Bill & Tyne

Bill Nye
& Tyne Stecklein

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Bill & Tyne Highlights

Meet the Star: Bill Nye

Bill Nye is a mechanical engineer who wants the world to know and appreciate the passion, beauty, and joy (the P, B, & J) of science. While working on 747’s at Boeing, he entered and won a Steve Martin Look-Alike Contest in Seattle, which led to his performing as a standup comic. He met a few other comedians and started submitting jokes to Almost Live, Seattle’s own comedy show. There, Nye came up with the Science Guy® character and quickly realized that he wanted to create a kids’ show about science. Eleven years later, Bill Nye the Science Guy had won 18 Emmys. Nye won seven of them as host and head writer. These days, Nye travels around the globe exhorting his audiences to change the world. He also has a day job as the CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s largest non-governmental space interest organization. The Society was started by Nye’s astronomy professor at Cornell, Carl Sagan, a man who had a tremendous influence on him, deepening his respect for science and what he likes to call “our place in space.” Nye has written six children’s books and is working on a seventh about space exploration. He’s also writing a general interest book about energy. Understand energy, Nye says, and you can change the world. He was awarded the Ralph Coats Roe Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and holds honorary doctorates from Johns Hopkins, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Goucher, Quinnipiac, Willamette, and Lehigh Universities.

Meet the Pro: Tyne Stecklein

Tyne Stecklein is a multi-talented actress and dancer - from having played "Velma" in West Side Story to being a lead dancer for Michael Jackson as well as the High School Musical Concert Tour.

As an actress, her TV credits include Body of Proof, True Blood, CSI, Dumb Girls and Glee. She has worked with film directors such as Ivan Reitman, Adam Shankman and Roman Coppola - her big screen credits include Behind the Candelabra, No Strings Attached, Rock of Ages, A Glimpse inside the Mind of Charlie Swan, Burlesque and 17 Again. Commercial credits include Adidas, Old Navy, Dasani & Microsoft.

She can be seen this Fall on Dancing with the Stars for ABC partnered with Bill Nye - and also starring in the upcoming independent feature Platinum, directed by Alex Di Marco.

Tyne grew up acting and dancing in Aurora, Colorado and currently resides with her husband in LA.


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