Jon Jafari

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Jon Jafari
File:JonTronBirdemic.jpg File:JonTronBirdemic.jpg
Jafari reviewing Birdemic: Shock and Terror, along with his sidekick, Jacques.
BornJonathan Jafari
(1990-03-24) March 24, 1990 (age 32)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
🏡 ResidenceNew York City, New York
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🎓 Alma materCalifornia State University Fullerton
💼 Occupation
Internet personality
📆 Years active  2010 - present
JonTron, Game Grumps
🌐 WebsiteJonTron page on Normal Boots JonTron page on YouTube
File:JonTron - Title Card.jpg
GenreReview, satire, parody, slapstick comedy, surreal comedy, sketch comedy, musical comedy
Created byJon Jafari
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes53
Editor(s)Jon Jafari
Running time10-20 minutes
Original networkYouTube (2010-present)
Normal Boots (2010-12, 2014-present)
Original releaseAugust 31, 2010 (2010-08-31) - present
External links
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Jonathan "Jon" Jafari (born March 24, 1990), more prominently known by his internet pseudonym, JonTron, is an American internet personality. He is known for his webseries of the same name,[1] in which he comedically reviews games of notable negative reception, and sometimes participates in sketch comedy.[2] He is a co-founder of video game entertainment website Normal Boots, which hosts several webseries, including JonTron, PeanutButterGamer and Did You Know Gaming?[3] He is also known for being the former co-star of popular YouTube Let's Play webseries, Game Grumps.[4]

Early life[edit]

Jafari was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. He also attended California State University Fullerton.


JonTron & Normal Boots[edit]

Jafari first joined YouTube on August 31, 2010, creating a channel under the name of "JonTronShow". As a pilot episode for his newly created show, JonTron, he immediately uploaded a two part review of Daikatana, a first-person shooter video game. Soon after, he gained a significant boost in viewership after a fan posted his Dino City review[5] on Reddit, with the description "After watching this, video game reviews aren't really the same anymore."[6] Since then, he has refined his videos, as well as upgraded production value.

Jafari is also the co-creator of the Normal Boots website. Normal Boots hosts the content of several video game webseries, including JonTron, PeanutButterGamer,[7] ContinueShow,[8] ProJared[9] The Completionist,[10] Satchbag's Goods[11]and DYKGaming.[12] It was eventually closed down in early 2013, and was brought back January 2014, adding several new YouTube channels, including Satchbag[13] and ProJared.[14][15]

In 2011, he briefly contributed to Channel Awesome, working on subdivisions That Guy with the Glasses[16] and Blistered Thumbs.[17]

He is also a member of Polaris, a company run by multi-channel network Maker Studios.[18]

As of March 9th, 2014, JonTronShow has over 890,000 subscribers, and more than 80,000,000 total views.[1]

Game Grumps[edit]

In late July 2012[19] Jafari and animator Arin "Egoraptor" Hanson,[20] known for creating the Awesome Series,[21] started a joint YouTube channel called "Game Grumps", hosting a show of the same name, Game Grumps. On this show, both Jafari and Hanson played video games that were typically retro or nostalgic in style.[22] In late June 2013, just under a year after the show's inception, Jafari left Game Grumps.[23] In response to his departure, a tribute video was posted on the Game Grumps YouTube channel.[24] Soon after Jafari left, he was replaced by Leigh "Danny" Avidan, also known as "Danny Sexbang" of the musical comedy duo Ninja Sex Party.[25]

Jafari has stated he does not plan to return to the show.[26]

Other work[edit]

In his early years, Jafari made many flash animations on the website Newgrounds.[27] Jafari has appeared many times as a narrator on the popular internet show Did You Know Gaming?.[28] He also provides the voice of the character Sniperwheel from TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise,[29] a Flash-animated webseries about a futuristic virtual reality game.

Jafari is also involved in the voice work for Gears for Breakfast's adventure-platformer game, A Hat in Time, currently credited as the Moon Penguins.[30] At the time of this writing, it is unknown whether he will contribute any more voice work to the game.


In the video game DLC Quest, in the episode "Live Freemium or Die", a reference to one of Jafari's quotes can be found on a gravestone, reading "Here Lies: Villager Jon (???-2013) Killed by the Creatures. Real Talk? He Wasn't Paying Attention."[31]

See also[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "JonTronShow". YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  2. Ponce, Tony (2013-25-09). "JonTron died and on the third day rose again". Destructoid. Retrieved 2014-11-01. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. Amini, Tina (2013-03-01). "Watch This Silly Source Filmmaker Re-Creation Of Two YouTubers Absolutely Losing It". Kotaku. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  5. "DinoCity BRO!!!". JonTron. YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  6. JackSheet. "After watching this, video game reviews aren't really the same anymore". Reddit. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  7. "PeanutButterGamer". YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  8. "Continue?". YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  9. "ProJared". YouTube. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  10. "TheCompletionist". YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  11. "Satchbag's Goods". YouTube. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  12. "Did You Know Gaming - Zelda (ft. JonTron)". DYKGamng. YouTube. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  15. "NormalBoots Returns!". ScrewAttack. 2014-25-01. Retrieved 2014-26-01. |Authors list= missing |1= (help); Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)
  16. "That Guy With The Glasses". Channel Awesome. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  17. "Blistered Thumbs". Channel Awesome. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  18. "Polaris". YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  19. "Game Grumps Announcement". Egoraptor. YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  20. "Egoraptor". YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  21. "The Awesome Series". YouTube. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  22. Ponce, Tony (2012-07-18). "Egoraptor & JonTron twiddle their sticks, play some games". Destructoid. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  23. "Egoraptor's Response to Jon Leaving". reddit. Retrieved 2014-19-01. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  24. "Ode to Jon". Game Grumps. YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  25. Amini, Tina (2013-06-26). "Fans Are Upset Over YouTube Duo 'Game Grumps' Break-Up". Kotaku. Retrieved 2013-12-25.
  26. Jafari, Jon. "Jafari states he won't return to Game Grumps on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  27. BirdmanXZ6's profile
  28. Ponce, Tony (08-04-2013). "Nintendo bred a new flower to market Pikmin on GameCube!?". Destructoid. Retrieved 2013-12-19. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  29. "TOME Cast Listing". iMDB. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  31. "DLC Quest". VGFacts. Retrieved 2014-19-01. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

External links[edit]

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