separate animated webseries (which he then uploaded to YouTube later on); Awesome, short animated videos that parody video games, Lemon 'n Bill, a comedic series in which an anthropomorphic bullet and lemon get trapped within video game worlds, Girlchan in Paradise, a parody of shōnen anime. After producers at MTV saw "Metal Gear Awesome", Hanson was then approached by the channel to produce animated shorts for MTV's online gaming show, The G-Hole.

Hanson continued animating through the early 2010s with Sequelitis, a series in which Hanson compares a video game and its sequel along with animations throughout the video. A fourth and final episode of the series was released in 2014. According to fellow animator and Game Grumps alumnus Ross O'Donovan, changes to YouTube made it increasingly difficult to support animation channels from the mid-2010s. Even though, Hanson has expressed that he misses animating. In 2015, Hanson expressed his condolences to RWBY creator Monty Oum after his death, considering him an influence on his animation.

Voice acting

In 2006, Hanson starred as the sole voice actor in the animated short J.I.M. on Newgrounds, created by Lee McGuire.

In 2006, Hanson got his very first role in voice acting as the voice of Bruce Banner in the video game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. However, after doing his voice work, Hanson's voice went ultimately unused, and the character was played by Robin Atkin Downes instead for unknown reasons, although his voice was used in the Wii port. Hanson's voice would later go on to be used in the 2016 re-release of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, in place of Robin Atkin Downes.

In 2009, Hanson provided the voice for the character John Gore in the video game Minigore, and later reprised the role in the 2011 remake of Death Rally.

In 2012, Hanson provided his voice for the game Detective Grimoire, a Kickstarter project which was successfully funded on August 3, 2012. Hanson has also voiced various characters for Hex Heroes, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Target Acquired, Red vs. Blue, Cyanide & Happiness, and Rick and Morty.

Since 2016, Hanson has been a regular on Cartoon Network's Mighty Magiswords providing the voice of Gateaux, the monosyllabic partner of sorceress Moribidia, played by Mary Faber. He also plays other recurring characters such as Fibby Croax, Delivery Man Steve, Zonq, as well as many other various additional characters. According to series creator, Kyle Carrozza, Hanson was originally approached for character design on the show, but he declined. Although aware of his voice work, Carrozza was not aware of Hanson's SAG-AFTRA membership until he informed him, which led to him being cast on the show.

In 2016, Hanson was added as an Announcer in Move or Die.

Game Grumps

Game Grumps
Hanson (left) with Avidan (right), pictured in 2015, are both hosts of Game Grumps

In July 2012, Hanson and his colleague Jon Jafari (known for his comedy webseries JonTron) created a joint YouTube channel, called Game Grumps. In late June 2013, Dan Avidan, of the band Ninja ... Party, replaced Jafari when he retired from Game Grumps to focus on his personal channel. On Game Grumps, Hanson and Avidan play video games and talk, to an often comedic effect. Hanson has also appeared on the channel's spin-off shows Steam Train and GrumpCade, along with other Game Grumps members in a similar format to the parent show; he and Avidan also front the 10 Minute Power Hour, in which they engage in various activities.

The popularity of Game Grumps led to live performances at the Hollywood Improv in late March 2016. Completely sold out, the event led to future performances in New York and other locations on the East Coast, which itself led to further shows across the United States and internationally through their own touring company.


Game Grumps members
Hanson (bottom center) with other members of Game Grumps in 2015

In 2008, Hanson worked together with Ross O'Donovan on the animated webseries Gamer Tonight where he provided the voice of the host, which was broadcast on the Australian television show Good Game. He also voiced a character in asdfmovie4 in 2011, a series by TomSka.

In February 2012, Hanson appeared as a contestant on the Sony game show, The Tester, during its third season, as a community-voted contestant, but was falsely accused of using the show to promote himself. He later admitted that he applied in order to spite a former bully, while on the show itself he behaved in a way he described as actively trolling it, until he was reprimanded on camera. When asked about his experience, and whether or not he would do it again, he replied negatively. Hanson won the third season of the dance competition web series Dance Showdown, alongside professional dancer, Maxine Hupy. Hanson has also done narration work for several episodes of Did You Know Gaming? Besides providing additional work for online series on YouTube and Newgrounds, Hanson has been featured in several videos for the website ScrewAttack, including a collaboration with James Rolfe and Keith Apicary.

In May 2022, Hanson fought against Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Time in a boxing match which was part of the charity event Creator Clash, hosted by fellow content creator iDubbbz.


In 2013, Hanson performed the introduction to a version of "Knight in Shining Armour" by Dougal and Gammer released as part of the compilation Clubland X-Treme Hardcore 9.

In 2013, Hanson, along with Game Grumps co-host and Ninja ... Party singer-songwriter Dan Avidan and instrumentalist Brian Wecht, formed the band Starbomb. They released their first album, named Starbomb in December 2013, which went on to become No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. Starbomb went on to release their second album one year later December 2014, titled Player Select. In early 2016, Hanson performed with Starbomb at their first live event at SXSW.

On April 15, 2014, Fat Refund, a rap song, was released on the channel StamperTV, a collaboration between several animators and voice actors including Rice Pirate, Marc M., Stamper, and Hanson himself.

Hanson has also provided some spoken vocals for several songs by the band Tupper Ware Remix Party.

Starbomb released their third studio album, The TryForce, on April 19, 2019.

Other work

In 2013, Hanson made an appearance on the webseries Hot Pepper Gaming. He reviewed Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate after eating a habanero pepper. In 2014, he returned to the show, reviewing the game Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes whilst eating a Bhut jolokia. In 2015, Hanson again appeared on the show, reviewing the game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain whilst consuming Sichuan peppers.

Hanson also starred alongside Avidan in Good Game, a YouTube Original Series. In addition to acting in the series, Hanson also served as an executive producer.

In January 2018, Hanson and Game Grumps manager Brent Lilley co-founded tour management company Real Good Touring, which organizes tours for internet personalities and independent performers.

Hanson's channel name "Egoraptor" has been featured as a cheat code in the 2019 Metroidvania game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, along with several other prominent YouTube personalities.

In March 2020, Hanson released his first novel Ghost Hunters Adventure Club and the Secret of the Grande Chateau, under the pen-name "Dr. Cecil H. H. Mills" (proclaimed by Hanson to be his uncle, and a controversial literary figure, but obviously portrayed by Hanson himself in interviews and advertisements).

Personal life

Hanson met his wife, Suzanne "Suzy" Berhow (b. July 3, 1989), at a convention in 2002 and the two started dating some years later. Hanson proposed to her in 2011, and they married on October 25, 2013, at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Berhow uses the pseudonym Mortem3r online and has her own gaming channel titled KittyKatGaming, in which Hanson is often featured.

In July 2009, Hanson moved from his parents' house in West Palm Beach, Florida, to California. He currently lives with Berhow in Glendale, California.

Hanson's mother is a licensed equine therapist and is the Executive Director of Healing Horse Therapy Center. He has an older brother, Nate Hanson, who is a veteran of the US Air Force.

Boxing record

Professional record summary
2 fights 1 win 1 loss
By decision 1 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
2 Win 1–1 Jarvis Johnson TKO 2/5 April 15, 2023 Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
1 Loss 0–1 Harley Morenstein TKO 2/5 May 14, 2022 Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida, U.S.



Year Title Role
2019 A Heist with Markiplier Alien 1
2022 In Space with Markiplier Narrator
2022 Anomaly Found – Chase Brody Assessor


Year Title Role Notes Source
2008 Gamer Tonight Talk Show Host Voice
2015 Rick and Morty Cyborg Photographer Voice, episode: "The Wedding Squanchers"
2016–18 Mighty Magiswords Gateaux Voice
2020–2023 The Owl House Snaggleback, Papa Titan, various others Voice, recurring role
2022–present Bee and Puppycat Wesley Wizard Voice, recurring role
2023 Smiling Friends Girlz Rock / Sammy / Dylan Voice

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Metal Gear Crisis Solid Snake Voice, 2 episodes
2009 Life in the Portal Egoraptor Episode: "Madness"
2010–2021 Eddsworld Super Guy Various episodes
2011 asdfmovie Mugger, Kid Getting Mugged Voice, episode: "asdfmovie4"
2011, 2015 JonTron Vitalia, Darth Vader, Himself 2 episodes
2011, 2013 PONY.MOV Pinkie Pie, Rarity Voice, 3 episodes
2012 The Tester Himself Contestant; 3 episodes
2012–present Game Grumps Himself Co-host; also creator and theme music composer
2012–16 Did You Know Gaming? Himself Voice, 11 episodes
2013–15, 2021 Cyanide & Happiness Shorts Ted Bear, Cliff Miller Voice, 5 episodes
2013–14 Dance Showdown Himself Contestant and eventual winner
2015–present KittyKatGaming Himself Occasional guest
Also performs the show's opening sequence
2015 Red vs. Blue Crash Site Fed, Cobb Voice, 3 episodes
2015 A Brief History Himself Episode: "The History of Castlevania"
2016 Bee and PuppyCat Omelette, Elder Squat Bird Voice, 4 episodes
2017 Good Game Ryland Smith Main role; 6 episodes
Also executive producer
2017 The Official Podcast Himself Episode 58
2017–18 SuperMegaCast Himself 3 episodes
2018 YouTubers React Himself 3 episodes
2019–present Un-Unexplained Super Computer 9 episodes
2019 I Think I've Got This With Chip Chapley Ted Bear Episode "Are We Real?"
Audio re-used from Cyanide & Happiness Shorts
2020 Onyx Equinox Tezcatlipoca Voice
2021 Scott the Woz Himself Episode: "Borderline Forever"
2022 Ground Keith and Miss Citrus Ground Keith Main role
2022 Happyland Incorporated Various All male voices

Video games

Year Title Role Notes Source
2009 Minigore John Gore
2011 Death Rally John Gore
2014 Detective Grimoire Agent Folder, Mr. Harper
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Additional voices
2016 Target Acquired Spike Tommery
2016 Move or Die Announcer
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance1 Bruce Banner 2016 re-release
2016 Accounting The Bomb
2017 Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator Joseph Also executive producer
2018 Monster Prom Scott Howl
2019 River City Girls Jimmy Lee
2019 Never Give Up All voices
2020 House Party Himself
2020 Borderlands 3 Mancubus Bloodtooth
2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake Additional voices English dub
2022 Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 Ace English dub
2023 Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Max
TBA The Cyanide & Happiness Adventure Game Ted Bear In development
Unreleased Hex Heroes Himself Cancelled

1Hanson's dialogue was recorded for the original 2006 release. Although he was replaced by Robin Atkin Downes in the final game, his dialogue was used for the 2016 re-release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.



  • Starbomb (2013)
  • Player Select (2014)
  • The TryForce (2019)

Guest appearances

  • Ninja ... Party – "Dinosaur Laser Fight" (2011)
  • Dougal and Gammer – "Knight in Shining Armour" (2013)
  • Geezy – "Hashtag" (2013)
  • StamperTV – "FAT REFUND" (2014)
  • Ninja ... Party – "Party of Three" (2015)
  • Ninja ... Party – "Buttsex Goldilocks" (2015)
  • Ninja ... Party – "6969" (2015)
  • Big Bad Bosses – "Intro" (2015)
  • Tupper Ware Remix Party – "Groove Crusaders" (2016)
  • Tupper Ware Remix Party – "Atomic Karate" (2017)
  • Ninja ... Party – "Eating Food in the Shower" (2017)
  • Tupper Ware Remix Party – "Phantom Racer" (2018)
  • Ninja ... Party – "Release the Kraken" (2018)
  • Ninja ... Party – "Ninja Brian Goes to Soccer Practice" (2018)
  • Ninja ... Party – "Danny Don't You Know" (2018)
  • NateWantsToBattle – "Sonic Forces - Infinite Theme (ft. Arin Hanson)" (2018)
  • Tupper Ware Remix Party – "Hidden Potential" (2019)
  • NateWantsToBattle – "In the End (Linkin Park cover ft. Arin Hanson)" (2020)

See also

  • List of YouTubers
  • Adobe Flash
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