William Henry "Hank" Green II was born on May 5th, 1980 to Mike and Sydney Green. He married Katherine Green in 2006. Hank and Katherine live in Missoula, Montana with their cat, Cameo. Hank and Katherine had their first child, Orin, in October 2016.

Hank uploaded the first video to the vlogbrothers channel on New Year's Day 2007, and has also helped start ScishowCrash Course (where he teaches science topics), the now-defunct Truth or Fail, hankschannel, and hankgames. Hank was also responsible for starting up Vidcon, Subbable, DFTBA Records, and the Project For Awesome. He is the executive director for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and other Pemberley Digital projects, and has also helped start up YouTube programs The Brain Scoop and Sexplanations, featuring knowledgeable Missoula residents.

Hank has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Eckerd College and a master's degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana. Before making videos for a living, he wrote in many publications, including mental_floss and his own technology blog, ecogeek.

Hank is also known for his songs that he writes with his guitar (called "This machine pwns N00bs" in an homage to Woody Guthrie), concerning science and other "nerdy" things. His albums include So Jokes, I’m So Bad at This (live), This Machine PWNS N00bs, and Ellen Hardcastle.

Significant Quotations:

  • "We aren't born with a self, we create ourselves."
  • "The most natural thing in the world is complexity."
  • "Dude - no edge." (regarding the infinite universe)
  • "Good morning John it's ______"
  • "Fart fart fart."


External Links:
Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Reddit | Facebook | DFTBA Records | Wikipedia  

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2017-04-10 088 - Hank's Profound Graduation Speech 48:32 86,113
2017-04-08 Why Does Skipping Coffee Give Me Headaches? 02:51 209,771
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2017-04-07 Squeezing Strangers' Bikes in Amsterdam! 04:01 160,322
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2017-03-14 Green Brothers Reunited! 04:01 301,118
2017-03-14 HFS # 7 - (The Gist) Nibble Fingers 06:31 2,071
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2017-03-13 A Look at the Vlogbrothers Analytics 52:02 36,521
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2017-03-13 084 - Live from NerdCon: Nerdfighteria! 1:00:18 97,175
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2017-03-06 083 - There's No Rock and Roll on Mars 50:29 106,544
2017-03-05 Can You Make an Accurate Map? 04:34 276,774
2017-03-03 PUNISHED: Blenderized Audience Choice: LIVE! 03:58 106,757
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2017-03-02 How the VidCon Meet & Greet Lottery Works 02:56 5,966
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2017-03-01 HFS Podcast # 5 - Radiation Flinging 50:51 7,112
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2017-02-10 Valentines Candy Taste Test with Hank and Katherine 03:57 204,636
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2017-02-08 Common Misconceptions About Evolution 09:33 477,875
2017-02-07 HFS Podcast #2 - Space Goats: Coast to Coast 1:09:51 14,662
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2017-02-06 080 - Life Is Hard and Also Has Good Things 50:06 118,610
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2017-02-03 Boeing's Sweet New Spacesuits 05:15 283,275
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2017-01-30 079 - Tiny Useless Pelvises (That Are Still There) 41:29 116,965
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2017-01-27 Extended Version of Craig Fun 06:45 40,955
2017-01-27 Screaming for Four Minutes Straight (with WheezyWaiter) 03:43 192,946
2017-01-27 Cute Dog Something Something Clickbait OMG (ft. Hank Green) 05:37 34,004
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2017-01-23 078 - Being Sure 55:25 122,396
2017-01-23 Family Obligations: Crash Course Philosophy #43 09:23 285,090
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2017-01-20 Full Office Tour 11:54 28,524
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2017-01-05 Holy Fucking Science! 01:24 16,657
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