MatPat is an actor, writer, producer, but most of all an internet personality who is the creator and narrator of the YouTube web series ‘Game Theory’.
In the web series, he comments on topics such as logic, scientific accuracy, and the game industry, including comments on various video games. From this, he has gained the insight to create two of YouTube’s most popular live game channels – ‘GTLive’ and ‘MatPat’s Game Lab’.
The Ohio-born millionaire has collected over 13 million subscribers and over 1.6 billion views on all three YouTube channels by 2017.
Matpat Biography – Age
MatPat was born on November 15, 1986, in Medina County, Ohio, as Matthew Robert Patrick. He is the only child of his parents. As he grew up, he developed a keen interest in acting, but he also devoted a great deal of attention to his education and even went so far as to skip lunch to take some extra classes and take courses on the college campus. This led to him achieving perfect scores on his SATs and becoming valedictorian of his senior class. His good results earned him a full academic scholarship to the prestigious Duke University in North Carolina, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Neuroscience (Psychology) and Theater.
Immediately after graduation, Matpat moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. He set up his first YouTube account in 2009, where he would upload videos of his auditions for various roles. After about two years with little to no work, he began the web series “Game Theory”, in which he discussed the relationship between reality and play in relation to science, mathematics, and culture. Soon after its premiere, the series became very popular and soon became known for its owner’s educational, consistent and profound approach to game analysis. It was only natural that its success produced many other offshoots, including “Game Exchange”, “Digressing and Sidequesting”, “Smash History” and “Breakdown”.
The success of “Game Theory” with over 8.2 million subscribers led to the creation of a second YouTube channel called “The Film Theorists”, which, like its first channel, focused exclusively on the film and series industry and discussed its scientific and cultural aspects. The first video uploaded to the channel focused on the science of the television series ‘Doctor Who’. Within a month of its release, the channel had over one million subscribers. Its popularity continued to grow, and by 2017 the channel had over 4.6 million subscribers. Other notable movies or series covered by the channel include ‘Star Wars’, ‘Marvel Studios’, and ‘Harry Potter’. The channel also has successful spin-off shows.
But that’s not all, the man created another YouTube channel, his third in 2015, which he called “GTLive”. He dedicated the channel to streaming gameplay with his wife. This channel is also very popular and currently has over one million subscribers. It streams about five days a week with about 80,000 to 110,000 viewers per stream.
In June 2016, he shot another show called “MatPat’s Game Lab” on YouTube Red, Google’s paid subscription service that focuses on putting video gamers in real-life scenarios modeled on those in video games.
His Net Worth
Apart from his quite lucrative YouTube career, which has earned him various prizes and paid him through the policy of monetizing views of the online video platform, MatPat has benefited from his digital media company (Theorist Media), which he founded and owns together with his wife. He has also done some voice-over work in the animated series ‘Transformers: Return of the Titans’ as Computron.
Taking into account all his efforts, his net worth is estimated at about $2.3 million.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is MatPat Married?
Yes, he is taken! The man is married to his long-time girlfriend, Stephanie Cordato, with whom he currently owns several businesses. The two met at Duke University, where they formed a relationship after working together on the parody “Legend of Zelda” entitled “The Epic of Stew”.
The couple got married in May 2012 after MatPat proposed to her through a video. They currently live in Los Angeles, California with their pet cat nicknamed CatPat, and the family will have a new member in July 2018, as they have announced that they are expecting a baby boy.
Height and Other Facts
Height: 1.8 M
Birth Name: Matthew Robert Patrick
Birth Place: Medina County, Ohio
Date of Birth: November 15, 1986
Occupation: Internet Celebrity, YouTuber, Actor, Writer
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Father: Robert Patrick
Spouse: Stephanie Cordato