Jimmy Wong

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Jimmy Wong
Jimmy Wong by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Wong in June 2012
Background information
Also known as Jimmy
Born (1987-03-28) March 28, 1987 (age 27)
Origin Seattle, Washington, United States
Website jfwong.com

James Franklin Wong[1] (born March 28, 1986)[2][3] is an American actor, musician, and filmmaker. He maintains three YouTube channels "jimmy", "Jimmy2" and "Feast of Fiction". He is the younger brother of fellow YouTuber and filmmaker Freddie Wong.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Wong grew up in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont.[4]

Career[edit]

Wong majored in theatre and drama at Middlebury College. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to become an actor.[4] He has appeared in a number of web series, including Video Game High School[5] and MyMusic.[6] Wong also acted in the feature film John Dies at the End.

Wong has uploaded a number of songs and music videos to his main YouTube channel "jimmy". The most viewed video is a musical retort to a UCLA student's vlog rant against Asian students in the library.[7] "Ching Chong! Asians in the Library Song (Response to UCLA's Alexandra Wallace)‏" was uploaded March 15, 2011, and has over 5.1 million views as of September 2014.[8] Wong regularly produces and releases music to the channel, it has over 230 thousand subscribers as of September 2014.[9]

Wong also maintains the YouTube channels "Jimmy2" and "Feast of Fiction". "Jimmy2" host vlogs by Wong, it has over 55 thousand subscribers as of September 2014.[10] "Feast of Fiction" is a cooking channel that makes real-life versions of fictional food, Wong co-hosts with Ashley Adams and it has over 240 thousand subscribers as of September 2014.[11] Wong is also involved with "RocketJump".

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Days of our Lives Process Server TV series
2010 Secret Weapon Robby
2011 "Prism" Vadim
2012 John Dies at the End Fred Chu feature film
2012 Sync Sync employee web series
2014 MTV Other: Fast Food Heights David Chen web series
2012–2014 Video Game High School Ted Wong web series
2012–present MyMusic Leader[12] web series
2014–present 16-Bit High School Mega Kid[13] web series

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Never stop working. If you’re doing something you love, then it shouldn’t be a problem". The Other Asians. July 7, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Roderick, Kevin (March 24, 2011). "Jimmy Wong as Internet savior". LA Observed. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Wong, Jimmy. "Birthday!". YouTube. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Nguyen, Stacy (2011-04-07). "Hit singer Jimmy Wong on Alexandra Wallace and why angry responses are unproductive". Northwest Asian Weekly. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Video Game High School (TV Series 2012– ) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "MyMusic (TV Series 2012– ) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ Wong, Jimmy. "Jimmy Wong – Videos". YouTube. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ Wong, Jimmy (March 15, 2011). "Ching Chong! Asians in the Library Song (Response to UCLA's Alexandra Wallace)". YouTube. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ Wong, Jimmy. "Jimmy Wong – About". YouTube. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ Wong, Jimmy. "Jimmy2 – About". YouTube. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ Wong, Jimmy. "Feast of Fiction – About". YouTube. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ Jimmy (July 23, 2012). "Talkin to the Fine Bros about MyMusic, Webseries, and YouTube!". YouTube. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ Smosh Games (April 10, 2014). "Stealing Tanks With Jimmy Wong (Grand Theft Smosh)". YouTube. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 

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