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David Julian Dobrik (born July 23, 1996) is a Slovakian-born YouTube personality known for being the de facto leader of the popular YouTube ensemble The Vlog Squad. He started his career on Vine before creating his own YouTube channel towards the end of 2014. His vlog-type videos often feature his friends and fellow Viners such as Liza Koshy, Gabbie Hanna, and Jason Nash. His main channel has since reached over 11 million subscribers. Dobrik was born in Košice, Slovakia in 1996. His family moved to Vernon Hills, Illinois, an affluent suburb of Chicago, while Dobrik was six years old. Dobrik is protected under DACA. During his college years, he moved to Los Angeles to boost his Vine career. Dobrik has three siblings named Ester, Sara, and Toby.
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Dobrik in 2018
|Born||David Julian Dobrik|
(1996-07-23) 23 July 1996 (age 22)
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||YouTuber • viner • comedian|
|Subscribers||11.3 million (main channel)|
4.7 million (second channel)
(as of 10 March 2019)
|Total views||4.1 billion (main channel)|
372 million (second channel)
(as of 10 March 2019)
|Associated acts||The Vlog Squad|
David Julian Dobrik (born July 23, 1996) is a Slovakian-born YouTube personality known for being the de facto leader of the popular YouTube ensemble The Vlog Squad. He started his career on Vine before creating his own YouTube channel towards the end of 2014. His vlog-type videos often feature his friends and fellow Viners such as Liza Koshy, Gabbie Hanna, and Jason Nash. His main channel has since reached over 11 million subscribers.
Dobrik was born in Košice, Slovakia in 1996. His family moved to Vernon Hills, Illinois, an affluent suburb of Chicago, while Dobrik was six years old. Dobrik is protected under DACA. During his college years, he moved to Los Angeles to boost his Vine career. Dobrik has three siblings named Ester, Sara, and Toby.
In 2013, Dobrik uploaded his first vine. He collaborated on vines with other popular viners such as Lizzza, The Gabbie Show, Jason Nash, and Zane & Heath. Before starting his own YouTube channel, Dobrik was part of the YouTube group, Second Class. By the end of that channel in 2015, Dobrik and company had gained over 18,000 subscribers. The end of Second Class came not long after Dobrik set up his personal YouTube channel, David Dobrik. In a constant series of vlogs. He featured many of his former vine collaborators in his videos. In August 2016, Dobrik created his second channel, David Dobrik Too, where he posts blooper reels and challenge videos.
Dobrik gained fans in recent years due to his high energy videos that he posts three days a week. In 2017, Dobrik won Vlogger of the Year at the Ninth Annual Shorty Awards. In 2018, Dobrik won First Person at the 2018 Streamy Awards while The Vlog Squad won Best Ensemble Cast under the name "David's Vlog". Dobrik was named one of the "10 Social Media Personalities Making the Most Noise" for 2018 by PAPER Magazine alongside Bretman Rock, Trisha Paytas and Jaboukie Young-White among others. He has a podcast titled 'VIEWS' with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash with occasional features from Joe Vulpis and Natalie Mariduena.
The term "The Vlog Squad" was originally coined by fans of Dobrik's vlogs. It refers to the friend group that appears in his vlogs, therefore there is no actual membership. Several friends have come and gone, but many sources give a list of the biggest names and most constant appearances as the recurring members. Dobrik acts as the center and de facto leader of the group, seeing that the group is often mainly driven and brought together by him. Those who make regular appearances in his videos and are considered to be a part of the "Vlog Squad" by fans are, among others, Liza Koshy, Josh Peck, Jason Nash, and Gabbie Hanna.
Many other YouTuber and internet personalities have made guest appearances including Jeffree Star, Tana Mongeau, and The Dolan Twins. Many celebrities have also been featured in Dobrik’s vlogs, such as John Stamos, Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber, and Howie Mandel. Dobrik also often features his friends from his hometown of Vernon Hills, including his assistant Natalie Mariduena.
Dobrik dated fellow YouTube personality Liza Koshy from late 2015 to early 2018, revealing their break-up in June 2018. The two have since remained close friends, as seen in their social accounts. Dobrik stated that he speaks Slovak. He also speaks Hungarian.
|Year||Film / Show / Web||Role||Notes||Ref.|
|2015||An Interrogation||David Baker||Main role|
|The Honest Show||Son||Guest (1 Episode)|
|Prank U||Himself||Guest (1 Episode)|
|2016||FML||Taylor Mackey||Supporting role|
|2017||The Pain of Painting||Himself||Guest (1 Episode)|
|Drug Deals||Boyfriend||Main role|
|2018||Airplane Mode||Himself||Supporting role|
|2017||"Sad Song"||Scotty Sire||Himself||80Fitz|
|"My Life Sucks"||Scotty Sire||Himself||80Fitz|
|"Gucci Bands"||Dom Zeglaitis||Himself||Richard Selvi|
|2018||"David's Haunted House"||Scotty Sire||Himself|
|"Cozy"||Trisha Paytas||Himself||Andrew Vallentine|
|2015||Modern Male Radio with Jerod Zavistoski||Guest|
|2017||Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig||Guest|
|2018||ADHD with Travis Mills||Guest|
|2017||Shorty Awards||Vlogger of the Year||Won|
|Streamy Awards||Breakout Creator||Won|
|Creator of the Year||Nominated|
|2018||Shorty Awards||Youtuber of the Year||Nominated|
|Youtube Ensemble: Vlog Squad||Won|
|Podcast: Views with David Dobrik and Jason Nash||Won|
|Streamy Awards||Creator of the Year||Nominated|
|Podcast: Views with David Dobrik and Jason Nash||Nominated|
|Collaboration: David Dobrik and Jennifer Lopez - FEARBOX Challenge||Nominated|
|Ensemble: David's Vlog||Won|
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Streamy Awards winners – Channel, Series, or Show
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