Brooklyn, New York
|📆 Years active||2009–present|
Frank Gioia (born November 30, 1993), known by his YouTube username CrankThatFrank) owns and runs a highly successful comedic YouTube channel, which is mainly focussed on reacting to the music of alternative rock bands such as Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and twenty one pilots, and has accumulated over 700,000 subscribers, (as of October 2019). Although Gioia joined the YouTube community on January 19th, 2009, he didn't post his first video until September 21st, 2013, which has accumulated over 34,000 views (as of June 2018).
- "Frank Gioia - Bio, Facts, Family | Famous Birthdays". Famous Birthdays. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
- "CrankThatFrank". YouTube. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
- CrankThatFrank (2013-09-21), MY FIRST VIDEO! CEREAL CAN SAVE THE WORLD // CrankThatFrank, retrieved 2018-01-21
Personal and early life
Gioia was born on November 30th, 1993, and has been particularly interested in music, namely the heavy metal and alternative rock genres, even being a part of his own heavy metal band, named Vile Exile . Although the channel still exists on YouTube, Gioia expresses that "[...] somewhere along the line [...] all of the musical ambitions kind of fell apart, because I was in a band with pretty much assholes, so I'm glad it fell apart for those reasons."  Gioia also explained how the presence of the band's YouTube page inspired him to continue posting on his own personal YouTube channel.
Gioia currently lives with his girlfriend, Evangeline DeMuro, who he has now been dating for five years (as of May 2018)  and their two cats, Luna and Ivy.
Style of content
As well as being a channel created to provide entertainment to his viewers, Gioia also uses the platform to interact with his viewers, who are pivotal in his most popular series such as his Emo Bands On Crack series, where Gioia reacts to parody compilations of typically "emo" musical artists which are created by his fans (and are often specifically addressed to Gioia). By reacting to these videos in an off-the-wall and zany way, Gioia has unintentionally created a number of internet memes, mainly revolving around band members such as Ryan Ross (formerly of Panic! At The Disco fame), leading to a barrage of edits on Ross' official Wikipedia page, meaning that the page's security needed to be tightened. Gioia's channel also documents his personal life, as he also posts vlogs which often feature his girlfriend and close friends (such as Jessie Paege). Gioia also uploads videos of himself responding to so-called "challenge videos", which either involve Gioia finding such videos on YouTube, or which involve Gioia creating the challenge (i.e. letting his Instagram followers decide his daily activities, which ultimately rest on the majority's vote on a series of polls on Gioia's Instagram story).
In addition to running a YouTube channel, Gioia also streams on websites such as Twitch.tv and YouNow, with the latter being a platform where Gioia gives advice to his viewers, who may be undergoing personal struggles relating to gender identity and sexual orientation . In an interview with Mic, Gioia expressed his observations on how bullying on YouNow is "[...] very rare, [...] it could be anything: 'ugly,' using 'gay' in a bad way, like in an insulting way [...]" Again, on the topic of the YouNow platform, Gioia has previously stated that “[...] my content is centered around my personal experiences and my viewers too share things about their lives [...] YouNow is the best way to engage and interact with an audience — they have it down to a science.”
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- "Vile Exile". YouTube. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
- CrankThatFrank (2016-10-12), REACTING TO MY OLD BAND! // CrankThatFrank, retrieved 2018-06-21
- CrankThatFrank (2017-05-22), RELATIONSHIP Q&A! FT. FIDGET SPINNER (VERY COOL), retrieved 2018-06-21
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- "Get to know the top 5 stars of live-streaming platform YouNow - Digiday". Digiday. 2016-04-19. Retrieved 2018-06-20.