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Dr Disrespect
Guy Beahm
Born (1982-03-10) March 10, 1982 (age 37)
Nickname(s)Dr DisRespect
Official website

Guy Beahm (born March 10, 1982), more commonly known by his online alias Dr DisRespect, is an American Twitch.tv streamer and internet personality. He is known for his personality and attire. Beahm has garnered over 2 million followers on the platform.[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

The DrDisRespect character originated from Beahm playing Halo 2 on the Xbox, which had proximity voice chat, where players could engage each other, in real-time. This created an opportunity for Beahm to showcase a "dominant character" as he was fairly good at the game and could "back up the talk, which made it more genuine."[1]

Beahm and his roommates began posting content to YouTube, on January 5, 2010.

On March 16, 2011, Beahm was appointed as the community manager of Sledgehammer Games.[2] He was promoted to level designer and helped create many of the multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.[3]

Beahm joined Justin.tv while he was working at Sledgehammer. He quit Sledgehammer in 2015 to focus on full-time streaming.

Beahm gained a following from playing battle royale games, starting with H1Z1 before switching to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds,[1] and later on Fortnite. He has been called "a hyper-caricature of how the stereotypical male gamer views himself".[4]

In December 2017, he took a two-month hiatus from streaming to attend to his relationship with his wife after having cheated on her. DrDisRespect Admits He Cheated on His Wife [5] He returned on February 5, 2018, setting a Twitch streaming record, with a total of 388,000 concurrent viewers.[6][7][8]

Beahm is not characterized as a professional gamer, but regarded as an entertainer in the streaming industry. He has been described by ESPN as "a WWE character in the competitive gaming world". Beahm wears a mullet wig, has an oversized mustache and almost always wears sunglasses.[4]

Education[edit | edit source]

Guy graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he played Division II NCAA basketball. [9]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2017 Esports Industry Awards Streamer of the Year Won [10]
2017 The Game Awards Trending Gamer Won [11]
2018 Esports Industry Awards Streamer of the Year Nominated [12]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wright, Steven T. (2018-02-26). "Twitch's Most Notorious Champion Opens Up About Family, Fame". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. Sledgehammer Games (2011-03-16). "Sledgehammer Games welcomes new Community Manager, Guy Beahm". Sledgehammer Games. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  3. Call of Duty (2014-11-04). "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" (PDF). Call of Duty. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kwilinski, Darin (2017-11-11). "The Doc will see you now -- meet the mind behind Dr DisRespect". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  5. Alexander, Julia (2018-01-20). "Popular streamer Dr Disrespect will return to Twitch in early February". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  6. Their, Dave (2018-02-06). "Dr. Disrespect's Record-Breaking Stream Shows That Twitch Loves A Comeback Story". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  7. Alexander, Julia (2018-02-06). "Dr. DisRespect sets huge new Twitch streaming record, beating Tyler1". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  8. Partin, Will (2018-02-12). "The return of Dr Disrespect and the struggle for 'authenticity'". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  9. "National Collegiate Winter Championships" (PDF). NCAA.org. 2003-11-01. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  10. Porter, Matt (2017-11-14). "All the winners from the Esports Industry Awards 2017". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  11. Faulkner, Jason (2017-12-07). "The Game Awards 2017 Winners: All Categories and Nominees". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  12. "Esports Streamer Of The Year". Esports Awards. Retrieved 2018-05-02.

External links[edit | edit source]

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