Jonathan Aryan Jafari
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
New York City, New York, United States
In 2004, Jonathan Jafari got enrolled in Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in his hometown. He studied there till 2008.
Comedian, Reviewer, Internet Personality
Jonathan Jafari handles his management and representation work on his own.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
85 kg or 187 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
On his father’s side, he has Persian ancestry and on his mother’s side, he is of Hungarian and Croatian descent.
- Large body
- Messy hairdo
Jonathan Jafari has used his social media reach to land some lucrative endorsement deals as a part of which, he features various products in his YouTube videos or other social media posts. However, after he became public about his right-leaning political views, he lost a number of sponsors.
Best Known For
- The popularity of his YouTube channel, which has more than 5 million subscribers.
- Having co-created the popular YouTube series Game Grumps. He also used to serve as the co-host of the show.
- Being the co-creator of the popular video game website NormalBoots.
- While studying in high school, he often used to participate in musical theatre.
- He had first created his YouTube channel in 2006 under the name of BirdmanXZ6.
- He created his popular YouTube channel in August 2010. One of his first videos was a two-part review of the popular game Daikatana Nintendo 64 version.
- He managed to cross 1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel in 2014.
- In the last months of 2010, he collaborated with Austin “PeanutButterGamer” Hargrave to start NormalBoots for posting content and to allow creators to earn advertisement revenue.
- The original NormalBoots site was shut down in 2012 as the AdSense program from Google emerged as a better option to earn revenue for creators. The revamped version of the website was launched in January 2014. In May 2017, he announced that he won’t remain an active member of the website as his political views attracted negative attention. However, he insisted that he would remain a founding member of the website.
- In 2016, he collaborated with The Gregory Brothers to create a comedy album, Love Is Like Drugs, which managed to reach the 2nd spot on the weekly comedy album charts.
- In January 2017, he was caught in a controversy after he expressed his thoughts on racism during a live stream hosted by Sargon of Akkad. He expressed his concern with white people being labeled racist for their desire to remain a majority. He claimed that such a view was ironical when compared with the way majorities are seen in other countries. Jon claimed that no one would be comfortable with becoming a minority in their own country.
- Amongst his other controversial racial statements is his claim that wealthy blacks commit more crimes than the poor whites.
- Post his comments, few of his sponsors decided to pull out from endorsement partnerships. However, he didn’t endure a considerable loss in subscribers.
- Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Google+.
Featured Image by JonTron / Instagram