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Jonathan Harchick
BornJonathan Allen Harchick
(1989-01-16) 16 January 1989 (age 30)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Jonathan Allen Harchick is an American producer, author,[1] and YouTube personality most recognizable for recording himself counting to 100,000.[2][3] Harchick has also created the longest video on YouTube as of 2017, even surpassing his own record a couple of times.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Jonathan Allen Harchick was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 16, 1989. Harchick produced and aided in projects for businesses at a very young age. In 2006, he shot educational videos with the Police Department. Videos by Harchick were than used in Videomaker's "Take 20" segments in 2007. In 2008, he went on to shoot and produce a documentary in Valparaiso, Chile.

Harchick went on to receive his B.F.A. in Media Arts at the Robert Morris University in 2011, majoring in video production and graphic design.[4] He was heavily involved in projects taking place around campus. Harchick was a part of the staff for "Robert Morris University TV", serving as producer for entertainment segments and assistant producer for the sports segments.

Before receiving attention on the internet, Harchick produced several documentaries, developed iOS applications, and created graphic animations featured on television. He also contributed to "Dorosh Documentaries" — a company centered around documenting wedding ceremonies.

Projects[edit | edit source]

Harchick's original channel is known as "MoldytoasterMedia"[5] and possesses a wide variety of low-quality videos. It is here that Harchick uploaded the longest YouTube videos to date, one of which exceeds 571 hours and includes a slideshow of his trip to Chile.[6][7][8] Harchick hosts a variety of accounts, ranging from a YouTube channel devoted to himself eating carrots,[9] to a channel hosting over five thousand videos of himself drinking water.[10] One of his largest achievements lies within the series of videos he's uploaded to YouTube featuring himself counting to 100,000 – a feat only surpassed by Jeremy Harper in 2007 and YouTuber Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson in 2017  — a task which took Harchick 77 hours to complete. As of November 2017, his combined view count surpasses a million on over twenty channels. This is due to the thousands of videos he's uploaded to the website, and the hundreds of thousands of subscribers he has gained in return.

Non-related ventures include being a top-contributing Local Guide for Google Maps[11] or taping his parents' home with six miles of tape,[12][13][14] which he later revealed to be a hoax in a YouTube video.[15]

Harchick has been noticed by other channels as well. For example, Harchick was mentioned in two videos by Vsauce.[16] Later, Harchick was mentioned again by Vsauce at a Summer in the City event. Vsauce went on to say that the content of Harchick's “wouldn’t exist anywhere else”.[17]

Harchick was also interviewed on Tosh.0[18] for his web-series called Let's Tape It.[19] Additionally, YouTuber Jonathan Mann, Guinness World Record holder for the most songs ever written, wrote a song about the MoldytoasterMedia channel. Harchick was then given the opportunity to attend the YouTube Space in New York City, exclusive to YouTubers with over ten thousand subscribers.[20]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Harchick possesses an abundance of computer skills and is dexterous when it comes to technology, visible not only in his college studies but displayed in his YouTube series Tech Thursday[21] His better known web-series Everyday Repairs[22] on the other hand is geared towards comedy.

Harchick has accredited his YouTube channels as intense hobbies, however he has stated that this is one of his primary means of income.[23][24] On May 24, 2017, Harchick stated in a video that YouTube had removed a plethora of his channels.[25]

Aside from his YouTube career, Harchick has also created many iPhone apps, some of which were removed for either being fraudulent or in violation of the App Store's terms of service. It was also revealed that Donald Trump's staff contacted Harchick and demanded that he remove an app parodying Trump.[26] Harchick has authored many books as well — many of which were auto-generated via computer coding.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Title Notes
2007 Totally Viral Work featured in a BBC segment
2008 Late Night with Conan O'Brien As himself[27]
2009 The Mike Tomlin Show Provided graphic animations
2011 Abduction Uncredited extra / Pirates fan
2011 Caught on Camera Work featured in a MSNBC segment
2012 The Today Show Work featured in a NBC segment
2014 Rude Tube Work featured in a BBC4 segment
2015 Tosh.0 Interviewed during the "Let's Tape It" segment

Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2007 Jonathan Harchick's work on the environment Treemo Video Contest Won
2007 Jonathan Harchick Neptune Video Contest Won

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Amazon Prime listing (bibliography)". Amazon Prime listing (bibliography). Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  2. "Jon Harchick on The Today Show". The Today Show. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
  3. "Why Jonathan Harchick filmed himself counting to 100,000". Dailydot. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  4. "Jonathan Harchick". upwork.com profile. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  5. "MoldytoasterMedia". YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  6. "Longest YouTube Video Ever: 571 Hours And 101 Seconds (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  7. "THE LONGEST VIDEO ON YOUTUBE – 596.5 HOURS". YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  8. "OSM". 8 interesting facts about YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  9. "The Daily Dot". This bizarre webseries of a man eating carrots is our new favorite. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  10. "Jon Drinks Water #5000 Tourmaline Spring Water VS Starkey Spring Water". YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  11. "Jon Drinks Water #5794 Google Flew Me To San Francisco #LGSummit17". YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  12. "'But I need to pee!': Man's parents fail to see the funny side after they return from holiday to find he has wrapped their home in 60 MILES of tape". The Daily Mail. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  13. "Son Tapes His Parents' Entire House in Massive Prank". ABC News. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  14. "Upgruv". Pittsburgh man's prank leaves parents in sticky situation. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  15. "Jon Drinks Water #5073 I Tricked The News And The Prank Reviewer". YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  16. "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35..." YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  17. "New Creator Showcase Panel at Summer In The City". Ten Eighty Magazine. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  18. "LET'S TAPE IT!". CC.com (video by Tosh.0). Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  19. "Let's Tape It". YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  20. "Jon Drinks Water #4352 Visiting Youtube Space NY". YouTube. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  21. "Tech Tuesday". YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  22. "Everyday Repairs". YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  23. "Jon Drinks Water #4703 Every Job I've Ever Had". YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  24. "Jon Drinks Water #4496 How Much Youtube Money I Make". YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  25. "Jon Drinks Water #5264 3 Youtube Channels Suspended". YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  26. "Jon Drinks Water #4131 Donald Trump Threatened To Sue Me". YouTube. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  27. "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Retrieved November 9, 2017.


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