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Chris O'Neill
Personal information
Christopher Luke O'Neill

(1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 33)
Wexford, Ireland
YouTube information
Also known asOneyNG, Oney
Years active2006–present
  • Animation
  • comedy
  • gaming
  • music
  • 2.52 million (OneyNG)
  • 1.24 million (OneyPlays)
Total views
  • 500 million (OneyNG)
  • 968 million (OneyPlays)
Associated acts
100,000 subscribers2010 (OneyNG)
1,000,000 subscribers
  • 2013 (OneyNG)
  • 2022 (OneyPlays)

Last updated: 19 May 2024

Christopher Luke O'Neill (Irish: Críostóir Lúcás Ó Néill; born 21 November 1990), also known by his Internet pseudonym Oney (/ˈni/) or OneyNG, is an Irish YouTuber, animator, cartoonist, video game designer, musician, and voice actor.[2] He is known for his Flash animations and being the founder and host of the YouTube Let's Play web series OneyPlays. He is also the owner of the video game production company OneyWare.


O'Neill is from Killinick in County Wexford, and attended St Peter's College[3] and Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, but dropped out of the latter.[4] He began his online career on the American entertainment website Newgrounds, creating an account on March 28, 2006.[5] He created a YouTube channel at age 17,[6] and by 2013, it was ranked as Ireland's most successful YouTube channel with a total of 240 million views.[7][8] The channel's content includes animated music videos, video game parodies, and original series, such as Leo and Satan and Hellbenders, the latter of which was made with fellow Newgrounds animator Zach Hadel (psychicpebbles).[7][6]

In 2014, O'Neill began posting Let's Play video content to the Oney's Video Hole channel, later renamed OneyPlays. The channel became prominent in 2017 for starting the Crash Bandicoot "Woah" Internet meme based on a common sound-effect from the PlayStation series.[9] The meme was referenced in an easter egg in the 2020 video-game Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.[10] The channel features regular appearances from other personalities, such as Zach Hadel, Joshua Tomar, Lyle Rath and Cory Beck (Spazkid), after having featured Julian Marcel and the pseudonymous Ding Dong as co-hosts before they left the show in 2018. Guest appearances have included Matt Watson and Ryan Magee of SuperMega, as well as fellow Newgrounds alumni including Mick Lauer (Ricepirate), Jeff Bandelin, David Brown (PhantomArcade), and Harry Partridge.

YouTuber Jason Gastrow, known online as videogamedunkey, mentioned in a 2015 Reddit thread that O'Neill designed his YouTube channel profile picture.[11] O'Neill would later make appearances on Gastrow's channel.[12][13]

In 2019, O'Neill created the game studio OneyWare. A gameplay trailer for Bowlbo: The Quest for Bing Bing, an upcoming video game developed by OneyWare in collaboration with AlbinoMoose, was initially planned to release in March 2019, but as of 2024 has yet to be given a release date.[14][15][16]

O'Neill collaborated again with Hadel when he and animator Michael Cusack created the Adult Swim animated show Smiling Friends. In 2020, O'Neill created the ending credit music for the pilot episode of the series as well as doing 3D modeling and animation.[17] He later also voiced some minor background characters, when the show was picked up for a full season.[18] In 2023, he collaborated with Pinreel Inc. to create the music video for Tenacious D's "Video Games" song.[19] The video has over 34 million views as of 19 April 2024.



Year Title Role Notes
2020, 2022–present Smiling Friends Various Also animator, composer, and modeler


Year Title Role Notes
2008–present Oney Cartoons Various Also animator and director
2009–2011, 2020 Eddsworld Eduardo, Self, various Voiced in "Climate Change," "Hammer & Fail," and "Casting Call."

Also composer

2010–2011 Leo and Satan Leo Also animator, composer, co-writer, co-director, and co-creator.

Spin-off of Oney Cartoons.

2012, 2015 Game Grumps Self
2012–2013 Ninja Sex Party Party Victim ("Best Friends Forever!") Music videos "Unicorn Wizard" (animation) and "Best Friends Forever!"
2012–2015 Hellbenders Chris Also co-writer, co-director, composer, and storyboard artist
2013–present Oney Videos Various Also director
2013 TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise Chroney
2014 Improvable Various Also animator, spin-off of Oney Cartoons.
2014–2019 SleepyCast Self Host
2014–present OneyPlays Self Host, former editor
2015 JonTron's StarCade Self Also co-writer, composer, and Special Thanks
2016 Smart Guys Videya Gamez XXXpo 24 Goer 1 episode
2016–2017 SuperMegaCast Self Guest, 4 episodes
2017 GrumpCade Self Guest, 2 episodes
Doodle Doods Self Host
The Official Podcast Self Guest
My Two Lovely Uncles Uncle Fungus Also composer
2018–present Slightly Artistic Self Host
2018–2019 Ultimate Recap Cartoon Intro Voice 3 episodes
2019 JonTron Self
The Cyanide & Happiness Show Announcer 2
2023 Video Games Director, storyboard artist, character designer, environment and lighting artist, sound editor


  1. ^ a b "About OneyNG". YouTube.
  2. ^ "From beauty vloggers to Minecraft: Ireland's top YouTube earners". Irish Examiner. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Wexford's Chris a web sensation". independent. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2023.
  4. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/oneyng
  5. ^ "Oney - Newgrounds". Archived from the original on 5 August 2008.
  6. ^ a b Tucker, David (3 April 2013). "Wexford's Chris a web sensation". Enniscorthy Guardian. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  7. ^ a b Hearne, John (28 March 2013). "Irish reveal how to make a career out of YouTube". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  8. ^ "240 million views - the Wexford man behind Ireland's most successful YouTube channel". JOE.ie. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  9. ^ Frank, Allegra (3 August 2017). "Crash Bandicoot's 'woah' is the internet's new obsession". Polygon. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  10. ^ Cuatero, Patricia (7 October 2020). "Crash Bandicoot 4: 10 References Only Hardcore Fans Caught". TheGamer. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  11. ^ "r/videogamedunkey - Comment by u/bunkley on "I am Dunkey AMA"". reddit. 10 April 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  12. ^ r/OneyPlays - Dunkey made a Worms video featuring Chris, 26 August 2020, retrieved 14 August 2022
  13. ^ r/OneyPlays - Oney in Dunk's latest video, 13 December 2016, retrieved 14 August 2022
  14. ^ Kimberly, Kenny (6 March 2020). "OneyWare's Bowlbo: The Quest for Bing Bing Gets A Steam Page Ahead Of Launch". HappyGamer. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  15. ^ Kratky, Otto (2020). "Bowlbo From Oney Drops First Gameplay Trailer". Dualshockers. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Bowlbo: The Quest for Bing Bing on Steam". store.steampowered.com. Retrieved 23 July 2023.
  17. ^ "oneysc on Instagram". Instagram. 1 April 2020.
  18. ^ Smiling Friends (Animation, Short, Comedy), Six Point Harness, Williams Street, 1 April 2020, retrieved 13 January 2022
  19. ^ "See TENACIOUS D's hysterical video for new song "Video Games"". Revolver. 11 May 2023. Retrieved 11 May 2023.

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