|Tyler Oakley Quick Info
|5 ft 5 in
|Date of Birth
|March 22, 1989
Tyler Oakley is an American YouTuber, actor, activist, and author who started making videos in 2007. He has previously been a member of the popular collaboration channel “5AwesomeGays”, where he produced the Friday video for over 3 years. As an activist, he has dedicated his efforts towards issues related to LGBTQ+ youth, LGBT rights, as well as social issues including health care, education, and the prevention of suicide among LGBT youth. He was also included in Forbes‘ 2017 “30 under 30” list. Moreover, he has been cast in shows and movies like Pokémon Detective Pikachu, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Escape the Night, HeyUSA, Team Kaylie, The Most Popular Girls in School, Luna Goes Cruising, Smosh, The End of Christmas, and The Amazing Race.
Mathew Tyler Oakley
Jackson, Michigan, United States
Tyler has attended Michigan State University.
YouTube and Podcast Personality, Humorist, Activist, Author
- Father – Todd Dean Oakley
- Mother – Jacquelyn Marie “Jackie” Fields
- Others – Eileen Marie Stewart (Paternal Grandmother)
He has been signed to Big Frame.
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse
Tyler Oakley has dated –
- Adam Rippon (2018) – Figure skater Adam Rippon and Tyler Oakley were linked together in early 2018. The relationship rumors emerged after Adam was featured in Tyler’s YouTube video in February 2018. Also, a day after the video was posted, Adam shared a picture of them together on his Instagram with a flirty caption, which suggested that something was brewing between them.
- Anthony Russo (2018-2019) – In 2018, product manager at Netflix, Anthony Russo and Tyler met via the dating app, Bumble. Tyler posted their picture together in December 2018 celebrating the holiday season and was super excited to share the time with someone he loves. Their relationship seemed to have fizzled out with time in 2019.
- Hudson Garcia (2021-Present) – In 2021, Tyler started dating artist Hudson Garcia.
Race / Ethnicity
Tyler Oakley is of English and Irish descent.
He has multi-colored hair. Sometimes, he goes with seafoam or bright blond, and even supports vibrant purple color and many others. It keeps on changing.
Height less than the average American height of men
He is speculated to be wearing a shoe of size 7 (US).
He has appeared in a Chevrolet ad, Pepsi Super Bowl commercial, etc.
For the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, Tyler is the celebrity ambassador.
He is not a religious person. He revealed that via a YouTube video.
Best Known For
Being active on social media websites such as YouTube and Twitter, and being an LGBT activist and humorist.
First YouTube Video
His first video was named Raindrops posted in 2007.
In 2015, Tyler played the role of Crouton in the short comedy film Luna Goes Cruising.
First TV Show
In 2013, Tyler appeared in the sci-fi comedy series Smosh for his role as George Tyler Washington in an episode entitled “The End of Christmas: Part 2.”
Tyler Oakley may be working out to keep himself in shape. Here, he has shared a pic of him running in the morning.
He must have got the inspiration from the buffed body which he couldn’t control himself from sharing that on his blog.
He has also tweeted about his ideal diet plan on Twitter wherein he wants every day to be a cheat day.
Later in 2014, he revealed that he is having wasabi peas and diet soda.
Tyler Oakley Favorite Things
- Color – Various colors
Source – TylerOakley.com
Tyler Oakley Facts
- Tyler wears spectacles.
- His activism is related mainly to LGBT rights and other social problems like education, healthcare, etc.
- YouTuber Tyler commenced making videos in 2007.
- Oakley was previously a member of the community at the channel “5AwesomeGays.” There he used to produce the Friday video.
- Through publishers Simon & Schuster, Tyler released his humorous collection of essays under the name “Binge” in 2015.
- Tyler is a professional fangirl.
- He is a fan of Glee’s Darren Criss and The Talk’s Julie Chen.
- Due to his growing popularity on Twitter and YouTube, he was given a chance to meet the then U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House and also the first lady Michelle Obama.
- Tyler has suffered from an eating disorder in the past.
- Ellen DeGeneres is his role model and Tylar once said, “She embodies what I want my experience to be and my influence to be, where it’s a positive one, it’s a happy one, it’s not something about the bad parts of life or the downsides of a lot of things. She’s using her influence for good, and everyone knows who she is, what she stands for, and that she is a lesbian.”
- In 2015, Tyler released a documentary film Snervous Tyler Oakley for which he also served as the executive producer.
- He was seen as The Thespian in the fantasy horror reality web series, Escape the Night, in 2017.
- He was cast as Roundhouse Spectator in the 2019 mystery film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, based on the Pokémon franchise. Its lead cast included Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy.
- In December 2020, he announced that he would be taking an indefinite hiatus from YouTube and would be focusing on some other work during the break.