Toby Joe Turner
Osborn, Mississippi, United States
Washington, United States
Toby studied at the Niceville High School in Florida and graduated in 2003. He then attended the University of Florida in Gainesville and graduated with a degree in Telecommunication Production.
Internet personality, actor, comedian, musician
- Father – William Turner
- Mother – Jackie Turner (neé Jordan)
- Siblings – William ‘Billy’ Turner (Older Brother), Angie Turner (Older Sister)
- Others – Ciara Turner (Niece) (Angie’s Daughter) (Writer and Artist)
Vocals, piano, guitar
He self-releases his music.
5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Toby Turner has dated –
- Amelia Talon – Fellow YouTuber Amelia Talon was allegedly in a relationship with Turner. Their dating life came under the scanner when she described her time with him as being traumatic. After the s**ual allegations against Turner came to the limelight, Amelia confessed that she had been pressurized to take MDMA and also have s*x with him.
- April Fletcher (2011-2016) – Toby met YouTube personality, April Fletcher, also known as AprilEfff, while she was working at the E3 exhibition in June 2011. She claims that their on-off relationship of 5 years was marked by his infidelity (he was reportedly dating Olga Kay at the same time) and abusive behavior. On April 8, 2016, April posted a blog on her Tumblr account titled “The Truth about Tobuscus”, where she accused him of r@ping her as well as mentally and emotionally torturing her. She also alleged his dependence on drugs. Additionally, she mentions on her blog that her disastrous time with Turner also drove her to contemplate suicide. In response to her claims, Turner released a video titled ‘’The Truth’’ in which he stated that he never tricked her into doing anything without her consent.
- Olga Kay (2011-2012) – Olga is a Russian YouTube personality who dated Toby in 2011. They apparently dated for 8 months and broke up in June 2012. Following the s**ual assault fiasco, Olga came out in reference to her experience with Turner, stating in a tweet that she was never r@ped, dr*gged or felt unsafe with him in any way.
- Clare Lourdes – Clare Lourdes is another celebrity who dated Toby briefly. Although not much is known about their dating life. The actress has come out in support of April Fletcher’s post. She maintained that her experiences with Toby convinced her of the legitimacy of April’s claims.
- Tara Babcock (2013) – Toby was in an open relationship with Tara in 2013. Post-breakup, they have remained friends.
- Kate Elliott (2014) – According to reports, Toby had a s**ual encounter with British actress Kate Elliott in 2014.
- Melanie Murphy (2015-2016) – Toby met Irish YouTuber Melanie Murphy at the Buffer Festival in Canada in 2015. They hit it off instantly and before long, began living together. Melanie described their time together as difficult and Toby was also allegedly seeing Jaclyn Glenn at the time. When the news about his s**ual allegations broke out, Melanie released a video stating that she wasn’t abused by Toby. Nevertheless, she mentioned that Toby was disrespectful towards her.
- Jaclyn Glenn (2015-2016) – Toby allegedly cheated on girlfriend Melanie Murphy with Jaclyn. Jaclyn corroborated Amelia’s claims that she too felt pressurized to do certain things with Turner. However, she added that she was never forced into doing anything.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Polish ancestry from his father’s side. While his mother is of Native American and Caucasian descent.
- Hazel eyes
- Often has a trimmed beard
- Broad smile
Toby Turner has done endorsement work for the following brands –
- Taco Bell (2013)
Best Known For
The popularity of his YouTube channels Tobuscus, TobyTurner, and TobyGames which have amassed over 15 million subscribers and 4 billion video views collectively since launch.
As a Singer
Throughout the course of his YouTube career, he has released several singles independently.
Most of the songs are featured in his online videos and are known for their parodic lyrics and for taking heavy influence from pop culture.
In 2012, Toby made his theatrical film debut in the horror movie Smiley as Mark.
First TV Show
He made his TV show debut in May 2012 on the comedy series The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange as Nerville.
Toby Turner’s workout routine and diet plans are unknown.
Toby Turner Favorite Things
- Cuisine – Thai
- TV Show – Avatar (Animated TV Series)
Source – Article
Toby Turner Facts
- While in college, Toby was studying Microbiology as his mother wanted him to become a dentist. He later switched his major to Psychology but eventually decided on studying Telecommunication Production as it was the closest to film-making which is his true passion.
- He has a pet dog named Gryphon which is of the Shih Tzu breed.
- Toby has Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) which reflects in the style of his videos. He takes his short attention span into consideration while editing videos so that the content is enriching and without too many dull moments.
- Toby has asthma and is allergic to dairy and cats.
- His mother purchased a video camera for Toby on loan after his graduation and it helped him establish his YouTube career.
- His first job after graduation was working in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) firm. Although he hated the job, he credits his time there with teaching him essential tricks of the trade like Google Keywords and AdWords which benefitted his subsequent YouTube videos.
- Toby made his YouTube debut in May 2006 with the channel “Tobuscus”. His first ever video is a sketch based on the 2006 movie Click.
- Don’t Tase Me, Bro! is one of Toby’s earliest videos to have become popular. The video is a remixed recording of his classmate Andrew Meyer’s reaction after getting tasered by a police officer at the University of Florida Taser Incident in September 2007.
- During his early days in 2007, he posted a video on Metacafe, a video sharing website, in which he attempted to prove an urban legend which states that if you pour Coca-Cola on raw pork, worms come out. This weird video reached 1 million views and earned him $5,000 for his work.
- Toby’s Literal Trailers series which is a lyrical rendition of movie trailers has been recognized for its creativity. In fact, the Dead Island and Iron Man 3 trailers were given a shout out by CBS News and Wired respectively.
- His other two channels are TobyTurner, in which he documents his daily life through unedited vlogs. The second is TobyGames which is stylized like comedic Let’s Play videos featuring some of the longest running games like Minecraft and the Happy Wheels series.
- Turner has collaborated with fellow YouTubers like iJustine, Jack Douglass, Olga Kay, Joe Penna, etc. on some of his most innovative projects.
- In order to promote the movie Terminator Genisys, Turner created a three-parter YouTube series called the ‘Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles’ featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and in collaboration with Lilly Singh, Olga Kay, Epic Lloyd, The Warp Zone, Kevin Lieber, and Sean Klitzner.
- Turner has turned host for several events and series for MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and Spike networks. In December 2012, he was nominated for his hosting duties at the 2013 Streamy Awards but lost out to Kassem G.
- In order to receive funding for his game Tobuscus Adventures: Wizards! he set up a fundraising campaign on the Indiegogo website, a crowdsourcing platform in May 2013. The game features Turner as Tobuscus on his quest to reach the Wizard of Darkness while fighting off hordes of zombies and was released in March 2015 for iOS and later for Android.
- Turner has released an illustrated journal-style book series based on the Tobuscus Adventures. The 3-book deal, in association with Tegen Books were published in the fall of 2015, summer of 2016, and the winter of 2017 respectively.
- As a result of his s**ual abuse allegations which surfaced on April 2016, Turner was replaced in the 2016 mobile game “Marvel Avengers Academy”. He was set to voice the character of Ant-Man/ Scott Lang for the same.
- Visit his official website @ tobyturner.com.
- Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube (Tobuscus), YouTube (TobyTurner), and YouTube (TobyGames).
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