List of YouTube personalities with with a bright future in the entertainment industry

by TheDutchViewer | created - 04 Jan 2011 | updated - 13 Feb 2013 | Public

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1. Jenna Marbles

Actress | Road Hard

Jenna Mourey, more commonly known as Jenna Marbles, is an American YouTube personality. Jenna attended Brighton High School in Rochester, New York. Later on, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend college at Suffolk University, obtaining a B.S. in Psychology. She then attended Boston ...

"Jenna Marbles"

2. Lisa Donovan

Actress | The Wedding Ringer

Lisa is one of the co-founders of Maker Studios where she plays an integral part in expanding the business and mentoring up-and-coming YouTube personalities who are part of the Maker Studios family. Lisa, known as LisaNova on YouTube, has one of the most successful YouTube channels of all time (210...

"Lisa Nova"

3. Justine Ezarik

Actress | Escape the Night

With nearly 3 million subscribers and more than 430 million video views across her five YouTube channels, Justine is one of top female personalities on YouTube. Justine, who has more than 1.5 million Twitter followers, has been named "the most influential person online" by Fast Company and in 2012 ...


4. Amber Lee Ettinger

Self | Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08

Amber Lee Ettinger is an American actress and model best known as Obama Girl in her on-line video "I Got a Crush... on Obama" -- referring to 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama -- which has earned her scores of media appearances, from a part in a Saturday Night Live (1975) sketch with Fred ...

"Obama Girl"

5. Alexis Jordan

Soundtrack | Abduction

Alexis Jordan was born in Columbia, South Carolina on April 7, 1992 to an African American mother, Native American and European descent and a Puerto Rican father. She rose to fame as a contestant on the first season of America's Got Talent in 2006. After being eliminated from the show, she began to...

6. Lia Marie Johnson

Actress | American Wrestler: The Wizard

Lia was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She is part of a military family and has lived all over the United States including Florida and California. She has four younger sisters and a younger brother. Now that she is permanently located in Southern California she is excited to continue pursuing her acting ...

7. Todd Womack

Writer | Barely Political

Todd Womack is an actor and writer, known for Barely Political (2007), The Key of Awesome (2009) and Space Girl (2012).

"Barely Political"

8. Lisa Schwartz

Actress | Not Cool

Lisa Schwartz is an actress and writer, known for Not Cool (2014), Party Girl (2016) and Talking Tom and Friends (2014).

9. Benny Fine

Producer | F*&% the Prom

Benny Fine is a producer and writer, known for F*&% the Prom (2017), Kids React (2010) and Sing It! (2016).

"Fine Brothers"

10. Rafi Fine

Producer | Kids React

Rafi Fine is a producer and writer, known for Kids React (2010), YouTubers React (2012) and Elders React (2012).

"Fine Brothers"

11. Joe Penna

Director | Arctic

Joe Penna was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He began his career on YouTube, where he has garnered nearly 3 million subscribers. He is a director and writer, known for Instant Getaway (2014), Meridian (2012), and Beyond (2015).

He is married to Sarah Penna. They have one child.


12. Mark Douglas

Actor | The Key of Awesome

After studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Mark Douglas has been working as an actor, comedian, songwriter, stand up comic and has also played hamlet completely drunk. Now working as a comedian and songwriter at Barely Political in New York, he has written many song ...

"Barely Political"

13. Harley Morenstein

Actor | Video Game High School

The Co-creator of a YouTube channel known as Epic Meal Time, where he and several other men indulge in culinary creations which they release on YouTube every Tuesday. He has created over 100 episodes with the YouTube channel and it has been active ever since October 2010. On the show there have ...

"Epic Meal Time"

14. Tay Zonday

Actor | YouTube Assassin

Tay Zonday was born on July 6, 1982 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Adam Nyerere Bahner. He is an actor, known for YouTube Assassin (2010), Robot Chicken (2005) and Hamlet A.D.D. (2014).

"Chocolate Rain"

15. Shane Dawson

Actor | Friends 4ever

Shane Dawson is a young actor from California who started out making videos on YouTube for hobby and eventually became one of the biggest stars of the popular video website. His main videos, small sketches and parodies of popular songs, are seen by millions of people and the most recurrent ...

16. Nice Peter

Writer | Epic Rap Battles of History

Peter Alexis Shukoff also known as Nice Peter is a self described "Comic/Guitar Hero" best known for the musical comedy on his YouTube channel, NicePeter. As of January 2012 he is the 34th most subscribed of all time and the 7th most subscribed musician with over 1.4 million subscribers. The day ...

"Epic Rap Battles of History"

17. Epic Lloyd

Writer | Epic Rap Battles of History

Epic Lloyd is a writer and actor, known for Epic Rap Battles of History (2010), Epic Studios (2017) and Dis Raps for Hire (2011). He has been married to Ahlquist, Josie Renee (Hutchinson) since October 18, 2009.

"Epic Rap Battles of History"

18. Iman Crosson

Actor | Along the Roadside

Iman Crosson is an actor and writer, known for Along the Roadside (2013), Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive (2016) and Shadow People (2013).


19. Grace Helbig

Actress | Camp Takota

Grace Helbig was born on September 27, 1985 in Woodbury, New Jersey, USA as Grace Anne Helbig. She is an actress and producer, known for Camp Takota (2014), Epic Rap Battles of History (2010) and Trolls (2016).

"Daily Grace"

20. Lainey Lipson

Actress | AwesomenessTV

Lainey Lipson was born as Laine Lipson. She is an actress and casting director, known for AwesomenessTV (2013), MyMusic (2012) and Breathe (2017).

"My Music"

21. Lauren Francesca

Actress | #Lucky Number

Lauren Francesca is an actress and producer, known for #Lucky Number (2015), Wally Got Wasted (2019) and Don Peyote (2014).

"Barely Political, CollegeHumor"

22. Jack Douglass

Actor | Yesterday I Asked You

Jack Douglass is a Youtube personality that operates the Youtube channels "Jacksfilms", "Jackisanerd", and "SHUTUPDENNIS". He makes videos every Monday and Friday. Mondays' videos are usually a sketch, music video, or parody. Fridays' videos are usually something called "Your Grammar Sucks", which ...


23. Jason Horton

Actor | The Thinning: New World Order

Jason Horton was born on May 6, 1973 in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA as Jason Stuart Horton. He is an actor and producer, known for The Thinning: New World Order (2018), This Isn't Working (2016) and Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack (2016).

"Totally Sketch"

24. Andrea Feczko

Actress | Vacation Creation

Andrea Feczko was born as Andrea Marie Feczko. She is an actress, known for Vacation Creation (2016), Vacation Chasers (2015) and Nub TV (2014).

"Barely Political, MTV Essentials"

25. Nikki Limo

Actress | Smiley

Nikki Limo was born on November 2, 1986 in Santa Barbara, California, USA as Nicole Alexandria Limosnero. She is an actress and writer, known for Smiley (2012), How I Met Your Mother (2005) and Totally Sketch (2009).

"Totally Sketch"

26. DeStorm Power

Writer | Caught the Series

DeStorm Power is an actor and writer, known for Caught the Series (2017), Punk'd (2003) and Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016).

27. Brittani Taylor

Actress | YouTube Assassin

Brittani Louise Taylor is an actress, artist, and one of the most subscribed women on Youtube. With over 1,000,000 subscribers, and 140,000,000+ total video views, she is a digital force to be reckoned with. Brittani has been fortunate enough create branded videos for Rogue Pictures, Lionsgate, ...

"Brittani Louise Taylor"

28. Bree Essrig

Actress | Nuclear Family

Bree Essrig was born and raised in Los Angeles. After getting her start on YouTube, Essrig broke into the industry as an actor, writer, and host. She has starred in thousands of videos on many popular Youtube channels (SourceFed, Funny or Die, The Young Turks, Break, and many more), and has ...

"Totally Sketch"

"Barely Political"

30. Hannah Hart

Producer | My Drunk Kitchen

Hannah Hart was born on November 2, 1986 in San Francisco, California, USA as Hannah Maud Hart. She is an actress and producer, known for My Drunk Kitchen (2011), Camp Takota (2014) and Epic Rap Battles of History (2010).

"My Drunk Kitchen"


32. Philip DeFranco

Producer | The Philip DeFranco Show

Philip DeFranco was born in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Philip DeFranco Show (2006), The Station (2009) and BlackBoxTV (2010). Since 2017, He has been the founder and CEO of The Philip Defranco Network. He has been married to Lindsay Doty (Now Lindsay ...


33. Kassem Gharaibeh

Actor | Transformers: Age of Extinction

Kassem Gharaibeh, known as KassemG on YouTube, is one of the most popular personalities on YouTube with 2.6 million subscribers and over 431 million video views. Kassem began his career as a stand-up comedian working tirelessly in the local Los Angeles stand-up scene. In 2008, Kassem began posting ...


34. Jimmy Wong

Actor | Mulan

Jimmy Wong is a Chinese American actor, host, chef, and singer songwriter. Most recently, he was announced as a cast member of Disney's Mulan (2020) playing the character Ling, one of Mulan's friends in the army. Previously, he starred in the hit webseries Video Game High School (2012-2014), ...

35. Freddie Wong

Director | Video Game High School

Freddie Wong was born on September 13, 1985 in the USA. He is a director and actor, known for Video Game High School (2012), Anime Crimes Division (2017) and Red vs. Blue (2003).

36. Ryan Higa

Actor | Agents of Secret Stuff

Ryan Higa was born in Hilo, Hawaii, USA, is an actor and writer, known for Ninja Melk (2009), Agents of Secret Stuff (2010), The Last Skitzo! (2015) and featured in Tell Me How I Die (2016). Also known for his YouTube channel 'nigahiga' with 23.7 million subscribers. He graduated from Waiakea High ...


37. Dane Boedigheimer

Actor | The Annoying Orange

Dane Boedigheimer was born on September 28, 1979 in Minnesota, USA as Dane Willard Boedigheimer. He is an actor and producer, known for The Annoying Orange (2009), The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange (2012) and SuperHero School (2008). He has been married to Theresa Barket since 2012.

38. Link Neal

Writer | Good Mythical Morning

Charles Lincoln "Link" Neal III is one half of the team Rhett and Link. Link is a writer, singer/songwriter and actor, known for Good Mythical Morning (2012), The Mythical Show (2013), Commercial Kings (2011) Rhett and Link's Buddy System (2016), Looking for Ms. Locklear (2008) and several songs, ...

39. Rhett McLaughlin

Writer | Good Mythical Morning

Rhett McLaughlin is a writer and producer, known for Good Mythical Morning (2012), Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical (2013) and The Mythical Show (2013).

40. Anthony Padilla

Producer | Smosh

Anthony Padilla was born on September 16, 1987 in Sacramento County, California, USA as Daniel Anthony Padilla. He is a producer and writer, known for Smosh (2005), The Angry Birds Movie (2016) and Smosh: The Movie (2015).

41. Ian Hecox

Producer | Smosh

Ian Hecox is the Co-founder of the online comedy enterprise Smosh. Together with his childhood friend Anthony Padilla, they write, direct, and star in the comedy sketches they have been creating since 2005. They have amassed over 6 Billion views and over 22 million subscribers on their Smosh ...

42. Chester See

Actor | Consumption

Chester See is an actor and producer, known for Consumption (2010), Side Effects (2013) and Always You (2012).

43. Steve Greene

Actor | Funny Story

Steve Greene is an actor and writer, known for Funny Story (2018), The Thinning (2016) and The Wedding Ringer (2015). He has been married to Nikki Limo since July 5, 2017.

44. Josh Mattingly

Producer | Smosh

Josh Mattingly is a producer and actor, known for Smosh (2005), Smosh Summer Games: Wild West (2017) and Ladies of Rap (2012).

45. Kyle Humphrey

Writer | Shit Girls Say

Kyle Humphrey is known for his work on Shit Girls Say (2011), Coming In (2016) and Pure Breeds: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (2013).

46. Graydon Sheppard

Director | The Model Prisoner

Graydon Sheppard is a director and writer, known for The Model Prisoner (2010), Contadina: Famous Kitchens (2013) and Pure Breeds: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (2013).

47. GloZell Green

Actress | Escape the Night

GloZell Green was born on July 30, 1972 in Orlando, Florida, USA as GloZell Lyneette Green. She is an actress, known for Escape the Night (2016), Trolls (2016) and The Wedding Ringer (2015). She has been married to Kevin Simon since August 9, 2013. They have one child.

48. Mike Lamond

Director | Nerdy Nummies

Mike Lamond was originally born in California. At age 11, his family moved to outside Portland, Oregon, where Mike would spend the next 12 years of his life.

Upon his quickly growing YouTube success, Mike moved to Los Angeles to pursue his love of gaming, Esports, and new media. This includes ...

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