Lucas Cruikshank is a YouTube star turned Nickelodeon actor, who is widely known for the creation of the character Fred Figglehorn. An exclusive channel created with Fred’s idea ranked in over one million subscribers in one year. Fred series still enjoys views on YouTube to date, that is how much acceptability it got.
Lucas Cruikshank Biography, Age
There is really very little 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 ancestry. He attended the Lakeview High School in Nebraska for his high school education. There is no information on if and where he attended college or what he studied. Lucas holds the United States nationality by birth and is of the white ethnicity.
Lucas Cruikshank is a YouTube personality or vlogger who began his YouTube career in 2005. He began the company, JKL Productions and also created a Youtube channel with his twin cousins, Jon and Katie Smet. The three youngsters began creating character ideas and posting the videos on their channels. Their breakthrough came later in 2005 with the creation of the character of Fred Figglehorn in a Halloween video which was acted by Lucas himself and which portrayed him as a 6-year-old from a troubled home. The video made Lucas Cruikshank an instant YouTube star.
The Fred character grew so fast that it had a channel of its own by April 2008, where he started a video series. In one year, April 2009, the Fred YouTube channel broke records by becoming the first YouTube channel to gain over one million subscribers, a figure that has risen to over 2.7 million subscribers presently. JKL Productions also earned in that year, a total of $14,000 from the Fred videos before Lucas announced he was leaving the company.
Lucas Cruikshank made Fred’s character into a movie titled Fred: The Movie which attracted Nickelodeon, a satellite television network owned by Viacom. Instead of the Fred channel on YouTube, the movie was aired on Nickelodeon in September 2010. Upon the success of the film, the cartoon company decided to turn Fred’s character into a franchise and produced other sequels to the first Fred movie which included Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred in October 2011, Fred: The Show, and Fred 3: Camp Fred in 2012 respectively. Both were aired on the Nickelodeon network. The last sequel brought an end to the Fred series but not an end to Lucas’ collaboration with Nickelodeon. He secured another role in the show Marvin Marvin which began at the expiration of the Fred series but it did not record as much success as Fred and so was canceled after the first season.
Asides from the Fred channel, Lucas Cruikshank has his own YouTube channel named after himself “Lucas” on which he posts videos every Sundays and Wednesdays. 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 TV show Hannah Montana which aired from 2006-2011. Lucas is currently worth $5 million. His net worth is accrued from his YouTube activities and his acting spell with Nickelodeon.
Is Lucas Cruikshank Gay? Boyfriend
Yes! Lucas Cruikshank is an openly gay man. He came out in one of his YouTube videos back in 2013, August 20 to be precise. In the video, he said it felt so weird having to make the video but he felt the world should know about his sexual orientation just as his family had known about it since 2010 (three years prior to the time he released the video). Lucas is currently dating Matthew Fawcus, who he met in a gay club in 2014. He officially revealed his boyfriend 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
Father: Dave Alan Cruikshank
Mother: Molly Jeanne
Boyfriend: Matthew Fawcus
Eye Color: Black
Hair Colour: Brown
Annual Salary: $90,000
Net Worth: $5 million