Lucas Cruikshank is a YouTube star who turned into a Nickelodeon actor and is widely known for creating the character Fred Figglehorn. An exclusive channel, created with Fred’s idea, has had over one million subscribers in one year. The Fred series continues to enjoy great popularity on YouTube today, that’s how great the acceptance is.
Lucas Cruikshank’s Biography, Age
Very little is really known about his biography. Lucas Alan Cruikshank was born on August 29, 1993, in Columbus, Nebraska. His parents are Dave Alan Cruikshank and Molly Jeanne-Duffy. Lucas has seven siblings, including Stephanie Lierman, who is a hairstylist, Jacob Cruikshank, who is also a YouTube personality, and Ethan Cruikshank. He is of Irish, Scottish, and German descent. For his high school education, he attended Lakeview High School in Nebraska. There is no information about if and where he attended college or what he studied. Lucas has been a citizen of the United States since birth and belongs to the white ethnic group.
Lucas Cruikshank Net Worth
Lucas Cruikshank is a YouTube personality or vlogger who started his YouTube career in 2005. He founded the company JKL Productions and also created a YouTube channel with his twin cousins Jon and Katie Smet. The three teenagers began to develop character ideas and publish the videos on their channel. Their breakthrough came later in 2005 with the creation of the character of Fred Figglehorn in a Halloween video played by Lucas himself, portraying him as a 6-year-old from a troubled home. The video immediately made Lucas Cruikshank a YouTube star.
The character Fred grew so fast that in April 2008 he had his own channel on which he started a video series. In one year, in April 2009, the Fred YouTube channel broke records by becoming the first YouTube channel to attract over one million subscribers, a number that has grown to over 2.7 million subscribers to date. JKL Productions also earned a total of $14,000 from the Fred videos that year, before Lucas announced his departure from the company.
Lucas Cruikshank turned Fred’s character into a film called Fred: The Movie, which attracted Nickelodeon, a satellite television network owned by Viacom. Instead of the Fred channel on YouTube, the film was broadcast on Nickelodeon in September 2010. Following the success of the film, the animation company decided to turn Fred’s character into a franchise and produced further sequels to the first Fred film, including Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred in October 2011, Fred: The Show, and Fred 3: Camp Fred in 2012, both of which were broadcast on the Nickelodeon network. The last sequel ended the Fred series, but not Lucas’ collaboration with Nickelodeon. He secured another role in the show Marvin Marvin, which started with the end of the Fred series, but it didn’t have as much success as Fred and was therefore canceled after the first season.
Besides the Fred channel, Lucas Cruikshank has his own YouTube channel, named after himself “Lucas”, on which he publishes videos every Sunday and Wednesday. He created the channel in January 2009 and it has over 2.7 million subscribers. He appeared in an episode of the American high school comedy television show Hannah Montana, which was broadcast from 2006-2011. Lucas is currently worth $5 million. His net worth comes from his YouTube activities and his acting spell on Nickelodeon.
Is Lucas Cruikshank Gay? Boyfriend
Yes! Lucas Cruikshank is an openly gay man. He came out in one of his YouTube videos on August 20th, 2013, to be exact. In the video, he said that it felt so strange to have to make the video, but he felt that the world should know about his sexual orientation, just as his family has known about it since 2010 (three years before the video was released). Lucas is currently dating Matthew Fawcus, whom he met at a gay club in 2014. He has officially announced his friend on his YouTube channel with the hashtag #Boyfriend. He met Fawcus through Kingsley, a fellow YouTuber.
Quick Facts – Height, Zodiac Sign
- Name: Lucas Alan Cruikshank
- Nickname: Lucas Cruikshank
- Profession: Actor, YouTube Personality
- Birth Date: August 29, 1993
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Birth Place: Columbus, Nebraska
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Father: Dave Alan Cruikshank
- Mother: Molly Jeanne
- Boyfriend: Matthew Fawcus
- Sexuality: Gay
- Height: 1.73m
- Weight: 65kg
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Colour: Brown
- Annual Salary: $90,000
- Net Worth: $5 million