David So is a man of many talents. He is a comedian, actor, singer, writer, and producer. And oh! he is hugely interested in food. So originally rose to fame as a result of the funny videos he posted to his YouTube channel called DavidSoComedy.
That channel, as of May 2018 boasts over 1.4 million subscribers and over 200 million views. David has a separate channel DavidSoMusic which is dedicated to his love for music. Here is what you need to know about him.
David So Bio (Age and Other Background Info)
David So was born Inguk David So on the 30th of March 1987, in Seoul, South Korea. When he was 2 years old, his parents relocated with him to Sacramento, California. In Sacramento, his parents soon started a Black/African American beauty supply store where David began to frequent from the age of 4.
David attended Florin High School which is part of the Elk Grove Unified School District. So’s comic side became evident very early in life. As a kid, So dreamed of one day becoming a musician. When he turned 16, he began to take his comic abilities seriously by performing stand-up around clubs in Sacramento.
However, So didn’t let his passion for performing get in the way of his education. After high school graduation, he proceeded to attend the University of California, Riverside. His stay at the school was short-lived as he soon transferred to Sacramento University. About a couple of years to graduation So dropped out in order to focus on taking his comedy career to the video-sharing platform YouTube which had then begun to gain traction.
He launched his DavidSoComedy channel in early 2011. David began by posting in two main segments namely; “Krumpty Dumpty: True Life Stories Trailer” and “David So Stand up Comedy Clips!” The channel has come to include other segments like Living Out Loud: Live Vlogs, Funny, Fat Fit which chronicles his journey to losing weight, Skits/Sketches /Shorts, Heart to Heart series, Bloopers, and more.
On his DavidSoMusic channel, David posts his cover of songs as well as his own original music. As of May 2018, the channel has about 150,000 subscribers with over 9 million views. DavidSoMusic was actually David’s first YouTube channel. It was launched on October the 3rd 2010 while the more popular DavidSoComedy was launched on January 28th, 2011.
In addition to contributing to his own channel, David has been featured as himself on TV shows, most notably “The Comment Show”. Between 2011 and 2014, So portrayed numerous characters in the mini-series “JustKiddingFilms”.
David So became involved in his first major film project, “Gook” in 2017. So co-created the film with his friend Justin Chon and they both had starring roles in the film. The film which was inspired by the 1992 Los Angeles riots became a surprise hit. It premiered in January 2017 at the Sundance Film Festival.
Since the project, David So has revealed that he would be more involved with acting. He created an 8-episode web series with ace comedian Kevin Hart.
His Net Worth
With popularity often comes wealth, and the case is no different for David So. In addition to minting as a youtube star, So has branched out into other non-entertainment fields. He is the co-owner of the clothing line Scrt Society, dairy product Drips and Swirls, and tea maker Weare Sip.
With all of these endeavors, So is really raking in the dough, but it is not certain just how much his net worth could be. Some unconfirmed sources peg it at $5 million.
David So’s Girlfriend and Family Life
David So has been in a long-term relationship with a certain Mariel Song. So initially kept the information of his romantic life away from his fans because his relationship with Song was still at the foundation level and he wasn’t ready to deal with fan judgments and criticisms.
However, he could only hide from fans for so long. He finally revealed who his girlfriend was in an Instagram post and later took to YouTube to talk about how he met Mariel.
In that video, So revealed that he met Song “through one of his friends.” Before the big announcement So had featured Mariel on one of his sketches for a commercial where she played multiple characters. Dave said the quality that attracted him to Song was her weirdness and quirkiness.
About David’s family life, he has an older brother who is a professional nurse. David shares the same birthday with his mother.
David’s weight doesn’t make his tall height immediately apparent. It may shock you to learn that he stands at 6 feet 1 inch tall, that is 185 meters.