Arin Joseph Hanson (born January 6, 1987) more famously known as Egoraptor is an Internet animator, voice actor and comedian, who primarily uploads original animations of his creation. He has over 2 million subscribers.
Arin Hanson first became famous on the flash animation site Newgrounds, where he is the most subscribed-to user. Before becoming popular on YouTube he stated he would never upload his animations on YouTube and always keep them on Newgrounds, but he retracted the statement and has uploaded his animations since. He's also known to voice many of the animations he creates and in other animations, having a very talented voice. He has a number of popular series he creates.
A series of short animations which parody popular video games. It's currently his most popular series, getting him the most views. Popular entries include PokeAwesome, Metal Gear Awesome, Awesome Reach and Awesome Gaiden.
Lemon 'n Bill
An animation series of an anthropomorphic lemon and bullet that travel through various video game worlds.
Girlchan in Paradise!!
A collaborative effort with Joshua "TomaMoto" Tomar to make a parody of shonen anime.
A commentary series in which Arin compares a video game and it's sequel with each other.
In Late 2011 Arin was chosen through votes to be a contestent on Sony Computer Enterntainment's The Tester, a reality show contest where the winner would be rewarded with $5,000, a PS3 and and offer as a game tester for Sony. He was fired only after the third episode, being accused of using the show only to promote his channel, which caused many viewers to drop the show. Arin stated that his experience on the show was very negative and that they edited footage to skew what the producers wanted.
In July 2012 Arin started a gaming channel with Jon 'JonTron' Jafari called Game Grumps, where they would both modern and classic games together, posting two videos everyday. Both Arin and Jon gained a large following from this channel as well. In June 2013 Jon left Game Grumps and Danny 'Sexbang' Avidan replaced him.
In April 2013, Arin began working on an album for his new band Starbomb, which he worked on with NinjaSexParty duo Leigh Daniel "Danny" Avidan (Stage name Danny Sexbang) and Brian Wecht (Stage name Ninja Brian). The band is a combination of NinjaSexParty's sexual themes and Egorapror and Danny's love for video games. Their first album simply named "Starbomb" and was released on December 17, 2013. A second album was made December 16, 2014 named Player Select.
Starbomb Track Listing:
|2.||"I Choose You to Die"||1:59|
|4.||"It's Dangerous to Go Alone"||2:41|
|5.||"Mega Marital Problems"||2:31|
|6.||"Rap Battle: Ryu vs. Ken"||1:58|
|8.||"The Book of Nook"||1:59|
|9.||"Sonic's Best Pal"||2:08|
|11.||"Kirby's Adventures in Reamland"||2:01|
|12.||"The Simple Plot of Final Fantasy 7"||2:50|
Player Select Track Listing:
|2.||"Smash!" (featuring Markiplier & Emily Hughes)||2:37|
|3.||"Robots in Need of Disguise"||2:32|
|4.||"The Hero of Rhyme"||1:57|
|5.||"Toad Joins the Band"||0:54|
|6.||"The New Pokérap"||1:51|
|7.||"Glass Joe's Title Fight"||2:18|
|8.||"Mortal Kombat High"||2:18|
|10.||"God of No More"||2:16|
|11.||"Atari Mystery Hour"||0:41|
|12.||"Minecraft is for Everyone" (featuring Markus Persson)||2:04|
|13.||"The Simple Plot of Metal Gear Solid"||2:46|
In the Media
In 2015, Hanson guest starred in an episode of the American animated series Rick and Morty.