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Caspar Lee
Caspar Lee by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Lee at Vidcon in June 2014
Personal information
Born Caspar Richard George Lee
(1994-04-24) 24 April 1994 (age 24)
London, England
Origin Knysna, South Africa
Nationality South African
British
Occupation
Website YouTube channel
YouTube information
Years active 2012–present
Genre
Subscribers 7.5 million+
Total views 797 million+
Associated acts Theodora Lee, Joe Sugg, Zoella, PointlessBlog, Marcus Butler, Troye Sivan, Josh Pieters, Conor Maynard, Jack Maynard
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2012
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2013

Caspar Richard George Lee (born 24 April 1994) is a British-South African YouTube personality, vlogger, actor and entrepreneur.[1][2]

Career

Lee started his YouTube channel 'dicasp' in 2011, and later renamed it to simply 'Caspar'. As of November 2017, Lee's main YouTube channel has over 7.5 million subscribers and over 850 million video views, and is the 243rd most subscribed channel on the website; his second channel "morecaspar" has nearly 2 million subscribers and over 116 million video views.[3][4][5]

Lee was part of the 'YouTube Boyband' that raised money in 2014 for Comic Relief and was featured in The Guardian.[6][7][8] He was named by Yahoo! News as one of "12 Web-savvy entrepreneurs to watch" in December 2013.[9] In 2014 he starred, along with a number of other YouTubers, in the Style Haul series The Crew, described by teen website Sugarscape.com as "the male version of Loose Women, but a bit less pervy".[10][11][12] He featured in a 2014 episode of the American television series Web Therapy.[10][11]

Lee has over 6.1 million followers on Twitter and over 3.6 million on Instagram, as of April 2018.[13][3]

Lee played a character named Garlic in the comedy movie Spud 3: Learning to Fly, alongside fellow YouTuber Troye Sivan.[3][14] In the UK version of the 2015 movie The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, he played the voice of a seagull.[15] Lee and Joe Sugg are featured in a 2015 travel documentary, Joe and Caspar Hit the Road, and its sequel Joe and Caspar Hit The Road: USA, produced for BBC Worldwide.[16] Also in 2016, Lee starred in Laid in America alongside YouTube comedian KSI (Olajide Olatunji).[17]

Lee appeared in the music video for Charli XCX's 2017 single, Boys.

In August 2017, it was announced that Lee would become Chief Innovation Officer of Influencer Ltd, a British influencer marketing agency.[18]

He has a series of videos where he comically interviews celebrities such as One Direction's Liam Payne, actor Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, and a few others.

Caspar Lee, a biography written by Lee and his mother, Emily, was published in hardcover in May 2016.[19]

Personal life

Lee was born in London, United Kingdom to Emily Riordan Lee (b. 1956) and Jonathan Lee, but was raised in Knysna and Durban, South Africa where he attended Crawford College, La Lucia.[13][3] He has an older sister Theodora (b. 1991), who is also a YouTuber. From the age of six, Lee was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome.[20] Lee moved from South Africa to live with Alfie Deyes until 2014, before moving to a shared apartment in London with fellow YouTuber Joe Sugg until 2016, when he relocated to a shared apartment with Josh Pieters, also a YouTuber.[13][3]

Awards and nominations

Lee was nominated for the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for the "UK's Favourite Vlogger".[21][22]

References

  1. ^ Cooke, Laura (11 March 2013). "Video made the internet star". Vodacom. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. Born in March1994 
  2. ^ "Conosci i protagonisti di ITATube: Caspar Lee" [Meet the stars of ITATube: Caspar Lee]. TeamWorld (in Italian). 4 March 2014. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. Caspar Richard Lee ... nato a Londra il 24 Apri..le 1994 
  3. ^ a b c d e De Grunwald, Tanya (15 June 2014). "Meet the YouTube big hitters: The bright young vloggers who have more fans than". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Caspar YouTube Channel Stats". vidstatsx.com. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  5. ^ "morecaspar YouTube Channel Stats, Subscriber Statistics, Ranking". vidstatsx.com. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  6. ^ Dobbins, Amanda (21 April 2014). "Meet the YouTube Boy Band". Vulture. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  7. ^ Dredge, Stuart (21 March 2014). "YouTube Boy Band's cover version of It's All About You becomes viral hit". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  8. ^ "Marcus Butler, Alfie Deyes, Joe Sugg, Jim Chapman and Caspar Lee are The YouTube Boyband for Sport Relief". sugarscape.com. 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  9. ^ "Alfie Deyes | 12 Web-savvy entrepreneurs to watch". Yahoo! News. 24 December 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Boyd, Sarah (21 August 2014). "Stylish Sips With StyleHaul Founder Stephanie Horbaczewski". Forbes. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  11. ^ a b Jarvey, Natalie (2014-06-25). "Lisa Kudrow Digital Series 'Web Therapy' Moves to StyleHaul". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  12. ^ Fole, Linds (12 January 2014). "YouTubers Alfie Deyes, Caspar Lee, Jim Chapman and Marcus Butler talk relationships on new blokey chat show The Crew". Sugarscape.com. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c Marr, Wendy (16 August 2014). "Zoella, Tanya Burr and the UK's YouTube superstars". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  14. ^ Evenden, Lucy (2014-06-16). "Caspar Lee and Troye Sivan to star in feature film". Ten Eighty. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  15. ^ "Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg land mega roles in The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water | Metro News". Metro.co.uk. 2015-02-20. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  16. ^ "YouTubers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee's Hit the Road special will air on E4". Digital Spy. April 1, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  17. ^ Laid in America (2016) on IMDb
  18. ^ "Caspar Lee joins Influencer as CIO". Influencer Insights. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  19. ^ Caspar Lee; Emily Riordan Lee (31 May 2016). Caspar Lee. Penguin Books Limited. ISBN 978-1-4059-2714-7. 
  20. ^ Lee, Caspar (18 May 2013). "MY SECRET". YouTube. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  21. ^ Laing, Greg (2015-02-20). "Ariana Grande, Spider-Man lead Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards nominees". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  22. ^ Bacon, Lucy (2015-02-20). "One Direction, Zoella & Ed Sheeran Nominated For Kids' Choice Awards!". MTV. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 

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