Biography: Hank Green

September 9, 2018
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Real Name: William Henry Green II.

Occupation: YouTube vlogger, Musician, Producer, Author.

Date of Birth: May 5, 1980.

How Old is Hank Green: 37 years

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama.

How Tall is Hank Green: 6 feet 1 inch

Nationality: American.

Family: Mike Green (father); Sydney Green (mother); John Green (brother).

Wife: Katherine Green (2006 – present).

Children: Orin Green (son).


Hank Green Facts:

Hank describes himself as an atheist.

He graduated with a BS in biochemistry and a master’s in environmental studies. While in Montana he concentrated more on creating sites for environmental non-profit organizations and for educational institutes that included his university. During this time he created his environmental technology blog ‘EcoGeek’ that with time emerged as a major publication.

His writings also found a place in several environmental blogs like ‘Planet Green’, ‘The Weather Channel’, ‘The National Geographic Green Guide’, ‘Yahoo! Green’ and ‘Scientific American’.

The Green brothers launched their education-based YouTube channel ‘Crash Course’ in January 2012, where initially Hank and John focussed on science and humanities courses respectively. With time, new hosts like Emily Graslie, Phil Plait, and Craig Benzine joined it with the introduction of new courses like Philosophy, Physics, and Astronomy.

‘Crash Course’ was successful in receiving acclaim from both teachers and students and received grants from Bill Gates’ bgC3. It went into partnership with ‘PBS Digital Studios’ in pursuit of producing more courses from January 2015. It’s funding however chiefly comes from viewer backing through ‘Patreon’.


Hank Green Quotes:

Humanity is good. Some people are terrible and broken, but humanity is good. I believe that.

Being silly is still allowed, not excluded by adulthood. What’s excluded by adulthood is thoughtlessness, so be thoughtful and silly

You are always a little bit wrong

We are all differently broken, semi-functional, rusted out love machines

Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on yourself. Enjoy the ever present game of knowing.

It turns out, somehow, there are a tremendous number of things to be optimistic about.

Think of people as people, not problems that need to be solved.

Bravery is not strength in the face of a far lesser foe. Bravery is the exact opposite of that.


Hank Green Television:

Vlogbrothers (2007-2017)

Crash Course: Computer Science (2017)

Crash Course: Mythology (2017)

Crash Course: Economics (2015-2016)

Crash Course: Games (2016)

The Financial Diet (2015)

mental_floss: The List Show (2013-2015)

mental_floss: The Big Question (2014-2015)

mental_floss: Misconceptions (2014-2015)

SciShow (2015)

Crash Course: Astronomy (2015)

Crash Course: Big History (2014-2015)

SciShow Space (2014)

Frankenstein, MD (2014)

Emma Approved (2013-2014)

Frank and Jane (2014)

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (2012-2014)

Animal Wonders Montana (2014)

The Brain Scoop (2013)

Welcome to Sanditon (2013)

Sexplanations (2013)

Domino: Gigi Darcy (2013)

The Lydia Bennet!! (2012-2013)

Better Living with Collins and Collins (2012)

Maria of the Lu (2012)

Hank Green Discography:

“Incongruent” (2014)

“Thinking About Christmas Songs” (2013)

“Tour de Nerdfighting” (2012)

“DFTBA Records, Volume Three” (2012)

“Ellen Hardcastle” (2011)

“C4N’7 R3M1X35” (2010)

“DFTBA Records, Volume Two” (2010)

“DFTBA Records, Volume One” (2009)

“This Machine Pwns n00bs” (2009)

“I’m So Bad at This: Live!” (2009)

“So Jokes” (2008)

“Wrock for Darfur” (2008)


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