Hank Green

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Hank Green
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Hank Green at VidCon 2014
William Henry Hank II

(1980-05-05) May 5, 1980 (age 40)
OccupationYouTube vlogger, musician, entrepreneur
Katherine Green (m. 2006)
RelativesJohn Green (brother)

William Henry "Hank" Green ll (born May 5, 1980) is an American YouTube celebrity and musician. He is the younger brother of John Green.

Personal life[change | change source]

He lives with his wife Katherine Green, in Missoula, Montana. He was born in Alabama.

Web projects[change | change source]

Hank and John have a YouTube channel called VlogBrothers. The brothers began the channel on January 1, 2007, when Hank made the channel's first video blog. Since then, Hank and John have been active on the channel, making videos back and forth. In the beginning of their channel's history, the videos were being made as a way to talk to each other without having to text. The two brothers made their goal to do this for a year, as a way to grow close to each other again, and called the project "Brotherhood 2.0."[1]

Once 2007 ended, the brother said that the Brotherhood 2.0 project would end, but that they would continue making video blogs on the channel.[2] Since then, the amount of fans of the channel, or as Hank and John call them, "Nerdfighters," have grown.[3]

In 2007, Hank and John started "Project 4 Awesome," a charity fundraiser that takes place every year through the internet.[4] Hank and John also started VidCon, a conference and convention held every year, beginning 2010.[5]

In 2011, YouTube gave the Greens funds to start two educational channels, Crash Course, and SciShow.[6] Hank hosts SciShow, which has videos on different science topics.[7] On Crash Course, Hank teaches viewers science subjects, and started with biology.[8]

In 2012, Hank made The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a present-day adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, with producer Bernie Su.[9] The show put up its episodes on YouTube, in a vlog diary style. Hank was an executive producer and a writer on the show.[10] In 2013, the show won a Creative Arts Emmy Award in the "Interactive Media" category.[11]

Music career[change | change source]

Hank started a record label called DFTBA Records with Alan Lastufka in 2008.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Brothers Reconnect Using Video Blogging". NPR. January 20, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  2. Romano, Aja (June 26, 2014). "The definitive guide to the Vlogbrothers family tree". The Daily Dot. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  3. Alter, Alexandra (May 14, 2014). "John Green and His Nerdfighters Are Upending the Summer Blockbuster Model". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  4. Morrison, Kimberlee (December 16, 2013). "Vlogbrothers Host Seventh Annual Project for Awesome". Social Times. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  5. Hamedy, Saba (June 26, 2014). "Thousands expected at annual VidCon in Anaheim". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  6. Hustvedt, Marc (October 28, 2011). "YouTube Reveals Original Channels". Tubefilter. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  7. Leib, Bart (March 23, 2012). "Scishow & Crash Course: Why Isn't School This Cool?". Wired. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  8. Roettgers, Janko (February 1, 2012). "Cool for school: Education is a big hit on YouTube". GigaOM. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  9. Hasan, Heba (April 24, 2012). "Pride and Prejudice, the Web Diary Edition". Time. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  10. Colozza, Jenna (May 7, 2013). "A modern spin on an old classic". Times Union. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  11. Browning, Skylar (August 26, 2013). "Missoula's Hank Green wins an Emmy". Missoula News. Big Sky Press. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  12. Crum, Chris (September 29, 2009). "Record Label Launched for YouTube Stars". Web Pro News. Retrieved October 5, 2014.

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