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David Dobrik
Personal information
BornDavid Julian Dobrik
(1996-07-23) 23 July 1996 (age 23)
NationalitySlovakian
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation
  • YouTuber
  • Actor
  • Vlogger
  • Comedian
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
YouTube information
Years active2013–present
Genrecomedy
Subscribers10 million
Total views3.1 billion
Associated actsLiza Koshy Jason Nash Casey Neistat Josh Peck Gabbie Hanna

David Dobrik (born 23 July, 1996)[1] is a Slovakian-American YouTuber, actor, vlogger and former viner. After starting his Vine account in 2013 he amassed 1.3 million followers on the app. He moved to YouTube in 2014 and had 10 million subscribers as of December, 2018.[2][3]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

David Dobrik was born in Košice, Slovakia and moved with his parents to Chicago when he was young; he and his family immigrated to the country illegally, thus making him a DACA recipient, putting at potential risk of deportation. He has three siblings, Ester, Sara, and Toby.[4][5]

Career[edit | edit source]

Vine[edit | edit source]

Dobrik originally gained recognition for his comedic skits on the app Vine. During his tenure on the app, Dobrik collaborated with several other "Viners", including actor Jason Nash, Gabbie Hanna, Alex Ernst, Scotty Sire, and Liza Koshy. By the time the app had been shut down in 2017, Dobrik had amassed a following of over 1.3 million.[6]

YouTube[edit | edit source]

In 2014, Dobrik then started his own YouTube channel, where he originally posted short comedic videos or pranks on his roommates. He later began to post short lengthened vlogs on his channel.[7] Dobrik's vlogs often include cameos from celebrities such as Josh Peck, John Stamos, Miranda Cosgrove, Jennifer Lopez, Howie Mandel, Paris Hilton, and Kendall Jenner.[8] Dobrik has made over 500 vlogs since then and has stated that he has considered ending the vlog.[9]

Acting[edit | edit source]

In 2016, Dobrik played the role of Taylor Mackey in the movie FML, directed by Jason Nash. He also was featured in the short film, “An Interrogation,” where he played himself.[10] In 2018, Dobrik stars in an undisclosed capacity in the film Airplane Mode.[5]

Other ventures[edit | edit source]

Since 2016, Dobrik has a podcast called "VIEWS" with Jason Nash, where they discuss their own relationships, their experience on YouTube, and the interactions they have with fans. The podcast topped iTunes charts after its initial release. In 2018, they went on a nine city tour.[11][12]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

In November 2015, Dobrik began dating actress and Youtube comedian Liza Koshy for nearly 3 years, publicly announcing their relationship on Valentine's Day of 2016. But they broke up in January of 2018 and announced it on 4 June, 2018.[13][14] The video had 14 million views in the first 24 hours after its release and was the third top trending video on YouTube in 2018.[15][16]

DACA[edit | edit source]

In a video, Dobrik addressed that he was a recipient of the DACA policy and took a vocal stance to oppose President Trump's attempt to dismantle the program.[17] On Twitter, Dobrik said "I paid $400,000 in taxes last year and all I got was a free trip back to Slovakia #DefendDACA."[4]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Film[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 An Interrogation Himself Short film
2016 FML Taylor Mackey
2018 Airplane Mode Unknown Post-production

Reception and awards[edit | edit source]

Year Award Show Category Result Ref.
2017 Shorty Awards Vlogger of the Year Won [18]
Streamy Awards Creator of the Year Nominated [19]
Breakout Creator Won
2018 Shorty Awards YouTube Ensemble Won [20] [21]
YouTuber of the Year Nominated [22] [23]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "David Dobrik Net Worth". celebritynetworth.com. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  2. "David Dobrik Nabs 10 Million Subscribers In Three Years". www.tubefilter.com. 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  3. Watercutter, Angela (2018-12-06). "YouTuber David Dobrik's Biggest Crush Is Still Ariana Grande". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Vlogger David Dobrik Could Face Deportation As Trump Rescinds DACA Program". www.tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Norwin, Alyssa (2018-06-05). "David Dobrik: 5 Things To Know About The Newly-Single YouTube Star". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  6. Desk, BWW News. "New Theatre Tour Features VIEWS Podcast Creators Live On Stage". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  7. "Everything you need to know to about David Dobrik and the Vlog Squad". The Post. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  8. "David Dobrik Nabs Kendall Jenner For Latest Vlog Cameo". www.tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  9. Brandon Calvillo (26 September 2018). "A Conversation With David Dobrik About Ending His Vlogs". Retrieved 4 November 2018 – via YouTube.
  10. Brenner, Pedro (July 2015), An Interrogation, Otto Krause, Dante Matthew Smith, Kyle Jordan, retrieved 2018-07-31
  11. "Vlogger/Podcasters David Dobrik And Jason Nash To Kick Off Summer Tour". www.tubefilter.com. 2018-05-15. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  12. "David Dobrik Tour 2018: Dates, Prices, Merch and Everything You Need To Know". We The Unicorns. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  13. Fagan, Kaylee. "We talked to YouTubers about why they keep making videos about their breakups — and a relationship expert who says it may not be a great idea". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  14. "David Dobrik and Liza Koshy announce split". BBC News. 2018-06-05. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  15. Spangler, Todd; Spangler, Todd (2018-12-06). "YouTube Unveils 2018 Top-Trending Videos: Kylie Jenner's Baby, Liza Koshy and David Dobrik Breakup Top the List". Variety. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  16. Solsman, Joan E. "Kylie Jenner's baby was YouTube's most viral video of 2018 because of course". CNET. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  17. Nat (2018-02-05). "Five Things You Didn't Know about David Dobrik". TVOvermind. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  18. "David Dobrik - The Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  19. "7th Annual Nominees". The Streamy Awards. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  20. "Vlog Squad - The Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  21. "Streamy Awards 2018: Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  22. "David Dobrik - The Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  23. "David Dobrik, Casey Neistat, 'Escape The Night' Lead 2018 Streamys Nominees; Awards To Air Oct. 22 On YouTube". www.tubefilter.com. 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2018-12-12.


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