David Dobrik

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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David Dobrik
Dobrik in 2018
Personal information
BornDavid Julian Dobrik
(1996-07-23) 23 July 1996 (age 22)
NationalitySlovak
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationYouTuberviner • comedian
YouTube information
Years active2014-present
GenreComedy
Subscribers11.3 million (main channel)
4.7 million (second channel)
(as of 10 March 2019)
Total views4.1 billion (main channel)
372 million (second channel)
(as of 10 March 2019)
NetworkYouTube
Associated actsThe Vlog Squad
100,000 subscribers 2016
1,000,000 subscribers 2016
10,000,000 subscribers 2018

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.[1] 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.

Early life

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.[2] Dobrik is protected under DACA.[3] During his college years, he moved to Los Angeles to boost his Vine career. Dobrik has three siblings named Ester, Sara, and Toby.[4]

Career

2013–2016: Vine & YouTube beginnings

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.[5] 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.[6]

2017–present: YouTube and "The Vlog Squad"

Dobrik gained fans in recent years due to his high energy videos that he posts three days a week.[7] In 2017, Dobrik won Vlogger of the Year at the Ninth Annual Shorty Awards.[8] 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".[9] 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.[10] He has a podcast titled 'VIEWS' with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash with occasional features from Joe Vulpis and Natalie Mariduena.[11]

The Vlog Squad

The term "The Vlog Squad" was originally coined by fans of Dobrik's vlogs.[citation needed] 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.[12][13] 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Many other YouTuber and internet personalities have made guest appearances including Jeffree Star,[14][15] Tana Mongeau,[16] and The Dolan Twins. Many celebrities have also been featured in Dobrik’s vlogs, such as John Stamos,[17] Kendall Jenner,[18] Kaia Gerber,[19] and Howie Mandel.[20] Dobrik also often features his friends from his hometown of Vernon Hills, including his assistant Natalie Mariduena.[citation needed]

Personal life

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.[21][22] Dobrik stated that he speaks Slovak. He also speaks Hungarian.[23]

Filmography

Film, television and web series

Year Film / Show / Web Role Notes Ref.
2015 An Interrogation David Baker Main role [24]
The Honest Show Son Guest (1 Episode) [25]
Prank U Himself Guest (1 Episode) [26]
2016 FML Taylor Mackey Supporting role [27]
2017 The Pain of Painting Himself Guest (1 Episode) [28]
Drug Deals Boyfriend Main role [29]
2018 Airplane Mode Himself Supporting role [30]

Music videos

Year Song Artist Role Director Ref.
2017 "Sad Song" Scotty Sire Himself 80Fitz [31]
"My Life Sucks" Scotty Sire Himself 80Fitz [32]
"Gucci Bands" Dom Zeglaitis Himself Richard Selvi [33]
2018 "David's Haunted House" Scotty Sire Himself [34]
"Cozy" Trisha Paytas Himself Andrew Vallentine [35]

Podcasts

Year Podcast Notes Ref.
2015 Modern Male Radio with Jerod Zavistoski Guest [36]
2017 Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig Guest [37]
2018 ADHD with Travis Mills Guest [38]

Awards

Year Award Show Category Result Ref
2017 Shorty Awards Vlogger of the Year Won [39]
Streamy Awards Breakout Creator Won [40]
Creator of the Year Nominated [40]
2018 Shorty Awards Youtuber of the Year Nominated [41]
Youtube Ensemble: Vlog Squad Won [42]
Podcast: Views with David Dobrik and Jason Nash Won [43]
Streamy Awards Creator of the Year Nominated [44]
First Person Won [44]
Podcast: Views with David Dobrik and Jason Nash Nominated [44]
Collaboration: David Dobrik and Jennifer Lopez - FEARBOX Challenge Nominated [44]
Ensemble: David's Vlog Won [44]
Directing Nominated [44]


References

  1. "David Dobrik". Youtube. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  2. "Who is David Dobrik? Everything you need to know about the YouTube star". Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  3. "Five Things You Didn't Know about David Dobrik". Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  4. "MY SIBLINGS ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT ME!!". YouTube. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  5. "Second Class". YouTube. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  6. "David Dobrik Too". YouTube. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  7. "6 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching David Dobrik's Vlogs". Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  8. "David Dobrik - The Shorty Awards (2017)". Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  9. "Streamy Awards 2018: Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  10. "10 Social Media Personalities Making the Most Noise". papermag. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  11. "VIEWS with David Dobrik and Jason Nash". ART19. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  12. "Vlog Squad YouTube Links". Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  13. "Everything you need to know about David Dobrik and the Vlog Squad". Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  14. David Dobrik, FINDING OUT HOW MUCH JEFFREE STAR SPENDS!!, retrieved 2019-01-27
  15. Jason Nash, WE DARED JEFFREE STAR TO DO THIS!!, retrieved 2019-01-27
  16. Tana Mongeau, i did something i never thought i'd do with david dobrik..., retrieved 2019-01-27
  17. David Dobrik, VISITING THE FULL HOUSE WITH JOHN STAMOS!!, retrieved 2019-01-26
  18. David Dobrik, SURPRISING BEST FRIEND WITH DREAM BIRTHDAY!!, retrieved 2019-01-26
  19. David Dobrik, SURPRISING BEST FRIEND WITH DREAM BIRTHDAY!!, retrieved 2019-01-26
  20. David Dobrik, HOWIE MANDEL REVEALS MY BIGGEST SECRET!!, retrieved 2019-01-26
  21. Haylock, Zoë Alliyah. "Too Cute: All the Adorable Moments in Liza Koshy and David Dobrik's Relationship", J-14.com, November 22, 2017
  22. "David Dobrik and Liza Koshy announce split in emotional video". BBC News. June 5, 2018.
  23. WIRED, David Dobrik Answers the Web's Most Searched Questions | WIRED, retrieved 2019-01-26
  24. "An Interrogation". Youtube. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  25. "David Dobrik: 5 Things To Know About The Newly-Single YouTube Star". Hollywood Life. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  26. "Oreo Prank w/ David Dobrik - Prank U". Youtube. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  27. "'FML' Exclusive Clip: Two Vine Stars Travel Across The Country To Get One Million Followers". IndieWire. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  28. "The Pain of Painting Jason Nash & David Dobrik". Stunmore. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  29. "Drug Deals". Youtube. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  30. "Airplane Mode Release date: 2018?". Stunmore. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  31. "Scotty Sire - Sad Song (Official Lyric Video)". Youtube. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  32. "Scotty Sire - My Life Sucks (Official Lyric Video)". Youtube. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  33. "DOM - Gucci Bands ft. Seth & David Dobrik (Official Music Video)". Youtube. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  34. "David's Haunted House (Official Lyric Video)". Youtube. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  35. ""Cozy" Music Video - Trisha Paytas and Jason Nash". Youtube. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  36. Zavistoski, Jerod (October 2, 2015). "Modern Male Radio (Ep. 64) VINERS - Gabbie Hanna (The Gabbie Show) - David Dobrik - Jerod Zavistoski". Modern Male Radio. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  37. "Ep. 104 - David Dobrik - Summer and Flip Cup". SoundCloud. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  38. "David Dobrik isn't just a vlogger". Youtube. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  39. "Vlogger of the Year in Social Media". Shorty Awards. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  40. 1 2 "7th Annual Nominees & Winners". Streamy Awards. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  41. "Youtuber of the Year in Social Media". Shorty Awards. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  42. "Best YouTube Ensemble of the Year in Social Media". Shorty Awards. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  43. "Best Podcast of the Year in Social Media". Shorty Awards. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  44. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "8th Annual Nominees & Winners". Streamy Awards. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
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