|Motoki Maxted Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||December 3, 1996|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Motoki Maxted is an American social media star and actor, best known for 2 of his YouTube channels that have amassed more than 2 million subscribers and more than 500k subscribers. On the platform, Motoki makes comedy skits, challenges, vlogs, real-life stories and advice, tips and tricks regarding school and dating, discussions about trending events and started hosting a podcast titled EXPOSED on June 25, 2018. Motoki also often posted videos in his well-known YouTube series titled Car Rides With Mother, where he danced and lip-synced to well-known songs. Those videos typically broke his channel’s records for the number of views.
He has also starred in series Seven Bucks Digital Studios (2016), Millennials: The Musical (2016), Attaway Appeal (2017), and Starter Pack (2018). Motoki also appeared as himself in web series Influential (2019) broadcasted via Snapchat, and I Want My Stuff Back (2019) via Facebook, in which he tried to mediate couples that have recently broken up. Motoki has also amassed a large social media fanbase, with more than 4.5 million followers on Facebook, more than 500k followers on Instagram, and more than 100k followers on Twitter.
Akron, Ohio, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Motoki Maxted attended Wauseon High School in Wauseon, Ohio, United States, and had a GPA of 3.9.
After graduating, he enrolled in Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, United States, and studied TV and film production.
Social Media Star, Actor
- Father – Mitch Maxted (Pastor)
- Mother – Kumi Maxted
- Siblings – Manami Maxted (Sister) (Illustrator, Gallery Assistant), Kajot Maxted (Brother)
- Others – Jody Maxted (Grandmother), Jim Maxted (Grandfather) (Former USDA Employee)
Motoki Maxted is represented by –
- The Gersh Agency (Talent Agent Theatrical, Commercial, Hosting) in Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Authentic Talent and Literary Management (Manager) in Brooklyn, New York, United States, and Culver City, California, United States
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (White and Asian)
He is of Japanese descent on his maternal side, and of American descent on his paternal side.
- Tall, slim physique
- Slicked back haircut
- Defined facial features
- Deep voice
Motoki Maxted has endorsed brands such as –
- Gucci (2017)
- GUESS (2018)
Best Known For
- Appearing in numerous series such as Seven Bucks Digital Studios (2016), Millennials: The Musical (2016), Attaway Appeal (2017), Starter Pack (2018), Influential (2019), and I Want My Stuff Back (2019)
- Being a social media star, with 2 YouTube channels that amassed more than 500k and more than 2 million subscribers, as well as having more than 500k followers on Instagram
First Web Show
Motoki Maxted made his first web show appearance as Tyler / Cypher in an episode titled Lin-Manuel Miranda & Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on the Making of “Millennials: The Musical” of the YouTube series Seven Bucks Digital Studios in 2016.
Motoki Maxted Favorite Things
- Animals – Deer, Ducks
- Place – Paris, France
Motoki Maxted Facts
- Before he was born, doctors gave him a life expectancy of only 20%.
- At birth, he was so big that a nurse told his mom he looked like a sumo wrestler.
- Motoki lived in Japan for around 3 years before moving back to the United States.
- He was bullied while in Japan, and a classmate even called him “skinny foreigner.” Luckily, after explaining the situation to his teacher, the things changed for the better.
- The biggest struggle after he moved to the United States was going to Walmart to buy things, as he had forgotten how to speak English.
- He played a lot of baseball and soccer as a kid.
- Motoki wanted to become an actor in grade school and began acting in every school play he could.
- Motoki is fluent in Japanese and learned to speak Spanish.
- He and his siblings made short homemade skits when they were young.
- YouTubers Nigahiga and Kevin Jumba were the 1st content creators he saw on YouTube, which motivated him to create videos of his own.
- Motoki found his passion for lip syncing when he was 10 years old after he saw the YouTube video for the song titled Numa Numa. Because he was underage at 10 and couldn’t start a YouTube channel, he recorded his 1st videos with his friends on DVD.
- While in high school, Motoki uploaded his 1st YouTube videos, which he wrote and filmed for his English and Spanish classes.
- To the fans that wondered why his mom never smiled or laughed in their car videos, Motoki explained that he asked her not to, as it made the videos even funnier.
- People often called him Mojo instead of Motoki because they found it hard to pronounce his real name.
- He created the 2nd channel under the name Moretoki, which was a wordplay for getting “more” of Motoki. He cited the reason was the desire to present his real personality to the audience instead of scripted and carefully filmed videos.
- Motoki has a knack for imitating characters and some actors.
- Motoki had a Facebook page titled What Just Happened. It featured numerous videos of him surprising unsuspecting strangers and asking them questions for a chance to win cash.
- He grew up Christian and identified as a Christian, but had doubts about his religious beliefs in high school.
- Both him and a YouTuber Piper Curda had web series produced by Wong Fu Productions.
- He had his 1st real kiss in the 8th grade with a girlfriend he went to school with.
- Motoki has an Instagram account under the name Plantoki. On it, he shared pictures of flowers and plants that he had a passion for.
- He responded to many of his fan’s assumptions that he’s gay by stating that he was completely straight. Motoking jokingly added that despite being comfortable with his sexuality, he still felt tingling after seeing Zac Efron.
- In 2016, a Frech YouTuber Mathieu Richard stole content from many of the United States YouTube content creators, Motoki included. To address the issue of stealing as much as 7 videos of his, he went to Paris, France, met Mathieu and settled things with him in a video he later uploaded.
- Motoki collaborated with Sarah Baska and Ashlynn Tapp on his video titled Naughty Cops, uploaded in November 2017. It was the last video he uploaded before he stopped posting videos unexpectedly, and without announcement.
- In late June 2018, he cited stress, depression, haters’ comments, and pressure of creating perfect videos as the reason for taking a break that lasted around 6 months.
- Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, 2nd YouTube, and Tumblr.
Featured Image by Motoki Maxted / Instagram